Academics v.s. Athletics

United States
March 13, 2007 2:11pm CST
I just had a talk with my professor about athltics vs. academics. It seemed to me that she was all for sports but not when it conflicted with academics. She doesn't believe that students should have to miss school for sports. That students are at school to learn not to play. I, on the other hand, agree and disagree with her. I've been playing sports since I can remember and never had a problem with knowing that academics come before games or practice, but sometimes my coaches had a hard time with it. It doesn' make much sense wither because my coaches were teachers. You would think they would be the ones to understand. Instead, they think that homework is not nearly a good enough excuse to miss something that is supposed to be fun. What are your thoughts on this?
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@year3399 (173)
• China
1 Apr 07
Sport is not only physically challenging ,but it can also be mentally challenging ,criticism from coaches ,parents ,and other teammates ,as well as pressure to win can create an excessive amount of anxiety or stress for young athletes
• United States
15 Mar 07
I think there is a balance in it all. When I get back from matches, I know what homework I need to do and I do it. I figure as long as you get it done well, it doesnt matter. I think its good to work on athletics but academics are also very important as well.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I think as a nation we should concentrate more on education. Our system needs a major overhaul. Our system needs the participation of parents. At this juncture I would err on the side of sports. That may be the ticket for a few of those students. I love an educated sports star, however, there are more than a few that sports is the only thing they do well. Would be good for classes just for the sports players. They could be tailored around their schedules. Just my thoughts.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I am sure that if you talked to another Professor they would have a different opinion. I think they go hand in hand. They both have an important part in ones life.