- Jun 13, 2002
I don't think anyone is arguing they don't have the time. It's about how they want to spend their time. It's more fun, efficient and easier to go downtown than travel to and from Carver on a cold winter school night, which is a huge time consuming pain in the ass.Congrats. But let me tell ya a true story.
When I attended Iowa--and graduated in 4 years--I went to every football and basketball game all four years. I never missed a class, even though my first one every year was at 7:30 in the morning. Most students spend 3-4 hours a day in class, max. Minus 8 hours to sleep, that leaves about 12 hours a day for other stuff. Despite attending all the games, I studied. Of course, it's also true that I didn't hang out in bars, so I was a little weird.
But anybody who says students can attend sporting events because they don't have time is simply lying . . . or naive. Your call. I've been there and done that. I have no issue with students at any school who don't like sports and/or don't want to attend games. I'm not much of an opera or ballet or Olympics fans, so I don't watch or attend those events. But I'm willing to place a small wager that those students find plenty of ways to waste time. They might tell mom and dad that they're studying, but you might want to remain a tad skeptical.