High School Jocks–Be Recruited by Colleges, Turn Pro, & Get a Full Boat Collegiate Athletic Scholarship to Play for the Alumni. Show Me the Money Not An Education –like $3.6 B Each Year.

COLLEGE SPORTS MANAGEMENT

SITUATION:
Seems that Colleges have become rather like Pro Sports Team owners
Recruit star Hi School athletes, provide scholarship & then sells tickets to the games/
Getting the best scholarship to play sports determines where a hi school athlete goes.

SIGNIFICANCE:
Somehow the reason for going to college is about money & winning sports teams.
Colleges are sports content for TV, Radio, Internet, and print so ad money flows.
If you become a star athlete then you can dump your college scholarship.
And Go to real pro Team for Big Contract and bigger money.

SOLUTIONS:
Despite misconceptions, athletes in sports ranging from golf to water polo can earn athletic scholarships for college.
College sports are may have lost their mission to educate & prepare citizens & future leaders.

STATS
According to NCAA 180,000 student-athletes receive $3.6 B in athletic scholarships in Divisions I & II each year.
Average tuition and fees at ranked public schools for out-of-state students was $21,184
The average cost or scholarship amounted to $35,087 at ranked private schools.

SOURCE:
“5 Myths About Athletic Scholarships” –
https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/myths-about-athletic-scholarships.

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