Here is a sport topic to chew on. Ever heard of the “Sport Specific Major” movement? Here is the theory. Collegiate athletes spend countless hours perfecting their craft in college, but get no academic credit. They all intend to pursue their sport as a career, but there are no guarantees. Many may end up in careers in the field associated with their sport, but never make it professional actually playing that sport. “It’s different”. Or is it?How is that different than a dancer in Fine Arts? The cello player? The thespian? The English major who never writes a book? Why are these degrees and activities considered “legitimate” and students applauded for the drive and dedication they take to perfect their craft, but not the baseball player or lacrosse athlete? Why not give a college athlete the opportunity to achieve a degree in their chosen field? A “sports specific major”. No, they don’t get a free pass and just go to practice, but they get a certain amount of “credit” for the hours they commit to perfect their craft. Then add in marketing, business law, management, finance classses as requirements, but give them credit for what they practice in the field or on the court. Perhaps they don’t become a NFL or MLB star, but maybe they become a HS, college or minor league coach, a HS Athletic director, a scout. There are a million options and routes, just like there is for the actor who never makes a film or commercial. Sounds like several colleges are considering starting programs along these lines. Your thoughts?