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Is that right balance between being a college athlete and -- in -- a college student is it worth the hassle -- -- not going to be -- are gonna result.
In a huge scholarship for you.
Joining us now are our group Cuba says he's definite -- -- -- a college athlete they surprised me by.
Give me award for my four years it CW post now known best to slow down university this morning.
So from eighty to 86 they played there and in studio right now you're watching -- -- -- -- friends start coming your member of the podcast.
The AD at LAU Brian -- to my immediate left -- Steve.
Grown -- is here to she's vice president division to.
This Josh -- the NCAA associate director of division two and Bob train up to my immediate right commissioner the east coast conference.
Who used to be -- over Dowling which is another local college welcome to all you.
Reggie Bryant congratulations today thank you very much for the award is very nice you -- -- -- -- to meet you.
But I used to work the athletic department when I was at that was my work study programs such as -- all the coaches.
And the -- and really -- how it operates I can't imagine how you the football coach and athletic during.
You know well -- -- -- things but you do what you're asked to do and we're having great success they're so legacy they like to direction programs going in and that's where -- -- a and you get a joy of helping not only your student athletes was in your program but also all the entire student athletes who -- -- -- sort of form so -- you.
Contact me say that Brian was kind of to nominate me.
For this all time forty team right because you not that I was the best player by -- shot.
Player -- -- proud of what I did there but he's as good as we did after because you wanna get the message out there it is more than just play.
You know I that this is part of a promotion.
That the NCAA division to it come up in an honor their fortieth anniversary -- And you right there are looking for individuals that.
Participated at our member schools of every kind of present risk that a conference nominated people but the idea is -- Because of what the NC division to philosophy is is it's not just -- the high level of athletic participation.
It's about what you take academically.
And life after college what of people -- created and ascend into and so you were.
Truthfully one of them the best candidates I'm sure that the NC division to -- Well thank you very much for the trophy is hard to get trophies at 48.
I don't that I Dallas tremendous so Josh you -- -- it's a -- I would division to.
How important is division -- we know you get scholarships at division to now many people go pro from division two so what is the message -- on this -- Well you do have the opportunity go pro although most must go pro in something other than sports division -- is.
High level of competition -- scholarship athletic so you do have some pro players and in various sports.
They do makes -- next level but for the student athletes who don't it's the leadership the accountability the responsibility to bounce there -- quite a lot of Russian athletes.
Are on dual -- then I have athletic money in their pairing -- with academic money where they have to have over 3.5 GPA sort holds them accountable in school and we really wanna celebrate those who have come in this forty years -- like yourself Brian and and who have they've really -- the mark of success after after their athletic Chris or or can play.
That's our efforts realized I actually do better to get athletes -- do better in season.
And out of season that -- very little playing schedule.
And Terry is a direct this question you Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be joining our show show in September I interviewed for my book.
And her dad convinced her that she could play at BC she's like I am not good enough to play she made the team as a pinch runner.
-- a freshman year by the time she was a senior she was captain.
And she believes -- that set -- up for success she -- very little money at a school that's over 50000 dollars but you must've got the same.
-- out of college athletics.
United you know being a former college student athlete that's one of the reasons why I wanted to come back and and -- the NCAA is to get back to the -- athletes and when you look at the experience that they had yesterday to have a great four years.
Participating in a sport and having a lot of signed going to college but it's all those skills that you're learning.
Why are being a snapping the leadership the teamwork the learning how to -- Those the things and make you successful.
After college and we -- does so much in our division -- Justina.
Late dead -- had a -- I was great at that.
-- guess that the focus is after how you respond to that the challenges they continue.
And I think the message is I think so many people who -- what's happening on with CBS pays hundreds of millions of dollars for word the rights to the NCAA tournament think that's college sports.
But most of us field hockey softball.
-- Ross you're not gonna have a -- -- -- be the best very rarely do you have a pro career.
-- -- You know you see them across so many of these guys -- -- -- -- the professional level little lizards over long -- had another job they have another job on the fly and make -- flown into these games but yet you know it's something about the competition you know I'm sure even still playing at the competition -- each week makes -- that much better in the workplace.
So I think it's adversity that they face with -- battlefields and pharmaceuticals says adversity causes some to break others to break records and I think it's also that Terry said you know we're learning how to -- to come back again.
You know I'd Josh a lot of people say hey wait a second I want my kid a bit of 45000 dollars to say it was 62 to go to NYU.
I want my -- concentrate on school I know they -- good high school players.
What is your reaction when people -- parents are on the bubble like that about whether -- pushing kids to be a college athlete.
Lot of our first says should be up to to the kids do they want to be a college -- because it does take commitment and and once.
That kid says yeah -- it's something I want to pursue.
I think parents should be all and because of what what's the first thing.
Yet few outside is going got to mention time you've got about a time be responsible and that's really what you're learning if anything if you think one thing and then -- student athlete experience.
It's time as -- if you're getting your grades in -- competing at a high level.
That that's something this can immediately transition you and into the working world.
Right and take you know this to Bob because you're running a talent you know -- Europe football.
Football player or soccer player in particular.
You'd give up -- summer.
Because around August when do you coach when do you -- August 14 always fourteen so soccer analyst -- that -- you never have a complete summer.
A lot of people just say hey it's not worth down stay on the beach -- till September 5.
And the reaction from the people they get a report on August 14 I imagine.
For four years is your -- coming down on you know I think that.
Most college coaches would tell you to -- -- successful college coaches would tell you that when they recruit they recruit for athletic ability but their recruiting.
To a great degree on character.
And and is this the student it's going to be committed to this program will do those extra things as you said in college sports.
And almost every level now.
Is it some in some cases a twelve months a year a year processing the expectation is as soon -- we'll stay in shape and and we'll do those extra things.
But again -- division to the idea is that there has to be a balance that would allow students to be successful athletically.
Be successful academically -- is the priority so that they could start creating opportunities for themselves after -- but also.
Give them opportunities to be involved on their campuses to grow and other ways to do to give back to their communities to serve.
And those are the elements.
In my opinion that help individuals grow.
Right in a way I think so my friends when what one was the goalies Syracuse.
So -- best friends today.
He was like all time big east player of the decade runner -- to Patrick Ewing.
Another friend captain -- mess though I think in some ways it hurt him in the real world because.
I was that was felt really I felt like they could've done more college I thought it had more to -- I feel like when these guys -- 22 there had to trophies at the Mandel.
They in a wave could take a deep breath.
I think a lot of QB get out in retrospect at least for me is there -- about my book.
The games you can't I thought they had so -- -- proof.
Where a lot of guys if they get too many trophies by feels like a birdie done it.
While we give -- trophy 48 put up this idea and you're not an area.
But you know and I think you know -- things impressed you most prime don't want when you -- nominee -- -- as we did find year old media got a much tree having those who put upon on on the web site but here it is.
-- you stated in there that tell your goal was to become.
To be on TV to be one of the top in your industry and to be -- by millions and obviously.
Bomb you -- down it was a part of your plan it was a part of your passion and obviously you've achieved this and so.
You know would you have done that without that their hunger and -- drive that you felt that you played on a team.
And you accomplish that -- -- -- -- -- such great success in your professional career I don't think so I mean I learned goals early you have to have goals if you don't do two miles in twelve minutes you can't play you know that was our first thing that Cooper we had to do.
And I don't know about you feel -- it Terry.
But I find it if you have that structure early and people are self motivated that's the type of people that -- get hired in the workforce especially -- Wall Street do you do you find that isn't easy transition there.
Yeah it's interesting because when you talk to people that are out there doing the hiring they're going after seeing athletes because they know they built those types of skills which is commitment to leadership the dedication.
The going to be a part of a team that -- striving to do their vast all those skills that's what an employer -- because they know ultimately that's -- transition.
I'm into being a really good employee in the workforce so we hear all the time about employer saying I want a former -- -- I want that on that resume.
Because I know that's -- -- success for my company.
You by the same thing.
Brian we do -- have this conversation.
Last month with Jim crane out of Astros he's also on the fortieth anniversary team he pitched after central Missouri actually who still holds a division two records -- for World Series struck out eighteen in -- game back in the seventies known as top that.
And he told us the first thing they look for an Astros organization or former student athletes because he loves the lessons from the top the -- everything we've talked about here that's what he's looking up there.
And by the it was -- -- as they -- about this.
In the aftermath no one ever asked me and I asked my buddies it did have this great -- who never says how did you do you have any goals you score -- games you win.
That's what -- -- you played.
Aaron the -- looking back at it -- housing that we're of that.
I think that as a.
Father of of a ice he had an inch in what do she -- and the greatest athlete and -- team but she worked as hard as anyone I've ever met.
To get better -- into computers and she's still she's a recent graduate she thinks back on the relationships and that's a big part of participating all those things.
What we're looking for is to help student athletes.
-- successful like Ted thanks so much I mean this obviously is all of the highlights however get before being named -- time division two team after forty years -- -- anybody trade off.
And Reyes who's the coach -- -- -- Great now and of course frank Collins thanks so much thank you ranging -- regularly.
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