Tag Archives: College Sports

Shortcut to academic credit

Need 3 Quick Credits to Play Ball? Call Western Oklahoma | Brad Wolverton | Chronicle of Higher Education | 16 November, 2012

You’ve probably never heard of Western Oklahoma State College. But call almost any major athletics department, and staff there know it well.

Its name comes up whenever athletes get themselves in a jam: They’ve failed a class. They’ve dropped another. Maybe they’re just short on credits. But they still want to play.


As Cutbacks Hit College Sports, Baseball Falls Behind in the Count

Brad Wolverton, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Because only a handful of college baseball programs generate enough revenue to pay their own way, the sport is a candidate for elimination at a number of hard-pressed institutions.