Enterprise Journalism Release – July 12, 2012

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Enterprise Journalism Release – July 12, 2012

Transfer Troubles
Outside the Lines
 (Sunday, 9 a.m, ET, ESPN)

When Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan blocked forward Jarrod Uthoff from transferring to more than two dozen schools, a firestorm of debate followed. Uthoff’s case was just one of several transfer tussles in the past year. With no uniform set of rules governing transfer situations, a number of student-athletes, coaches and schools have been at odds. Now, as Steve Delsohn reports, the NCAA is taking action.

“It seems like a double penalty to me. Having to sit out a year is the first penalty, and the other one is coaches having the ability to restrict schools where that player can and can’t go.” – Jarrod Uthoff, a redshirt freshman last season at Wisconsin

“I’ve never blocked a kid. I understand that if they’re not in with both feet, and it’s not going good, it’s better to let them move on. I don’t think it’s a negative.” — Mike Brey, Notre Dame men’s basketball coach

“I don’t think anybody’s happy with the current state of affairs. You talk to coaches and there’s too much transferring going on. You talk to some players and there’s not enough transferring going on.” — Mark EmmertNCAA president

Pastrana’s NASCAR Education Continues at New Hampshire
NASCAR Countdown (Saturday, 2:30 p.m., ESPN)


Action sports star Travis Pastrana made a decision two years ago to change careers and become a NASCAR driver. After an injury at the 2011 Summer X Games set him back, Pastrana has been competing in selected NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season and will be in Saturday’s event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The transition has not been without its challenges.

“My Wish” SportsCenter Series Returns for 7th Summer
SportsCenter (Sunday-Friday, ESPN)

Six marquee athletes from five professional sports will be featured in sports-themed wishes granted through Make-A-Wish® on ESPN’sSportsCenter “My Wish” series. Emmy Award-winning reporter Chris Connelly, who has hosted all six “My Wish” series, will reprise his role in 2012. The schedule:

Sunday: LeBron James with 17 year-old Thiago D’Elia from Peachtree City, Ga., an avid basketball fan and cancer survivor. He met his favorite team — the Miami Heat — and his favorite player, LeBron.

Monday: Kyle Busch with eight-year old Kyle Felver from Stanwood, Wash., a quarter-midget car racer with a progressive neurological disorder. He got to meet Busch at the Sprint All-Star race.

Tuesday: DeSean Jackson with 10-year old Donovan Troy from Atlanta, who has been dealing with a life threatening blood disorder but has not lost his love of sports. He spent the day at Eagles practice, then recorded a rap song with Jackson at a Philadelphia studio.

View photos from the “My Wish” series here 

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