Why because its hard to juggle sports and class work! I also play sports and after a long hard practice or game its hard to stay awake and try to study and do work.. Then your thinking about tomorrow and how you have to do it all tomorrow and still go to school, so most say if you can't do education don't do sport! But we should or someone should beable to help or do it for us..
Here is the thought. An athlete will only be able to perform for maybe ten, twenty years, but after that, they will have to have something to fall back on. An education will stay with you for the rest of your life, but your bones can only take so much. Get that education!
Student athletes should be required to take the same amount of classes as everyone else attending school. Their classes should come first. Playing a particular sport is a choice, but excelling in school to stay enrolled is not. There should be no exceptions or special rules for students who play athletics.
No, because student athletes are primarily at college to gain an education. Sport is merely a way to gain funding, but it should not be allowed to take over the student's life. If participating in sports interferes with the athlete's access to education, than perhaps simply paying them outright and treating the position as a job would be more effective. However, as long as a student athlete is there to earn a degree, they should be held to the same standards as all other students.
A student is at school primarily to learn, and not to play sports. If a student cannot handle a full academic schedule as well as the demands of being an athlete, then they should stop participating in sports and focus more on the academics. The majority of people who play sports in school do not go on to have a professional career in athletics. Focusing on academics is better for the student's future.