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Not To Jinx Us But

Discussion in 'UConn Women's Basketball' started by RockyMTblue2, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. RockyMTblue2

    RockyMTblue2 Don't Look Up!

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    Uh-Oh.
     
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    RockyMTblue2 Don't Look Up!

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    Williams was a basketball underachiever IMO and I always wondered if the academics were too much to also expect the best on the basketball court.
     
  3. triaddukefan

    triaddukefan Tobacco Road Guest

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    Yeah... one of yall should go ahead and do that.
     
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    CocoHusky

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    Might not have been the academics. Under that coach with the three initials that calls opposing players by their numbers has any player really "achieved"?
     
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  5. Nuyoika

    Nuyoika Destroyer of Baked Goods

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    Have you also looked at how the wage gap between people with Bachelors and people without has changed? The cost of going to school is going up faster than the rate employers willing to pay meaning the overall value of a Bachelors degree has decreased. 50 or 60 years ago a degree really really meant something.

    There was a time when a college degree almost guaranteed you a job. I wasn't alive during that time but I can tell you that employers care about you having a degree but it is along the same lines as you putting your name on the resume. It is just expected at this point. They are spending far more time on who you are as a person. Recruiters and organizations check your social media. They are doing cognitive & personality tests prior to the interviews. These things have become far more important than where you went to school.
     
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    Johnny one-note checking in again...

    if you are intending to choose a school because of its pre-med program, generally speaking the most vigorous academic school is NOT the best bet for you. you will be in classes (organic??? oh no!!!!! the pre-med killer!!!!) with many of the most competitive students in your school and, because virtually all science courses are graded on a curve, your grades mercilessly reflect your class rank in the course. There is no escaping that most of the "normal" pre-meds make their calc, bio and chem courses their highest priorities in life. And yet, here you are doing those courses on top of the 5 hrs or so that you're putting into lifting and practice and then physical/mental recovery afterwards. Moreover, your friends are your teammates, but the "normal" pre-meds have pre-med friends to study with and buck up their morale when they get a 43 on a math exam which is actually a "B."

    If you are a pre-med D-1 athlete, you are so very much better off going to a decent, though not top, academic school, where you at least stand a fighting chance at getting better science grades relative to your classmates and have pre-medical advisors who don't look at you as a lost cause. How many elite D-1 athletes does anyone here know of who has actually gone to med school (not just declaring pre-med, but getting into med school)? High schoolers with these aspirations say things which please themselves and please their parents, and the coaches love to hear it if it helps the kids make the "right" decision, but they are not, in fact, making the best decisions for themselves. Far from it.
     
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    triaddukefan Tobacco Road Guest

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    RockyMontana .... so what was this thread about ? :p
     
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  8. Golden Husky

    Golden Husky The Midas Touch

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    Calling Dr. Pulido.
     
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  9. RockyMTblue2

    RockyMTblue2 Don't Look Up!

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    I don't know of course. She compiled some pretty impressive stats, but never met my eye test on foot/hand speed and positioning, despite her big # of blocks. Too lazy to look at her TOs, but I recall her being pick prone.
     
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    RockyMTblue2 Don't Look Up!

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    Premeddy Big Girls ... bad medicine?

     
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    triaddukefan Tobacco Road Guest

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    How many times did you see her play in college?
     
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    RockyMTblue2 Don't Look Up!

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    Wild guess, somewhere between 15 and 25. I had this I can't look away thing for JPM's team and during basketball season I have the zillion sports channel package. PAC conference ruined it for them with their own network a couple of years ago.
     
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    triaddukefan Tobacco Road Guest

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    Between reruns of MASH and Falcon Crest... how do you find the time? :)
     
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    meyers7 Smarty Pants

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    Perhaps you've heard of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page (ND graduate). Or Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner. Dwayne Johnson (Miami). Jon Runyon. Dave Bing. Steve Largent. JC Watts.
     
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    RockyMTblue2 Don't Look Up!

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    I was Mashed out decades ago! But, yes, Falcon Crest forever! ;)
     
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    Husky pride

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    I guess I didn't give enough homage to Duke.
    "...Duke grads work at better restaurants"
    My apologies.
     
  17. Golden Husky

    Golden Husky The Midas Touch

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    There is at least one Duke grad all Bone Yarders like: Jay Bilas.
     
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    triaddukefan Tobacco Road Guest

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    If you read his statements/opinions on UNC-cheat... Yall boneyarders might have change of heart :cool:
     
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    Golden Husky The Midas Touch

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    Troublemaker,lol!
     
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    BigBird Et In Hoc Signo Vinces

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    Bags, my friend, you've nailed it again.
     
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    cabbie191 Jonathan Husky on a date with Holi

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    Oh Rocky! I trust you said this in jest. Connecticut may have the most players that make it into the pros but they still make up a small minority of those who don the Husky uniform.

    For those outstanding players below the Maya's and Diana's, their decision is hopefully a blend of wanting top caliber basketball experience and a solid education.

    I agree with those who argue that you can get a great education at a "decent" school and a decent education at a great school.
     
  23. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Link?
     
  24. DaddyChoc

    DaddyChoc His Chockishness

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    Definitely jinxed us... Wow!
     
  25. RockyMTblue2

    RockyMTblue2 Don't Look Up!

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    Just prescient.