another brief comment on Andrea Armstrong, the Muslim convert who was on the
South Florida basketball team until recently. There was a controversy
about whether or not she could wear a scarf on the court, as she desired.
We're fine with whatever anyone would have worked out. It's her life, and if
Islam fulfills her, that's great. And if she could have worked it out with
the NCAA, great. And if the NCAA decided no exceptions, and she decided to stick
with her principles, that's great too.
Our only question is practical: basketball makes you sweat - a lot.
Could you realistically wear a scarf and sweat that much? Would it stick
to your head, or become a nuisance when it gets bumped?
We mean no disrespect, but we're just curious about the practicality of the