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Comment 06 Jun 2015

Lest we forget what this year's OSU football team taught us, next man up.

Comment 08 Feb 2015

I do not have the ability to up or down vote, not from me.  Nor was I bashing your post by any means, just disagreed with it being relevant to the topic.  Even if I had down vote ability, I wouldn't have used it on your post.

Comment 08 Feb 2015

I agree, it is "hilarious when individuals argue about a school's academic standing/ranking on an athletic site."  However, the nice thing about this topic is that it seems everyone is pretty much in agreement here.  I don't believe anyone is arguing on this topic.

Edit: this topic isn't about student-athletes per se, either; its about all students.

Comment 08 Feb 2015


I agree with a great amount of this.  My undergrad was at OSU and I was shall we say squirrley for a few years there and didn't get may academic act together until later in my undergrad career.  My last grad school application went out (after I had already graduated from two other graduate programs at very respectable schools with high marks) and my OSU undergrad GPA did not match up with this schools grad schools requirements. 

If I didn't speak with the chair of the program personally, I likely would have been left out b/c my undergrad grades didn't match, even though I had crushed grad school up to that point.  I know it is difficult for admissions to do their work, but I am willing to bet a large amount of money that considering the way graduate admissions is done, a ton of highly qualified students are not being accepted to schools where they would kill it.

Comment 08 Feb 2015

Reason I picked those schools is they are all in the same sports conference, could have added in Carnegie et. al (because of sports conference). But mind you Case is much more than just an "Ohio" school, people in academia definitely know that Case is a very respectable school, it is highly thought of in academic circles (at least on par with the others mentioned).  With that said, I agree, its probably not as well known as say Emory or Carnegie, to the general public, but I'd be willing to wager that Brandeis and Wash U. have a similar "have you heard of us" feel as Case does with the nonacademic crowd.

Edit: I should say, that has been my experience, anyhow

Comment 08 Feb 2015

I have seen similar studies (i.e., Flutie Effect discussed above).  Really makes you think (or, at least me) how schools that are not the "cream of the crop," but also don't have high profile sports programs continue to do so well with applicant pools.  So, what I mean is, obviously Harvard is going to have its applicant pool no matter what sports profile it has, but schools like Emory, Case Western, Wash U, Brandeis, etc. still get exceptional applicant pools with very limited marketing reach. I am assuming much of this has to do with the self-selecting nature of these schools' students.

Comment 08 Feb 2015

Having attended and obtained degrees from four different universities, I can attest to there being very little difference between the class room discussions by students and the students themselves.  All of the schools were respected institutions (with OSU as one of them), some more respected than others, of course.  The big differences between the schools being the scores of incoming students, the perceived prestige of the university, and the average starting salary of graduating students.  The items that were almost identical between all four were the actual education you received and the intelligence of students in the classes.

Comment 08 Feb 2015

I'm assuming you are just busting UNC balls, but nonetheless, from what I understand, this list has zero to do with the classes or even the university proper, but rather is a reflection of students' standardized test scores that attend.  So, a university that doesn't offer any classes but has students with high SAT/ACT scores that decide to "attend" school there would be on the list

Comment 08 Feb 2015

I'm just becoming a big fan of the dichotomy of MMan vs. Comeback.  One takes a completely rational approach to discussing any given topic; the other, not so much.  Good times, really.

Comment 04 Feb 2015

In agreement with you on the weirdness of social media, but just for twitter clarification, you can actually make your twitter account private so that people have to request to follow you and your tweets are not public.  Only those that you have given permission can see what you tweet or message you (which kind of defeats the purpose for something like twitter for some people, but the option is available, nonetheless).

Comment 22 Nov 2014

Still do not want Wisconsin losing to Iowa.  Best case scenario is Wisky to beat Iowa, then Minny, then OSU trounce Wisky in BCG.  Wisky loss to Iowa and then win against Minny not as good for our playoff stretch.  I think that was the point of the question regarding a loss to Iowa.

Comment 15 Oct 2014

Just have to be sure to distinguish between direct and circumstantial evidence.  In the case of Gurley, the guy has stated that he paid Gurley for autographs; that is direct evidence that Gurley broke the rules (no inference need be made).  The Winston signatures are circumstantial evidence of him breaking the rules, in that the media is inferring that he may have been paid by the guy since that guy has stated he paid Gurley.  So direct on Gurley since no inference is necessary (guy has plainly stated he paid Gurley), and circumstantial on Winston (one must infer that Winston was paid).  Whether any of it is true or not has no bearing on whether it is direct or circumstantial (the angry autograph dealer could be lying about paying Gurley, but his assertion that he paid Gurley is direct evidence of Gurley breaking the rules, regardless of it being true).  Not a trial lawyer, but going off of memory from evidence class.

Comment 20 May 2014

I am confident that the deal is not about whether people can get the network in the area, but what tier it is on.  You can get the BTN essentially anywhere in the country (and Canada), if willing to pay for it through sports packages--have been able to for some time; the deals are about getting it to lower tiers (e.g., basic cable), so the network gets more coin in its pocket.  Such as the case in other B1G footprint states where it comes on the basic cable package.  

Talking about only cable providers here and not satellite providers (which seem to have it on basic everywhere, at least it is on DirectTV here in DC)

Comment 19 May 2014

It certainly should, but the problem is with meat that isn't properly cooked that is also contaminated with a strain that makes humans ill.  If everyone cooked meat to the proper temperature you would hear of quite few less occurrences of contaminated meat, as the first sign of contaminated meat is often someone getting sick after not cooking it properly (as opposed to identifying it prior to distribution, which you may never hear about).

Comment 26 Feb 2014

Well, people in prison have a history of making well thought through decisions, so I guess this guy must be an anomaly

Comment 26 Feb 2014

I believe the criteria was what bands get listened to the most by people in that state, not what state the bands are from (hence the Nirvana/Rhode Island situation)