wrestling nerd wrote in part,
"If the grayshirts don't want to take any courses, then they'll have to pay for that by completing their coursework in 4 years."
Well, that shouldn't be a problem at Cornell. After all, this is the Ivy League we're talking about.
A majority of Stanford's All-Americans in all sports would not be admissible without their recruited athlete status. If you're going to ask for backup on that, well, it doesn't exist outside of the admissions office's four walls (and even within it, historical data is closely guarded). I do know the school well, and that's all I can say. I don't think what I'm claiming is some big secret either. One of the ways Stanford raised its endowment to HYP levels, thereby elbowing its way to HYPS status, is through their athletic juggernaut of a system (of course, the rise of Silicon Valley played a principal role there and athletics was a sideshow in comparison). It is impressive, and I mean that in the best way possible. I am a believer in the idea that elite academics does not have to mean tier 2 or 3 sports. At Stanford and other elite non-Ivy schools now, the problem is not the intent of the admissions department in having a "second set of rules" as you put it. It's that the second set of rules applies to so many sports and so many athletes that it is impossible to police, as we all found out in the recent national admissions scandal.
I beg to differ on the Ivy League wanting to believe there is only one set of rules. There IS only one set of rules. If the Ivy League truly wanted to tighten its loopholes, it would be a cinch to do so. But they don't. If sports matter at Stanford and the other Ivy+, they matter at the actual Ivies. As I said, the administration turns a blind eye to controlled excesses in athletics so long as there is no outright violation of the rules and it's not too widespread (there are only so many 1200 SAT scores you can take and so many January Z-list spots to give out.... and of course, a hefty amount of those are reserved for the all-important legacies and development candidates).
We like to poke fun at Cornell on this forum because wrestling is one of their favored sports. I find that incredibly ironic. Would it be better if they favored soccer or golf? Do we as a wrestling community wish that Steven Friedman had never gotten involved with the program and let it die on the vine like Yale and Dartmouth did? And now, as Novogratz and friends become increasing patrons of Princeton (and therefore New Jersey wrestling, and really, all of wrestling in this country), we take more potshots at Princeton? If only people know how close to death some of the Ivy wrestling programs were not that long ago, the entire forum would be singing a different tune.
They mentioned 2 from Princeton but there have been others like Kolodzik and Stefanick. Penn has some guys greyshirting this year. Harvard had Conigliaro last year and has a few wrestlers sitting out this year like Hellickson. Columbia also has some guys sitting out this year like last year's 141 starter. Can't remember his name.
This is the details of what sadulaev said when he dedicated his victory to Shamil
“I would like to dedicate this victory to our venerable highlander - Imam Shamil. Every young man in the Caucasus takes him as a model. I would like to quote one of his sayings: “Be humble when ascend, and merciful when become strong,” Sadulaev commented on his victory.
It's difficult for me to fault the quote that Sadulaev used “Be humble when ascend, and merciful when become strong,” There is nothing religious or political about that quote.
I gather that Shami is a lighting rod in the Russia Chechnya relationship, and just mentioning his name is controversial.
Perhaps an analogy would be a southern wrestler wearing a Robert E. Lee Shirt, and dedicating his victory to him
Respectfully disagree that high level wrestlers in Russia operate at a disadvantage relative to Americans. They have whatever nutrition they want. They have more money, better coaching, better training partners, better tradition and support.
No. Just a guy people forget about that can mess up brackets. He wrestles a totally different style than John Jay but is very difficult to beat. 157 like many other weights has plenty of room for shake ups and he could be one of them.
I'll bet we see unambiguous ducking tonight. Further, and as a reflection on the narrative rather than truth driven culture we live in, people will lie through their teeth to claim an orange isn't an orange.