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INFIDEL
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Academic scholarship and playing sports
Can a player be on academic scholarship and play sports?


ibleedprplngld
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re: Academic scholarship and playing sports
Yes.


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Fus0623
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Preferred Walk On


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MMauler
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re: Academic scholarship and playing sports
For football, if he gets in a game, he counts against the 85 total allowed.
This post was edited on 7/18 at 12:40 am


LSU1SLU
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re: Academic scholarship and playing sports
Baseball does this all the time


mikelbr
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Baseball does this all the time


Was coming say this very thing. It's also common in other smaller sports. Gymnastics(not so small these days), Tennis, Golf. Really helps the team out if a good athlete is a nerd too.
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Hold That Tiger 10
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Baseball has no choice. I really hate the scholarship limits on baseball. Its ridiculous.

I wonder how many of them are awarded academic scholarships for baseball, and other sports with low scholarship limits, that otherwise wouldn't have gotten a scholarship if it wasn't for the sport. Seems like a loophole for universities that do/can afford to do this.


PrideofTheSEC
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Always wondered about this, what about tops for an in-state baseball player? If he doesn't have a Scholly, can he still use tops?


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mikelbr
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I wonder how many of them are awarded academic scholarships for baseball, and other sports with low scholarship limits, that otherwise wouldn't have gotten a scholarship if it wasn't for the sport. Seems like a loophole for universities that do/can afford to do this.


TOPS has really helped in-state baseball recruiting for all the schools not just LSU.


rookietiger995
Member since Jul 2016
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TOPS is HUGE for baseball!!! Let's say you have 2 recruits. 1 from La and 1 Out of State. My understanding is it will cost the In state kid around 22K to attend school(All IN). TOPS accounts for around 35% of the total cost. LSU throws a partial at usually 25% and now that kid is at 60%...not bad! OOS kid may cost closer to 35 or 40K per year. No TOPS for him so LSU has to throw more $$ his way to drive the cost down for him to attend. That player may have to eat up 60 to 75% or more of the actual baseball monies unless he get some other academic type stuff. 11.7 SUCKS and needs to be addressed! Heard the story of the Coastal Carolina guy that came out of school like 150k in Student Loan debt... just sickening!!


mikelbr
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TOPS is HUGE for baseball!!! Let's say you have 2 recruits. 1 from La and 1 Out of State. My understanding is it will cost the In state kid around 22K to attend school(All IN). TOPS accounts for around 35% of the total cost.


Yea I think I heard Charlie discussing this very topic during a game last year or two.

Hard to fathom a starter on a varsity sport having student loan debt. That is fricked up.
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junkfunky
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Baseball has no choice. I really hate the scholarship limits on baseball. Its ridiculous.


Hopefully a couple of brave men put on wigs and destroy title ix from the inside.


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BayouBengals18
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Hard to fathom a starter on a varsity sport having student loan debt. That is fricked up.


Title IX


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Number 31
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re: Academic scholarship and playing sports
Yes


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Tarpon08
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Also, baseball attracts kids from a much higher socioeconomic status than football does. Travel ball has priced many poorer kids out at a younger age. A lot of the really good players come from parents who can afford to pay for college.
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Geauxlden Eagle
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278 mi E of God's Country
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Baseball has no choice. I really hate the scholarship limits on baseball. Its ridiculous


Good thing "genders don't play sports, athletes do"

Thanks Title IX


INFIDEL
LSU Fan
The couch
Member since Aug 2006
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So, if a preferred walkon plays in a sport like football then he has to go towards your athletic scholarship total, but not so with baseball?

That answers the question I was having with a softball player being on academic scholly.


PortCityMadMan
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No a walk on who plays in any sport does not count against the scholarship limit. That guy has no idea what he is talking about.


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go ta hell ole miss
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TOPS has really helped in-state baseball recruiting for all the schools not just LSU.


It is borderline unfair for schools in other states when competing against LSU, though.


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