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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So what? We're supposed to treat University like some form of minimum security prison? I'd rather academia be taken seriously, the focus should never be on a football team or a basketball team. And they don't really bring money into the university as a whole; they bring money into the administration and athletics departments.
    as long as they meet the admission requirements I don't see why it should be a big deal. it's not like they are taking a spot away from someone else.


    FWIW, colleges are filled with lots of spoiled rich dumbasses as well. take a drive down fraternity row on any given weekend. at least the athletes contribute something to the university other than a check from mommy and daddy every semester.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    as long as they meet the admission requirements I don't see why it should be a big deal. it's not like they are taking a spot away from someone else.


    FWIW, colleges are filled with lots of spoiled rich dumbasses as well. take a drive down fraternity row on any given weekend. at least the athletes contribute something to the university other than a check from mommy and daddy every semester.
    Not only do some of them not meet admission requirements, but there becomes an entire host of cheating services available to make sure certain students get into certain courses and get certain grades. And if a professor dares try to challenge it, then there will be some hell to pay. Happens well too often.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not only do some of them not meet admission requirements, but there becomes an entire host of cheating services available to make sure certain students get into certain courses and get certain grades. And if a professor dares try to challenge it, then there will be some hell to pay. Happens well too often.
    and little johnny rich bitch never gets favorable treatment because daddy made a big donation?
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    and little johnny rich bitch never gets favorable treatment because daddy made a big donation?
    Those jerks go to schools without football teams. But in general, what I said stands. Admission should be based on academic performance and ability; nothing else.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sure-it gets alumni bucks. athletes often have valuable contributions to the student body as a whole.
    It gets alumni bucks for stadiums and sports scholarships. Come on turtle, you know better.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Those jerks go to schools without football teams. But in general, what I said stands. Admission should be based on academic performance and ability; nothing else.
    true, but don't single out athletes like they are the only ones who get special treatment.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    as long as they meet the admission requirements I don't see why it should be a big deal. it's not like they are taking a spot away from someone else.


    FWIW, colleges are filled with lots of spoiled rich dumbasses as well. take a drive down fraternity row on any given weekend. at least the athletes contribute something to the university other than a check from mommy and daddy every semester.
    UVA is probably the only big sports school with an academic standard, that's not dumbed down (maybe).
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sure-it gets alumni bucks. athletes often have valuable contributions to the student body as a whole.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    UVA is probably the only big sports school with an academic standard, that's not dumbed down (maybe).
    again, so ****ing what? how is lowering the admission standard for an athlete or rich alumini kid hurting that smart kid who really meets the standard? he still gets in, he still gets an education. and he gets to watch some other tards play sports.

    who is being harmed?
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    again, so ****ing what? how is lowering the admission standard for an athlete or rich alumini kid hurting that smart kid who really meets the standard? he still gets in, he still gets an education. and he gets to watch some other tards play sports.

    who is being harmed?
    The guy who gets a chair broken over his back at a basketball game.
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