Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by BuffaloSoldier76, Sep 15, 2014.
Let me get this straight...
A guy who had finished a CSU degree was wanted by the UCLA basketball program...
And the transcripts didn't allow him to clear admissions at UCLA?
Damn. WTF is CSU doing these days?
Insert Fibers joke.
fiber degrees must have really declined in value.
The Kapri pants thing was very shady. I think something really wrong is going on up in Ft. Collins. Will the NCAA even care? No one gets mad at a fly for farting.
Sounds like somebody needs to get their act together.
This kind of thing should never pop up in the days of full time recruiting coordinators. Of course it takes time to process things but getting a transcript and having it preliminarily evaluated by admissions would seem to be a fairly standard procedure.
Sucks for the kid. Not only does he not get into UCLA but it is now to late for most other options as well. I wonder if he has a RS year left, if not he could simply lose his last year of basketball because some paper pushers couldn't get their acts together soon enough.
Easy to point & laugh at CSU but, equal failure on UCLA to not examine his transcripts. Though, if I'm Alford, I'm befuddled by how the kid has a BA & not accepted.
For the record, this is not me "pointing and laughing at CSU".
This is me, as a resident of Colorado, questioning WTF one of our state universities is doing to compromise its academic integrity in its efforts to increase its competitiveness in athletics. Questions need to be asked. We already knew that CSU had started accepting anyone the NCAA would allow them to take. Now it sounds like the actual coursework they have their athletes doing isn't up to an adequate standard for a 4-year college. UCLA Basketball draws a lot of water on that campus and admits its fair share of academic lightweights, so this raises some real questions about CSU.
I expect the Denver Post to be hot on that story.
For sure. Extensive investigation followed by a Sunday feature on the front page.
I have a hard time believing that UCLA couldn't admit someone with a 4 year degree, regardless of the institution, if they REALLY wanted to get them in. Maybe it's not his transcript that's the issue. Maybe it has something to do with "working" on former AD Jack Graham's ranch to make money for the move or some other baggage. That stands out the most in that article for something fishy. Maybe it's something else. One way or another, all I see from this is that UCLA didn't want Octeus anymore. Admissions is probably just the excuse so they don't look like they're backtracking on a scholarship at this late time.
From what I read, it hadn't anything to do with transcripts. Unlike athletic scholarship student athletes, grad students are accepted into a program based upon merit. Octeus didn't have the student record to merit admission to his requested grad program, so he wasn't accepted.
Do you think if he was a better player his student record would somehow meet the criteria?
He would still be an athletic scholarship student athlete.
Wildcat, I would be shocked if a situation came up where Tad wanted to bring in a D1 transfer who had graduated and the kid got denied. I'm sure you would be if Miller got shot down that way. I don't think this happens all that often.
I would be surprised if this happened at Arizona, and I'm confident Mark Lyons was no classroom whiz. This is just what I read, and I'm not sure I align to it. If indeed it did go down like this, Alford needs to own the mistake for not walking Octeus through the process.
Hmm comparing UCLA academics to Arizona seems kinda flawed. I don't think UCLA uses the same mirror fogging standardized test that is the cornerstone of Arizona admissions.
committed and eligible. How does a guy get into Purdue but not UCLA? weird.
Purdue has more of a need for a PG than UCLA does?
He's immediately eligible? Is Purdue on the quarter system?
Changed his grad program from Theoretical Astrophysics to Chemical Engineering.....much easier to get into!
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