Commentary: Good moves from Kentucky sports department

This editorial appeared in The Lexington Herald-Leader.

Patrick Patterson made more mothers than his own happy by choosing a college degree over the dazzle of an early entry into the NBA.

Granted, his is not the typical undergraduate experience. But his options are also extraordinary, so Patterson's decision says a lot about how much he values the opportunity to get an education.

So pay attention, kids. Patterson is setting a great example for all his admirers, young and old.

In the excitement about his announcement that he plans to remain a Wildcat and learn all he can from Coach John Calipari, fans might have missed another important announcement.

The University of Kentucky Athletics Association is upping its contribution to non-sports scholarships by $500,000, a 40-percent increase.

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