ERIC Number: ED508879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Does Playing for a National Championship Adversely Impact Grades of Student Athletes?
Fenster, Mark J.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, Apr 11, 2007)
In NCAA Divisions I-AA, II and III, there has been a single-elimination playoff system to determine football's national championships for over 25 years. In the same weeks that student athletes compete in the playoffs, they would be finishing their fall semester work and (perhaps) taking final exams. For athletes at XYZ, the demands made on a football player were made even more demanding by the success of the team. And football players at XYZ were able to handle the increased demands of playing lengthy seasons, even when those lengthy seasons conflicted with the final exam schedule, with no detriment in their grades. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A