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Some College Athletes Read Like 5th Graders

10-18% of US college athletes in ``revenue`` sports read at an elementary school level. Some are outright illiterate.

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Some College Athletes Read Like 5th Graders. 10-18% of US college athletes in ``revenue`` sports read at an elementary school level. Some are outright illiterate.
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SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2343 Posts
Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:15:31 AM
Wow. College athletes can't read. This is like, I don`t know, like, old news re: 1960, or something?

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Friday, January 10, 2014 11:40:32 PM
No shiite, beternal. I don't know how anyone with international knowledge could think sports are an "American thing".

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1591 Posts
Friday, January 10, 2014 11:13:19 AM
Well seeing is that would be tantamount to theft I'd say bad idea.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6207 Posts
Friday, January 10, 2014 9:48:33 AM
Maybe these athletes that are 'helped` to gain their qualifications should be made to pay some of their mega salaries back into the school system. Or is that too much to ask?

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4777 Posts
Friday, January 10, 2014 9:21:01 AM
University of Alabama football program brought in ~$130.5 million in 2013, with $19.4 million of that being profit.

Every home game has an economic impact on Tuscaloosa of about $25 million.

So, the football program is not costing the University anything. It is, in fact, a money maker for the University.

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