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Bishop Sycamore And Prep Schools Sports Culture

The football team for Columbus online charter school Bishop Sycamore (players in black uniforms) line up for an offensive play against powerhouse IMG Academy out of Florida in a nationally televised game on ESPN Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. Bishop Sycamore lost the game 58-0.
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The football team for Columbus online charter school Bishop Sycamore (players in black uniforms) line up for an offensive play against powerhouse IMG Academy out of Florida in a nationally televised game on ESPN on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. Bishop Sycamore lost the game 58-0.

The tale of Bishop Sycamore has all the makings of an ESPN documentary. The Columbus-based team appeared on ESPN last week against elite IMG Academy of Florida and lost 58-0.

It’s also a cautionary tale about the world of prep school sports, the money spent on and attention paid to youth sports. But it attracted attention to the issue of prep school sports.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we look at the culture of sports prep schools, where they come from and how they fit into a football-obsessed nation.

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