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Subject: Re: Question


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Dr. V
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Date Posted: 11:53:17 02/07/18 Wed
In reply to: Ivy Voyeur 's message, "Re: Question" on 10:02:57 02/07/18 Wed

I know what a "walk-on" is at a scholarship school, i.e., a players who is good, but not good enough at first blush to get a football scholarship, but what is a walk-on in the Ivies given that all students, whether players or non-players, get the same financial assistance based on need? Is it someone who, regardless of how good a player he may be, has high enough scores to get in without any facilitation by the football staff? If so, do such players, if there are any, count against the 120 number?

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Go Green
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Date Posted: 12:46:53 02/07/18 Wed


A walk-on in the Ivy is basically a guy who isn't given an admissions slot from the football coaches. So they have to get by admissions on their own.

According to the book "Playing the Game," Ivy admissions departments really hate it when coaches don't list a coveted recruit on the "slots" because the coach knows that the player has the scores to get in on his own. So even if the guy got perfect SATs and was valedictorian, the coach would be advised to include him on the "slots" (although obviously a high-band) rather than leave him off the list.

Once in a while, coaches get lucky and some walk-on ends up being a real player. But so long as the coach seems genuinely surprised that Johnny Walk-On got first-team All Ivy, I don't think the admissions department will mind.

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