It is called "restraint of trade." If any other college students went off for a job (math, science, computer whiz) most college football fans would not blink an eye. But, when some stud athlete skips college to go pro in football or basketball, fans go nuts. Being a Buckeye for over 50 years I speak and dream with scarlet & gray colored glasses. Being a professional in my other life I speak and dream in reality that pro sports leagues are keeping young men from achieving their dreams because of arbitrary rules. Sure, most 18 and 19 year olds are not physically and/or mentally ready for pro sports, but, those that are should be allowed to make the attempt. MLB doesn't have this rule, it takes kids before they graduate high school, yet, I don't hear anyone on this site begroaning that. If Clowney is ready he should allowed to go and try. Maybe he can make it and maybe he can't. Who to says Vonn Bell isn't ready to go. All the allcolades given on this and other Buckeye sites seem to think he will be the next consensus All-American as soon as he puts on his tOSU uniform. IMHO anybody should be allowed to try.
Plus all of you going on about BB being lousy now because of "one and done" players (not scoring more than 70 points in a game) really don't understand the science of BB. Would you be happy if every FB game was evaluated on whether or not a team scored at least 50 points per game. As I recall in 2012 fans were going crazy when IU put up 49 points against the Buckeyes, yet the last BB game was exciting when IU put up 81. What gives?