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College credit for playing football? OSU gives credit... KSU gives letter grades!

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BuckeyeInTheBoro, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    Long article, but a good read... we are mentioned and referred to several times, but at least at Ohio State it's a pass/fail and doesn't inflate the GPA.

    Varsity athletes get college class credit


    Here's some highlights:
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2004
  2. I know quite a few friends who take these classes for multiple sports, they basically break down to a repeated orientation and study tables. With athletes giving up 20 hours to practice, plus optional film and wieight room time I think they are a good idea and help the coaches supervise and keep up with their players off the field, aiding them when needed.
     
  3. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    The hilarious part about the article is how they make it out to be such a big secret. I certainly saw those classes in my course booklet, it's not like they were only known about by a select group.

    However, I would tend to agree that letter grades are not the way to go, unless they have some specific criteria for grading, like exams. I like the current system at OSU. It gives some credit for all the hours spent playing for the university, but doesn't inflate players GPA artificially.
     
  4. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    I'd rather see it the way it is than to give out grades for an exam like the one given to the Georgia basketball team.
    What color does Georgia wear for home games?
    How many players does each team play at one time? :tongue2:
     
  5. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    I got 1 hour of A every semester for football. It never did anything major to my GPA. If I had a 3.6 before I would get a 3.625. It isn't enough to make anyone eligible if they weren't before.
     
  6. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    Ell Roberson must have flunked his final !!

    :oh: :io:
     
  7. funman

    funman Rookie

    There is a lot more learning in the Buckeye football program than most college courses. Think of all the communication skils the players must develop to face the media. What about the fitness program? Tressel's Block O of Life is very valuable. Learning to work toward team goals is invaluable. A lot of growth and learning goes on in varsity athletic programs.
     
  8. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    you can get credit for taking golf or bowling.... I'd say these guys work harder for their credit than a person taking the golf or bowling class...

    I think it is a good idea, get them some credits for their work. It counts a credit hours, they still need to go through all the GEC's (I think that is what it is called at OSU) and college/major requirements to get their degree...
     
  9. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    I agree that it doesn't make a big difference as a one hour course. The reason I'd rather see sports standardized as a pass/fail option is so that some school can't jack up the credit hours to unreasonably affect grade points.

    I guess I don't see much difference between their exam and a free "A", other than the pretense of edumacation for those guys...maybe if a school wants to give out a grade, it becomes a compliance issue where they need to clear their curriculum with the NCAA?

    Unless you fail golf like me! I never dropped it, figuring there was a waitlist, and I'd get booted. My only F in college... :!
     
  10. HineyBuck

    HineyBuck Old newb

    My understanding is that KSU gives letter grades as part of its remedial reading program. If you want to learn to read, you'd better master the alphabet. And if you want to master the alphabet, start with the first few letters.
     
  11. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    Funny, I always thought that most KSU reading classes should start off with letters like:

    WKU
    ULL
    TSU
    ULM
    EIU
     
  12. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Don't forget their favorite: D-IAA:biggrin:

    The 2004 Fiesta Bowl was brought to you by the numbers "16" and "4" and the letter "L".
     
  13. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    i get credit for running track. we're only allowed to use it for one semester. part of our requirements are two phys ed classes, so it covers half of our requirements. i would say that given the hours we college athletes put in every week, we deserve that at the very least. i don't get a letter grade, but it just counts as credit towards the total needed to graduate.
     

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