Violence: University and College Sports Essay

Submitted By thompsontori22
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College sports: Is it time to change the game?

College sports are a big part of today’s society. Lots of teens choose the college they want to go to because of the sports offered at the college or the teams. College football should be abolished because of the useless costs, risk factor and it has no academic purpose to the students. Lots of critics want it gone. Students do not realize but a big portion of their tuition they are paying for school is not for the education part but it is to fund the football program. Students are paying for the expenses of the weight room, protein for the athletes and equipment. All just to watch them play for a discounted ticket. Author Buzz Bissinger states “The average student gets nothing from football programs that remain sacrosanct despite tuition increases” (169-171). Football programs are just outrageously expensive. If they just cut back on some of the things they spend money on it would save on so much. The risk factor that college football brings for a student is terrible. Buzz Bissinger also believes “There are the medical dangers of football in general caused by head trauma over repetitive hits” (169-171). Hitting and tackling all the time takes a toll on the body eventually and leads up to concussions. Even just one hard hit can cause them. This is most diffidently not a good thing for a full time college student who needs to be studying to and doing homework. College football has zero academic purpose to it at all. Author Buzz Bissinger states “In more than 20 years I’ve spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything to do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics”(169-171). College football is more of a distraction for the students from their academic work. Author Buzz Bissinger tells us again “Football only provide the thickets layer of distraction in an atmosphere in which colleges…