No More Playing Favorites: Reconsidering the Conclusive Congressional Presumption that Intercollegiate Athletics are Substantially Related to Educational Purposes – Note by Gabriel Morgan

From Volume 81, Number 1 (November 2007)

Athletic competition strengthens not only athletes’ bodies, but also their minds by training them in the values of self-discipline, self-sacrifice, hard work, and the pursuit of excellence. In addition, athletes learn important lessons on social values, such as leadership, cooperation, camaraderie, and collective responsibility through participation in competitive events. The ability of athletic competitions to instill such desirable values in their participants potentially enables intercollegiate athletics to further traditional educational goals by supplementing and enriching the academic experience of student-athletes with valuable life lessons.



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