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Eastern Washington University faculty heretics propose cutting sports to pay for academics
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-21 05:53|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10799 views ]  Top

#1 It's just crazy talk, a slippery slope. There is more to education than learning and knowledge. Such a suggestion clearly violates academic core values such as group think, proper self-esteem, diversity and inclusion.

[sarc off]
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-21 06:26||   2020-02-21 06:26|| Front Page Top

#2 While you're at it, how about a review of department and courses that do not aid gainful employment for graduates in their field of study.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-02-21 06:59||   2020-02-21 06:59|| Front Page Top

#3 Bassetbaw Jones...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-02-21 08:15||   2020-02-21 08:15|| Front Page Top

#4 More money grabbing by the over paid, useless academics.
Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2020-02-21 08:22||   2020-02-21 08:22|| Front Page Top

#5 Taxpayer supported farm teams for multi billion dollar NBA and NFL.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-02-21 08:36||   2020-02-21 08:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Imagine if the Money in Sports were applied to Cancer Research instead.
Posted by Skidmark 2020-02-21 09:18||   2020-02-21 09:18|| Front Page Top

#7 I don't want to hear another f*cking word about underpaid school teachers until LeBron is getting minimum wage...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-02-21 09:37||   2020-02-21 09:37|| Front Page Top

#8 Yep courses that dont raise pay above graduate average should get lumbered with the tuition loan
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-02-21 09:42||   2020-02-21 09:42|| Front Page Top

#9 I guess cutting back on vice chancellors, diversity coordinators and deputy assistant provosts was out of the question.
Posted by Raj 2020-02-21 09:52||   2020-02-21 09:52|| Front Page Top

#10 As long as the athletic department is a profit center, let it be. But I don't understand why it should be subsidized.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-02-21 09:58||   2020-02-21 09:58|| Front Page Top

#11 Only a few NCAA sports teams generate a profit. Football teams with a national following and/or that regularly go to postseason big TV audience bowls
Posted by Lex 2020-02-21 10:11||   2020-02-21 10:11|| Front Page Top

#12 I'd guess only a very very tiny selection of wymyn's teams generate appreciable revenue
Posted by Frank G 2020-02-21 10:48||   2020-02-21 10:48|| Front Page Top

#13 If athletics aren't a profit center, they should be reigned in. Let the NFL and NBA provide their own farm teams.

(And I'm a huge sports fan, but its silly to pretend that "student athletes" these days are anything of the sort.)
Posted by Crusader 2020-02-21 11:14||   2020-02-21 11:14|| Front Page Top

#14 Let the NFL and NBA provide their own farm teams.

Good idea. Then, like Major League Baseball, prospective players would no longer have to pretend that they are students.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-02-21 12:52||   2020-02-21 12:52|| Front Page Top

#15 I remember back in the caveman days the football players were constantly looking for "gut" courses they could take stay eligible. So a bunch of them signed up for Music Appreciation....big mistake. They had to be able to listen to about 5 notes and then identify, the piece, who wrote it, and when. Oh the lamentations of der women.
Posted by Thaith Elmeresing6163 2020-02-21 22:30||   2020-02-21 22:30|| Front Page Top

#16 The aren't proposing subsidies for the math, engineering, physics or chemistry departments. Those, like sports, don't require subsidies.
Posted by Iblis 2020-02-21 23:03||   2020-02-21 23:03|| Front Page Top

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