New Athletic Director at University of Hawaii-Hilo
The University of Hawaii-Hilo has named Dexter Irvin to be its new athletic director.
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#1 Sep 3, 2009
yeah, cut some more teachers to pay for another one.
#2 Sep 3, 2009
"...and there are reduced academic requirements for student athletes. Standardized testing and grade point averages can be bypassed in the name of improving the football team. But standards are not reduced solely for student athletes, because their disruptive and retarding presence in the classroom creates a downward drag on educational quality across the board..."
"Questions continue to lurk under suface of recruiting" by Taylor Bell, Chicago Sun Times Dec. 17, 1999 states:
"racial bias in collegiate recruiting adversely effects both minority and non-minority students."
Returning to the first article:
"...athletes now set the standards of behavior in many sports. In the game, there is trash talking, preening and showboating, and poor sportsmanship. Outside the game there is profligacy, degeneracy, misogyny, and crime..."
Academic students continue to have to pay for scholarships and priviledges for athletes, whose academic requirements are far below what it takes for them to either enter college, or earn scholarships; while most academic students will receive none of the perks athletes are given, despite being the ones who both pay for the University survival, and continue its academic existence.
#3 Sep 3, 2009
As a matter of Civil rights, academic students are required to achieve considerably higher standards than anyone who happens to be needed by a sports team, then will be forced to pay for someone who is less qualified to attend school. Academic students will pay for the expenses related to equipping and maintaining sports complexes, but denied equal access or use of them. Academic students will pay for housing, catering, travel and tutoring of other students, but will not be given access to these same facilities and resources, which are segregated for athletes only.
#4 Sep 6, 2009
The icing on the cake was the recent scandal with the University student from Tennessee who went on to play for the Chicago Bulls, and it turns out he not only couldn't pass the ACT, he had someone else take it for him. So, he was ineligible for the NBA draft, because under the current system, their draftees are all "students" either H.S. or college, and must be in good atheletic and academic standings in order to participate in collegiate/school sports and the NBA draft. So, since the Chicago Bulls and the NBA have done NOTHING to remove this man from the game, and he was ineligible to join the NBA, it's time to put ALL pro sports OFF CAMPUS. If the current system is so legitimate, why is the man still playing?
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