Viewpoint: Wrestler Burk now has tough decision to ponder
Sometimes the truth has many sides. Two of the biggest parts of Northern Illinois redshirt sophomore wrestler Duke Burk's life - wanting to teach and his love of wrestling - looked like they met an impasse a few weeks ago.
When I spoke with Burk's father, Kevin Burk, more than a week ago he sounded like a distraught father, one looking out for the best interests of his son as any good father would do.
He wanted to see his son complete his education, realize his dream of becoming a teacher and wrestle for a top program. Northern Illinois wants the same thing for Duke Burk. But the university wants him to complete that goal in DeKalb.
Earlier this week, Burk was granted a release from his scholarship to a Division II or Division III school.