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Old 10-08-2015, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Redding, California
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Which do you like better?
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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NBA.

I find the sham of the NCAA "student athletes" to be ridiculous and the amount of cheating to be ridiculous.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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NBA.

I find the sham of the NCAA "student athletes" to be ridiculous and the amount of cheating to be ridiculous.
I do too. Athletes given full scholarships because of their "special talents" even though they are academically incapable of doing college level work is something that is pure crap. Meanwhile deserving students are constantly turned away or if they're accepted have to rack up massive college loans in order to attend college.

Conversely, full scholarship athletes who come from impoverished areas that get nothing outside of the school is wrong too. The universities make millions and these young men/women don't have any money to spend for even buying an occasional Mt. Dew or meal outside of the campus cafeteria.

Some colleges are now adding an outside stipend to right this situation including my alma mater U. of SD.

University of South Dakota to award stipends to student-athletes

Even with the many problems in the NCAA, give me the college game any day over NBA.
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Here
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There are only ~15 players on a team at any given time, considering several thousand students that go to a particular college, that is a small percentage to award scholarships to.


I do prefer NBA though. Generally players stay longer on a team, better athletes, and you get to see progression(or lack of) happen every season
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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NBA. Would rather watch polished talent than raw talent. I think it's closer to 50/50 across the US though....most people on this forum are NBA fans.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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The local college down the street from me is one of those low tier division 1 schools where players stay all 4 years, so you can watch somebody go from this scrawny kid that all they could do was shoot 3's when they first got to school, and by the senior year watch them become the best guard in the league, and then have them go onto Europe or something, so in that regard it's good. Also, at UConn, not a lot of players are leaving after 1 or 2 years so at least I'll get a couple years of progress for those kids, not like at Kentucky, Kansas, or Duke where half the roster is turning over every year.

I watch both. I renewed League Pass for this year, but for the college game I'll only watch games that are available on TV (i.e ESPN, CBS, local channels, etc.).
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:40 AM
 
Location: The City
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Like both but think I enjoy college more, the only college sport can say that for
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Old 10-10-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Phila & NYC
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I do too. Athletes given full scholarships because of their "special talents" even though they are academically incapable of doing college level work is something that is pure crap. Meanwhile deserving students are constantly turned away or if they're accepted have to rack up massive college loans in order to attend college.

Conversely, full scholarship athletes who come from impoverished areas that get nothing outside of the school is wrong too. The universities make millions and these young men/women don't have any money to spend for even buying an occasional Mt. Dew or meal outside of the campus cafeteria.

Some colleges are now adding an outside stipend to right this situation including my alma mater U. of SD.

University of South Dakota to award stipends to student-athletes

Even with the many problems in the NCAA, give me the college game any day over NBA.
That is not necessarily the case anymore, at least in Basketball. Many recruits in basketball attended private school during their HS years. Private schools tend to offer a huge amount of financial aid for basketball players to attend. Not saying that makes them smart but generally speaking they are more prepared for college then say Football players, mostly who come from Public Schools.
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Old 10-10-2015, 04:12 PM
 
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That is not necessarily the case anymore, at least in Basketball. Many recruits in basketball attended private school during their HS years. Private schools tend to offer a huge amount of financial aid for basketball players to attend. Not saying that makes them smart but generally speaking they are more prepared for college then say Football players, mostly who come from Public Schools.
Assuming those prep schools aren't coasting them through and making sure they stay eligible if they can't even read.
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Old 10-10-2015, 04:47 PM
 
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I enjoy watching the NBA, but nothing compares to March Madness. It's my favorite sporting event. I typically only follow in-state teams until it gets to tournament time.
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