Why not just give the college athlete class credits for the sports that they are participating in….Look at all the time they spend on their sport…Every sport takes hours of time over several months….There is much learning/educating involved in studying and learning the plays and watching all the video to learn what the opposing teams are doing…
Give three hours of credit in the Fall and then three more in the Spring for football….You look at all the Fall time spent on the field and in the classroom and then the football players turn around and do much of the same in the Spring, with all of the time in the weight room and time spent in Spring practice….Allow 6 hours of credit each year, with three hours per semester and count the hours toward the 120 or 128, or whatever amount of hours that they need to graduate….
The Sports credits could be applied toward a PE class or count it as an elective….
Athletes spend loads of time on the field and on the court and why not make it count toward something that they can use toward seeking to acquire their diploma….
Give college class credits to the athletes for the sports that they are playing and in many cases they will receive and honest ‘A’ for a change…..I would say no grade lower than a C for the time you have put in and it could be that the starters get an automatic ‘A’, the second team a ‘B’ and then so on, with no grade lower than a ‘C’….
Get some credit for the time you put into your sport and maybe you won’t have to go looking for all of the easy A’s and B’s elsewhere….
*****You may say that the Student-Athlete already receives a scholarship with FREE room and board, FREE books, FREE classes and a FREE education, but the sports that commit to, are also a part of their of their education….*****