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    I guess some parents really DO want their kids to go to college
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    https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/a...ating-athletic

    Unbelievable how long they got away with these scams. Even more unbelievable how much money changed hands.
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    Sure makes the rich look.....rich.
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    You beat me to it as I just finished reading this story. I had heard of coaches paying recruits, boosters paying recruits, boosters paying parents but I had never heard of parents paying coaches. The corruption of college athletics has now come full circle.
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    Britain has some fine universities....but other than Cambridge or Oxford where a few rowers get some help and not much since post graduate students can also row, being an athlete means nothing.

    The over emphasis on sports in American universities is absurd these days....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Britain has some fine universities....but other than Cambridge or Oxford where a few rowers get some help and not much since post graduate students can also row, being an athlete means nothing.
    Belated reply!

    I suspect the kind of rowing credentials Cambridge and Oxford are looking for are somewhat above the kind that can be faked online. Probably of the manner of being a member of the British Junior squad rather than "rows for their school". An interest in a particular sport may influence what British university someone may apply to, but an aptitude for a sport will have almost no influence on someone actually getting a place.
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    Felicity Huffman?! Say it ain't so!
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    Felicity Huffman?! Say it ain't so!
    Not a great career move.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    Felicity Huffman?! Say it ain't so!
    ....and Becky Katsopolis!!! What will Jesse think?
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    Felicity Huffman?! Say it ain't so!
    The Stanford Sailing coach! Say THAT ain't so!

    https://news.stanford.edu/2019/03/12...ord-statement/
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    I'm not sure how track/xc dodged being involved in this, but glad it did
    There are no strings on me
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