12/2011 - Athletics vs. Academics: College Sports in Louisiana

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Athletics vs. Academics: College Sports in Louisiana
1. Do you consider yourself a fan of college football, or not?
2. And is your overall view of college football…
3. Do you think that college sports are more like amateur sports or professional sports?
4. Overall, do you think the role of college sports at universities today is over emphasized, under emphasized, or emphasized about right?
5. Do you think there is a conflict between the commercialization of college athletics and academic values?
6. In general, college athletes receive a scholarship which pays for their tuition, room and board. Do you think they should also be paid a salary?
7. Do you think that college athletes today are getting into more or less legal trouble than they have in the past?
8. Do you approve or disapprove of a university doing criminal background checks on college athletic recruits?
9. Do you approve or disapprove of a university assigning chaperones to successful athletes to monitor their activities and keep them out of trouble?
10. Please tell whether you strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree or strongly disagree with the following statement:

Success in college athletics makes for a better academic university.
11. Success in college athletics increases the number of student applications.
12. Success in college athletics increases the number of QUALITY student applications.
13. Success in college athletics increases overall alumni financial support for a college or university.
14. Successful college football and basketball coaches deserve to earn millions of dollars.
15. I think most universities with a successful athletic program bend the rules for athletes.
16. I think college athletes need more oversight by administrators than they currently receive.
17. I think college athletes who are accused of a violent crime should be automatically suspended.
18. I think college athletes who are CONVICTED of a violent crime should be expelled.
19. Title Nine is a federal law that prohibits high schools and colleges that receive federal funds from discriminating on the basis of gender. Title Nine is most commonly invoked to ensure equal opportunities for girls and women in high school and college athletics. Do you approve or disapprove of Title Nine as it is described here?"
20. To comply with Title Nine, many schools and universities have had to cut back on resources for men's athletic programs and invest more in women's athletic programs to make the programs more equal. Do you approve or disapprove of cutting back on men's athletics to ensure equivalent athletic opportunities for women?
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