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Subject: Re: New Harvard President Unlikely to Rein In Amaker


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IvySportsJunkie
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Date Posted: 10:03:56 02/14/18 Wed
In reply to: An Observer 's message, "New Harvard President Unlikely to Rein In Amaker" on 23:37:51 02/11/18 Sun

My concern noted on this thread is that some of the alums assume that a coach must be cheating if he consistently wins in the Ivy League. I tend to think that these Ivy coaches win because they are good coaches, great motivators and good recruiters. They do not need to lower academic standards to win. Eldo (Al) Bagnoli won at Penn and now is winning at Columbia, not by lowering standards, but by being a damn good coach.

MrJames has influenced me to learn about our highest ranked basketball recruits. When you do this, you will be so impressed by how each of the Ivies are continually upgrading the quality of their recruits on the court and in the classroom (such as noted by Harvard achieving a remarkable average team GPA over 3.9). If anything, our administrations should be extremely proud of this track record. Yes, we have had a few issues at each of our schools, but unlike the Power 5 conferences, our track record among our student athletes is only getting better. This month, the Ivies are setting all time records for number of applications to get into our schools making it harder and harder to get into our schools and making us even more attractive to prospective athletes and to recruiters at employers. As our financial aid packages continue to improve, I think you will see continued improvement in the classroom and on the court, field, diamond and rink. Just as so many of our jock alumni would not have qualified today for admissions, many on current rosters would not qualify in a decade from now.

We may not win NCAA championships in the major sports (other than hockey), but we are bringing home the gold medal in the quality of our athletes on campus and post-graduation.

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Crimson Carl
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Date Posted: 19:22:16 02/14/18 Wed

Until Harvard dominates the Ivy League in BB I doubt there is anything to worry about. And given how their highly rated recruits haven't that done to date....it may never happen.

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[> [> [> Subject: What planet have you been on?


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 20:30:01 02/14/18 Wed


If I told you that an Ivy team won five straight BB titles from 2010-15, what team would you think I'm talking about?

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Crimson Carl
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Date Posted: 07:06:50 02/15/18 Thu

Two of those shared :)

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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 22:24:29 02/14/18 Wed

Bucknell?

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