You do realize that the 10% rate involves players who came to the school over a decade ago, right? And that it has nothing to do with the current players, right? I'm sure you do, but why pass on the opportunity to take a cheap shot.
I'm not sure you're point other than being bitter though.
1. History of Rock and Roll-the course is offered to everyone at the university.
It's offered at IU too, probably Madison and every other campus as well. One of the advantages to big campuses is the large spread of classes available.
Of course I've yet to figure out why anyone cares what classes Greg Oden or any players are taking.
2. The Xavier no-call? Now it's tOSU's fault that the referees didn't call an intentional foul? Of course no one has pointed out a single instance in the tournament where a player has been given a flagrant in a similar situation.
Sorry to nit pick on what is probably just venting
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
X fan here. I don't care about the arguments about the fouls. I just want to sleep. I haven't gotten more than 3 straight hours of sleep since I got back from Rupp.
Help me. Please.
I can't think of too many things more childish than "hating" another team because their fans are homers and biased toward their team. And yes, I've done my share of that silliness. But giving it some thought, it really is silly and immature.
I know you don't like Ohio State, but seriously lighten up.
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
I'm an XU fan and am not the least bit bitter. At first I was but that was because the moment stung so badly. Do I believe the foul should have been called intentional? Yes. But did X have plenty of opportunities not to slowly but surely blow their lead? Yep. Poor tactical choices by the coaching staff led to the loss, not a non-call by the refs.
I don't dislike O$U, I just think they emphasize the student part of "student/athelete" a lot less than the other schools in the Big 10 and therefore have a competitive advantage. But hey, thats just me.
I like picking on them here because my fellow Reds fans who root for the Buckeyes get so defensive about it. As far as the criteria used to come up with the 10% graduation rate, I assume it was the same criteria for all 64 teams, and O$U came up last.
And as far as "lightening up", hey I'm trying to be funny. This is the best I got. In any event, I like Oden and Conely, Lewis showed me a lot Saturday, and I thought the ref made the right call. Good luck the rest of the way.
I had a close friend that worked there (Younkin) and she was verbally abused from an unnamed football player because he was skipping out on his hours expecting them to cover for him (they don't). Needless to say he ended up in trouble with his coaches and had to pay penalties for his actions.
Also, I have a close friend on the coaching staff and he has told me Tressel has 2 full time employees who all they do is follow academics. They do random calls on every football player and make sure they are attending class and they get updates every other week from professors. Not to mention all of this is expected of student staff such as my friend as well.
OSU may still not be doing exceptional in studies like this but an effort is most certainly in place to improve graduation rates and athlete's academic performance. Unfortunately, since studies like this cover many years, the effects won't be seen for awhile.
As a matter of fact, time and time again, football recruits that want to commit to OSU are told that they will not get past admissions and they end up committing to other Big 10 schools. (See: Minnesota, Michigan State, Illinois, etc.). Examples? Ernie Wheelright. Jeff Cumberland. Antonio Jerimiah. Brian Gamble. Morgan Williams. Derrel Johnson. Dennis Kennedy. Freddie Lenix. Miles Williams. Ray Williams. Javon Ringer. Gary Russell. DeJuan Morgan. All wanted to come to OSU within the last few years. All were turned away. All signed with other Big 10 and other major D-1 football programs. Even Larry Fitzgerald wanted to attend OSU, but his grades were borderline and he chose to avoid any hassle and signed with Pitt. Funny, there was no gnashing of teeth when he signed there. Hmmm. I wonder why?
You know, the bashing of OSU is getting old around here, but hey, that's just me.
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