Re: University of Kentucky Men's Basketball - 6th edition
Sure, large public schools can be dirty, but, really, they're just playing the percentages. The reason large schools win state championships is that they have more kids in their pool to pull from. It's a matter of logic and math.
The reason private schools win championships is because of money. In essence, they pay players. It's really that simple. If St. X needs a running back for next season, they don't develop one from within. They don't wait for the next generation of solid athletes or pray to the gods of transfer. They scout the local (and not-so-local) talent and offer scholarships to bring it in.
That's a system that's set up to be unfair, IMO, and ripe for abuse. It's abuse right now, though it's couched in terms like "better situation" and "development" and "seeking a better fit".
In the end, it all comes down to cash. Private schools can offer kids so many benefits that public schools cannot.
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