Guessing your Ivy League knowledge is second hand.
well, they give you grant money that covers your entire tuition. At most you end up paying a nominal amount. Its a good deal because they can't yank it like scholarships, if you quit the team the money is still there.
Also, admission requirements are still lower for athletics than the regular population by a good bit.
Hardest thing about Harvard is getting in. All their students are top-notch or have some kind of hook like Brooke Shields (Princeton). Obviously, Lin didn't get in because of his basketball as he's a relative unknown. Getting high grades in college isn't that hard if you have an easy major.
That Matt Bonner must be on to something - a high GPA and some hold on Popovich to have him play him so much. Back to OT: I'd probably vote Jacques Vaughn - very cerebral, heady kinda guy. Bet he becomes a head coach someday.
You are kidding me right lol? A 3.1 isn't bottom of the class lol. There are a lot of people that don't even graduate, or fail out. Also, the curve at a school like Harvard is a 100x more competitive than at a state school. I know, I transferred from an easier school to a harder school. That 90-100%you are used to getting is now a 75-85. Also, his major was economics at Harvard. Not the type of major you take if you just are trying to skate by and hoop.
Granted he went to school in Palo Alto, so his high school was probably as hard as Harvard lol.
Yeah, you are correct. At top 10 schools, 90% of your class will test into the 99.9+ percentile of America (at least top 1 in 1000) when entering college.
Yes, there is a crapload of grade inflation but the competition is intense. An A from a average school is no where near comparable to an A from an elite private school.
Shane Battier majored in religion. Come on. That's like a guaranteed 4.0.
No it ain't. Unless you mean history is a guaranteed 4.0 as well. You don't have to say "praise the Lord"; you have to know your Hindu, Jainist, Sikh, Shinto, etc. background, dude. And know where it all came from.