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NURSEOVA

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The million dollar question


Imho, it is overall not, it is a passtime mainly for wealthy alumni. We went from a nice comfortable regional school in the early 60s to a world respected institution during a time when the football team and usually basketball were an amusing drinking diversion on Saturday, with 2 wins a year. Maybe if you are Va Tech your team may get you some more applicants, but at U.Va the acceptance rate is so low that we do not need more people wanting to come here. Half the University is the Medical Center which has even less to do with athletics. I love U.Va. Sports for the last 60 years, but in my heart I truly do not think that for the majority of students, athletics is anything more than a mild diversion, not central to their education at all. It is the equivalent of a semi pro team that is fun to support. I cannot in any light justify the activities fees for example. By the way, am not going off on you at all, just frustrated that we never seem to take a step back and ask your question. whether mens golf , or football, should be a club sport like rugby.

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Posted: 06/28/2020 at 2:16PM



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