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|1 day 2 hours ago||So UNC, the nation's oldest||
So UNC, the nation's oldest public university, is... not a public institution of education?
You're doing gymnastics here.
|2 days 1 hour ago||It would be easy to allow||
It would be easy to allow these students to take remedial classes to prepare themselves for college level work. This would allow them to actually experience the academic value of their scholarship, and the institutional resources required are a pittance relative to what the university already has in place.
>ONLY fixing the underlying causes will do anything.
Education is exactly how you combat such intergenerational dysfunctions. It's how you break these cycles. And the university is our social instrument of education. If our society has a moral imperative to address social ills, which I like you agree it does, then the NCAA and the University have a moral imperative to implement changes which allow these young people to actually realize the value of their scholarship. That begins with making time in their schedules to actually work on foundational skills.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Except it isn't when you have||
Except it isn't when you have an 8th grade reading level and the NCAA effectively prevents you from taking remedial reading/writing courses while on athletic scholarship.
|2 days 5 hours ago||OK so now you're blaming||
OK so now you're blaming students because their dysfunctional families, schools, and communities couldn't / didn't adequately prepare them.
COOL. stay classy.
as someone who works as an educator and mentor for young people, I don't think you have any idea how hard some of these kids are struggling just to keep their heads above water. I don't think you have any idea what kinds of responsibilities some of them are dealing with that go way beyond the classroom.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Yes. This is exactly the||
Yes. This is exactly the point.
A free college education is not useful to someone is way behind on their reading and writing levels, but the NCAA prevents these kids from doing anything about it.
The solution is exactly what you've said: lift the restriction on remedial classes and have mandatory redshirts for those who are academically underprepared. You eat, live, practice with the team and take special courses that will allow you to actually see some of the value of that $50,000/year education.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Somehow I don't feel like||
Somehow I don't feel like this reflects at all on the courses I took in Cognitive Linguistics, Russian Literature, Frankfurt School Critical Theory, Birmingham School Cultural Studies, Differentiable Manifolds, Representation Theory, Algebraic Topology (okay, I took this one through the graduate school at Duke -- one of the many nice perks available to UNC undergrads who are driven), 3 semesters of Quantum Theory, Nuclear Physics, General Relativity, Formal Languages & Automata Theory, Byzantine Iconoclasm, Chromatic Harmony, Orchestration, the 20th century clarinet recitial I spent two semesters preparing for "experiential education" credit, or the many long hours I spent rehearsing and performing with the UNC Symphony Orchestra. The value of my experiences at UNC is not in the credentials I received (and I have nothing but disgust for the universal and empty-headed attitude that the purpose of a college education is to obtain certification -- a chilling and very recent development in the thousand-year history of universities) but in the first-class education I received working with some of the finest minds in the world.
And though it may surprise you, I bear not one iota of resentment to anyone who received credit for bogus classes. If you listen to what Mary Willingham has to say on the matter, the real shame is that the NCAA does not allow student athletes to receive credit for remedial classes when many of them are desperately underprepared upon coming to college (they can't go professional in their sport -- their best chance at providing for themselves and their families -- without first going through the NCAA farm league) but don't have time to take remedial classes on top of normal classes while also sacrificing their time and physical well-being in gruesome sports for millions of dollars of NCAA profit (which they themselves see... precisely none of).
Can we stop pretending that a college education is adequate compensation for the sacrifices that student athletes make? Anyone who decries these student athletes and the many long hours of work they put in deserves to have their own degree revoked for failing to develop any sense of perspective or empathy.
|3 days 16 hours ago||this fanbase is ugly and||
this fanbase is ugly and childish. why don't you call the man by his name?
|5 days 5 hours ago||"If only our offense, loaded||
"If only our offense, loaded with 4 stars, was better than a bad MAC offense..."
So, how many 4th and 5th year players exactly are on that offense? MSU has 17/22 4th & 5th year starters and 5/22 in years 1, 2, & 3... Michigan has DG, Frank Clark, Jake Ryan, Blake Countess, and Ray Taylor.... meaning 5/22 in 4th + 5th year (only one on offense!!!) and 17/22 in years 1, 2, & 3.
|1 week 3 days ago||wow, 6-6? they should have||
wow, 6-6? they should have fired dantonio.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm sorry that broke people||
I'm sorry that broke people like me aren't good enough to go to Michigan games with you.
Cool story about M Football: when my dad was 12, he and his friends used to sit outside the stadium listening to games. Then one day Fritz Crisler saw them and gave them tickets.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Say that to Frank Clark and||
Say that to Frank Clark and Devin Gardner you fucking prick. What would Bo do? Support the damn team.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||support the damn team||
support the damn team
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Cheers! :) I actually enjoy||
I actually enjoy reading his pressers
And the only thing this season has made me lose faith in is this fanbase.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This place is actually||
This place is actually turning into RCMB.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If Magnuson were injured,||
If Magnuson were injured, Hoke would have said "We don't talk about injuries"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke actually just made it||
Hoke actually just made it very, very, very clear that Peppers is injured. I guess you just weren't paying close enough attention.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"We don't talk about||
"We don't talk about injuries" = "Yes, he's injured"
No reference to injuries, or "We're pleased with the competition between Magnuson and Kalis" = "No, he's not injured"
It's actually really not at all hard to understand.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe he's legitimately more||
Maybe he's legitimately more concerned with his 115 sons.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I've said it before and I'll||
I've said it before and I'll say it again: every time Hoke does or says something that doesn't appear to make sense, ask yourself, "what does he know that we don't?"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I honestly love this man. I||
I honestly love this man. I take enjoyment from reading every single one of these pressers. And I don't have any trouble reading between the lines and understanding his coach speak.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Dumb questions deserve dumb||
Dumb questions deserve dumb answers.
I personally find his answers to be perfectly consistent and logical, and I really have no trouble "reading the tea leaves".
|2 weeks 5 days ago||What did you see on Saturday||
What did you see on Saturday to suggest the team has given up?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||How about support the team by||
How about support the team by showing up and making the atmosphere electric.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Um, have you looked at Hoke's||
Um, have you looked at Hoke's 1st class?
"Jarrod Wilson, Willie Henry, Chris Wormley, Mario Ojemudia, Dennis Norfleet, Joe Bolden, Devin Funchess, James Ross, etc"
Most of those guys are looking like pretty good football players...
Plugging 1 true freshman with elite speed into a junior-senior laden roster is not amazing coaching skill at developing talent. You can't compare it to inheriting a bare cupboard and developing guys from scratch -- that takes more time.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I haven't agreed with||
I haven't agreed with everything you've said lately, Brian. But I wholeheartedly agree with this. Thank you
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I just want to point out how||
I just want to point out how ridiuculous it is that you're being downvoted for hard data.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You are such a twerp. You||
You are such a twerp. You have not made a single post on this board that hasn't filled me with disgust.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||cocaine is essentially vegan,||
cocaine is essentially vegan, after all
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, we need to stop acting||
Yes, we need to stop acting like a bunch of spoiled children.
Cheers mate, take my +1
|3 weeks 1 day ago||We are PAYING CUSTOMERS of||
We are PAYING CUSTOMERS of this BUSINESS! We DESERVE a better PRODUCT!!!!
.......anyone else feel a little cognitive dissonance with that way of thinking?