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Michigan and Michigan State both made it to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Sweet 16. Both have games Friday. (Patch file photo)
Cathedral March 26, 2014 at 10:28 am
It is great that UM and Sparty are there again......WHAT WOULD BE GREAT IF BOTH TEAMS WERE JOINED BYRead More WISCONSIN IN THE FINAL FOUR......HOWEVER, FLORIDA TAKES IT ALL THIS YEAR!!!!
Andrea Tanner April 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm
With all the cuts to school budgets I would rather see sports budget cut than other educationalRead More expenses in the school. That is my personal thought. My son plays one sport and while I believe the sports experience is valuable I think parents should pay for it in this budget climate of "no new taxes" unless taxpayers are willing to pay more for our schools. Yes, playing is expensive but why should schools pay for my son to play when school budgets have been slashed everywhere? I don't see sports as a core educational right. I think everyone has to realize you can't have it both ways. Someone has to pay for the extras and I believe sports is an 'extra' these days. Do I like that? No. But the people we elect at all levels are making it this way--and we continue to let them. If we demand the schools to pay for sports the money has to come from somewhere. So, where? I don't think there is any 'fat' to cut on the school budget anymore. It's getting into values cuts and this is a great example of one. We are pitting programs against each other.
Dan K April 8, 2013 at 06:31 pm
Which students do you see with the consistently best grades and graduate with the most organizedRead More work habits? It's no coincidence that it's the ones involved in sports, not the introverts that go home after school to sit in front of a video screen. Supporting sports, especially 'niche' sports that are valuable to small groups of students has become more important than ever when schools are forced to cut costs by offering on line classes and parents are tempted to "home school", especially in an area like Saline where students may never otherwise meet more than three other friends. The peer support and role modeling offered by other high achieving individuals means that sports become more important than ever as a vehicle for teaching children values, organization, and ethics- note that physical education isn't the top three on this list.
Dan K April 11, 2013 at 11:08 am
Greg's logic is internally inconsistent. He notes that the pay scale is already tiered when youRead More choose to play a sport with more expensive clothing costs (you may note the huge number of cross country runners). He also ignores the subsidy he pays for community sports, and the facility he pays for. If he chooses for his children to compete at a lower level (which will come at a lower cost, and more complaints), costs can go down.
Lee Zendel February 25, 2013 at 05:45 pm
Mike- Sort of sad that you have expended all that intellectual energy on a football team thatRead More basically has an about 50+ year record of failure. What is it they say about insanity ?