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Thread: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I wonder how much of the anti-athletics posts on this thread are the result of

    a) nerds who are mad that the jocks were more popular with the good looking girls than they were
    Yeah, my gf in university was a really hot gymnast from Asia... how many slobbish bookworks do you think were a tad jealous of that???
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Perhaps at your university, but not at mine. Besides, at 5'9" and 140 lbs, a little short for basketball and a little small for football or hockey...
    Hockey cheaters need to go to DU.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Yeah, my gf in university was a really hot gymnast from Asia... how many slobbish bookworks do you think were a tad jealous of that???
    Your anti-intellectualism is showing.


    heheh, and that's call tit for tat
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Yeah, your anti-athletes bias is showing... You know, as a professor, you should try to understand your students rather than make senseless comments such as this. I don't know abour your state, but in the state I was in, public universities (only one D-1 public university in the state) were REQUIRED by state law to separate academic and athletics funds.
    Man, either you people don't read the news or you ignore all the good football controversy.

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    Again, this is not allowed by the state law in several (perhaps many states).
    I'm not arguing they are not. I was merely saying that on the aggregated University level, sports do not widely benefit the University apart from advertising. And in some states, a bit of funding. But regardless of State law, most income revenue is kept in the athletics department.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Your anti-intellectualism is showing.


    heheh, and that's call tit for tat
    How am I anti-intellectual? Many athletes manage to be both... Unlike you who have made SEVERAL posts that do little more than parrot common stereotypes that apply to a small percentage of student-athletes... (BTW, I have two masters degrees ... hardly anti-intellectual)
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    You were making fun of intellectuals. When I made fun of certain jocks, I got called anti-athlete or something like that.

    By the way, you may want to go back and get a degree in English. I have said many times that there are smart athletes and that my problem was not with them. But rather my problem is with the athletes who cannot maintain on their own the academic standards of the University but are none the less allowed to persist and graduate from University.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But regardless of State law, most income revenue is kept in the athletics department.
    so, what is the problem with revenue generated by sports staying in the athletics department? you don't see the football program crying because the physics dept isn't handing over a portion of their research grants to buy new uniforms.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    so, what is the problem with revenue generated by sports staying in the athletics department? you don't see the football program crying because the physics dept isn't handing over a portion of their research grants to buy new uniforms.
    A portion of our research grants does go to athletics. The point aside. The question was is it beneficial. To which people said yes because it brings in money to the University. I was merely clarifying that while it can bring in money (depending on the size of the program), that money doesn't go to the University at large; but rather is funneled back into the athletics department. So just because it brings in money does not mean that it is providing a benefit to the University as a whole.

    It's a funny thing about that crying football program because our football program does cry a lot. And we give in. They need new facilities, they need an indoor practice arena because outside is cold, they need this, they need that. They don't go out and have a bake sale, they cry to us. And we give in. And student fees go up, and general funds goes down. We all pay more, give them what they want; and the still suck. I think we should get a little something something for our money.

    Well in reality, I think that CSU football should be a club sport and our hockey club and or baseball club should be promoted up.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Yeah, my gf in university was a really hot gymnast from Asia... how many slobbish bookworks do you think were a tad jealous of that???
    lots-and mine was the #3 on the squash team-I taught her how to play (she was a vg HS tennis player and was a little too short to make it playing D1 tennis) she was born to wear tennis skirts!



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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Your anti-intellectualism is showing.


    heheh, and that's call tit for tat
    still waiting for that answer as to your college. being a good athlete is hardly anti-intellectual



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