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B1G! B1G! B1G!
Are you kidding? Don't believe me, but look at their roster, players from all over the country.. The state of California is loaded with athletes, why do they have to draw from everywhere? Because they have to, to maintain the entrance standards.
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"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
Seems like there's a team missing from that list. Some team with great offensive efficiency and a COTY. Hmmm.....can't figure out who it is.
Columbus 'Til I Die.
Oh I missed someone...hold up let me do a recount.........
Great Day to be a Badger!!!
They do lower standards and who cares about scholarships when Harvard has an endowment like it does
arguing with a libby woman in pointless my friend. no possible way she could ever be wrong, she is so far superior to us people.
I've never seen white dudes fly like that in my life.
Not for ACCEPTANCE to the university, they don't, and to say or think otherwise without checking, is simply jealousy. It is what it is.
Hardly liberal..but compared to the ignorance and extreme right wing in AZ...the John Birch Society would be called "libby". #armpitofAmerica
more deflection. I feel extremely sorry for whatever poor chump thought it was a good idea to stick his man meat in you, and even more so for the poor children who have to call you their mother.
Coming from you means nothing...hot, pubescent-testosterone filled air.
Ignore is good..very good.
Michmania is actually correct. H is in fact lowering admissions standards - when it comes to BB players in particular. This is a new thing though... What they are trying to do is emulate Stanford somewhat. Because Stanford does in fact lower admissions standards for certain athletes on a case by case basis.
That said it's hair splitting. They aren't taking retards. They will look at the applicant on a more macro level... As in, ok, this kid didn't ace the SAT but he had a solid GPA and adds value to the community (basketball in this case). They've always made these same allowances for other things... like being an amazing piano player or being from a very impoverished background, etc. Now they are doing it for athletics. We'll see how long it lasts though. They did it for a while at Princeton (notably for lacrosse players - see multiple NCAA titles in a row), but the profs eventually squawked loud enough to squash it.
Add 'cruitin violations too
I was talking about Stanford...I have two nephews that are alumni (who I'm very close to), and the complaint would be extremely loud and vocal if more than a marginal academic allowance was made for athletes.
Both our universities make academic allowances for football players, but the other side of it is how many we've lost to academic issues because of it. This last class has some very impressive academic kids on the FB team.
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100% delusional if you don't think every school has a few players they bend the rules for.
Meh, regardless, 'admissions standards' are completely ambiguous. They change every year based on the applicant pool and the make up of the current student body.
Percentage-wise Stanford athletes have higher GPAs and test scores than most other D1 athletes. But conversely I guarantee they have lower stats (percentage-wise) than just your standard Stanford student. So are they lowering admissions standards? Technically yes, but not so much that it's glaring. Like Cal glaring anyway.
Minimal at best. Stanford alums are intellectually arrogant, lol. Surely, you know this my dear Brem22.
Name another D1 program that is in the top 10 the past few years...and no, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt are not in Stanford or Harvard's class academically.
Stanford does not hold athletes to the exact same academic standards as the rest of the student body. You can go onto their website and see the gpas and act scores of their incoming classes. They definitely have a higher standard than the NCAA minimum, but they've admitted athletes with a 3.0 and mid-20 act scores
Just to keep the hijack going...
Obv S and H blow Vandy/ND away, but really, Harvard especially, can hardly hold itself up as a paragon of academic integrity.
Athletes that fall below the intellectual mendoza line represent a tiny fraction of the student body. Clinically retarded legacies on the other hand are not a small slice of the pie. Why do you think H's endowment is so jaw-dropping? Alumni making damn sure that their kids will be getting in. Even non alums give huge dollars to lock in their progeny. Even a recco from a sizable donor will put you near the top of the pile. Give a few athletes a chance to attain something absolutely invaluable... That will change their lives forever and it's But no one says a damn thing about all the generations of dummies that moonwalk in because of $$$. The hypocrisy is astounding.
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Very good...that's why I like you..! George W graduated from Harvard, 'nuff said. Stanford is not "Ivy" in the sense that your old blue blood family name will automatically guarantee acceptance to the university.
But to say that Stanford simply has a higher standard than the NCAA minimum (functionally literate) mocks what Stanford has stood for, and been able to accomplish with the high academic standards it maintains across the board. While an athlete or two may gain acceptance, it is not the prevailing standard for athletes. I would like to study it further, where these kids with the 3.0 gpa, where they come from (prep school, or reg HS?) GPA vs ACT scores, #college prep courses?
One of my nephews GPA scores were not that hot...but his ACT scores were out of this world, he was accepted to all four California PAC universities, majored in biology/political science, encouraged to take the MCAT (with no prep), he scored a 42..he didn't apply to Harvard, but they were after him to apply for med school. Elite athletes devote a lot of time to their sport, plus the grind of keeping grades up in HS on top of that. I'm sure that's a factor taken into consideration...still say Stanford's FB players as a whole, blow out every other program out there academically.
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