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    aknipp reacted to Idaho in Signing Day   
    Best recruiting staff goes to Wyoming. If you can get a kid from Hawaii to sign at Wyoming you win hands down. 
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    aknipp got a reaction from HokieHWT in Signing Day   
    All very true. One more advantage is that ASU gives out a pretty decent amount of $ for good students.  So wrestlers with a high GPA can get a lot of aid (and I am talking grants and not loans so they don't end up with a ton of debt).    
     
    Some examples,  an instate student with a 30 GPA pays no tuition (I have 2 kids at ASU and this is quite nice, son got this, daughter got more). A friend of my daughters is from northern Cal, would have had to pay list price instate at UCLA (which is pricey) as well as Cal-Davis but given a large discount at ASU on out of state tuition making that a much cheaper option.  Son's GF is from Oregon,  $0 from UO/OSU but big discount at ASU. Daughter knew a gymnast at ASU,  no athletic $ but very smart kid and school mostly paid for. 
     
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    aknipp reacted to Plasmodium in SVN   
    I remember I didn't like it.  I used it at a gig about 2 years ago.
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    aknipp reacted to klehner in SVN   
    Anyone remember ClearCase?
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    aknipp reacted to Plasmodium in SVN   
    And you still hate git?  Color me impressed.
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    aknipp reacted to Plasmodium in SVN   
    Git killed SVN. 
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    aknipp reacted to klehner in SVN   
    Nerd alert!
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    aknipp got a reaction from JHRoseWrestling in Three weeks from today   
    As to transfers,  leaving Stanford is a hard task if you are concerned about academics.  They tend to be pretty generous with the aid packages to students based on need. If you transfer you give that up and have to hope for something similar or wrestling money.  
     
    Even a RS SO this year is 3 years into the program, you might want to take the $ and get a degree and try as a graduate transfer.  
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    aknipp got a reaction from TexRef in Ben Andrew recent tweet   
    And more importantly, any recruits that a team can steal ? 
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    aknipp reacted to Plasmodium in Ben Andrew recent tweet   
    Julie's long lost great-grandson makes his triumphant return!
     
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    aknipp reacted to Sparky in 1984 NCAA Champions   
    When he got on top he'd break down his opponent, throw a half, and put his weight behind it.  

    Also worth remembering that there weren't full wrestle-backs in 1984.  If you lost and the person who beat you didn't reach the semis, you were done. 
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    aknipp got a reaction from MPC in Albion College adds mens and women's wresting   
    When did they drop wrestling ?  I remember being at DIII tournaments with them in the early 80s.  They had some talent.  
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    aknipp got a reaction from jross in NCAA Championship - 174lbs Predictions - WrestleStat   
    Are you planning to try to finish 197?
     
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    aknipp got a reaction from nhs67 in NCAA Championship - 197lbs Predictions - WrestleStat   
    I was worse when I wrestled.  :-)  If I could get away with it. 
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    aknipp reacted to IronChef in 2020 D1 All-Americans.   
    I don't really care for changing the definition of All-American for just one year, but some recognition is appropriate I think. I don't know what that would be, however.

    The NCAA typically gives each participants a memento of some type like a jacket or backpack. Sadly, these were not given to the qualifiers this year.
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    aknipp reacted to MSU158 in Brands vs Kelber   
    Kelber was actually an Iowa guy taking 2nd as a freshman with 3 losses and then went undefeated his last 3 years winning 3 state titles. One of those was over Tom Brands in 1985.  
    He wasn’t an easy out for Terry the year before, losing to Terry in the 1990 NCAA Finals 3-2. 
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    aknipp reacted to Perry in Brands vs Kelber   
    Brands' sportsmanship was top notch even back then I see
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    aknipp reacted to red blades in 2020 D1 All-Americans.   
    Means nothing to a lot of people.  I asked my wife, and she says, "listen, if they didn't get at least one Tony Award nomination - they are nothing to me."
    But it will mean something to most serious wresting fans.
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    aknipp reacted to Savage74 in 2020 D1 All-Americans.   
    Not sure why people are upset about this.
    It is great for the schools to be able to claim their AAs. Especially at a vulnerable time for our sport. And even more so for some programs that need some extra coverage.
    we all know there are some guys who sneak into a top seed because of a weaker schedule. These generally come from schools that might be at risk given the current circumstances. Not saying any of these guys are that, just a general observation.
    Think about Campbell. Just lost their coaching staff. Now would be an easier time to drop the program and blame the virus. Maybe having AAs prevents that.
    Think about Rider & Utah Valley. Maybe these schools weren’t at risk but national tournament success hasn’t been great as of late.
    How might this help recruiting at schools like Purdue and Michigan State that are trying to catch up with others in a tough conference. 
    the guys who worked hard all year and got seeded got named All-Americans.
    I promise you, the wrestlers dont get much satisfaction, if any, from it but I truly hope they do. I think they should feel proud of the season they had.
    in the grand scheme of life, what is accomplished at the highest levels is not as important as getting there. It is to them personally but not out in the real world.
    for those that know wrestling, being an AA or NC is super impressive but for those that don’t know the sport, being a college wrestler makes you a badass, hard working person. Even if you were a backup with a losing record.
    wrestling, and sports in general, teach us so many valuable lessons. I think all former wrestlers learned the lesson of working your ass off, living right and still not reaching your goals. But these guys are learning that you can do all the right things and not even get the opportunity to prove yourself. Sometimes life just isn’t fair. It may be the most powerful lesson these wrestlers, and all the athletes across the different sports, will ever learn from athletics.
    Dont hate on the naming of All Americans. Not an ideal situation because the world is not ideal right now.
    so many more important things to worry about! 
    hope everyone stays safe out there and congrats to the 2020 All-Americans.
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    aknipp reacted to Plasmodium in 2020 D1 All-Americans.   
    It's not great, but its not nothing either.  We got lemons and somebody made some lemonade. 
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    aknipp got a reaction from DocBZ in 2020 D1 All-Americans.   
    It looks that way to me. Seeds 1-8 are 1st team, 9-12 2nd and 13-16 tHM. 
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    aknipp got a reaction from GockeS in NWCA names NCAA DII AA's   
    Let's hope they do D1 as well
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    aknipp reacted to Billyhoyle in 3rd Nebraska start in 5 yrs to Medical School   
    That’s great for him-big accomplishment and beginning of a challenging process. I’m sure lots of starters from around the country go to med/law/business/etc school. It’s one of the reasons that fighting for every D1 scholarship program (like ODU) is so critical. These scholarships open the door for wrestlers to attend some of the best universities in the country and gain access to highly selective careers. 
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    aknipp got a reaction from Relentless125 in 3rd Nebraska start in 5 yrs to Medical School   
    For t he 3rd time in 5 years a NU starter has been accepted to Medical School.  NU Hwt  David Jensen, a 2 time NCAA qualifier  joins former starters Jordan Shearer (2019) and Austin Wilson (2016) as future doctors, though I suspect Wilson is already one.  Shearer left his JR as after already graduating and being accepted.   
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    aknipp got a reaction from JasonBryant in 3rd Nebraska start in 5 yrs to Medical School   
    For t he 3rd time in 5 years a NU starter has been accepted to Medical School.  NU Hwt  David Jensen, a 2 time NCAA qualifier  joins former starters Jordan Shearer (2019) and Austin Wilson (2016) as future doctors, though I suspect Wilson is already one.  Shearer left his JR as after already graduating and being accepted.   
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