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Thursday, March 04, 2004

How Many Halves Are There in a Basketball Game?

Believe it or not, that's actually a question from the final exam in a course run by Jim Harrick Jr. at the University of Georgia in 2001. Of course, the Harrick family coaching regime was subsequently ousted for academic fraud, and the test questions, submitted as part of the NCAA investigation, were made public Wednesday. "How many quarters are in a high school basketball game?" is one. The last question reads as follows:

20. In your opinion, who is the best Division I assistant coach in the country?
a. Ron Jursa (sic)
b. John Pelphrey
c. Jim Harrick Jr.
d. Steve Wojciechowski

That's right, it was multiple choice. All of the players enrolled in the course got A's. Student athletes, indeed.