Being in the basketball arena I happened on this article because I know one of the players being released very well, mostly through AAU Ball. Although uncommon in women's basketball coaches do have the right to reduce or release from players scholarships. It is risky business to release players. Potential recruits can see that as a sign of a coach that easily disposes of players. YSU has a difficult time recruiting to begin with. There is a push for the NCAA to allow reduction or release of scholarships from only the coach that recruited the player and I hope that happens. I have been speaking to everyone I know in the AAU arena about the release of these players by YSU. The response has not been very flattering. As a coach for players wanting to move on to college I personally would not recommend a place where players are easily disposed of.
April 15, 2014 at 5:20 p.m.