Recruiting question

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  1. 1100011CS

    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    Is this within NCAA rules?

    Alumni basically promising recruits internships and jobs? Doesn't sound quite right to me.
     
  2. Jables22

    Jables22 Member

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    NCAA should look into this shady individual connected to Cornell:
     
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  3. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. 3GenClone

    3GenClone Well-Known Member

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

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

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. Tre4ISU

    Tre4ISU Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. CycoCyclone

    CycoCyclone Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. colbycheese

    colbycheese Well-Known Member

    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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