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|1 week 6 days ago||Nice||
Nice! Any chance we could get the occasional recruit that doesn't need to gain 20+ lbs (with the exception of McGary)? I am harkening back to the days of Buch Wade and Richard Reliford. Or even Loy Vaught.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Would Akron become||
would Akron become THE University of Akron?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Better than 5?||
Better than 5? Try 25. It's not going to get better.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||This ahould be your avatar to match your screen name||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||No, No, No and No. Dumping||
No, No, No and No. Dumping Jessica Alba? No!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||They are not telling him where||
They are not telling him where, but they are telling him where NOT. They are just saying not State. I think it is reasonable for a parent to have some say. If your child has better options and that child can't convince you why they want option A (especially if academically below options B, C and maybe D) then I see their point.
If they believe the atmosphere at State precludes him from getting a quality education then I think it is their right as parents to have him explore other options. I bet if he had a great argument for State other than "the party life is better" - for example he aspired to be a Vet or go into Packaging or Advertising then I doubt he would be in this situation.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||"whoever smelt it dealt it"||
"whoever smelt it dealt it"
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Look at the stats||
MSU is much closer to GVSU than U of M in terms of accepted and enrolled student stats. MSU is a good state school that is not recognized nationally. Not to say that anyone from MSU can't outperform a person from M in the job market (becasue some do obviously) but the two really are not in the same class. MSU acceptance rates are 73% and Michigan is less than 40%. GVSU? About 80%. Look at ACT's, GPA's etc and you will see a huge difference.
Visit here http://www.parchment.com/c/college/college-2-Michigan-State-University.html and look at the peer colleges and then visit the Michigan page and look at peer colleges.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||It is much harder than a few years ago||
My company offers a college coaching service, both reviewed my kids grades, ec's, scores and their essays and said Michigan was "just right". Both were instate legacy kids.
My son (applied Fall of '11) had similar stats to the poster. My son played varsity sports had about a 3.5+ with all honors, IB, and AP classes and a 31 ACT and did not get into M LS&A.
My daughter (appllied fall of '13) had about a 3.7 with I think a 29 ACT with similar classes and was a competitve dance team and did not make it into Engineering.
I think the Hight School you come from makes a big difference. I mentioned a hook earlier. You need to find something thast makes you stand out and make that part of your application and essay. Being from TN alone might help.
It is much much harder to get in than just a few years ago.
BTW they treat alumni like shit so don't expect any bump for your kids by being an alumni.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Both my kid had similar stats||
Both my kid had similar stats (slightly higher ACT, lower grades, A-), in state 3rd generation legacy and it was a no for both. My son transfered in a year later and is now a junior at Michigan. It is really hard to get into Michigan without some kind of hook. That said you look like you have a good chance. It depends upon the quality of your High School and the program you are applying to.
Spend time on College Confidential as they have a whole thread on topics like this and you can see the stats of people who were accepted and rejected
|11 weeks 3 days ago||That was a mugging||
That was a mugging, I was surprized M to overcome it. MSU looks like Wisconsin of old on steroids. That one Sparty jackass Russel somebody was talking trash and he is a senior that almost never plays. Gary Harris is good and I didn't see him talk at all.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I like it||
I think he would be a decent choice. State did reasonably well under him and he might know a thing or two on how to handle MSU's defense and coached with Hoke previously,
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Something substantial||
"Whatever he did was bad enough to warrant a suspension from Dantonio. "
This is the key. Dantonio would gloss over anything minor (as he has done many times in the past) so this has to be something substantial.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Those two schools are much closer than you realize||
Those two schools are much closer than you realize
SAT's - push
Reading Math Writing
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 480 615 510 620 460 590
Michigan State 430 580 540 680 460 580
(this just reinforces "can't read, can't write")
ACT's - MSU has the edge
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Grand Valley 21 26 21 27 20 26
Michigan St 23 28 22 29 23 28
GPA - Tossup
GVSU - High School GPA (mid 50%): 3.3 - 3.8
MSU - High school GPA: 3.4-3.9
Admission rate MSU - 71% GVSU - 82%
At my kid's high school MSU gives verbal admission decisions on the spot with no application.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Same here||
I love the Phoenix area and had fun at the Sugar Bowl a couple of years back. Normally a flight to Phoenix is cheap but not around this game. When I went to the Sugar Bowl I was able to use frequent flyer miles and even buying airline tickets was not bad then (<$450).
Also I learned to never buy the University tickets for a bowl game as you can get them much cheaper through other channels. I stupidly bought Sugar Bowl tickets from Michigan and then significantly upgraded my seats for about 1/5th the price I paid for my "official" tickets from Michigan.
|17 weeks 12 hours ago||All are from Jersey or New York?||
All are from Jersey or New York?
|17 weeks 17 hours ago||More importantly, was he eating with The Situation?||
Does anyone remember when the term "flamer" was an insult? Now Mike Valenti is a flamer in more than one sense. I'm sure he will sue and he and Snooki can take that settlement cash to buy a big house on the New Jersey shore.
|17 weeks 20 hours ago||I was wondering ir someone||
I was wondering if someone would reference those years. I was at the '73 10-10 tie as a kid and not ending up going to the Rose Bowl that year may have been the most disappointing event ever. All of their 1973 wins were by 14 points or more. The most points Michigan gave up in any game was 13 and gave up less than 7 points in 7 of their games.
As Don mentions there was no booby prize in those years.
For football 1984 was a bad year. Started as a top 10 team and lost to MSU, OSU etc and finished 6-6. Jim Harbaugh got hurt and the season swirled down the toilet.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||We all know that the spread||
We all know that the spread can't work in the Big Ten /S
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Only Columbus ordinances||
Only Columbus ordinances allow the use of coolers as porta pottys. As I understand it, it is frowned on in the rest of the civilized world. But if you are in Columbus I think you can do anything you have seen on Animal Planet as long as you are wearing scarlet and gray..
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
As a small time contributor (both content and $'s) and a frequent lurker I wholeheartedly agree with what Brian is doing. MGoBlog is not a democracy and not everyone gets a vote. We're visiting Brian's house and we should have some basic etiquette and not take a big dump in the middle of his living room. As friends we can have a civil disagreement, even get pissed and walk out, but don’t drink too much and punch his brother in the face and grab his wife’s ass, in other words don’t be a dick.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Cheering for OSU||
Evil scale - Dantonio > Meyer
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Agree||
Has MSU beaten a team currently ranked? I want them to lose by 50.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I agree. I was born and||
I agree. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor and graduated from M in '80 and had many Sparty friends. I went to a few games with Sparties in the 80's and it was a civilized rivalry. I sense a darkness creeping into the rivalry that did not used to be there. It may be that MSU winning has simply emboldened Sparty fans.
In looking back I don't remember hating MSU coaches like Perless or Saban or OSU coaches like Tressel or Cooper but think Dantonio is a dick at the level of Woody Hayes. I know my dislike for MSU has really ramped up since he became coach. I think he condones and encourages dirty play. I have no problem with Izzo even when he was regularly destroying us.
It's interesting people choosing MSU as a backup to Michigan. I applied to 3 schools, Michigan, MSU and Western. I remember getting my MSU acceptance letter "You are a Spartan!" and feeling dirty. I've raised both my kids as Michigan fans and neither would even apply to MSU even though I encouraged them to do so (the damage had already been done by then). I think journalism and other degrees hospitality, landscape architecture, etc make a case for attending MSU, but I would have chosen a lesser school rather than attend MSU. I know that is not logical.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Two things||
Two things about your story ring true:
1. Michigan has a large contingent of arrogate asses (to quote famous MSU coach Daryl Rodgers). It's only after getting into the working world that it get's tempered.
2. Many MSU grads are insecure about their school (not attributing this to the author of this thread). It's a good school with lots to offer but many grads will bristly at anything they see as a slight to their institution. The institution "chip on the shoulder" is massive.
Both of these are rank generalizations but I think those two issues will always have you caught in crossfire.
I'm glad you are on our side and am proud to have you a member of the Wolverine Nation.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Nice||
Neither of mine would even apply to MSU. One is at Grand Valley and one at Michigan, both were very good students but Michigan is a bitch to get into now. There are plenty of other alternatives to MSU as a second choice if not Michigan. My wife was not happy that my kids would not consider MSU. I would have been fine if they attended MSU but the brainwashing was too intense for them to consider it.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I was at that 10-10 tie game||
I was at the 10-10 game featured in the upcoming Tiebreaker special. I was about 15 at the time. The general consensus was that a tie would send Michigan to the Rose Bowl. The rule of thumb was that you did not send the same team tto the Rose Bowl wo years in a row and that it would be Michigan's "turn". Remember this when it was the Rose Bowl or nothing, there were no other bowl alternatives for Big Tem teams.
Still pissed 40 years later, and another reason to hate Sparty for their vote.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Switched to using GA so my||
Switched to using GA so my typo's would be fewer.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Me too||
I know. I thought that was how it would work. I think if they used first come first served GA seating the student section would look much more filled that it is now. I know many students are pissed by arriving early and being forced into poor seats. For those few hundred that want to be sit in the first 5 rows that is great but it sucks for everyone else.
Think if every section of the stadium was forced into filling every seat, the top rows for games like Minnesota would be empty but it's masked by having empty seats through the section.
The way they are seating the students now makes any no shows obvious.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||This is exactly right. There||
This is exactly right. There is no GA seating as you are assigned a seat (given a specific ticket with a seat and row number) at entry to the stadium. My son has gotten crappy seats by showing up to early. For crappy games the new policy actually encourages late arrival so you can get seats higher up! General admission seating (first come first serve) would be much better as you could choose your seat.