Every year just before tournament time you hear about the players who get ruled ineligible for academic or other reasons. Case in point in the SEC yesterday. Higgins from Tenn ruled academically ineligible for the tournament. Academically ineligible pretty much means you don't meet the grades to play mandated either by the school or NCAA. Now help me understand this. Tenn is in the middle of a semester (they are not on qtr's). How could this revelation come up in the middle of a semester? If you don't have grades now then how did you have them when the semester started? mid-term grades don't mean anything........and it's not mid-term. So if you are ineligible now then should't you have never played and your team should forfeit when you did play? Only reasonable explanations i can think of is that Higgins has dropped his course load below some level that he must maintain to be eligible. If that's the case then why the hell did he do it now? "All I want is to play in the regular season, I don't care about the SEC tourney or 'Big Dance'"