The Pros And Cons Of College Sports

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College sports seem to overshadow the real reason why there are institutions that provide higher education. Now, more than ever, student athletes receive more attention from universities than students who are not athletes. College sports, especially football, have changed the way universities are supported financially. Most of these sources consider how athletics are consistently being prioritized over academics in universities across the United States. The authors who believe that college sports are a distraction to students will primarily use logos to support their argument, often referencing to grades and graduation rates. Other authors who consider intercollegiate sports as something unique to American universities use pathos to describe the sense of school spirit and opportunity for scholarships that school sports may provide. To support these claims, rhetorical strategies of ethos, logos, and pathos is used throughout the sources when they include references to history, current events, statistical data, and interviews.

The author of this substantive news article is, James Bennet, who is the editorial page editor of The New York Times. This article argues that colleges fail to treat student athletes as actual students. Colleges only support their student athletes when it concerns participating in games and do not take responsibility in providing them appropriate education. There have been multiple incidents of colleges across America not being truthful about how

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