Academic Rigor Booted by December College Football

How logical is it to have stadium-packed college football fans rooting on their team the weekend preceding final exams? Believe it or not, this occurs each and every December. During this 2010 season, Division I Conference Championship games were played on Saturday with final exams starting within two days at some of our nations’ top universities including: UCLA, University of Florida, Auburn University, University of Oregon, and Oregon State.

December college football games interfere with student academics in preparing for finals and completing semester ending projects. Division I conference championship games and Division IAA-Football Championship Series (“FCS”) playoff games lure students away from vital studying time that college administrators and NCAA officials should be more concerned about. College football is terrific however simple scheduling modifications can eliminate these games from compromising academic objectives each fall. This season the five week FCS playoff system resulted in 14 of the 20 schools having playoff conflicts. These playoff conflicts resulted in six schools having playoff games during final exam period and eight schools having playoff games within two days of final exams commencing.

The entire article “Academic Rigor Booted By December College Football” also includes a captivating experience involving the author and a student that reflects how many students lack the discipline and maturity to place academic priorities higher than attending football games during a final exam week.

Unfortunately many students do not have the maturity to make academic endeavors the priority over the buildup and hoopla of end of seasonUFABET สูตรแทงบอลเต็ง championship and playoff games. Finding the right balance between December college football and academic rigor can be accomplished through two straightforward recommendations:

• Beginning Division I football schedules a week earlier.
• Compressing the Division IAA/FCS playoff schedule from five weeks to three that results in lowering the schools involved from 20 to 8. An alternative would be to have the first two rounds of playoffs in late November with the remaining three rounds played in the last two weeks in December and the first week in January.