Pellissippi State Community Sports Case Study

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For many years’ people have wondered should there be sports teams at Pellissippi State community college. A lot of people believe this would bring the kids together, there would be more school comradery. People would be proud to walk down their school hallways chanting Panther Pride. Yes, all this sounds like a great time, teams getting to travel to all the nearby schools playing different sports, sounds glorious right? Wrong in my opinion this all sounds too good to be true this is a pipe dream of people thinking Pellissippi could sustain sports teams. According to some articles some people believe the presence of athletic teams in community colleges will bring school spirit, and vast amounts of revenue for the school (Heather J. Lawrence, …show more content…
If that is the case, why have I among many other of my classmates have never heard anything about Kilgore. That is because I believe this is not a household name, a household sports team name would include Alabama, New England Patriots, Cleveland Cavaliers, there are plenty. If you have to scratch your head and wonder, then it is not a household name. So realizing that in the vast majority of sports, that community college athletics are just the red headed step child of college sports. This being said I believe that Pellissippi would tremendously be in the wrong charging students 25 dollars a semester to have athletics; a huge reason would be the lack of support from the students and the community. Especially with how everyone is crazy over The Volunteers athletics, just go down to Neyland stadium on game day and you will be astonished of how many kids do not even go to UT. They however just want to be associated with that crowd. This will be devastating if Pellissippi started their own sports teams. No one would show up because people only care about UT in this area. Along with the attitude that most millennials have today. …show more content…
Not to mention the athletes would strive for better grades maybe they are not sure about their careers but they know they want to play their particular sport, thus having to succeed in class to have the correct GPA to play on the team (Jenkins, pg.2). According to Jenkins article “many 2-year college athletes have the advantage of a sophisticated and comprehensive support system, coaches who force them to go to class and use tutors to monitor their academic progress”. But I say why stop at just the athletes and giving them an incentive to better their GPA, and spending the money on athletics. It would be much more beneficial to take the money collected each semester and spend it on school resources. Such as the new books and computer resources, and most of all making the other tutoring centers at the other Pellissippi campuses a lot more helpful to the students. That way everyone would have what they need to increase their GPA and having an easier time

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