Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pursuing athletic scholarships

Good article in last Sunday's Dallas Morning News on athletic scholarships. The reporter, Brandon George, asks parents: If you had it to do again, would you go to the trouble and expense of training up your child for college sports?


Yes. Parents felt their kids had benefitted from structure, education and "life experiences."

And definitely not...for the scholarship money. When it was there at all, those dollars turned out to be far less than the parents bargained for.

"It definitely wouldn't be worth it from a money perspective if you look at it that way," said Tom Geppert, whose son, Scott, was a senior forward for SMU's soccer team last season, told the Morning News. The full piece is here.
Bill Pennington had a similar piece in the New York Times last March.

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