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Harry Edwards discusses the sociology of sports

BROADCAST: May. 12, 1983 | DURATION: 00:51:17

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In his class, Edwards points out the chances of becoming the next Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Michael Jordan are extremely rare. According to Edwards, collegiate sports players spend 55 to 60 hours a week playing their sport, leaving little or no time for book learning. For many, after playing the sport for 4 years, they're not able to secure good jobs because they didn't do a whole lot of studying while at the college.