The Instigator
DrStrangeLuv
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gavin.ogden
Con (against)
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There should be no such thing as an "athletic scholarship"

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/23/2011 Category: Education
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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DrStrangeLuv

Pro

I'll keep it simple for now: High school athletes should not receive college athletic scholarships because:

1) Athletic ability serves no purpose in college other than creating and propagating a self fulling program of interscholastic sports which costs universities millions of dollars to create and maintain when said money could be used to better actual academic programs.

2) Being given money and preferential treatment during college admissions for an otherwise useless ability in the real world robs better deserving students of a chance at said college or money.
gavin.ogden

Con

I would like to thank my opponent for this topic. I must admit, I have never debated this before, with anyone, but I am very much looking forward to this debate with a fellow Stanley Kubrick fan(LOVE A Clockwork Orange).

I will be arguing that athletic scholarships should absolutely continue to be granted to those students who have earned them through years of practice, hard work, and generally high levels of academic achievement. I will also show that colleges are businesses, and athletes bring large amounts of revenue into the schools, which in turn allow these schools to offer even a better education. Furthermore, I would like to illustrate that any student lucky enough to be granted a scholarship to college should not feel bad for it, but instead to take full advantage, because there is no doubt that this world needs as many educated people as we can get.

With that, I will allow my opponent to open up with his arguments, and wish him good luck. Also, thank you to the readers for your time, and I hope we do not disappoint.
Debate Round No. 1
DrStrangeLuv

Pro

DrStrangeLuv forfeited this round.
gavin.ogden

Con

To be fair, I will give my opponent an opportunity to post some arguments in the final round. If he chooses to post an argument for this final round, I will conclude with affirmative arguments and rebuttals in my final round. For the time being, the burden of proof remains on the pro, and I hope he gets the opportunity to complete the debate.

Thanks to all for your time.
Debate Round No. 2
DrStrangeLuv

Pro

DrStrangeLuv forfeited this round.
gavin.ogden

Con

Regretfully, my opponent decided that this debate was not important enough to finish. I would like to say that athletic programs draw large amounts of revenue for universities, which actually allow them to provide their students with the highest level of education possible. My opponent did not affirm the resolution, therefore I urge a CON vote.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by gavin.ogden 6 years ago
gavin.ogden
Doggonit, I was really looking forward to this debate. Maybe he will come back for the final round.
Posted by gavin.ogden 6 years ago
gavin.ogden
We'll see. Give the man a chance to defend his stance. Either he will bring up some valid and interesting points, or he won't. Either way, I stand by my resolution, and believe that athletic scholarships are positive in many ways.
Posted by Zabcheckmate 6 years ago
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Strangelove, do your research next time. Athletic programs are *huge* sources of revenue for most schools (3rd, following tuition and donations, at least for mine!). Athletics is the only reason some schools can afford to offer education to as many students as they do. Gavin, you lucked out with this one!
Posted by Grape 6 years ago
Grape
Top athletic programs bring in a great deal of revenue for the university, which can be spent on improving the primary function of the school, which is to provide an education.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's argument that athletes bring revenue to the school was convincing and Pro never responded.
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