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

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    Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    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.
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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.
    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?

    Colleges, acting as pro footballs minor leagues, is probably the best way of doing things, for now.
    I guess, but things would be better if these athletes recieved a true education..
    It must be embarassing trying to interview a man who cannot speak clearly and intelligently, after all, the NFL life is 5 years, then there is 50 years of toil

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

    Hmmm....good question. I'm not sure I have an opinion yet, but I do know that this country puts WAY too much emphasis on sports and not enough on academics.


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

    Absolutely not. It is biased and reflects even more societies want for the perfect human.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    I find it annoying that idiots who can barely read will get full rides to prestigious universities and also have all their cheating done for them so they don't have to worry about classes. It brings in some money, but you have to spend a lot of money on it in return when the money could have been better invested into academic programs.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I find it annoying that idiots who can barely read will get full rides to prestigious universities and also have all their cheating done for them so they don't have to worry about classes. It brings in some money, but you have to spend a lot of money on it in return when the money could have been better invested into academic programs.
    sure beats admitting people based on their race. athletes at least have achieved something. and while you hear cases of dumb jocks who take BS classes and can hardly read that is not the case-at the most prestigious schools. The Ivy league has strict rules that prevent a team from having more than one deviation below the student body. The ivies use the following formula

    240 points is a perfect student-since First in your class gives you 80 points, perfect SATs 80 points and a 4.0 or 4.3 average is 80 points. In 2006 Yale's student body was about 222 points. Teams could not be less than one deviation below that which would mean about 210. In other words 1400 averages rather than 1475, 3.85 rather than 3.95 HS GPA and top 10% of their classes rather than top 5%.

    When I was there, some of the very best students had been recruited for sports-a HS All American Football player in my class earned a Rhodes and a 3.97, the captain of the squash team was a rhodes scholar the captain of the tennis team was a Marshall Scholar, an olympic Skeet Shooter was cum laude, and one of my suitemates-recruited for gymnastics is now a surgeon rebuilding ballerinas' knees.

    for every dumb hockey jock or football guy there were a dozen very good athletes earning top grades in everything from theoretical mathmatics to italian poetry.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Absolutely not. It is biased and reflects even more societies want for the perfect human.
    what does that mean-it makes no sense



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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.
    Wouldn't a good student deserve that spot more than the athlete? I've always felt that athletes in a general sense should not be given the same amount of recognition as academics, or artists, because they don't really do any s**t for humanity. Sure, they appeal to the barbaric sense in us all--we like seeing people beat the crap out of each other for example--but their contribution to humanity reached its limit when we started inventing guns and weapons to replace a need to be the biggest or fastest.
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    Re: Is Admitting Students to College based on Sports Beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sure beats admitting people based on their race. athletes at least have achieved something. and while you hear cases of dumb jocks who take BS classes and can hardly read that is not the case-at the most prestigious schools. The Ivy league has strict rules that prevent a team from having more than one deviation below the student body.
    Just because we have AA means every other type of restriction, or preference is allowable, or even warranted. Hell, I'd argue AA isn't necessary for the msot part now either.

    And for every athlete, there was still another student out there, who was smarter, or more intelligent.
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