Slots in Admissions for Recruited Athletes

Over the last several days, we’ve ripped apart the arguments in two letters to the editor published in response to The Editorial Board of The New York Times‘ call to end the practice of legacy admissions. One letter, penned by a former president of Vassar College, failed to acknowledge that … 

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Yale Coaching Endowment Changes

Back in May, The Boston Globe shined a spotlight on endowed coaching positions at elite universities, including at Yale University. If you’re not familiar with the term “endowed coaching positions,” think of the name that precedes the coach’s position. At Yale, for instance, there’s the Joel E. Smilow 1954 Head … 

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Former Penn Basketball Coach Sentenced

Before the scandal of scandals in college admissions broke this past March, there was another scandal we reported on — this one at the University of Pennsylvania. A former all-time great UPenn basketball player and coach, Jerome Allen, accepted a bribe in exchange for helping a student earn admission to … 

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Playing Lots of Sports Before Specialization

We came across a quote from Bob Bowman that we wanted to share with our readers. For those not familiar with Bob Bowman, he is one of the great swimming coaches of all time. In fact, he coached Michael Phelps from when he was a little tyke all the way … 

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Admissions Preference for Athletes

Is it time to end preferential treatment in college admissions towards recruited athletes? We came across a column penned by Jim Jump for Inside Higher Ed entitled “Ethical College Admissions: Is It Time to End Admissions Preferences for Athletes?” that we figured we’d share with our readers. In the column, … 

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UPenn Basketball Scandal

A couple of weeks back, we reported on the scandal brewing at the University of Pennsylvania over an alleged bribe paid to UPenn’s former head men’s basketball coach in exchange for his recruitment of a then-high school student from Florida (and current UPenn undergraduate), Morris Esformes. In short, this question … 

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Yale University Claims NCAA Lacrosse Title

We’re a little late to the game reporting on this feat but we figured it’s better late than never. For the first time since the beginning of NCAA play, Yale University has claimed the NCAA Division I title in men’s lacrosse with a 13-11 win over Duke University in the … 

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Scandal Brewing at University of Pennsylvania

More information has come to light in the scandal brewing at the University of Pennsylvania. As we reported yesterday, allegations are swirling that the former head men’s basketball coach at the university, Jerome Allen, accepted payments (and trips to Miami) in exchange for flagging a college applicant as a basketball … 

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UPenn Basketball Coach

Did the former head coach of the University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team — who is now an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics of the NBA — accept bribes in order to help a Florida businessman’s son earn admission to the Ivy League university? As our regular readers know well, … 

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NCAA Basketball and Admissions

Is there a correlation between how far a university’s basketball team advances in March Madness and how many applications that university receives the subsequent admissions cycle? You bet there is. Indeed we’ve been writing about the impact of a school’s March Madness run on admissions figures for many years — … 

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