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Date Posted: 08:38:32 01/03/18 Wed
In reply to: An Observer 's message, "How Do You Define "Work"?" on 00:08:19 01/03/18 Wed

This has been my understanding too. Of course there are exceptions, as there are at large public colleges who can produce football Rhodes Scholars from time to time (example - Florida State's Myron Rolle, currently a neurosurgeon), but I don't think that's very typical.

A related question is - why do schools like Stanford and Northwestern have student bodies that seem much more passionate than ivy students about their sports teams, if they are drawn from the same pool as ivy students, and assuming that the dichotomy between athletes and general student body exists? Can it be really ascribed to a regional attitude thing, considering that all these schools draw from around the country? And are the ivies really more liberal (read = sports antipathy) institutionally than a California school outside San Francisco?

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Date Posted: 11:11:52 01/03/18 Wed

I wouldn’t be so quick to include basketball with football. Since the revival of Ivy B-ball in the post-AI world in 1989, Princeton (especially in 1998), Penn and Cornell have made runs at the Top Ten, and other mid-majors have gone to the Final Four. It only takes five good players, a strong schedule, excellent coaching, and some good luck (especially regarding injuries).

Football, by comparison, is a huge industrial debacle.

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Date Posted: 11:39:58 01/03/18 Wed

It was basketball (and arguably hockey) that served as the bases for the creation of the AI.

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Date Posted: 20:24:19 01/03/18 Wed

Absolutely true, and the AI turned out to work fine in both cases.

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