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To Play or Not to Play: College Sports and Academics

I am of two minds when my students consider playing sports in college. Those recruited and hoping to continue following their athletic passion can surely increase their admissibility at many selective colleges.  As we know, schools aim to construct a class of students who bring diverse skills and abilities; one year a selective liberal arts […]

Colleges Cut Costs By Cutting Sports

Yesterday I mentioned that the economic downturn has affected faculty recruitment at many universities, including the University of California system. Thus budget cutbacks are having a negative impact on the educational experience of students. Universities are also cutting sports–or at least slashing their budgets.  Very few NCAA sports programs break even, and even fewer make […]

More Volleyball at Colorado Crossroads

This weekend I’ll be back at the Denver Convention Center dispensing Great College Advice to volleyball players and their families participating in the Colorado Crossroads national qualifier volleyball tournament. It’s great fun talking to families about obtaining sports scholarships, the differences between NCAA Division 1 and NCAA Division 3 (see my post here), and how […]