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What is the name of the college that Alex Rodriguez attended?

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2010-10-04 23:28:07

If referring to New York Yankee Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez, the

answer is that he did not attend college. Rodriguez had a

scholarship to attend the University of Miami (FL) in Coral Gables.

As the legend goes, supposedly Rodriguez was on his way to his

first college class when his agent tracked him down in order for

him to sign a professional contract.

This is important because of the rules surrounding eligibility

and maintaining the amateur status as a college athlete. Had

Rodriguez attended that class (or technically get within 50 feet of

the classroom), he would have been ineligible for the Major League

Baseball Draft until after his junior year in college.

Rodriguez signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the

University of Miami and was also recruited by the university to

play quarterback for its football team. Rodriguez turned down

Miami's baseball scholarship and never played college baseball,

opting instead to sign with the Seattle Mariners after being

selected in the first round of the amateur draft at the age of 17.

His Major League debut was just before his 19th birthday.

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