CENTREVILLE, Michigan — Saturday JUCO basketball fans across the state found out that Henry Ford Community College, last year’s unlikely regional champion and a one-time no. 1-ranked team in the nation this season, will not participate in the regional playoffs.
Apparently the team played the bulk of its schedule with an ineligible player and so must forfeit all but two of its victories. This is obviously traumatizing for the team, but it’s also bad for JUCO basketball in Michigan all around. Everyone, myself included, wanted to see round three of Mott versus Henry Ford.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, this: