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Erik Roskes, Baltimore
Students can major in music, drawing and dance, so why not let athletes major in football or basketball? Mix in some courses on player management, sports medicine and broadcasting so that they have training in subjects that could help them in their careers. Why aren't we preparing these young men to deal with the responsibility of wealth, power and fame?
Chris Shupe, Hull, Ga.
I am a sports fanatic, but I share Phil Taylor's concern about the significant expansion of money in college athletics and the focus on developing a successful "program" versus developing successful and enlightened human beings. Thank you, Mr. Taylor, for making the problem clear to the readers of SI—let's now hope that the NCAA, universities nationwide and our society as a whole will develop a solution that places education before sports.
Dave Otfinoski, Chester, Conn.
Bond of Brothers
Thanks to L. Jon Wertheim for writing about the Bryan brothers (Togetherness, April 26) and portraying yet another aspect of tennis: doubles. The many ways you can play—as an individual, as a team, coed—truly make tennis "the sport of a lifetime." Too often we channel our children into football, baseball and basketball, and then when they reach age 25 they are all done. If they had Wayne Bryan as a dad, they still could be competing at 95!
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