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    Quote Originally Posted by CLS View Post
    Doesn't need to involve a scholarship at all. If the family could afford a six or seven digit bribe, the scholarship doesn't really matter. They were just trying to gain admission, not financial aid, and these kinds of "athletes" are the best possible kind of recruit -- a recruit who was good enough to make the team but could afford to pay their own way.
    It sure involved coaches who broke the law. Does the NCAA still care about "Institutional Control" or is that only a matter for the Cleveland States of the world?

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    I wonder if this will cause anyone to revisit the question of why an athlete can be admitted to a university when their grades / scores are not good enough to get them in as a regular student. Why isn't that a violation of the "cannot receive anything a normal student would not" NC$$ rule?

    I realize why the waiver exists (many star athletes are too stupid to get into college on the merits, and star athletes generate $$$ for everybody). I just don't know how it has survived without any apparent scrutiny all these years. We just take it for granted that if you are a star athlete you can substitute your athletic cred for academic cred in the admissions process.

    Why?
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    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post

    It's OK, Netanyahu says the European far-right are his allies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    It's OK, Netanyahu says the European far-right are his allies.
    They going to prison with him?

    And a racist Europe is good for warmongers like him...
    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
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    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post

    Holy f-cking sh-t, Poland. I didn’t realize history books only went back 40 years in Poland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post

    Nice:

    The “how to recognize a Jew” article lists “names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation” and even “disinformation activities” that the newspaper is purporting can be used to identify a Jewish person.
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    Dow says doing business in Brazil is more important than stopping animal testing.

    I guess it’s somwwhat refreshing for a company to be so forthright in their quest for profits. Better than Nestle or Enbridge with their “we care about the community and environment” commercials.

    https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-b...criticism.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Holy f-cking sh-t, Poland. I didn’t realize history books only went back 40 years in Poland.
    My Dad's mother was from Poland, left right before the War. Thankfully she isnt alive to see things fall apart again :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Good thing two celebrities were caught up in Operation Varsity Blues. Would have been boring if it had just been CEOs and their trophy spouses.

    My question would be what happened to the kid once accepted on a football/crew/volleyball etc scholarship. If I get a football scholarship to USC they're kinda going to expect me to show up to practice and play on Saturdays. Or do they just Photoshop a picture of the kid in a uniform on the sidelines?

    Considering this fraud did involve athletic personnel and scholarship money do you suppose the NCAA will get involved, or just keep looking the other way while large institutions commit violations?
    USC is reviewing the scholastic status of the children whose parents involved them in the scandal, and the children's degree of actual involvement. Then they'll make their decisions after that.
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    Olivia Jade was practicing for the crew team when news broke of her mother's fraud.

    No, that's not right. She was in the Bahamas on the yacht of the chairman of the USC Board of Trustees.

    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    USC is reviewing the scholastic status of the children whose parents involved them in the scandal, and the children's degree of actual involvement. Then they'll make their decisions after that.
    I'm sure it will be a thorough review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Olivia Jade was practicing for the crew team when news broke of her mother's fraud.

    No, that's not right. She was in the Bahamas on the yacht of the chairman of the USC Board of Trustees.
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    Re: Nice Planet: Screw It, I'm Outta Here

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Dow says doing business in Brazil is more important than stopping animal testing.

    I guess it’s somwwhat refreshing for a company to be so forthright in their quest for profits. Better than Nestle or Enbridge with their “we care about the community and environment” commercials.

    https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-b...criticism.html
    Surprised they aren't doing it on humans in Brazil yet, give it time under their fascist.

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    The school bribes were also tax write offs lol

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    With the school bribery thing I kinda wonder who uncovered the whole thing initially. I think it's kinda amazing that the ACT didn't catch onto this sooner and I kinda wonder how well they're auditing these tests to find cheating and other weird patterns that don't make sense. In this case you had a bunch of "learning disabled" kids all going to the exact same 2 locations with the same proctor and pulling off scores in the 30-35 range routinely and this had been going on since like 2011(?) or so according to the ringleader. That range is in the 93rd to 99th percentile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    With the school bribery thing I kinda wonder who uncovered the whole thing initially. I think it's kinda amazing that the ACT didn't catch onto this sooner and I kinda wonder how well they're auditing these tests to find cheating and other weird patterns that don't make sense. In this case you had a bunch of "learning disabled" kids all going to the exact same 2 locations with the same proctor and pulling off scores in the 30-35 range routinely and this had been going on since like 2011(?) or so according to the ringleader. That range is in the 93rd to 99th percentile.
    This was apparently stumbled upon while the FBI was investigating something else. I haven't heard any details about what the other investigation was or if the feds followed up or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    This was apparently stumbled upon while the FBI was investigating something else. I haven't heard any details about what the other investigation was or if the feds followed up or anything.
    Probably the phony charity but who knows.

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    This is so nasty on so many levels ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    I don't think he's explaining away anything, just saying that you get in trouble when using a middleman and trying to be secretive with your bribes. And it's true, when talking about college admittance. Just ask the Trumps or almost all legacy students.
    Using a middleman is a clear violation of Gibbs' Rule 4. Television people should know better.
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    This is so nasty on so many levels ...
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