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With the game's final moments ticking away, but a second consecutive basketball national championship already clinched, the five young men most responsible for Florida basketball's greatest moments stayed on ...

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#43
Apr 3, 2007
 
Jason wrote:
I've never understood why sports are linked so closely to academic institutions in this country. Actually it's pretty disturbing that sports championships get more attention and praise than academic accomplishments. I guess it just shows where our priorities are.
UF has many academic accomplishments. Think of that he next time you drink Gatorade.
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Apr 3, 2007
 
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ohio state was not "clearly outmatched by far" they just missed their 3's. you can't beat any team, let alone a good one, shooting 4 for 24 from 3 point land. ohio state could have very easily won the game.
Gosh, I thought counting baskets was why they played. If you can't score, you can't win.
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Jason wrote:
I've never understood why sports are linked so closely to academic institutions in this country. Actually it's pretty disturbing that sports championships get more attention and praise than academic accomplishments. I guess it just shows where our priorities are.
You weenie- unlike academics, sports are based on COMPETITION, which you liberal, whiny folk run from. Bet you skipped PE all through school. No single other event builds more character, team work and life skills than sports. The sports programs pay for your academics, it was sports that inspired the UF to invent Gatorade which brings millions to the school. Even in high school, it's the sports that make the school even theough the liberals try to squash healthy competition and FUN!
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OSU has the largest sports department in the country. Over 100 million dollars- largest in the country
Who cares? The Gators are the National Champions in football and basketball, UF has the formula and it ain't how much your gym cost!!

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fan wrote:
ohio state was not "clearly outmatched by far" they just missed their 3's. you can't beat any team, let alone a good one, shooting 4 for 24 from 3 point land. ohio state could have very easily won the game.
4 for 24 > Sounds like a bad shooting team to me. The name of the game is to put the basketball in the basket, and, stop the other team from doing so. Florida did > Ohio State didn't. Hang another championship banner for Florida and the SEC.

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Because I go to orlandosentinel.com to check out stories from my hometown and that's the top story. Which links to this board. I'm not on a message board about sports, I'm on a message board linked from a newspaper article.

As for being envious.. how can I be? I don't care. Florida is a pretty good school as far as Florida schools and state schools go - it's certainly a better school than FSU... but the POINT is these are SCHOOLS. This isn't about UF specifically or Ohio.. or any other specific school.

It's about how sports seems to overshadow anything else at ALL American schools. This is EXTREMELY disturbing. Sports are good, I like sports.. I watch sports... I don't watch college sports... because SPORTS have nothing to do with COLLEGE (or at least they shouldn't).
I respect your opinion Jason. Here is mine > I don't believe sports at American universities have hindered academics for anyone. Not everyone is a scholar at heart. I know there are some athletes in college who are very weak academically. But, they are good at sports. And, being in college does give them an opportunity to better themselves in life. I think college sports is the epitome of sports as a whole. Sure, some of it is getting a little overboard, but, that is the nature of the beast. College sports is what a majority of the students and alumni want. Look at the tremendous crowds at the college games. If there are people who don't like college sports ... they don't have to go to the games, or support the athletic department. This country is a sports crazy nation. A lot people want college athletics as part of their sports package. Anyway, college sports is here to stay.
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OSU has the largest sports department in the country. Over 100 million dollars- largest in the country
Your Buckeyes are a joke!
All the money can't buy a title!

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Who really cares wrote:
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Your Buckeyes are a joke!
All the money can't buy a title!
It bought 5 more then Fla!
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D Lucille wrote:
<quoted text>You weenie- unlike academics, sports are based on COMPETITION, which you liberal, whiny folk run from. Bet you skipped PE all through school. No single other event builds more character, team work and life skills than sports. The sports programs pay for your academics, it was sports that inspired the UF to invent Gatorade which brings millions to the school. Even in high school, it's the sports that make the school even theough the liberals try to squash healthy competition and FUN!
You've certainly shown your intelligence by judging my political postion based solely on my location.

You also failed to read my other posts. Sports ARE important - as I've said previously. But in an EDUCATIONAL institution, they should not
overshadow the academics as they do now. How many people know of UF's academic accomplishments? How many people know of their sports accomplishments? How many people will decide to go to UF because they only know of UF because of their athletic accomplishments.

When I say our PRIORITIES are screwed up, I'm talking about just that. The point is that the academic are MORE IMPORTANT in an ACADEMIC INSTITUTION than the sports. Although you have to make me out to be some sports hater that skipped PE class, that's not what I'm saying at all.

Sports are great. Healthy competition, excercise, fun.. these are all important things. Everyone should participate in some type of athletic activity. But all these things have nothing to do with the purpose of a university - that is to educate.

The fact that good sports teams are what bring in funds is what is saddest of all. It's quite pathetic when schools cannot get enough funding unless they have good athletic programs.

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<quoted text>I respect your opinion Jason. Here is mine > I don't believe sports at American universities have hindered academics for anyone. Not everyone is a scholar at heart. I know there are some athletes in college who are very weak academically. But, they are good at sports. And, being in college does give them an opportunity to better themselves in life. I think college sports is the epitome of sports as a whole. Sure, some of it is getting a little overboard, but, that is the nature of the beast. College sports is what a majority of the students and alumni want. Look at the tremendous crowds at the college games. If there are people who don't like college sports ... they don't have to go to the games, or support the athletic department. This country is a sports crazy nation. A lot people want college athletics as part of their sports package. Anyway, college sports is here to stay.
It is definitely here to stay. Most people definitely want it. Most people also voted to re-elect Bush and supported going to Iraq. I don't think just because "most people" want something it makes it good or right.

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It is definitely here to stay. Most people definitely want it. Most people also voted to re-elect Bush and supported going to Iraq. I don't think just because "most people" want something it makes it good or right.
So, Jason, what makes what you want good or right?

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