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LMUfan

Registered: 03/29/06
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"While most (non-athletic) applicants with low scores are turned away, athletes who average just 370 out of a possible 800 in each subject - math, critical reading and writing - are invited to enroll, according to the report by John Cummins, former head of intercollegiate athletics who retired in 2008 as associate chancellor and chief of staff, and Kirsten Hextrum, a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education. "

Full San Francisco Chronicle article here.
DunninLA

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there was a time, I'm guessing about ten years ago, when I became aware, can't remember how, that football and basketball players with low academic stats were not cleared for admission into UCLA but were into Berkeley.   Surprised me at the time.
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3leftturns

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Holy misbegotten reputation, Batman
spazsdad

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Originally Posted by DunninLA
there was a time, I'm guessing about ten years ago, when I became aware, can't remember how, that football and basketball players with low academic stats were not cleared for admission into UCLA but were into Berkeley.   Surprised me at the time.

Things must have changed as I was blown away by the current low SAT requirement for softball players
daemon

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Originally Posted by DunninLA
there was a time, I'm guessing about ten years ago, when I became aware, can't remember how, that football and basketball players with low academic stats were not cleared for admission into UCLA but were into Berkeley.   Surprised me at the time.


Nobody gets into both schools.   It's one or the other.
LMUfan

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Originally Posted by DunninLA
there was a time, I'm guessing about ten years ago, when I became aware, can't remember how, that football and basketball players with low academic stats were not cleared for admission into UCLA but were into Berkeley.   Surprised me at the time.


Nobody gets into both schools.   It's one or the other.


Well, certainly no one can attend both schools but applications to UC campuses are separate from one another.  It's possible to gain acceptance to multiple campuses.  In fact, on the UC web site they suggest the applicant wait until they hear from all campuses before they chose one. 
hofman19

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They admitted Desean Jackson; that was all of the evidence that I needed that they placed winning over academic pursuit of excellence or general character.

Is there a guy in the NFL who is more classless than this a-hole?

jayrot

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They admitted Desean Jackson; that was all of the evidence that I needed that they placed winning over academic pursuit of excellence or general character.

Is there a guy in the NFL who is more classless than this a-hole?



Well for a program that is 1-10 so far this year (thank you Portland State), I guess the first part of that statement went out the window at some point too. 
Lovemesomesoftball

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They admitted Desean Jackson; that was all of the evidence that I needed that they placed winning over academic pursuit of excellence or general character.

Is there a guy in the NFL who is more classless than this a-hole?



Well for a program that is 1-10 so far this year (thank you Portland State), I guess the first part of that statement went out the window at some point too. 



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jayrot

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Seriously that has to be one of the funniest images I've ever seen.   And it's nice for ucla to be picking on someone other than usc, but I guess that'll come in due time. 
oldschool

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DunninLA

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Originally Posted by DunninLA
there was a time, I'm guessing about ten years ago, when I became aware, can't remember how, that football and basketball players with low academic stats were not cleared for admission into UCLA but were into Berkeley.   Surprised me at the time.


Nobody gets into both schools.   It's one or the other.
my daughter (not athlete) got into both, and turned down both.  They didn't have the vibe she was looking for.

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Kurosawa

Registered: 05/15/10
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Special admits for top athletes have been happening at Cal for years, since the start of the Jeff Tedford regime at least:

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In December 2009, the Associated Press reported that Cal football players were 43 times more likely to gain special admissions than nonathletes from 2002 to 2004, a number many believe is not likely to have declined. In January 2012, the Daily Cal reported that 110 students were admitted to the fall 2011 freshman class through "admission by exception" and more than half - 63 - were athletes. That kind of news is particularly infuriating at a time when competition to get into a school like Cal leaves many stellar students on the sidelines.



See: http://www.sfgate.com/collegesports/article/Barbour-takes-the-blame-for-Cal-s-academic-woes-4929448.php
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