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northwoods buckeye


Northern Wisconsin (via Shelby, Ohio)

Member since 15 January 2014 | Blog

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Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Ohio State defeats the "unbeatable" Miami Hurricanes in 2OT.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: All Time: Joey Galloway; Current: Carlos Hyde
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: All Time: Greg Oden; Current: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers (sorry Cleveland, I've moved on)
  • NHL TEAM: Detroit Red Wings
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Bayern Munich

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Apr 2015

I spent my years after college on the East Coast and the South, and generally despising all the rude idiots that reside in those places. I missed the Midwest, and jumped at the opportunity to move back (in Wisconsin now). As such, I want to spread our way of life by sport beatdowns of the outsiders. I want OSU to win, but I definitely prefer to see the B1G win when that doesn't happen.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

30% of the wrestling All Americans came from Ohio and Pennsylvania. Over 60% came from the B1G footprint.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Whenever I'm back in Ohio, Lola is high on the list of things to do.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

I'm a risk adverse engineer by profession, which is probably why I would view this as a positive situation. We don't play athletes that have serious injuries, and if you are unfortunate enough to get one, we're honoring our four year deal. That's a much better pitch to parents of recruits than, say, we played our QB after getting a concussion because we weren't paying attention and he thought he was good to go.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Hate bragging, but... I got a 35 and 4+ (3.95 unweighted) and was accepted to Princeton and MIT (pats self on back). Went to tOSU because I loved it there, Princeton is crazy expensive, and MIT is depressing.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

In general, for a school like tOSU (lots of applicants, lots of admissions- it's different for schools like the Ivies where you could conceivably replace an entire incoming class with another just as qualified), there's an "admit outright" set of numbers, let's just say (I'm pulling numbers out of thin air) GPA>3.5, ACT>30. There's also a "reject outright" set of numbers, say GPA<2.8 or ACT<22. In between are the marginal cases, where the school uses more discretion. Some places will multiply your GPA by some number and add it to your test scores. (This is popular for law schools. Take GPA*10 and add to LSAT score, add some bonus points for difficult majors)

Test scores are, well, standardized, so it gives the school an objective measure. Your 30 is the same as a kid from CA scoring 30. Your grades are subjective, and your 3.5 at a tough school might be better than a 3.8 at a less rigorous school. I used to live (as an adult) in Fairfax County, VA where the minimum grade for an A was recommended to be 94%. I only remember one class in high school where it wasn't 90%. 

This is where the voodoo comes in. Your essay will get more scrutiny, your extracurriculars evaluated, your grades/class ranking, and ACT scores are brought into play. As mentioned above, your ACT scores are "standard", (and affects the average ACT of the incoming class, which is part of the US News ranking system) so they tend to carry more weight when making borderline calls. Also, what percent of the accepted students have replied saying they will attend? If you applied early, and you are high in the borderline category, you get deferred until you improve your standing or sufficient number of people rated above you reject their offers. Since you were initially deferred, your improved test score likely bumped you over the line. 

Hope that answers your question, and good luck next year!

Comment 07 Apr 2015

I half lived at Insomnia, which I blame for my caffeine addiction. The clientele was eclectic to say the least. I had a buzz cut at the time, and a heavily pierced girl comes in and asked if she could lick my head. On another night, a load of RenFest people spilled in wearing their garb and in full character. There was a night when a load of people tripping on X came in, sat in a circle, and scratched each other's scalps and backs for nearly an hour. Loved that place.

Comment 07 Apr 2015

"JIF" is peanut butter that violates the rule that peanut butter should have two ingredients: peanuts and salt. 

"GIF" is a file format, and no one can tell me otherwise. 

Comment 06 Apr 2015

He definitely lacks a soft fuzzy personality (who cares, I'd gladly hire Bobby Knight over a lot of other coaches). His coaching, however, is great. His teams are fundamentally sound and play well as a team. They box out, out-rebound, and generally out hustle other teams. They don't turn the ball over much and shoot free throws well (this is a major gripe of mine).. Having Kaminsky doen't hurt, either. I'd take Ryan over almost every other coach in D1.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

I grew up s Browns fan. Those pictures sum up my childhood.