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    Recruiting question

    Is this within NCAA rules?

    Asked how he entices so many elite high school wrestlers to come to the Cornell campus ó the current team collectively has won 45 state championships ó Koll pulls out his laptop and shows another video posted on the teamís Facebook page. About 25 athletes from the 2010 team appear in rapid succession describing the summer and off-season professional internships they have served at the offices, laboratories and hospitals of influential Cornell alumni. The video concludes with this detail: 100 percent of recent Cornell wrestlers have secured a full-time job offer or postgraduate school acceptance before they graduate.
    Alumni basically promising recruits internships and jobs? Doesn't sound quite right to me.



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    Re: Recruiting question

    NCAA should look into this shady individual connected to Cornell:



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    Re: Recruiting question

    I don't see anything wrong there. They aren't getting promised sweetheart jobs due to being an athlete. Cornell is an Ivy League school and I'm sure the ability to make connections for the future plays into kid's choices.



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    Re: Recruiting question

    Evidently you've never used a urinal at Jack Trice Stadium...

    The right of employment is not breaking NCAA rules, but accepting gifts is.



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    Re: Recruiting question

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Is this within NCAA rules?



    Alumni basically promising recruits internships and jobs? Doesn't sound quite right to me.
    What they're really saying is, "If you get a degree at Cornell, people will hire you." It really doesn't have anything to do with Athletics.


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    It's Cornell. You go there and you are gaurenteed a job. It has nothing to do with wrestling. It is no different than playing any sport at Harvard or Yale.


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    Re: Recruiting question

    I'd have to agree, the promise of a full time job isn't exactly improper benefits, as any other student could receive the same.


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    Re: Recruiting question

    Similar information was used to recruit me to Iowa State (I wasn't a student athlete). I see no harm done. I was told that if I were to go to ISU I could go to all kinds of job fairs, get internships, co-ops, laboratory work during the semester and so on. I was also told repeatedly of the hiring rate of ISU students in my field within a year of graduation (approximately what they're saying here). You go to college to prepare yourself for a career. Wrestling is simply a means to get a free ride (which Cornell can't offer since their Ivy League and athletic scholarships aren't allowed).


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