Finally, after putting a foreign teenager through two months of stressful uncertainty about her athletic and academic future, Kansas State made the correct move Tuesday and released Leticia Romero from her scholarship.
Kansas State's decision to reject Leticia Romero's transfer request has harmed its reputation and put a foreign teenage student-athlete through nearly two months of stress and uncertainty, Mechelle Voepel writes.
After Kansas State's coaches were fired, Spanish guard Leticia Romero requested a transfer. But the school denied it, and her subsequent appeal, without any explanation, leaving the freshmen star at the center of yet another NCAA controversy.
In October, Diamond DeShields said North Carolina was "perfect" for her. Six months later, for unknown reasons and with an uncertain future -- but perhaps not totally out of left field -- DeShields has decided to transfer.
For the second straight Final Four, Alberta Auguste is coming up with big performances. She'll need another one Tuesday, especially as she helps shoulder the defensive assignment on Stanford's Candice Wiggins.
They're both 6-foot-1, with similar body types and facial features. But for as much as transfer Bernice Mosby might resemble Sophia Young, Mosby's path to Baylor and her impact there is a story all her own.