1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Easing on restrictions for academically at risk student athletes at CU

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by boydbuff, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    3,471
    Likes Received:
    110
    Article in DC:
    http://www.buffzone.com/ci_25638587/cu-football-buffs-allowing-more-academically-at-risk

    Sounds like HCMM has managed, with RG's help to start breaking down barriers that were seen as challenges to our competitiveness. It also seems that we have improved our academic support for athletes and HCMM is not afraid to suspend kids who are not putting in the time on their schoolwork.

    This bodes will for our future!
     
  2. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    58,452
    Likes Received:
    4,668
    Well, if you're going to swim with the sharks, umm, uh, make sure you aren't bleeding anywhere.
     
  3. hokiehead

    hokiehead Gobbler on the Mountain Club Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Messages:
    4,269
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    reserving judgement. in general I'm not in favor of lowering academic standards -- let the SEC and Big XII play their game and the B1G, Pac and ACC play ours. Just because they gave up on the "student athlete" doesn't mean we have to.

    that being said, I only skimmed the linked article and haven't fully considered all the implications.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,624
    Likes Received:
    16,259
    CU easing its requirements = CU reverting to the norm

    We've been dealing with more rigorous standards than Cal.
     
  5. mattrob

    mattrob Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,933
    Likes Received:
    100
    It's also not really changing entry requirements, as much as allowing the staff a little flexibility with kids who just make those minimum requirements. As long as the academic support is there to help these kids be successful, it's a win.
     
  6. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    14,574
    Likes Received:
    915
    Yes. If the support is there, and effective, then this should succeed.
     
  7. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26,429
    Likes Received:
    2,336
    It also isn't uncommon for kids who are heavily into athletics to not be tremendously motivated academically early in high school. There are a lot of kids who do poorly in their first year or two of high school and then turn it on academically once college becomes a target for them.

    The show that they are willing and able to do the work but their overall academic record is dragged down by their early mistakes.

    If M2 is looking at kids like this then the academic risk isn't that great.
     
  8. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    24,957
    Likes Received:
    2,648
    Get some players. 40 or so athletes with academic issues isn't going to hurt the rep of the University as a whole. OTOH, the FB team not getting boat raced every weekend in the fall will help the University overall. Why is this even an issue?
     
  9. Faction2Buff

    Faction2Buff New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    4
    Koodos to Michelle Brannigan for getting the Academics in place for ALL ATHLETES! She is the one that got this ship turned in the wright direction!
     
  10. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26,503
    Likes Received:
    761
    I don't think this is anything new
     
  11. mattrob

    mattrob Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,933
    Likes Received:
    100
    No, I'm pretty sure JE's first full class was similar. What I do like is that there seems to be much more emphasis on supporting the AD recently, and working with HCMM and admissions to get a few more kids in is just another example of this.
     
  12. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26,503
    Likes Received:
    761
    Hawkins had quite a few high risk kids to in his classes
     
  13. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    58,452
    Likes Received:
    4,668
    Didn't BMac bring in a lot of academically at risk kids who were able to do well in school?
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,624
    Likes Received:
    16,259
    He did. It takes a strong organization with the right leadership and a supportive administration to make that work at CU. It's rare that we've got all that in place.
     
  15. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    48,474
    Likes Received:
    4,478
    It must be tied to the coach or maybe the athletic director, because I remember when I was at CU, all freshmen athletes - regardless of sport or gender - were required to spend a certain amount of time in study hall. Once you proved you didn't need that, you were allowed to study as you saw fit. But the point was that every Freshman had to be there. I don't think that's the case anymore. I know this because I was dating an athlete who was a Freshman who told me this. Now, it's entirely possible she was not truthful with me. Knowing her as I do now, that wouldn't surprise me. :lol:
     
  16. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Messages:
    9,124
    Likes Received:
    2,938
    She was a kicker and a liar? Terrible.
     
  17. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    13,082
    Likes Received:
    2,498
    Because she was a he?
     

Share This Page