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Should colleges consider dropping or rethinking their competitive sports programs?

  • College is for education.

    Sports programs are a massive drain on resources of what are supposed to be educational institutions. Part of the reason our educational standards and the performance of our students are dropping so far is because of the shift of attention from actual academics. Students who have no business even BEING in college are taking up class space simply because they can throw a ball or swing a bat.

  • The expense is to high!

    College Sports can be fun and teach good sportsmanship, but what happens when the students get way to into the game and start to get aggressive when they lose. Plus the expense is too much for colleges to handle.
    Think about the basketball couch they get more money than your average teacher, this may cause a problem with the students if they find out that their couch gets a lot of money every year than they might not want to get an education.

  • Yes, Sports are so expensive

    My reasoning is colleges spend too much money just on sports! I mean a basketball coach get payed more per year then your average teacher! Another reason is the students get way to competitive and games brake out into fights. In fact a college turned their football field into a farm for students and they could even sign up to take care of that garden on a daily basis.

  • Something has to give.

    With rising costs of tuition throughout higher education and possible future declining enrollment especially in small schools, it will be very difficult for many schools to maintain the expensive athletic programs
    Only about 1 in 8 college programs make enough money to sustain their programs right now. Schools have already been forced to drop some of their programs in order to keep others going. Division 1 athletes are really employees of the school. They don't have time for academics and have a lower graduation rate. College football players feel so underprivileged that they are vying for the right to be paid for their services or image. If this happens, who pays for this, will all athletes get paid, what about title IX? What a mess. I know one thing, I personally don't what to pay them for going to college- I'd like to see the student put back into student athlete.

  • Yes, they should!

    Absolutely they should. Only 23 of more than 300 Division 1 schools actually make money from their athetic departments, which means that the majority are using general funds (i.E. Tuition, fees) to play for student athletes. The pursuit of 'winning at all costs' has led many colleges to ruin their academic reputations in favor of becoming billion-dollar businesses bringing out the worst in higher education.

  • Absolutely they should.

    Only 23 of more than 300 Division 1 schools actually make money from their athetic departments, which means that the majority are using general funds (i.E. Tuition, fees) to play for student athletes. The pursuit of 'winning at all costs' has led many colleges to ruin their academic reputations in favor of becoming billion-dollar businesses bringing out the worst in higher education.

  • no,colleges should not consider dropping their competitive sports programs,

    Even though it may be challenging to come up with the money,it would be a bad idea if colleges started considering dropping their competitive sports programs.Sports teach lessons that can not be learned jn the classroom like teamwork and working with people you may have nothing in common with no matter how hard you try.

  • Sports Build Character

    Sports builds character. Academics is a big character builder, yet sports are more real world based than simply academics. It helps reinforce what good parents teach their kids and what employers seek in their potential employees. Teamwork, to look at the big picture that each of the individuals on the team are trying to achieve, which ideally is a win. This sort of attitude is crucial in the workplace. That which only sports can teach.

  • This is also future life training

    We don't want our youth to drop their enthusiasm for physical activity in favour of academics. The world already has a major problem with obesity and inactivity. If we can keep young people participating in sports as long as possible we are more likely to develop life long active healthy adults, which will reduce the medical drain on society.

    College sports also provides a training ground for competitive sport.

  • No, they shouldn't.

    No, I do not think that colleges should consider dropping or rethinking their competitive sports programs. College sports are pretty huge and people love to watch the games, particularly the football games, I think. Moreover, there are plenty of college students out there that do well after getting scholarships for sports.

  • I don't think so

    I do not think or believe that colleges should consider dropping or rethinking their competitive sports programs. Reason being, sports programs have been a major part of the college experience for many years now. Some athletes strive to get into college in order to pursue their sports dreams and goals. Why take that away from them now? It's not fair.


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