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05-16-2013, 06:49 PM
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MiamiHockey
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Originally Posted by FreddtFoyle View Post
Your bias? The holier-than-thou attitude about "top academic schools" and how everyone else pays their players.
Fair enough. Not my intention, but it is what it is.

I do agree with you, incidentally, with one exception. There are, indeed, legitimate financial awards being given out to athletes based on academic performance (e.g., one school I am familiar with gives their athletes $3000 per year conditional on them maintaining a GPA > 3.0). And, in my opinion, that's exactly how it should be. Not every CIS hockey player needs to work on Bay Street after graduation.

But, let's not kid ourselves, there are schools providing sources of funding outside of that. And those schools, more often than not, are the ones that struggle to attract student-athletes based on the merits of the academic program. That's all I'm saying.

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