I remember running against that guy when I was 13. He ran 1:59 and I ran 2:19 lol.
Dawson has looked very fresh in indoor competition. Ran a pretty good mile (4:19) and then finished with a solid 600 (1:23 mid). Utica may have found a late blooming gem here.
Isn't Fisher going to Stanford? Thats what it said on his milesplit.
How is women recruiting so different?
Class of 2014 wrote:
Holy crap the title of this thread makes me feel old
Makes YOU feel old? I had thought my HS 50th reunion was far in the future--it's only four years away!
Wait...I guess I don't just feel old, I *am* old. Never mind. Carry on.
Duckie Doubtful wrote:
Excellent post! This is something that a lot of people don't realize. Full rides are mostly "mythical". Egos get hurt, but even most exceptional runners have to realize that they are going to get only partial aid. This is not Football we are talking about.
And this helps explain why an ever-increasing number of national-level recruits is opting to go Ivy. There are no athletic/activity/merit scholarships in the Ivy League; but the need-based aid packages are outstanding, and for quite a few families those packages result in a better *bottom line* than would be the case for a kid who gets a partial grant at a power-conference school.
...Plus the educational/networking opportunities at Ivies are often pretty good, too.
The problem isn't really the academic programs or faculty [at Oregon and NAU]. It's precisely the 80-90% acceptance rate (not sure if this number is really accurate).
In case you haven't realized, the majority of students going off to college these days really don't belong there at all. They're just stupid kids wasting their parents' money to have "four years of fun". They don't consider their futures at all, couldn't care less about learning anything, and are a massive headache for professors and faculty who are forced to deal with them.
For schools like Oregon and NAU that have such high acceptance rates, you get legions of these morons, which results in a bad reputation for the programs, since they all graduate and can't get jobs.
Sure, there are some intelligent students that go to Oregon and NAU, most likely from within the state for financial reasons. However, by and large, your son would be surrounded by idiots in every one of his classes starting from his freshman year. When even a respectable or capable professor is dealing with classes filled (metaphorically) with drunk monkeys year after year, it's no surprise that at some point, he or she will just stop caring, and the legitimate students are the ones who suffer.
Ignore the snark. This is correct.
Well looks like you can eat your words because Levi thomet has officially signed to oregon after being offered a scholarship from Andy Powell. I think you were too quick to judge there.