On April 23, 2015, I was interviewed by Christian Pyles and Willie Saylor of FloWrestling. Listen here.
Continue the discussion below. Here are some links and resources on the topic that will help educate the wrestling community on the state of college wrestling and how it fits into the NCAA model moving forward.
(NEW posted 6/4/15) Knight Commission Urges A Student-Centered Approach In College Sports
Athletics is education. If that can’t be proved then paying football and basketball players is inevitable and Olympic sports will be decimated.
The NCAA’s required minimum high school GPA is going to increase in 2016 from 2.0 to 2.3, and high school athletes will be required to complete 10 of their 16 required core courses before their senior year of high school.
“NCAA house of cards will collapse if we can’t demonstrate that educating stu-athletes is paramount.”
NCAA Regulations Regarding Access to Meals for Student-athletes
My take is that this is great for student-athletes. They train hard and need to fuel properly. Keep in mind that this is an additional cost above and beyond the high costs of funding athletics already.