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Alabama and the shame of college sports

Posted: 2/13/2013 12:53 PM

Alabama and the shame of college sports 

Within the last week, news reports have tied current and former football players at Alabama University both to using performance-enhancing drugs and to serious criminal behavior including theft. How can a school that has these issues within its program take any satisfaction from its recent title? How can the NCAA simply choose to look the other way? Where is the outcry from the nation's media? The media needs to be as intolerant of this as it is of Lance Armstrong or Alex Rodriguez using PEDs. Let's expose these jokers for what they really are. I'd like to see an NCAA prohibition on any team that fails to graduate at least 75% of its scholarship athletes within five years or that has more than 2 players facing felony charges in any year being ranked or being in a bowl game the following year. Colleges and unversities are still places of higher learning, albeit that what passes for "higher learning" today is frequently reminiscent of a HS curriculum from forty years ago. Recruiting athletes who are disinterested in education or are or become criminals in college does a disservice to the institutions, the other students, the alumni, and the professors by undermining the real purposes of the schools and the values of their degrees. Once the NCAA has looked at these issues, it can start to look more seriously at athletic dormitories, special classes for "jocks", and the promises, $, and other benefits given to athlets. I cannot believe our society puts up with this.
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Posted: 2/14/2013 4:19 AM

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Yeah but look at all the money and advertising these thugs bring in to their university.
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Posted: 2/14/2013 8:11 AM

RE: Alabama and the shame of college sports 

True dat, Glades. Money money money.

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