Originally posted by bill718It is the student athletes fault. They are given a tremendous opportunity and if they don't take advantage of it, they are foolish.
Are American universities becoming simply farm systems for pro sports? Graduation rates of college athletes in football and basketball are now less than 40% in many universities. Schools who still insist on good academic preformance f ...[text shortened]... stars. It seems winning games is now far more imporntant than a quality education.
Originally posted by quackquackhhmmm, i wonder out of the 60% who fail how many of them either go on to become a pro athlete or end up making a living within the sports industry.
It is the student athletes fault. They are given a tremendous opportunity and if they don't take advantage of it, they are foolish.
Originally posted by trev33I am sure the number is much less than 1%. There just are not that many professional athletes and I am sure lower level pro leagues would rather have a guy who completed his college career because he is more seasoned.
hhmmm, i wonder out of the 60% who fail how many of them either go on to become a pro athlete or end up making a living within the sports industry.
academic success or sporting success?
Originally posted by MelanerpesBaseball players in college NEVER get full scholarships, so the minor league system is often a more feasible option in baseball.
the NFL and the NBA need to develop full-fledged minor league systems. Do it the way baseball and hockey does it. Those who want to go to college can still develop their athletic skills while they get a good eduction. Those who don't want to go to college can just enter the minor leagues and focus on their athletic career without worrying about taking classes they don't care about.