Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Patrosso Returns

Colorado College senior forward Derek Patrosso is back with the team, after a three month suspension for a student conduct violation.

Patrosso spent that time back home in Michigan, practicing with the Little Caesar's Midget AAA team, and working with a power skating instructor.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

To be on a team that competes in the NCAA, don't you actually have to go to class, even if you are suspended from that team?

zooomx said...

yeah... I thought Chris was just being sarcastic until I read the story he linked to. Really... mighty Colorado College with a pretty good academic reputation is letting this kid hang out in Detroit?

We must be missing something in this story.

zooomx said...

If I read the original story correctly he may have been suspended from the University? It appears that the academic block he was suspended for, ended before the WCHA playoffs. So, I assume we is back "in classes" this academic block and can play.

Kevin said...

Maybe he's taking twelve 1-credit courses that only run half of the semester.

Anonymous said...

So, as long as a trimester or academic period starts before the playoffs, they can have anyone enroll and be eligible for their team? That can't be right....

Anonymous said...

Nice example Owens is setting. Let a guy who was suspended for misconduct join the team for the playoffs. Sounds more like a reward than anything else. Not very smart Coach!

dggoddard said...

Colorado College uses the Block Plan, which divides the academic year into eight three-and-one-half week segments or “blocks.” You basically take one class at a time for 3 1/2 weeks.

He was suspended by the school not the team.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter who he was suspended by. The bottom line is the NCAA allows a team to reinstate a player that wasn't allowed to be enrolled for a period of time. That's no biggy, but if you want to leave one school for another you have to sit out a year??? Where's the logic in that??