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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 American View Post
    UVA is probably the only big sports school with an academic standard, that's not dumbed down (maybe).
    stanford does OK in both-its a far better school academically than UVA and has better sports though in all fairness, UVA turned me down for law school (out of state quotas were slim that year) and Stanford accepted me



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They're all part of the same group of privileged ****tards. The academic side of University (you know, the entire point of University) doesn't get a whole lot from athletics. The big schools can pull of a bit, but other places not so much.

    And I wasn't "singling" them out. This thread was about student athletes, not kids from rich families. I don't have to mention every caveat when the subject has been specified.
    I disagree with your claims-a university is about learning and that has several different areas where that can take place



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I learned alot from different people-one of my classmates in law school was a consensus all american football player who was on the superbowl winning Oakland As another guy was on the pro tennis tour. one made law review, the other is a top sports agent in Nebraska. People who have been world class achievers are interesting people to be around. I also had one of the guys who tested the F-16.. they sure added alot more to my education than a couple more nerds who had done nothing but study in college.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Huh?!?!? Baseball team winning football's Super Bowl?
    my bad-Raiders



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

    I voted no in the poll. Since we are behind other countries in education, academic achievement should be the priority.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I voted no in the poll. Since we are behind other countries in education, academic achievement should be the priority.
    did it ever occur to you that staying eligible for sports has done a fair amount of increasing education in some minority communities

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

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Is it a good idea to keep admitting students to colleges based on their athletic skills rather than their academic skills?

    While I'm not against considering sports as a benefit to a student's resume, I'm talking about recruiting people specifically because of their sports skills.
    This sounds recycled somehow...but...here goes...

    I think they should by all means continue college sports teams. They just ought to ensure the student athletes can pass entrance exams and meet academic standards like all other students.

    I would be all for the major sports creating a farm system where athletes that cant hack academically can get scholarships, participate in the sport, get paid, and be taught basics like business math, money management, contract language, english, etc.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    This has never been the case nor should it. Admissions officers consider the entire person, not just grades and SAT scores. If only grades and SAT scores were looked at, then the US system will come to resemble systems in Asia that only stress academics and test scores and not other things that lead to the development of a person. Universities want a diverse community with many interests and skill sets, not only bookworms...
    People can get in, but when I say it should be based on academic achievment and ability alone, I mean that when at University you must perform well academically. There should be no consideration of whether or not you play a sport or how good of a player you are. You go to class, you get grades, those grades must meet a standard. No cheating because you're the star football player, no grade changes because you're the best basketball player of all time. Everything is judged on academic ability alone.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    You sound like someone who is bitter at athletes. Do you understand how difficult it is to balance athletics and academics???
    I do, and I've seen first hand athletes fail at it and get bailed out by the coaches and administrators.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    People can get in, but when I say it should be based on academic achievment and ability alone, I mean that when at University you must perform well academically. There should be no consideration of whether or not you play a sport or how good of a player you are. You go to class, you get grades, those grades must meet a standard. No cheating because you're the star football player, no grade changes because you're the best basketball player of all time. Everything is judged on academic ability alone.
    so when Yale let in chess masters who might have had lower grades that was bad? what bout Jodie Foster, David Hyde Pierce?



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