Darwinian principles have taken control of college athletics, further dividing institutions in the power conferences from everyone else. Just as Icarus followed his unchecked ambition and flew towards the sun, so too is college athletics chasing excess towards disaster.
Students know that turning an essay in late and with errors can cost them. The mistakes are magnified when they occur in a University's apologia to preserve accreditation. We hope SACS will grade kindly.
As the author described his experience wounded in the dark of the jungle, waiting for either help or death, I could not help but wonder what was going through his head after he had accepted his imminent fate.