Madison wrote:Phatferd wrote:You aren't seeing my point.
I don't care if a player gets kicked off a team for grades or out of school. What I have a problem with is preventing another person from ever going to a school because he is not given a scholarship because the athletic department now has 11 scholarships to offer, not 12.
Sorry man, but you're preaching to the wrong choir. College is for higher education purposes, with sports being totally secondary in my eyes. Personaly, I'd love to see colleges do away completely with athletic scholarships, and make them all academic based, but that's just me.
Are you saying that nobody has ever used their athletic ability to get their foot in the door and become a successful benefit to society?
The list goes on, these guy's used athletics to get into these places and I guarantee you that the education they got while there shaped them into what they are now (along with other things, but education is a huge factor).
According to your argument, none of these people should have been allowed to get into a university solely based on their athletic abilities.
I think sports are great ways to learn lifes lessons and a lot about yourself. I don't think you should be punished because you excel in sports, while the kid next to you in home room excels in Math. It's been proven that given an opportunity a majority of these kids will in fact graduate (a total of all student-athletes). They will have proved that they were capable of completing college. If they graduate that is the universities way of saying they were capapable of being a student here. Stats show that more people graduate than flunk out.