I'm a huge college sports fan. I love watching college sports whenever I can. But, I have a complaint about college athletics as a whole. It's that basically these big time eventual superstars, at the professional level, are treated as pro athletes on their respective campuses. As summer camps get bigger and bigger and farther away from the athletes homes agents have a greater impact on the athlete.
So, who is looking out for these athletes? Is it the universities? Is it their coach? It most certainly isn't the university because no matter what the athlete is doing away from the field, court whatever it is they play on the school is making money based on their athletic success. It should be their coach but most of the time it isn't....college athletics is just as much a business as professional sports. In college it's just they try to mix in an education along with the sport. Now, I'm sure some of you are disagreeing with me...but I'm not talking about all of college being like that..just the athletic departments.
So, is it fair that the universities get punished when it was the athletes mistake? I don't think the universities should get punished. Here's why. Why are we punishing these univerisites for the mistakes of an adult? Why are we making these universities be accountable for the athletes..we don't make universities be accountalbe for non-athletes. College is about preparing you for real life. How is holding the athletes hand throughout the four years(or however long they're in college for) help them in real life. They have to learn that they, not the university or anyone else, are responsible for themself. I'm not sure what the university can do to punish the athlete...but there has to be something.
What do you think about all of this? Leave thoughts or comments. As always thanks for reading.