But Bowlsby said athletes who overcome some challenges are some of the most rewarding facets of college athletics.
“Lots of kids are brought to the trough of education kicking and screaming,” Bowlsby said. “By the end of their sophomore year, it’s a little tougher than they thought to get to the NBA or the NFL. They find out maybe I ought to think about getting a college degree, because it will change my life.
“Among my proudest moments is when somebody who was an inbetweener ended up getting their degree.”
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