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Re: D3 means zero discrimination without professonalization
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2018, 02:52:56 pm »
I never doubted you when you said that others have used the variant form "professionalization" the way that you're using it, even though I've never seen or read of it being used that way before. I'm simply saying that it's an ill-advised usage, regardless of whether or not Psychology Today is using it, because it impinges upon the universally-understood meaning of the base word, "professional", and thus it lends itself to unfortunate (and avoidable) misunderstandings.
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Re: D3 means zero discrimination without professonalization
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2018, 03:01:53 pm »
I never doubted you when you said that others have used the variant form "professionalization" the way that you're using it, even though I've never seen or read of it being used that way before. I'm simply saying that it's an ill-advised usage, regardless of whether or not Psychology Today is using it, because it impinges upon the universally-understood meaning of the base word, "professional", and thus it lends itself to unfortunate (and avoidable) misunderstandings.

Sorry, I assumed you knew it was a term well-saturated within the culture, and often with kids ages 8-14.  Not just Psychology Today, but Time, Newsweek, dissertations, institutes.....google John Gerdy, the AA in bball for Davidson in late 70s/early 80s and the guy who played at Princeton [CORRECTION:  Univ Pennsylvania] and in NBA (can't think of his name off top of my head but he does clinics on the topic all over New England and the country.  It's an extremely common term in youth and club soccer.

In any event, I was never suggesting any NPU players or other D3 players for that matter are being paid as professional athletes.  Just like I never said I was in favor of any particular legislation regarding D3.  BTW, Kenyon has a proud history of embracing international soccer students (Clougher and Amolo the most well-known recently).
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Re: D3 means zero discrimination without professonalization
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2018, 06:08:48 pm »
Apropos of nothing, a few out there may find this interesting....John Gerdy held the Davidson College bball scoring record until Steph Curry broke it.  Frank McGuire, the Hall of Fame coach, was coaching South Carolina at the time and called Gerdy the greatest shooter he had ever seen.  In addition to his many projects and books, and after being a professor at Ohio State, he apparently is an Associate Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference.  This is a great piece below.

The reference to David Thompson takes me back to my young adolescence.  This era often has never heard of him...he was Michael Jordan before Michael Jordan.  He and George Gervin had a great dual for the NBA scoring title.  On the final night of the season Thompson scored 73 for the Denver Nuggets to take the lead by a hair.  Later that night Gervin dropped 50+ to take the lead back.


https://www.johngerdy.com/gerdy-left-mark-at-davidson/