The treatment of so-called "student-athletes" has reached a new low.
On Friday night, tornadic winds ripped through downtown Atlanta and ripped off sections of the Georgia Dome, site of the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament, forcing postponement of the Kentucky-Georgia quarterfinal round game until Saturday.
The game has now been moved to Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum, which is understandable given the damage to the Georgia Dome and downtown Atlanta. Tipoff is set for 9 a.m. (Eastern).
Later Saturday night, the winner of the Kentucky-Georgia game will return to the court to play Mississippi State in a semifinal game.
Two games in one day? Are there no labor laws in Georgia? If I'm Kentucky's Billy Gillespie, pictured with this post, or Georgia's Dennis Felton, I go ahead and forfeit the second game in protest. And if I'm in Las Vegas, it would be time to take a hard look at Mississippi State to advance to the title game by burying what will be an exhausted Wildcat or Bulldog squad.
There's no way in hell a team should be playing twice in one day. No way.
Conference tournaments are nothing more than a money grab to begin with. If officials were truly concerned about "student-athletes," they would do the right thing and push the tournament back a day. But then that would interfere with Selection Sunday, wouldn't it?
Where is the outrage over this? The kids are being treated like table scraps.