Majoring in college sports

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  1. Ken Rhodes says:

    I’m a little puzzled by the idea that this might be a problem.

    I don’t think a major in “football” warrants a four year college degree, but I certainly respect a fellow who plays football and majors in Physical Education, with courses in the “physical” and “education” aspects of his major. After all, a small percentage of the fellows who play on their college football teams will ever make it in the pros, but we need Phys Ed teachers, as well as physical therapists.

    Caveat–I respect the ones who go to class, study, pass their courses, and graduate. The ones who coast thru for a few years without attempting to be “student athletes” win less of my respect.

  2. Logan Roise says:

    I’ve always thought athletes should be required to get a minor in finance or a related field so that they will learn how to better manage the money they (might) earn when they become professional athletes.

    And if the “student athlete” won’t make it professionally (like a majority of them), they’ll at least have a better idea on how to invest money wisely. Related to this, I’ve always thought one year of high school mathematics studies should be switched to a finance course.