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Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah.... Why not ban arts programs for non-art majors? Why not ban on campus eateries, they can go off campus I guess.... While we are at it, lets ban all non-academic functions with education... long live the abacas

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Well here's his problem, he doesn't know what college is for. If all you want is a job, go to a trade school. College is about opening your mind to seek new horizons.

Football only provides the thickest layer of distraction in an atmosphere in which colleges and universities these days are all about distraction, nursing an obsession with the social well-being of students as opposed to the obsession that they are there for the vital and single purpose of learning as much as they can to compete in the brutal realities of the global economy.

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Not to mention, I'm a little baffled how a game played at max, 8 times at home, typically on a Saturday (a non-class day) over the course of a whole year is somehow a major distraction to those there for an education.

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Well here's his problem, he doesn't know what college is for. If all you want is a job, go to a trade school. College is about opening your mind to seek new horizons.

Football only provides the thickest layer of distraction in an atmosphere in which colleges and universities these days are all about distraction, nursing an obsession with the social well-being of students as opposed to the obsession that they are there for the vital and single purpose of learning as much as they can to compete in the brutal realities of the global economy.

what the hell does that mean? how does watching football open your mind?

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Not to mention, I'm a little baffled how a game played at max, 8 times at home, typically on a Saturday (a non-class day) over the course of a whole year is somehow a major distraction to those there for an education.

I didn't read the article but athletics suck all kinds of financial resources away from a school. Imagine what USF could do academically with the $13M per year they charge students for their athletic fees. that medical learning center downtown cost $38M. they could build something similar every three years and pay cash if they didn't have the athletic drain.

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Well here's his problem, he doesn't know what college is for. If all you want is a job, go to a trade school. College is about opening your mind to seek new horizons.

Football only provides the thickest layer of distraction in an atmosphere in which colleges and universities these days are all about distraction, nursing an obsession with the social well-being of students as opposed to the obsession that they are there for the vital and single purpose of learning as much as they can to compete in the brutal realities of the global economy.

what the hell does that mean? how does watching football open your mind?

I was referring to the underlined section.

Big Time Football is just one of many things to be experienced while in college.

College is absolutely NOT about single-mindedly tarining yourself for a job.

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Not to mention, I'm a little baffled how a game played at max, 8 times at home, typically on a Saturday (a non-class day) over the course of a whole year is somehow a major distraction to those there for an education.

I didn't read the article but athletics suck all kinds of financial resources away from a school. Imagine what USF could do academically with the $13M per year they charge students for their athletic fees. that medical learning center downtown cost $38M. they could build something similar every three years and pay cash if they didn't have the athletic drain.

Why are you here? Why do you post on the athletic board. You've made it abundantly clear that you hate athletics. Do you really think that you are going to change any minds here? You remind me of some kid that used to sit next to me at B-o-B in the Marshall Center, he would say over and over again how bad atheltics are for a University. He had/has no social skills. Social skills are extremely important in the business world. There are hundreds of thousands of kids graduating every year. Without social skills for interviews some of them will have a much harder time landing a job. Football/sports in general help develop those skills that will benefit them tremendously later in life.

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Not to mention, I'm a little baffled how a game played at max, 8 times at home, typically on a Saturday (a non-class day) over the course of a whole year is somehow a major distraction to those there for an education.

I didn't read the article but athletics suck all kinds of financial resources away from a school. Imagine what USF could do academically with the $13M per year they charge students for their athletic fees. that medical learning center downtown cost $38M. they could build something similar every three years and pay cash if they didn't have the athletic drain.

I hate to tell you this, but the medical learning center is designed as a revenue generating building. It is by no means paid for by student tuitions, but private money. I alone popped in over $28k, and I am not a student... USF Health is a revenue generating aspect of the university system, much like athletics.....

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Well here's his problem, he doesn't know what college is for. If all you want is a job, go to a trade school. College is about opening your mind to seek new horizons.

Football only provides the thickest layer of distraction in an atmosphere in which colleges and universities these days are all about distraction, nursing an obsession with the social well-being of students as opposed to the obsession that they are there for the vital and single purpose of learning as much as they can to compete in the brutal realities of the global economy.

what the hell does that mean? how does watching football open your mind?

I was referring to the underlined section.

Big Time Football is just one of many things to be experienced while in college.

College is absolutely NOT about single-mindedly tarining yourself for a job.

so people who don't go to a football factory don't have a well rounded college experience?

sorry but the entire reason for a college to exist is to train young people for a job.

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