Study Abroad at SCSU: It’s Called Soccer – Get Used To It

Study Abroad at SCSU: It’s Called Soccer – Get Used To It

Can't imagine a student life that isn't sporting? SCSU and its surrounding area has lots to offer you as a Study Abroad student. Rupert French gets off the sofa to investigate... University sports are different in America. They’re celebrated highly and the funding for them is (justifiably, depending on who you ask) large, especially in comparison to our own. Part of this is due to the way athletes are prepared for professional sports over there. Basketball, Hockey and American Football, especially, recruit through scholarships and the move in professional sports comes after college. Passing grades are still required to maintain a scholarship, and the culture of professional athletes means that young men and women are not immediately scouted and paid huge sums of money from an early age. So it's a system that is at least designed to produce athletes who are educated and well-adjusted, and so prepared for the possibility that they may not succeed in the professional sports world. When I met with Tom Lang,...
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