HBCU’s athletics….THE APR SUCKS…WE GOT TO DO BETTER

UPON ARRIVING AT MY DESK , I JUST FINISHED READING A TWEET FROM ROSS DELLENGER OF THE CLARION LEDGER. THE TWEET STATED THAT THE APR FOR JSU FOOTBALL WAS WELL BELOW THE NORMS AND THAT THE NCAA MIGHT BAN JSU FROM POST SEASON EVENTUALLY LEADING UP TO A PERMANENT BAN FROM THE NCAA. AS I THINK ABOUT THE DETAILS OF HIS ARTICLE, I BEGAN TO SEE WHY CONGRESS HAS CUT MOST BUDGETS AT HBCU’S. WE MUST ADVOCATE ACADEMICS FIRST BEFORE ADVOCATING FOR MORE FUNDS. MANY ATHLETES COME TO HBCU’S THINKING THAT THEY WILL GET AN AUTOMATIC BID TO THE PROS..HOWEVER, UPON LEAVING TO FULFILL THIER DREAM…THEY DROP OUT OF SCHOOL LEAVING THE UNVERSITY WITH A TON OF BAD GRADES AND WITHDRAWLS THAT COUNT AGAINST THE SCHOOL’S GRADUATION RATE. ATHLETIC DIRECTORS NEED TO INVEST TIME INTO FINDING WAYS THAT WOULD HELP THESE STUDENTS GET ON A PATH TO GRADUATING WITH A DEGREE BEFORE LEAVING SCHOOL. THE APR IS IMPORTANT TO HBCU’S WHO ARE IN THE NCAA DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE NCAA HAS STANDARDS SET UP BY ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS TOWARDS STUDENT GRADUATING. AGAIN, HBCU’S HAVE TO DO BETTER IN RECRUITING QUALIFIED STUDENTS WHO WILL GRADUATE ON TIME. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS ISSUE HERE….REAL TALK….

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