Comfortability In A College

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Viewed as a mecca for top notch basketball talent and one of the most historic programs in the nation, the University of Louisville is broadly known for their winning tradition, ,accumulating three NCAA National Championships and 10 Final Four visits in over 40 March Madness appearances. The Cardinals understands what it takes to be a winner, founded on the belief of holding oneself to the highest possible standards on and off the field, the Cards however find themselves facing a potential downfall after allegations of a sexual scandal involving the school’s basketball team in 2014. In a book titled Breaking Cardinals Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen, rumors of sex orientated recruitment strategies involving recruits and current players,…show more content…
Anyone who ever experienced the process of visiting college campuses knows it's about feeling at home while there. Being happy with the area, staff, and community surrounding the school is hard for most to do through just a visit.In most instances, interacting with those different features of college makes it easier to gain that comfortability and what’s a better way of interacting at college than through parties. As a current college student myself, I would say even after all the walkthroughs and meetings around campus, I probably felt the most welcomed to the university community after attending the social nightlife of college. I believe that in planning these alleged private functions featuring staff members, players, and exotic dancers helped create a sense of comfortability for the recruits. Attending events, such as the ones organized by Andre McGee and Katrina Powell, potentially displayed to the recruits that upon their commitment to the university there will be the presence of beautiful women, money, and fun provided to them. All of which would sound unbelievably awesome to a high school athlete entering college. When looking at this sex scandal with a societal construct point of view, the actions of Mr. McGee and Ms. Powell seems…show more content…
Going above and beyond to promote the successful of your sports program should be admired, but not at the cost of damaging the reputation of your school. What McGee and Powell did was wrong and they should face punishment for their actions. One question Ben and I raised during our presentation was if the class believed McGee should be allowed back into collegiate basketball operations and I have to say I personally believe he does. Even though I understand that he should be punished for his involvement in the scandal, I also believe that his intentions came from a well-thought place and he deserves a second
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