Here is an interesting article on sports scholarships. Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships – New York Times.
My favorite part is the recommendation by the NCAA president, Myles Brand, to focus on academics. 💡 What a concept. It is school after all.
Instead, Mr. Brand (president of NCAA) said, families should focus on academics.
“The real opportunity is taking advantage of how eager institutions are to reward good students,” he said. “In America’s colleges, there is a system of discounting for academic achievement. Most people with good academic records aren’t paying full sticker price. We don’t want people to stop playing sports; it’s good for them. But the best opportunity available is to try to improve one’s academic qualifications.” The math of athletic scholarships is complicated and widely misunderstood.
(Via NY Times.)