Broke Athletes- Aspect 3
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What's Wrong with College Sports? Too Often It's the School Presidents and ADs

What's Wrong with College Sports? Too Often It's the School Presidents and ADs | Broke Athletes- Aspect 3 | Scoop.it
This past Sunday's firing of Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine is the latest in a series of scandals that has rocked college sports...
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Corey Stanford's comment, March 18, 2013 4:52 PM
It starts at the college level. The structure of college athletics is all wrong. For example: Colleges should stop celebrating the accomplishments of their student-athletes when they are not pusing them towards graduating. The true meaning of an "student-athlete" has been changed over the years. These "student-athletes" are now just cash cows for the university.
Corey Stanford's comment, March 18, 2013 4:55 PM
Integrity and honor is no longer present in college sports. If it's not present there, then why would a select number of elite athletes take it into their professional careers? University of Pittsburgh President Mark Nordenberg, who in 2003 wrote the following regarding Boston College's decision to leave the Big East for the ACC: "This is a case that involves broken commitments, secret dealings, breaches of fiduciary responsibility, the misappropriations of conference opportunities and predatory attempts to eliminate competition."
Corey Stanford's comment, March 18, 2013 4:59 PM
The NCAA is a mess right now. The only way to clean it up is by implementing a number of things. First, programs must be punished as a whole. Not only should scholarships be taken away, but entire seasons should be taken from the school in order for them to understand. Next strict grauation rate must be implemented to have schools understand that the NCAA is serious about their "student-athletes". Finally, weekday games must be taken away to promote a healthier lifestyle for student-athletes.
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Education is Key for Pro Athletes | Access Athletes®

Education is Key for Pro Athletes | Access Athletes® | Broke Athletes- Aspect 3 | Scoop.it
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Corey Stanford's comment, March 18, 2013 4:28 PM
Some experts such as Burt Gross (columnist of the NFP) believe that the financial workshops are useless, "Post-football career transition programs and financial workshops for players are useless. They don’t address the fact that the majority of players simply can’t comprehend what’s being said by a financial expert any more than the average player can comprehend the theory of relativity. So what’s the point? If you don’t believe me, watch an episode of “Basketball Wives” and see where and what a modern day athlete spends his money on. You're not going to change it, but at least you can control the amount and pace these morons [spend] so they have a steady income stream for life. Conducting seminars and financial classes is simply a PR move; it doesn’t do anything but make the NFLPA look good and wash its hands of any accountability."
Corey Stanford's comment, March 18, 2013 4:51 PM
It starts at the college level. The structure of college athletics is all wrong. For example: Colleges should stop celebrating the accomplishments of their student-athletes when they are not pusing them towards graduating. The true meaning of an "student-athlete" has been changed over the years. These "student-athletes" are now just cash cows for the university.
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 10:39 PM
Corey, where are your interview results?