Notre Dame has an honor code Correct? All work has to be pledged to be your own. It is easy to cheat in a honor code school but to lie and cheat is usually quickly and severely dealt with.From usatoday:
Couldn't happen to a better bunch!
Trying to give 85 young men a chance is not putting a football team over a university of 15,000 toNot the same thing... One is just not cutting it at a school academically and the other involves trying to cover it up and hope to not get caught. I'll never respect a program that puts the football team over the university[/
Giving someone a chance who actually wants an education is one thing and I bet nobody here has a problem with that. What I have a problem with is forcing a kid through a university whoTrying to give 85 young men a chance is not putting a football team over a university of 15,000 to
Sometimes when you give someone a chance - they surprise you. Audie Murphy comes to mind off top of my head.
I could not agree more. Well said.Giving someone a chance who actually wants an education is one thing and I bet nobody here has a problem with that. What I have a problem with is forcing a kid through a university who
a) has no desire whatsoever to be in school,
b) has not the slightest foundation for college level academics and
c) for the sole purpose of making the football team better.
That was not the purpose of intercollegiate athletics from the beginning. The whole paradigm as it exists today is screwed up big time.
Poignant and damning quote that will forever epitomize the gulf between higher education and pretend higher education.“We may not make a university student out of him, but if we can teach him to read and write, maybe he can work at the post office rather than as a garbageman when he gets through with his athletic career.”