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  • #103518

    How does the “Acceptance Rule” to a school work for athletes?
    Is it different than for the average applicant?
    Stupid question!?
    In today’s world, for the normal student to be accepted into,say,
    any of the top 10 schools in the football ratings, they would have
    to be close to 4.0 students with other outstanding credentials!!
    Does this have to be taken into consideration in recruiting athletes
    by the schools?
    Stupid question!?
    The answer is definitely NO!
    So why the charade by the NCAA that these players are “student-
    athletes”?
    Now add the NIL issue to the equation!
    The NCAA and their rules are not only a joke, but……….
    You finish it!

    #103541

    The thing about the NCAA is, their heads are in the sand (not to mention being outfitted, run and controlled by “blue-blood” athletic programs), actually BELIEVING that the schools best competing athletic teams are ones like Princeton, who back in the leather helmet days, actually had kids who were at school for an EDUCATION and played sports for the fun of it.

    The whole concept of not only a “student-athlete” (insofar as the money sports–and even infecting the rest of the “Olympic sports” as well, with the recent revelation of trash like the “Hollywood elite” bribing schools on behalf of their spawn in the form of “athletic scholarships, is as big of a farce as the NCAA itself. And that’s not even bringing up the utter BS, gender driven discrimination that is known as Title IX.

    I’m speaking mainly of “Division I,” or whatever label is in vogue these days, but it’s WAY past time the NCAA just went away and got out of everybody’s way. Because just like the ostrich with it’s head in the sand, they’re not fooling ANYBODY–except maybe a few fools.

    But sports in today’s America suffer the same inept “leadership” in not only the political arena, but so-called “journalism,” our “educational system,” and a push by our selfish, spoiled brats, ignorant, uneducated youth who are embracing Socialism by the thousands by the minute–and backing up their hatred for this nation with the iron fists of fascism. Demanding it, in truth.

    Back all this up with greed beyond belief–or comparison, and this country is on the path of total collapse in a matter of not decades, but YEARS.

    #103565

    Not disputing many of these points, but remember that the NCAA isn’t some separate entity. It is empowered by the member schools, and if things aren’t done to the majority of the schools’ liking, they will remove the leadership.

    So, if the NCAA goes away, basically there are no rules. If that’s what is being advocated in these posts, then that’s ok, but understand what you are rooting for.

    #103617

    Kevin, of course you’re right. And really, my whole point–although I did a pretty poor job of pointing it out.

    As stated though, the whole thing is a farce. A total snow-job. There aren’t any rules now–nor ever were–except for those unfortunate enough not to be in the “club.” The “rules” are only enforced on a few, just to make it appear there actually ARE rules.

    Now, this isn’t to say there aren’t some well-intentioned souls out there advocating the REAL student athlete. But an overwhelming majority (and growing exponentially) could care less.

    So, if those in the “club” can get away with lying, cheating and outright bribery, sans ANY consequences, then level the playing field for everybody else and just do away with the charade.

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