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EBN

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Uh-oh, now we're back to disagreeing


"Academic stresses, social stresses, financial stresses affect non-student athletes WAY MORE."

That's simply not true.

There's no doubt that student-athletes are granted certain privileges. But they work EXTREMELY hard for them...a helluva lot harder than I did in college I assure you. In addition to the normal academic rigors, HOURS of practice every day. Keep your grades up or lose the scholarship you depend on. Get injured or even contract COVID and you lose fitness and potentially your season. Coaches demand top performance...school is secondary. As far as social stresses, they're the same as any kid...plus they have to overcome stereotypes that athletes are intellectually inferior, didn't earn their spot, etc.

I'm not downplaying the pressures that every college kid faces or that you should somehow feel sympathetic to student-athletes. But to suggest that NARPs have it easier in school is far from reality.

(In response to this post by eastside Buff)

Posted: 03/31/2021 at 4:08PM



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