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  1. When Nickerson won his championships, New York only had one classification. Now the state has more than one—hence it’s easier.
  2. I commit to take Kate Beckinsale to this year‘s Academy Awards ceremony.
  3. https://ivyleague.com/sports/2017/7/28/information-psa-index.aspx Coaches may make a commitment to support a prospective student-athlete’s application. However only the Admissions Office at each Ivy League school has the authority to admit an applicant and to notify an applicant of admission. Only formal correspondence from the Admissions Office should be considered an admissions decision.
  4. Just like there are hundreds who claim they know an athlete who is attending an Ivy League school on a full athletic scholarship—despite the fact that Ivy League schools don’t give athletic scholarships.
  5. An athlete can’t “commit” to an Ivy League school. The schools don’t offer athletic scholarships and athletes don’t sign national letters of intent. You apply, you get an acceptance letter, and you send in your deposit. If you are superstar wrestler and you are admitted to the school, you have no obligation to wrestle. Don’t even have to show-up for the first day of practice. Granted, being a superstar athlete will make it easier for you to get into the school, but you commit to nothing.
  6. Good for the Iranian people. On the Flo broadcast today, Ben Askren was accusing the Iranian team of using peds. Whenever we lose, someone makes this accusation. Sad since the one thing we know is a member of our team recently was suspended for testing positive.
  7. Much more likely they would have a documentary called “The Tale of Two Tysons.” Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was named after Mike Tyson.
  8. When it comes to athletes, the admissions standards at Stanford are probably not much different than those of Cornell. Jameis Winston was accepted to Stanford. https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/jameis-winston-regrets-not-attending-stanford See also https://stanfordmag.org/contents/how-to-build-a-dynasty Stanford is the school of choice for the scholar-athlete. In the four classes entering the University from 1994 to 1997, the average freshman male athlete had logged a 3.73 high school GPA and a 1,215 SAT score, according to NCAA statistics. Female freshman athletes during the same period had a 3.87 GPA and a 1,151 SAT score. By comparison, the averages for all Division 1 schools combined were 2.97 and 997 for males and 3.29 and 1,007 for females. At Duke University, another school known for academics as well as athletics, incoming freshman male athletes had a 3.46 GPA and an SAT of 1,103, while females had a 3.51 grade-point and a 1,090 test score.
  9. I agree. Only a handful of college wrestlers are going to make any real money as a result of this.
  10. Thanks, but the first article doesn’t actually say Logan ever wrestled a match in college. It’s a very misleading article. The second article relates to his brother, Jake Paul, getting pinned.
  11. I’ve seen claims that he wrestled one year at Ohio University. Did he actually wrestle? If so, how did he do? I know he took fifth place at the Ohio state tournament his senior year in high school, but I have not seen anything authoritative regarding the claim that he wrestled in college.
  12. None of that would explain why the average SAT score for female athletes at Stanford was 1,151. There are no female sports that bring in a profit. No football or basketball. So it’s not a money making thing. It’s Stanford wanting to win in all sports and willing to reject students with much higher test scores in favor of athletes will lower scores.
  13. The numbers are hardly meaningless. They are the most recent numbers I could find. If you have more recent numbers, please share. Stanford doesn't have an interest in releasing this information, and since they are a private university, you can't get the information via a freedom of information request. It's not as if Stanford only recently became a highly selective university. As the below shows, it was ranked number 1 way back in 1985 by U.S. News. People may not like it, but athletes at Stanford--on average--have much lower test scores. Below are the U.S. News rankings from 1983 through 2007 for 57 leading national universities. For additional U.S. News rankings, please see U.S. News Rankings, 2008 through 2015, and Average U.S. News Rankings for 129 National Universities, 2011 to 2018. Included here are institutions that were, at some point, ranked in the top 50 in those two categories. Some values are blank because in those years the magazine did not give individual rankings to every institution, instead listing them in large groups described as “quartiles” or “tiers.” The rankings shown for 1983 and 1985 are the ones that U.S. News published in its magazine in those same years. For all subsequent years, the rankings come from U.S. News’s separate annual publication “America’s Best Colleges”, which applies rankings for the upcoming year. Here is the list: Year 83 85 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Stanford University 1 1 1 6 6 2 3 4 6 5 4 6 5 4 6 6 5 4 5 5 5 4 Harvard University 2 2 2 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 Yale University 3 2 3 1 1 3 2 3 3 3 2 1 3 1 4 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 Princeton University 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 University of California at Berkeley 5 7 5 24 13 13 16 16 19 23 26 27 23 22 20 20 20 20 21 21 20 21 University of Chicago 6 5 8 10 9 11 10 9 9 10 11 12 14 14 13 10 9 12 13 14 15 9 University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 7 8 25 17 21 22 24 23 21 24 24 23 25 25 25 25 25 25 22 25 24 Cornell University 8 11 14 11 9 12 11 10 15 13 14 14 6 11 10 14 14 14 14 13 12 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 8 20 45 50 45 42 34 41 36 38 40 37 42 41 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10 11 5 7 6 6 5 4 4 5 5 6 4 3 5 5 4 4 5 7 4 Dartmouth College 10 10 6 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 7 10 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 California Institute of Technology 12 21 3 4 5 4 5 5 7 7 9 9 9 1 4 4 4 5 8 7 4 Carnegie Mellon University 13 22 24 19 24 24 23 28 23 25 23 23 22 21 23 22 22 21
  14. Everything you say makes sense, but It doesn’t square with this? https://stanfordmag.org/contents/how-to-build-a-dynasty Stanford is the school of choice for the scholar-athlete. In the four classes entering the University from 1994 to 1997, the average freshman male athlete had logged a 3.73 high school GPA and a 1,215 SAT score, according to NCAA statistics. Female freshman athletes during the same period had a 3.87 GPA and a 1,151 SAT score. By comparison, the averages for all Division 1 schools combined were 2.97 and 997 for males and 3.29 and 1,007 for females. At Duke University, another school known for academics as well as athletics, incoming freshman male athletes had a 3.46 GPA and an SAT of 1,103, while females had a 3.51 grade-point and a 1,090 test score.
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