Courter: Things I wish

Group of People Asking Questions
photo Barry Courter

Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 26-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 21-year-old daughter who is a college senior. Each week he poses a question he wishes they would ask.

Q: Dad, when considering playing a sport in college, what's the one question to consider?

A: Obviously there are many. Can you afford it? Does the school offer the degree you want? Will you play? Do you want to devote that much time to something? Things like that. But the one thing I'd ask is, "If I got hurt and couldn't play anymore, will I want to stay there all four years?" That gets a little deeper to whether you'll be happy.