Date:Tue, 7 Jan 2003 20:35:22 -0500
Reply-To:Jim Gordon <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees <[log in to unmask]>
From:Jim Gordon <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: Do the universities or colleges overseas charge admission for
> Do the universities or colleges overseas charge admission for soccer?
There may be intercollegiate athletic programs outside North America,
but the only ones I recall are various forms of rowing and cricket, and
I don't believe they charge for attendance. The soccer teams of the
Universidad de Chile, the Universidad Católica de Chile, or the
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, for example, play in their
respective nation's division 1 pro league. The clubs are "owned" by
alumni, but that's their only connection to the universities.
What oceans does one have to cross to get to Tennessee or Oklahoma?
OIA are there efforts to pass off Division 1 NCAA intercollegiate
football, basketball, etc as amateur sports. Collegiate soccer players
who receive tens of thousands of dollars in annual scholarships are the
envy of pro players in many countries.
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