College athletes’ ‘summer break’ has dwindled

Whatever happened to summer break?

Surely, someone other than me remembers those days when the Battle of the Network stars actually featured network stars and you didn’t have a sushi option at the ballpark.

In those long ago times, graduation night meant three months off until the next school year began. Or, for those who played football, at least two months until time to report for fall practice.

Even at the college level, freshman reporting day used to be a big event.

That’s no longer the case.

The college sports calendar officially ended Tuesday night with Florida’s College World Series win over LSU.

SEC Media Days is now just 10 days away.

The first college football weekend is now only 64 days away.

I don’t hear many people complaining about getting football started. The sooner the better.

But it does take some getting used to that as one school year ends the next begins.

For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Nuts and Bolts of the Game. 

Morgan Eiland