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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/faculty-l...103047447.html

    Colleges looking to do away with sports. I can see it one way, or another. Interested in the take from others, as I really think it depends on the underlying reason for wanting to do it - but I have a hard time believing some (not all) are doing it for less than noble reasons.

    Points that got my attention:
    "When college leaders were surveyed in 2009 by the landmark Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, one respondent expressed this prevailing attitude among so many in the ivory tower: “There’s too much identification of a university with non-academic aspects, distracting from the values of higher education and from desirable values in society.”

    "In a piece for The Atlantic, Columbia sociology professor Jonathan Cole was even more blunt. “Admitting too many athletes,” he insisted, means “denying admissions to . . . future artists and writers and political scientists and economists,” which “deprives these universities of the greatest possible diversity of students.”



    I disagree with both the above statements. Could go more into why, but intrigued to hear peoples take on this, as can go either way, depending on ones intentions or thought process.

    Thoughts?

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    Just another attack on males and masculinity as well as the poor.
    I asked for neither your Opinion,
    your Acceptance
    nor your Permission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Rocktar~ View Post
    Just another attack on males and masculinity as well as the poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashliana View Post
    And the moron checks in with nothing to add to the conversation.
    I asked for neither your Opinion,
    your Acceptance
    nor your Permission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Rocktar~ View Post
    And the moron checks in with nothing to add to the conversation.
    Psst. Your comment didn't add anything to the conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashliana View Post
    Psst. Your comment didn't add anything to the conversation.
    Retard says what?
    I asked for neither your Opinion,
    your Acceptance
    nor your Permission.

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    That being the only response you were left with pretty much says it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashliana View Post
    That being the only response you were left with pretty much says it all.
    No, it's just triggering to you, funny to me and takes very little effort which is still more than you deserve.
    I asked for neither your Opinion,
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    nor your Permission.

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    You don't seem to know what triggers anyone. Sorry you were butthurt about your retarded comment being laughed at, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaps View Post
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/faculty-l...103047447.html

    Colleges looking to do away with sports. I can see it one way, or another. Interested in the take from others, as I really think it depends on the underlying reason for wanting to do it - but I have a hard time believing some (not all) are doing it for less than noble reasons.

    Points that got my attention:
    "When college leaders were surveyed in 2009 by the landmark Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, one respondent expressed this prevailing attitude among so many in the ivory tower: “There’s too much identification of a university with non-academic aspects, distracting from the values of higher education and from desirable values in society.”

    "In a piece for The Atlantic, Columbia sociology professor Jonathan Cole was even more blunt. “Admitting too many athletes,” he insisted, means “denying admissions to . . . future artists and writers and political scientists and economists,” which “deprives these universities of the greatest possible diversity of students.”



    I disagree with both the above statements. Could go more into why, but intrigued to hear peoples take on this, as can go either way, depending on ones intentions or thought process.

    Thoughts?
    The only colleges that would do this are schools with no name athletic departments. The highest paid state employee in my state is the head coach for the Hawkeyes.


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