I think some folks with sports management and communications degrees might very much disagree with you. Many non-pro athlete and nonathlete students who are interested in sports go into those majors. I know several graduates of such programs with great jobs in those fields. [emoji106]
I dont understand the perception that a sports management or communications major would be any less valid or challenging than, say, a business management and communications major, tbh.
That said, did Trai graduate? Looks like he might have had a couple internship-type jobs (since each lasted several months apiece). Im speculating. ... Im still catching up on this thread.
Certainly... as I said... *some* schools, not all.
There are schools where the athletic program is important enough to, let's say facilitate
the academic performance of athletes who might otherwise struggle. The Big 10 school I attended gave top priority in scheduling to athletes, provided personal tutors as necessary, often had separate sections for certain classes specifically for athletes, have certain majors they steer athletes into... And still occasionally would have difficulty keeping certain star athletes at an acceptable GPA to maintain their qualification.
Not that anybody cares how the athletes are *really* doing academically...
After years of making the case that the education of athletes is paramount, the NCAA now says it has no legal responsibility to make sure education is actually delivered.
Now, this guy was far from a star athlete, and I have no idea how important the sports program is to St Johns... just saying that some programs may not actually be geared to those who want to pursue a professional career.
Oh, and, yes, the school confirmed that he graduated.
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