Sports in College?
The importance of college sports is truly baffling to those living outside the United States. In many countries, access to higher education is not connected to someone’s ability to play a sport. In the United States, a lot of kids get into college and are able to attend through recruitment and sports scholarships.
Yes, professional sports are very popular and have huge fandoms across the world. However, the U.S. is unique in our obsession with college-level sports teams, especially American football. Colleges and universities across the world are focused only on academic achievement for students, while the U.S. college sports draw in millions of dollars every year.