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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:07 pm  Reply with quote
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[quote="RichH:234"][quote="Gate Raider:232"]I would prefer the football and other teams be true representations of the entire student body.  Don't like the dumb jock image at all.  It stigmatizes the entire athletic program.  Athletes already get enough of a break on admission.  Certainly don't want to sacrifice academic integrity any more than it is now.  There is more to life and college than athletics.[/quote]
Dont see any sacrifice . All players have to be qualified to enter Gate,LU et al just like every other student. The advantage a recruit has over other applicants is not laxer academic requirements but rather each Admissions Dept has slots for recruits. True they are not competing with other applicants for spots in the entering class but they are qualified for admission.  Remember that each recruit class must all be above the AI floor and the overall AI of the group must fall within set parameters to that of the entire entering class.
Since Fordham's academic profile is somewhat less than other schools in PL,banding and the floor were imposed to prevent FU from having an overwhelming edge in recruiting.
The floor is higher than AI of recruits that could be admittd to FU but not to any other PL school.
The flip side of this issue is GU. They have the highest academic profile in PL. All of lowest band recruits are actually well above the floor. Banding however limits them from bringing in more than a few low band kids each year even tho most of those kids would not be low band recruits at other PL schools. Unintended perhaps but surely unfair to Hoyas.[/quote]Don't want to beat a dead horse but, there are many students that are not admitted who don't have a "slot" reserved for them, have academic qualifications that surpass those of some student/athletes that are admitted and don't get a scholarship.  That by itself isn't quite fair.  I'm okay with that, however, if you really want to be fair the admitted athletes should meet the same academic level of, at least, the students not admitted who had a higher academic level.  Thankfully, the PL is not the SEC.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:43 am Reply with quote
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Pretty safe to say the horse is dead Smile.
I truly like our PL. To me it is the best approach to melding athletic and academic values. Our athletes are college students who play sports. They are not just players attending just to get a uniform. Nor are we an Ivy clone indulging in all their inherent hypocrisy particularly in football and wrestling.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:02 pm Reply with quote
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I agree.

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