Just so everyone knows Tyrus McGee is going to class today. Just saw him riding the Cy-Ride with a backpack. Or at least I assume he's going to class.......
And, yes, the Athletic Department expects student athletes to attend their classes, not just pass them.
Just so everyone knows, Tiller was in golf class this morning. We're good.
I had a class with Will Clyburn last spring until he dropped it
KO, Jesse Smith, DeAndre Jackson, etc. attended all of their classes. Well, at least the days that I attended. Over and out Cyclone Fanatical Nation!!!
The spotter thing may be true, I don't know. But the NY Times did a story last year on the use of spotters by KU. The players all knew they were being watched, and if they did not attend class, they got reported. Who were the spotters? According to the Times' story, most were retired folks, mainly men, who were also big fans, so they had a vested interest, shall we say, in keeping student-athletes eligible. One spotter was quoted as saying that the players knew who he was and made certain that the spotter saw them attending. The whole thing sounded like an episode from some comedy show.
The ISU Athletics Department does keep an eye on certain student athletes and their class attendance. They make a watch list both by their academic performance being less than ideal, or because of their high-profile status. For example, Steele Jantz is on this list regardless of his academic performance. For the student-athletes not on this list, the AD has no idea about their class attendance unless a professor were to contact them about it.