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Jr. College Question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pete Incaviglia, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Why I don't know or remember this is beyond me, but do JuCos offer full-ride athletic scholarships? I know it's a popular path for baseball players, so I assume so.
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Division I baseball players don't even get full-ride scholarships for the most part.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yes. Jucos have scholarships. Rare that a baseball player would get a whole scholly, though.
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    NYT series, previously discussed: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/sports/10scholarships.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=College+Athletic+Scholarships&st=nyt&oref=slogin

    Excluding the glamour sports of football and basketball, the average N.C.A.A. athletic scholarship is nowhere near a full ride, amounting to $8,707. In sports like baseball or track and field, the number is routinely as low as $2,000. Even when football and basketball are included, the average is $10,409. Tuition and room and board for N.C.A.A. institutions often cost between $20,000 and $50,000 a year.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    What he said. Division I JuCos have scholarships in every sport, Division II only in the major ones (football, baseball, basketball).

    The reason baseball players go the JuCo route is because they can get drafted after both years. If they go 4-year, they've got to stay 3 (unless they're 21 at the end of their sophomore year).
  6. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    What he said.
    I have a cousin about to start at a JUCO in WV, and the draft thing is exactly why he's doing it.
  7. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Now this I definitely didn't know - and I should have. Thanks Steak. I didn't know the two years/three years thing.

    Of course, thanks to everyone else, too.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    No sweat. In one of my former lives, I was SID at a JuCo in Mississippi, where JuCo sports are pretty big ...
  9. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    It's sort of true. The other big reason kids went JuCo was because they could get drafted after their freshman year and the team could wait to sign him until the week before draft of his sophomore year (essentially following him for another season to watch him progress/not progress). That's no longer the case. Deadline to sign guys is before the end of the season he was drafted in.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    But you can still get drafted after your freshman JuCo year, and go pro if you want to.
  11. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Not quite. Division I jucos offer full rides and can only play Division I

    Division II jucos can only offer partial scholarships (usually books and tuition) but can play Division I

    Division III jucos have no scholarships but can play in any division.

    Many Division I schools that play baseball have a handful of full rides they save for studs and divide up the rest of the scholarships. Division I basketball players are about the only juco teams where pretty much every player is on a full ride.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I posted the NYTimes article originally that Pirates reposted. I think there were five articles in the series. Can't recommend it enough. A real eye-opener.
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