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73-year old man ruled ineligible to play basketball

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (AP) - The career of the man believed to be the
oldest basketball player in history appears to be over.
The National Junior College Athletics Association has ruled
73-year-old Ken Mink ineligible to play for Roane State as the team
prepares for the Tennessee Junior College Athletic Association
tournament.
Mink told The Knoxville News Sentinel that the association
declared him ineligible because of problems by the school in
reporting a change to the academic courses he was taking. The
association turned down an appeal by Roane State.
Roane State was ordered to forfeit a game against Hiwassee, one
in which Mink scored two points.
Mink played at Lees College in Jackson, Ky., 52 years ago, but
was expelled after someone soaped the coach's office.


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