Ok, here is a question. Their is a proposal to have free college in the US like they have in Europe.
Now I have a question about how this would affect college sports and athletic scholarships.
Right now parents shell out tons of money hoping their kids will get a sports scholarship. For example my SIL had full ride because of soccer. A popular high school here prides itself on the number of college scholarships its players get every year.
BUT, if college was free would their be a need for such scholarships and if so, how will this affect youth sports over all?
Thing is in Europe where college is free they dont really have college sports teams, or at least they are not like those in the US. Their its more of a club sport. Athletes between ages 18-22 (college age) just go straight into the many semi pro and pro teams from what I see (maybe the European Dopers can help here).
On women athletes, would their be a need for title 9 anymore since its reason for being was to give equal athletic scholarships?
Wow, this really could affect all American sports since many colleges might be forced to drop unprofitable sports programs. However their could be an equal rise in semipro teams.
Now when you think about it, this could affect ALL scholarships also since their really wouldnt be a need for say a music or science scholarship unless one wants to attend a private college.
What do you all think?