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Athletes who apt to enter draftface big risks
ByMARKBRUBAKER doing so, Maddox gave up his remaining two years of
Daily Bruin, U. of California, Los Angeles eligibility - but it was a decision he felt was right for him.
"While I fully understand that another year or two at
Any way you look at it, it's a gamble. UCLA would be enjoyable and beneficial to my develop-
More and more college athletes are leaving school early ment, I feel that it is time for me to stand on my feet as a man
these days to strut their stuff in professional sports leagues. and take on the opportunities offered by the NFL," he said.
Many may strike it rich, but others live to regret it. Maddox took advantage of Proposition 47, a new NCAA
Some of the biggest names in pro sports left college before rule that allows college athletes to "request information
earning their degrees. Michael Jordan, Isiah Thomas and about professional market value without affecting his or her
Magic Johnson all declared themselves NBA bound, going amateur status." The ruling should lessen the number of
"hardship," as itused to be called. student-athletes who turn pro
But while basketball players have early, said NCAA spokesman Jim
been coming out early for years, the "It's the ones with de ees Marchiony.
proliferation of underclassmen in that have the mental "I think maybe less people will be
the NFL draft is a recent discipline that it takes." turning pro in the future because
phenomenon. The league had a they will have a more realistic view
policy of excluding anyone but - MJ. Duberstein ofwhatthey'reworth,"he said.
college seniors, but after Craig Athletes in sports such as
Heyward from the U. of Pittsburgh threatened to sue the baseball and hockey can be drafted and still retain amateur
NFL if he wasn't allowed into the 1988 draft, the flood gates status, as players are drafted without having to declare that
opened. The last four Heisman Trophy winners have been they want to be considered. But as soon as a football or
juniors and only one of those, Brigham Young U.'s Ty basketball player enters the draft, he loses amateur
Detmer, stayed for his senioryear. standing. CHARI
Many other top juniors have come out of school in the last Could the NCAA ever change its rules for these athletes? UCLA's Tomm
few years, and now sophomores are doing it too. Todd "I can see the day when it mighthappen," Marchiony said. made a break
Marinovich parted ways with the U. of Southern Califormia "Right now there is considerable support for it."
after his sophomore year and found himself the starting Until that time comes, leaving early will continue to be a time in classro
quarterback for the Los Angeles Raiders in an NFL playoff big risk, and according to M.J. Duberstein of the NFL That's why t
game the next season. Players' Association, the risk isn't worth it. stay in school.
Hoping that he can find the same success, U. of "They're all good athletes on this level," Duberstein said, said. "We don
California, Los Angeles' Tommy Maddox filed for the NFL "But it's the ones with degrees that have the mental discipline It's too big a r
draft recently after playing only two years for the Bruins. By that it takes to stay in the league. NFL players spend more draft and you
Cosmetic surgery changes more than face value
ByKELLEYTUTHILL might cover the cost, depending on whether
The Observer, U. of Notre Dame it is for cosmetic or medical reasons.
But manv colle e-a e individuals opt for
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Bernadette Farrell's decision to get a nose
job wasn't a rash one. She elected to have
cosmetic surgery because her appearance
had been driving her crazy for years.
"The first two weeks after the surgery were
really uncomfortable," said Farrell, a 20-
year-old junior at Florida State U. who had
the procedure done after her freshman
year. "But now I think it was worth it."
Before the surgery, Farrell said she was
self-conscious about her appearance. "I
didn't expect (the surgery) to change
everything," she said. "But it did change a
lot of my feelings about myself."
Dr. N. David Saddawi, a plastic surgeon in
South Bend, Ind., considers people like
Farrell to be ideal candidates for surgery
because they want to change a specific part of
their appearance. He discourages those who
see surgery as a quick fix to all their
About 15 or 20 percent of Saddawi's
patients are college-age, and the most
common procedures for this age group are
rhinoplasty, or nose job, liposuction and
breast surgery. In addition to enlargement -
which recently came under fire amid reports
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the operation regardless of the expense.
"For young people, the timing of the
surgery is important," Saddawi said. "They
usually come in before they go from high
school to college."
A patient should have realistic expec-
tations, he warned. A cosmetic surgeon can
change an individual's look but can't nec-
essarily solve emotional problems, he said.
David Certo, a 19-year-oldjunior at the U.
of Notre Dame, had cosmetic surgery in
conjunction with corrective surgery for an
underbite. During the operation, Certo's
surgeon also put implants in his cheeks and
chin to improve his overall appearance.
Certo's doctor showed him computer-
generated drawings of what he would look
like both with and without the implants.
After weighing the surgery's pros and cons,
Certo said he "decided to doit all atonce."
Afterward, Certo said his face was "enor-
mously swollen" and didn't go down until
three months later. He had the surgery
during spring break of his sophomore year
and returned immediately back to school.
"People would say, 'You look taller,' or
'Did you change your hair?'" Certo said.
LES COOLEY, DAILY BRUIN, U. OFCALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
SMaddox dashes for the goal line - and then
from school for a shot at the big leagues.
oms than they ever did in college."
he NFLPA advises any player who will listen to
"We're pretty adamant about it," Duberstein
't advise any college players to come out early.
isk unless you are in the top 10 players in the
know you will be successful."
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Other schools also are represented
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At Whitman College in Washington,
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