I read Bucky Gleason's article, titled, "If Bulls keep taking a bath, UB should throw in the towel." I feel compelled to comment about his inference that skilled athletes could be hidden in a major, such as physical education.
As a physical education major at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, I am offended. I would love to know what courses Gleason had to complete to earn his journalism degree. I would be willing to bet he didn't need to complete any pre-med courses.
I do, however, for my degree of choice. At this point, I am not convinced Gleason had to complete many research courses either, or he wouldn't have made such an erroneous statement in your article.
The physical education program requires successfully completing such courses as anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, chemistry, human biology, physics, psychology, ethics, and logic, to name just a few. I'm sure it would not be a wise move for universities to try to "hide an academically challenged athlete in this major."
I'm sorry you felt you should perpetuate a stereotype about physical education that has been proven to be false.