College Commitments 2020 Aug 25, 2020 22:32:56 GMT -5
Post by kinrunner on Aug 25, 2020 22:32:56 GMT -5
Aug 25, 2020 18:08:39 GMT -5 Anonymous said:I think that UBC went a bit overboard. They already had a good crop of rookies last year, and I presume that funding is likely drying up due to Covid. Are these athletes going to be offered the same amenities as previous years? UBC is already notorious for their low budget/ high performance mentality. UBC aside, are any of these schools prepared to offer these athletes adequate support?
This is unequivocally false! I came from Queen's where we had no guys money and one women's scholarship (every couple years) with no fully paid coaches, and year after year we had athletes improving, finishing their degrees, and on national teams, so trust me when I say we are not low budget and only high performance here at UBC!
I think the COVID situation will hit every school differently depending on the make up of their fees and department revenue generation. Perhaps more importantly, the general taste for athletics across the greater administration of each university. Will the post / current COVID world at UBC appear different- it will! I believe we are in a position to more than adequately take care of our athletes within the parameters set forth in this new COVID landscape.
Let's play nice in the sandbox and not bash these athletes for making an excellent academic and athletic choice! Just because one has an excellent class one year doesn't mean you don't recruit the next year. We are a senior heavy roster and looking to pass the torch down from our soon to graduate seniors. Having outstanding student athletes around raises the floor and ceiling for every athlete and every program. Believing it or not at Queen's, we got to where we were because Guelph was so strong- we were always chasing them ( and subsequently, Toronto and Laval). They brought the league up to where it is now. Strong teams are crucial for the health of the league and only a negative if we aren't all striving to constantly be better and improve our student athletes and their college experiences.