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Quote of the Day: SVG goes off on college amateurism

Aug 28, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

Magic head coach Van Gundy reacts during Game 3 of their NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference basketball game against Hawks in Atlanta Reuters

“The system is set up for everybody but the kids while pretending to be about the kids,” Van Gundy said. “Athletics and education should be separate. Colleges shouldn’t be farm systems. It doesn’t make any logical sense. But the schools don’t want to be blatantly in the situation of being professional sports even though they already are professional sports. They just want to disguise it, so they hide behind education. But, really, all you want is enough of your athletes to graduate so it looks like that’s what you care about. Anyone around sports knows it is all a bunch of bull [expletive].

-Stan Van Gundy

via University of Miami scandal brings out hypocrisy on campuses – Dan Le Batard –

  1. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Aug 28, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Dan LeBatard writes? The man can barely speak.

  2. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle - Aug 28, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Totally agree with SVG. I’ve said the same for years.

    What confounds me is how England can have close to 100 professional soccer teams, not counting semi pro teams, at varying levels of competitiveness, yet in our country with an infinitely larger population we can only “sustain” 30 something pro teams per sport.

    Blows my mind.

  3. seattlesuperchronic - Aug 28, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Stan Van knows what time it is!

  4. nagidac - Aug 28, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Stan Van is 100% correct on this. The only thing that could make this quote better is if it could be read by Dwight Howard in Stan Van’s voice.

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