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What Colleges Should Get to Play Post-Season Ball?

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According to the US Secretary of Education only schools that graduate at least 40% of their basketball players should be allowed to participate in post-season play.
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reoiv - If i see van helsing i swear to the lord i will slay him!  3/30/2010 12:54:59 AM
Sounds like a good idea to me. College sports should have their players at least graduate from that college.

I really really hate how the sports programs have wandered so far away from academics.

I wish they went even further that the only people eligible to play had to have a 2.0 GPA, must be at least a sophomore or have 50 hours of school and all teams must have at least 50%-75% of players graduate from college.
Shodin - SEND HIM TO THE PORNO WARD!!!  3/30/2010 2:12:46 AM
Bad idea.  The kids that are on collegiate sports teams are there to play sports.  Sports draw students and money into the University - a lot of it.  Not all that money is used for sports either.  If you start screwing around w/that you're actually going to end out hurting academics as well.
darry - Some men just want to watch the world burn  3/30/2010 10:52:03 AM
I think the point is it's retarded to have kids come to college just to play sports, academics should be the main focus with sports a nice little side treat.    There is a reason why they are called STUDENT athletes.   The student part is important and comes first.

reoiv - If i see van helsing i swear to the lord i will slay him!  3/30/2010 4:54:46 PM
Sports had absolutely zero factor on me when I chose what college I went to. Instead I focused on what school had better academic programs and cost the least vs quality of the degree program offered.

And TBH if a student is picking a school based on the sports team instead of academics, especially when that student isn't part of the sports program chances are they really shouldn't be going to college anyway.

It is like not caring what kind of car you have as long as it is red and looks fast.

Colleges did just fine before college ball became a huge industry. I'd wager they'd be just fine even if you removed the sports programs entirely and turned them into amateur teams, since that is what they really are anyway.

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