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Old 10-29-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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And basically invalidating it along with the whole "student-athlete tag". Quite eye opening and a must read for all you college sports fans if you haven't already.

The Shame of College Sports - Magazine - The Atlantic
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:17 AM
 
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And basically invalidating it along with the whole "student-athlete tag". Quite eye opening and a must read for all you college sports fans if you haven't already.

The Shame of College Sports - Magazine - The Atlantic
This is an article damning the Division I level of the NCAA. There are thousands of legitimate student-athletes competing for the love of the game (or a distant hope of competing at the next level) at NCAA Division II and Division III levels without athletic scholarships or rampant recruiting as well as a true playoff system where the top-ranked teams (including all undefeated teams) get a shot at playing for the national championship. Sadly these student-athletes and this part of the NCAA receive very little press as they best represent what the NCAA is all about, college students competing in athletics rather than pro athletes posing as students for the most part.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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And basically invalidating it along with the whole "student-athlete tag". Quite eye opening and a must read for all you college sports fans if you haven't already.

The Shame of College Sports - Magazine - The Atlantic
Articles like this always seem to discount the value of the college education athletes are being provided for free.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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Meeehhhhhh,

Harbaugh said something to the tune of....

"Michigan alums pull out all the stops to get big time recruits to play for Michigan, but those same alums wont hire them".

Sure they get a free scholarship but in what and for what? People have railed against many high level liberal arts degrees that don't automatically get you a high figure tech or buisness promotion as useless. Yet we are to commend young people on getting a promising degree in Sports Management?

And then you have the non-athlete students (LOTS of em) who MAY be trying to get tech and buisness degrees, but can't cause it's too damned expensive.

I love me some college sports now, but the entire thing IS screwed up.
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