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And we wonder why athletes get bad reps at college...

And we wonder why athletes get bad reps at college...

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As if it wasn't bad enough for Rasheed Wallace to get a scholorship to UNC (pretty damn prestigious school for academics) with a 700 SAT score, the NCAA decided that wasn't low enough to allow everyone to get a chance. One can now get a 400SAT score and be recruited to play at a school! For those not in the light, a 400 is equivalent to getting NO RIGHT ANSWERS on the SATS. Zip, nadda, nothing. Now, I'm all for giving everyone a chance, but come on....even the worst schools should be able to develop someone enough to get one measly question right on the SATs. Think about it....I'm sure most of you reading this got somewhere over 1000. Think about how difficult it would be to not getting a single question right. Ridiculous right? For us, we have to get over 1000 to get a realistic chance at a good school...many times now more towards 1100-1200. My hope is that...though this is the rule...that when it gets released publically that some high schooler did horrible on his SATs schools worry about damaging their reputations more than money. Somehow I'm guessing I'm wrong....we couldn't be that lucky. Now, for those student athletes that actually do the student part, kudos to you! This is more for the ones that use it as a "minor leagues." Don't take a spot that is definitely deserved to the kid that actually knows what to do with a college education!

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  • Sball411: son of a bitch: http://espn.go.com/columns/farrey_tom/1453693.html
    Sball411: god fucking damnit
    Sball411: okay, so black people are that stupid?
    Sball411: right?
    Sball411: they can't get a single question right on a test?
    Sball411: How goddamn insulting is this.
    Sball411: I'm growing very tired of people in my race.
    artspice76: It's rather sad. I can't believe that you can get the lowest score possible on the SAT & yet someday be a very wealthy individual, just because you can put a ball through a hoop.
    Sball411: Un-fucking-beliveable
    artspice76: I mean, I can understand people having an issue with standardized testing, but like you said, even guessing will get you some right answers.
    Sball411: So now there is a whole generation of kids taking rocks for jocks and barely getting a degree and then what are they doing with their lives?
    Sball411: Especially if the sports career thing doesn't go through
    artspice76: Very true... this is just.. really sad. Scary & sad.
    Sball411: I hate standardized tests, I do bad at them, i had to take the SAT three times to even get within 50 of where I wanted to be and you're telling me I put in all that work and some idiot can show up sign his/her name go to sleep and that's it and get a full ride when I've dropped about 50 large on my education?
    artspice76: All because they can put a ball through a hoop.
    Sball411: Or throw a perfect spiral pass.
    Sball411: That's just perfect.
    artspice76: It's good to see where our priorities lie.
    artspice76: Who needs brains when you have a good arm!
    Sball411: A wonderful country where a person with a 400 SAT score gets a full college scholarship and Jackass is the number one movie at the box office.
    artspice76: ANd people wonder what's wrong with our society.
    Sball411: I don't. I go to Penn State.
    Sball411: If you even dream football you get an easier ride than most.
    artspice76: Big Ten, baby. Again, who cares about brains, it's the jocks who bring in the money!! So what if the average IQ at the school isn't as high as the average shoe size of the basketball team, as long as that team wins, that's what matters!!
    Sball411: exactly
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