Report: UGA athletes among the least illiterate

Quarterback Aaron Murray, considered one of UGA's smartest players, demonstrates elite writing skills. (AJC file photo)

UGA graduate and former quarterback Aaron Murray demonstrates elite writing skills. Murray is headed to the NFL draft in 2014. (AJC file photo)

The football season may have been a letdown, but UGA athletes are still winners.

A report by CNN indicates Georgia athletes are among the least illiterate.

In the story titled “Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders,” the Atlanta-based news network says 7 to 15 percent of players admitted to some of the best universities in the nation can’t read at the college level.

CNN asked for SAT and ACT scores from 37 universities; only 21 responded, including the University of Georgia.

At UGA, 7.5% of athletes during a 6-year period (2007-12) scored less than 400 on the reading portion of the SAT or 16 on the ACT reading test, the level considered “college literate.”

Twenty-two of the 7.5% were on the football team. One was on the men’s basketball team and one was on the women’s basketball team. Information for athletes on other teams (baseball, for example) were not included by UGA.

UGA provided combined SAT scores for reading and math portions of the test. The writing portion of the test was usually excluded from the combined score.

The combined average SAT score for athletes at UGA was 941, says CNN. Athletes scored an average of 18.75 on the ACT reading test.

The combined average SAT score for students admitted to UGA was 1,243 on the SAT, said CNN, but that too seems to just include reading and math scores, not writing scores. UGA freshmen averaged a 28 on the ACT.

UGA professor Billy Hawkins, author of “The New Plantation,” which Amazon says “examines the controversial relationship between black athletes and predominantly white NCAA Division I Institutions,” says when colleges admit students that can’t read their textbooks, it’s “another form of cheating.”

“A lot of them are majoring in eligibility,” Hawkins told CNN. “It’s too much for students reading below a college level. It’s basically a farce,” he said. “Students I mentor, many of them are doing well academically, but again it’s under this whole umbrella of maintaining eligibility and I think image construction.”

Many other schools we like to rank UGA against did not provide data.

Alabama, Florida and Florida State said it does not track the college admission test scores of athletes.

Auburn said it would send the information after football season.

Clemson, which beat UGA on the field, didn’t do as well on standardized tests, with 15% of athletes not meeting the “college literate” criteria.

The average SAT verbal score for incoming freshmen in 2012 was 607. Football players scored an average of 455, basketball players 477.

Clemson said some athletes “did not try very hard” on the SAT when they took it because they had already taken the ACT, but the university did not provide ACT scores for most players.

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242 comments Add your comment

dc

January 8th, 2014
10:08 am

once universities have to start paying athletes, this will settle out. then the pretense that they are “students” will become irrelevant.

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
10:13 am

Very unfortunate instance where money is overtaking knowledge. I know this is not simply a University of Georgia issue, it’s a national issue. My alma mater, the University of Alabama, I’m sure has some of the same issues. So much money is floating around we’ll never get back to the basics of education being #1. Atleast not while the NCAA is raking in billions every year. And we wonder why society in general is going down hill? Here is the perfect example of why, once educational systems start configuring more important things than education.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
10:14 am

From my experience, most every college graduate I know is still borderline illiterate. Also, none of them are former athletes. They display an uncommon inability to grasp logic or utilize common sense. Of course, I understand that common sense is abhorrent to a college grad, but what about the lack of logic?

Most of these athletes are cases of “special exception”. In my opinion, they are only slightly different from the student body as a whole–at least after graduation.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
10:18 am

The real Gutrake posted at 10:14. George, please control the name hijacking…Thanks!

GTJoe

January 8th, 2014
10:22 am

As Katt Williams once said, “How sad. How hilariously, hilariously sad.”

HypoRICHT

January 8th, 2014
10:24 am

I’m so glad to know that UGA football players are some of the least illiterate out there. Should make all the UGA fans feel so much better about trotting out those football players who can’t even write their own names.

say what?

January 8th, 2014
10:25 am

First horse meat, then cocaine at Aldi. I believe I need to change my personal spending habits with Aldi. May end up with a cashier trying to hand out packets of meth with my change.

Andrew

January 8th, 2014
10:26 am

I’d like to see the GT Athletes v/s the GT Students.

PR

January 8th, 2014
10:33 am

HypoRICHT – Are YOU literate?

You do realize that LEAST ILLITERATE, means the student athletes at UGA are better readers and writers than others on the list, right?

sad but true

January 8th, 2014
10:34 am

College athletes aren’t the only ones. Most students in general struggle more than ever with literacy and comprehension, but high schools are pressured to graduate them. They are then accepted into a remediation program and go from there. Colleges have also dumbed down to compensate.

Dane

January 8th, 2014
10:36 am

What a useless set of information used in an attempt to make UGA not sound full of idiots. They didn’t even ask a third of the schools in FBS for their information. If 22 of UGAs football players can’t read at a college level, that’s a quarter of the scholarship players! Absolutely pathetic.

Miss Daisy

January 8th, 2014
10:36 am

Let the NFL and NBA have their own minor leagues to develop their future players. When that layer of athlete is taken care of, then the colleges can return to truly putting a STUDENT athlete on the field or court.

Morality?

January 8th, 2014
10:37 am

No surprise that those Alabama schools didn’t bother to send a report. Saban has the largest college football staff in the nation but they are to busy? Sounds like one of those gub’ment cover ups. Smoke and mirrors.

Morality?

January 8th, 2014
10:40 am

Dane You did not read the article correctly. 22 players over a period of 6 years; not 22 players last year. Perhaps you need to take the test yourself?

SAWB

January 8th, 2014
10:42 am

Wasn’t there a big push to address these issues back in the late 1980s but when it was determined that any increase in standards would most impact African American athletes everyone backed off. My understanding is that many College Presidents want to increase the standards, but don’t want to be seen as denying someone the chance to pursue a long term athletic career particularly if it impacts minorities at a higher rate.
We need to do two things:

1) The NFL needs to allow teams to draft players right out of High School, increase team roster size and create a developmental league. It’s time colleges stop serving as the NFLs farm league.

2) Colleges need to raise the standards and require athletes to compete academically at the same level as the average student. This needs to be done based on academics alone without preferential treatment for other issues. While there are obviously failures in our education system the place to fix it is in the High school not at the university level.

While some may worry this will impact the quality of the product on the field and thus revenue – I disagree. If reforms are handled across the board everyone would compete at an equal level and most fans will never notice a difference. At the end of the day college fans cheer for the uniforms and not the people in them.

MoFaux

January 8th, 2014
10:48 am

dc: “once universities have to start paying athletes, this will settle out. then the pretense that they are “students” will become irrelevant.”

Where have you been living? Full tuition and first choice of classes/professors qualifies as being paid. Granted, they probably deserve more than that since the schools profit so much off of them, but they are certainly being paid NOW and have been for decades.

Mick Dee

January 8th, 2014
10:51 am

I wonder how many are literate after 4 years of college football head injuries.

The lawsuit to shut down football can’t happen soon enough, in my opinion. Too many head injuries. We can find other sports, people.

Chris

January 8th, 2014
10:52 am

Dane, you just failed reading comprehension 101. Go back to your remedial class and get yourself a tutor.

Saltmarsh Cracker

January 8th, 2014
10:55 am

Hope nobody thinks this is a new phenomenon. It’s been this way for years, but it’s not universal. Many of these athletes (black and white) work hard, take advantage of tutoring and other learning aids, DON’T cheat, and are rather successful in their academic endeavors. They often go on to be prosperous and productive citizens. The media focuses on the few who don’t.

Devil's Advocate

January 8th, 2014
10:56 am

“Alabama, Florida and Florida State said it does not track the college admission test scores of athletes.”

LOL. So they just let people in without test scores?

Oh come on

January 8th, 2014
10:57 am

Least illiterate = most literate.

You guys can’t be serious with your comments when YOU LACK THE LITERACY TO READ THE TITLE CORRECTLY.

It’s so pathetic to watch insecure adults who never went to college try to validate themselves by taking any stab they can get at college grads.

GUTRAKE, you’re a prime example of that. That was some of the most ignorant crap I’ve read in a while. You need higher education, sir. Sorry bout it. I am a UGA student. The work I did to get here, and to stay here, is very hard. It’s nothing you would ever know anything about if the simple LOGIC of negation stumps you.

Someone needs to say it...

January 8th, 2014
10:58 am

…what percentage of these considered illiterate are non white? I’m betting 90% or higher. Of course the NAACP will want to point the finger at anything white but the finger needs pointing at the man (or woman) in the mirror, and particularly their parents.

It it’s pretty well know in the south that Clemson, Auburn, Ole Miss and Miss State house the dumbest students, followed by FSU, Miami and South Carolina.

somewhereinga

January 8th, 2014
10:59 am

I see a deliberate attempt to confuse folks, as evidenced by some previous responses. “Least Illiterate” = “most literate”….its a compliment to our athletes! Quit it with the anti-UGA bias you folks continuously show towards my alma mater.

bucket

January 8th, 2014
11:00 am

@ Morality? – your response to Dane was priceless. Some of the folks on here are demonstrating that maybe they didn’t do so well on the reading portion of the college entrance exam either! (It’s too bad they apparently are not deficient in their typing skills.) The fact that some people are shocked that some of the athletes in college wouldn’t be there if they didn’t play sports is hilarious. That situation has existed for a very long time and will continue as long as there is money to made.

Milton

January 8th, 2014
11:00 am

Hard to believe this article portrays illiteracy at a state school in a positive light. “We’re not the worst – look at Clemson” is the vibe I get.

This issue was already covered at the Jan Kemp trial in the ’80s I thought. I doubt anything has really changed at UGA since that time. I submit the L. Pope resume as evidence.

somewhereinga

January 8th, 2014
11:00 am

God help em if Auburn had responded to your inquiry…..

anotherdamnyankee

January 8th, 2014
11:05 am

This CNN report is a BFO…Blinding Flash of the Obvious. I seriously believe that the headline reporter for this story has a real hatred of college athletes.
In related news, some College Students play sports at a fifth-grade level…

Devil's Advocate

January 8th, 2014
11:06 am

I hear Auburn and Alabama are still trying to figure out how to use relational databases but in the meantime they are looking into using spreadsheets to record data. Until they get a digital solution in place to track test scores they’ll continue using the “eye ball test” to admit athletes.

jarvis

January 8th, 2014
11:08 am

@Dane, Did you even read the article? This one or the one on CNN?
It’s a 6 years sample. They even spell out the 7.5% for you. How’s your reading comprehension?

jarvis

January 8th, 2014
11:15 am

It’s the cost of doing business. These schools get unequaled coverage form these athletics.
The athletic programs are like a giant advertisement for the schools.

Special K

January 8th, 2014
11:17 am

Kind of put’s it into perspective. I see so many many fans poniting out the superiority of the school they pull for and now we see the curtain pulled aside. I by no means think my team is any better but now it sheads light on the truth. Every school in Div. 1 is allowing some student athlete’s to enroll who otherwise would never sniff the door’s of that said school.

Special K

January 8th, 2014
11:18 am

That should should have said pointing. lol.

Moist Dawg

January 8th, 2014
11:21 am

this is no suprise. its also no suprise that auburn hasnt showed there scores. its also a suprise that bama didnt just report that all there players got perfect scores.
one more piece of evedince that richt is the coach k of college football!

Bumper

January 8th, 2014
11:22 am

Some of these less-than-briiliant college athletes do OK for themselves. Take Forrest Gump for example, he played for (and graduated from) Alabama and then went on to become a gozillionaire in the seafood industry.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
11:22 am

Comeon,

Are you serious? Of course we know what the article is saying. My point is just because they are in a category of the “least illiterate” isn’t exactly progress.

Dude, you need to stop skipping classes…

Martha Kebo

January 8th, 2014
11:22 am

Listen to them when they are interviewed on television! They can’t speak in coherent sentences. And please include a clause in the athletic scholarships stating that the athlete will pay back, in full and with interest, the scholarship that made it possible for him/her to go on to a multi-zillion dollar career in the pros.

Samson

January 8th, 2014
11:24 am

Six years a slave or 12 years a slave, NCAA athletes especially Blacks remain slaves to the master of the colleges, NCAA, and the networks who are only interested in the money.

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
11:28 am

Morality?,

Alabama has the higher graduation rate compared with Georgia when it comes to their football players. Maybe you should revisit your numbers instead of calling others out for not reading. To me, be unprepared is worse than being able to read, because it makes you look uneducated and unable to process thought.

2012 statistics
Football Graduation Rates: SEC
Vanderbilt 85%
LSU 77%
Florida 75%
Alabama 75%
Missouri 73%
Georgia 69%

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
11:29 am

Comeon,

In other words, it’s a back-handed compliment. Get it?

Tman

January 8th, 2014
11:30 am

Nothing New here. Money trumps the need to govern the NCAA

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
11:31 am

Contractor,

Now that’s a good one!

The Geezer

January 8th, 2014
11:33 am

I guess the term “least illiterate” draws more readers and sensation than the term “most literate.”

I see the AJC has chosen to take another cheap shot swipe at UGA. Par for the course.

Just remember that the UGA runs some type of story just about every day in order to draw readers to the web site and sell papers which increases revenue for the AJC and adds to profitability for the AJC and for Cox.

Started to give a lecture on you don’t poop where you eat but it would be wasted on the Cox money piggies.

What a bunch of hypocrites we have at the AJC and Cox. When you are falling asleep at night do you think about the money to help you dose off?

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
11:38 am

Special K
January 8th, 2014
11:17 am
Kind of put’s it into perspective. I see so many many fans poniting out the superiority of the school they pull for and now we see the curtain pulled aside. I by no means think my team is any better but now it sheads light on the truth. Every school in Div. 1 is allowing some student athlete’s to enroll who otherwise would never sniff the door’s of that said school.

Special K
January 8th, 2014
11:18 am
That should should have said pointing. lol.
_________________________________________

It also should have said “puts.” It also should have said “sheds.” It also should have said “athletes.” It also should have said “doors.”

Hope you didn’t get your education at UGA.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
11:39 am

This is absolutely amazing. I feel dumber just from reading some of these posts.

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
11:40 am

I’m an Alabama graduate, but I know first hand it is tough to get into Georgia. Transfering is a lot easier than as a Freshman, but you’re still having to prove you can make grades and read. Georgia doesn’t simply allow normal students in and then allow them to take remedial classes. You pretty much have to be perfect to get in as a Freshman, so in essence, it is the athletes with the problem. They are allowing them to come in as cash cows and make the university hundreds of millions, yet allow them to be greased through the program without so much as taking a test with normal students. The movie The Program from the 90’s is the perfect depiction of what’s going on, whether fans want to realize it or not. I know the University of Georgia isn’t graduating normal students that are illiterate, atleast not in the business school. I also know Alabama isn’t doing that either. Athletes, now that’s another story.

Hacked Off

January 8th, 2014
11:41 am

Sounds like a certain writer can’t think of all of those young buffed up college football players without his rear end puckering up?

Moist Dawg

January 8th, 2014
11:42 am

leave it to contractor to post the most assinine thing of the day! yeah, bama “graduates” 75% of its players. and nobody ever gets in trouble there either. nick satan has a team full of road scholars!! Lol!!! thanks for the laugh!!!

Don't Tread

January 8th, 2014
11:44 am

It’s too bad that the scholarship athletes don’t have to meet the same admissions criteria that regular students do. University athletes should be STUDENTS first and athletes second.

PS: Who is “Laga Gaga”?

SCT

January 8th, 2014
11:45 am

Fsu must at the bottom with that ignorant idiot qb they have. He sounds like he’s never passed an English class. Amazing how they get into college!!

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
11:47 am

Contractor
January 8th, 2014
11:28 am
. . . Alabama has the higher graduation rate compared with Georgia when it comes to their football players. Maybe you should revisit your numbers instead of calling others out for not reading. To me, be unprepared is worse than being able to read, because it makes you look uneducated and unable to process thought . . . .
___________________________

“To me, `be’ unprepared . . . “???

Worse than being “able” to read???

Hello?

Well, to me, “be” unable to write is worse than either one. And it certainly has made you appear “uneducated and unable to process thought” in your post.

Bobbyjo

January 8th, 2014
11:48 am

@Contractor, GSR rates released by the NCAA in October (as posted on Saturday Down South):

1. Georgia: 82
1. Vanderbilt: 82
3. Florida: 77
4. LSU: 74
4. Missouri: 74
4. Texas A&M: 74
7. Alabama: 73
8. Auburn: 70
9. South Carolina: 65
10. Tennessee: 65
11. Kentucky: 62
12. Mississippi State: 59
13. Ole Miss: 55
14. Arkansas: 54

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
11:49 am

Moist Dawg,

Dude, do you ever speak with a lick of intelligence? It’s simple published statistics. I will bet you $1000 you get online and search for SEC football graduation rates and you’ll find those numbers on multiple reports. Good lord man, you are just not worth the time anymore because I bet you argue 1+1=2. Here in case you don’t know how Google works…

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2012/10/25/ncaa-graduation-rates-notre-dame-sec-college-football/1656329/

http://stanford.scout.com/2/1273612.html

http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-10-25/graduation-rates-for-top-25-football-teams

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
11:51 am

B-jo,

I think that is 2003-2009. Not sure, though…

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
11:51 am

DawgNole,

Look, I know you’re upset about me drilling you yesterday and making you look like a fool, and I admit to mistyping. In the end, you knew exactly what I was trying to say and no one is 100% perfect. I already knew my mishap after it posted and figured a stickler like you would look for anything to try and save face for looking like you did yesterday.

GetontheGusBus

January 8th, 2014
11:52 am

Hey Dryed up ole hagg(Moist Dawg) If Richt runs such a clean program why do they bring recruits(Crowell) that have to be kicked out for behavior. You must not remember the 80’s…. Jan Kemp i think.

mudcatjoe

January 8th, 2014
11:53 am

Compare UGA to Georgia Tech! Afraid to show that statistic?

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
11:54 am

BobbyJo,

I guess that reading aspect they speak of in the article translates well.

“Here’s how the SEC stacks up with respect to football from 2003-06″. This is where your statistcs come from. I said based on 2012 results, not from freshmen entering school from 2003-2006. “These latest figures are a four-year average for freshmen who entered school between fall 2003 and fall 2006.”

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
11:54 am

GusBus,

Maybe the article should have been on the “least criminal” programs. What do you think?

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
12:00 pm

And MoistDawg, I do not believe Alabama is lilly white. Look at what happened with the assistant coach and Clinton-Dix, Gene Jelks back in the 90’s. There is a lot of dirty business that we have no clue about, but I don’t think any of our head coaches are at that forefront and give the go ahead with any demands. That’s where you and I are different, because I can accept reality, but you think your school is above Holy. In the end, Auburn is still the most penalized school in NCAA history.

joe

January 8th, 2014
12:12 pm

Stupid is as stupid does-BamaGump

HypoRICHT

January 8th, 2014
12:21 pm

PR — Yea, I am LITERATE. Having the distinction of being the LEAST ILLITERATE isn’t exactly a good thing. You still have illiterate players, which is embarrassing given we’re talking about COLLEGE players.

Dawg-Gawn

January 8th, 2014
12:31 pm

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. ~ Matthew 7:3-5

Character + Role + Grown Man = The Georgia Way

“BELIEVE” in the G

irishmafia116

January 8th, 2014
12:31 pm

Why is this a surprise? Studies have shown repeatedly that those “diversity” students rarely meet the standards of other students, fail to graduate within six years, despite the breaks given to them by professors, free tutoring,and all the free money they get to go to school. Yet we keep throwing more taxpayer money trying to make a weed a rose

irishmafia116

January 8th, 2014
12:34 pm

maybe that help’s explain why UGA continues to be among the nations leaders in penalties every year

Extremely sad

January 8th, 2014
12:39 pm

It is extremely sad but true. Alabama is possibly the worst! Most kids who receive less than a 3.0 and bomb the SAT go to Bama. They take more pride in the fact that the football team is ranked so high. I don’t think this should be a shock to anyone.The problem being that parents refuse to allow their kids to be held back and they move so much. Their parents are to blame and the coaches who get their grades changed. The US is becoming illiterate with all the illegals and sports players. The US clearly values athletes and celebrities and we are a stupid country overall. Look at our politicians….not the brightest!

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
12:41 pm

Contractor
January 8th, 2014
11:51 am
DawgNole,
Look, I know you’re upset about me drilling you yesterday and making you look like a fool, and I admit to mistyping. In the end, you knew exactly what I was trying to say and no one is 100% perfect. I already knew my mishap after it posted and figured a stickler like you would look for anything to try and save face for looking like you did yesterday.
_____________________

Oh yeah, you “already knew” and just wanted to see if anyone else noticed. Classic loser.

And you might want to recheck that other blog to see who really got drilled. You looked like as big a fool on that one as you do today.

“I already knew.” LOL!

Illiterate jerk.

Homophone

January 8th, 2014
12:47 pm

Good afternoon MoistDawg. Please consider my name an introduction. I felt a blog on this topic would be a good platform for a formal introduction. I am words that have the same sound but different meanings. You seem to be confused by me, and I understand I can sometimes be a bit complicated. Let me provide you an example: There is a place, their is a plural possessive, and they’re is a contraction for they are. I have hidden a few more below to help you work on your understanding of me.

When your team gets a win, most everyone knows it is not due to the few illiterate players playing under the coaches nose. To be sure, sometimes one or two players can be real impact players too, but it is a team sport.

Hopefully this helps your understanding so that next time you write something you get me right.

Class of '98

January 8th, 2014
12:51 pm

This study is misleading. Many of these athletes merely need to score high enough on standardized tests to be ACCEPTED into the university. Most of them have athletic scholarships waiting for them, so it’s not necessary to take the SAT or ACT multiple times, like most other applicants do.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
12:56 pm

If you’re right, then “homophobe” and “homophone” are almost homophonic, right?

Bernie31

January 8th, 2014
12:58 pm

Time for these Athletes to get a Piece of the Financial PIE from their employers, The Universities and Colleges, I am speaking of.

George Burdell

January 8th, 2014
12:59 pm

‘Least illiterate’ means ‘most literate’ which is a good thing. The headline should have been written better so the meaning would have been easier to understand. The article was poorly written and never really made any worthwhile points. The article reads like it was written by someone in elementary school. AJC needs to do better.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
1:00 pm

George,

You’re missing it, too. I am so discouraged.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
1:01 pm

Does “least criminal” mean “law-abiding”?

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
1:04 pm

No, it doesn’t. In this story, “least criminal” means your criminal element is not as bad as other “criminal elements”.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
1:08 pm

Illiteracy has been, for this article, defined as a trait of all schools. UGA has a lesser level of illiteracy than others. That’s all it is saying.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
1:11 pm

My God, people.

Old Dawg

January 8th, 2014
1:17 pm

The headline writer is illiterate: It should be “least literate.”

That being said, I agree with several other folks that this generation is, without question, the poorest educated, least ethical and most unable to critically analyze anything other than whether or not a smart phone upgrade sucks.

At the same time, the vast majority, even those from impoverished backgrounds, have an unwarranted sense of entitlement, insane inability to work with others and expect the world to offer them their job back after they leave for a few months/years of kum-ba-ya and life experience/travel.

If they want to be latter day ex-pats like Hemingway/Fitzgerald et al, that’s fine. But don’t expect the rest of the world to welcome them with open arms when they any work related experience.

I’m not a grumpy old man – far from it. I’m just sick and tired of the entitlement generation!

George Mathis

January 8th, 2014
1:18 pm

I wrote “least illiterate” because it is less literate than simply saying “most literate” and this is a humor blog.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
1:19 pm

I give up…

hci

January 8th, 2014
1:23 pm

1) No new information

2) This issue was discussed in the 80’s and 90’s

3) An earlier blogger had it right. The discussion of changing to “normal / standard” entrance requirements for athletes fell to the wayside because it would supposedly have a more detrimental effect on the “black” athletes. The “whitey bigotted” university administrators were attempting to deny black athletes a college education. Don’t believe it, ask Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson.

4) Listen to the TV interviews of the majority of the student athletes. Their use and pronunciation of the English language should be embarrassing for the athlete, the coaches, and the university.

5) Most major college coaches and athletic directors could care less if an athlete can read or write, as long as they can be taught verbally, or through demonstration, and are athletic enough to win sporting events.

6) IT WILL NOT change until legislation is enacted by state or federal legislators directed such.

7) It is a shameful situation perpetrated by our sports’ crazed society.

Hidden agenda

January 8th, 2014
1:29 pm

Not the “most literate,” but the “least illiterate.” What more do you need to say?

Hidden agenda

January 8th, 2014
1:29 pm

Glad we got that pesky “radioactive snow falling in the midwest” story out of here or some folks might have shown an interest. LOL.

Stupid is as stupid does

January 8th, 2014
1:30 pm

Follow the money

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
1:31 pm

DawgNole,

You were destroyed by logic yesterday. Simply calling me out by mistyping is not a leg up on your part. If that makes you feel like a hero, so be it. Just do yourself a favor and pick only four teams to root for next year. I’m guessing you’re a Yankees fan, Lakers fan, Patriots fan, and Penguins fan as well as a Georgia. Florida State, USC, Notre Dame, and Ohio State fan, right? Classic sidewalk fan that has never even attended a school he pulls for, yet thumps his chest on a blog like he’s ruler of the world. I will shame you on anything you want to discuss. You and MoistDawg make a great team, because neither of you are within ten steps of reality. Y’all must be drinking buddies or Warcraft buddies. Just understand one thing, statistics and facts don’t lie. Bring some to the table to next time you try to berate or belittle someone. I proved my school graduated football players better than both of your schools. What have you proven?

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
1:32 pm

Next post goes deeper into the abyss…

AJC is a Joke

January 8th, 2014
1:32 pm

So, scrutinize the literacy skills of atheletes but allow writers to omit grammar:

“…7 to 15 percent of players admitted to some of the best universities in the nation can’t read at the college level.”

Hi, author. What sport did you play in college?

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
1:33 pm

Darkness consumes us…

motocross survivor

January 8th, 2014
1:46 pm

“The New Plantation”? I guess he had to coat his story with “blacks as victims” to avoid being fried and slaughtered for stating the facts. Anybody who tries to deny that these black athletes who excel on the field are having rules bent into a pretzel to allow them to be “students” just as well deny air and sky. I came along when the Regents Test was required for college students in GA. Part of it was the student having to write a coherent essay in a class setting, within a specific period of time, on a subject that was given to them when they sat down…no sooner. Black students failed this part of the test at an incredible rate. I knew one guy who seemed to be a pretty good student otherwise, but he had to take required coursework on basic writing repeatedly just to give him a chance to pass the Regents writing portion. And he wasn’t even an athlete. Some of these athletes are complete embarrassments when they find themselves in front of a microphone for a post-game interview. They can’t even utter a coherent statement.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
1:53 pm

Darker…and…darker…

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
1:55 pm

Moist Dawg

January 8th, 2014
11:21 am
this is no suprise. its also no suprise that auburn hasnt showed there scores. its also a suprise that bama didnt just report that all there players got perfect scores.
one more piece of evedince that richt is the coach k of college football! Auburn hasn’t SHOWED THERE……Are you retard or what? Richt the Coach K of football? Now i know you’re a retard. did you ever hear Jarvis Jones speak after a football game? there is no way that guy could even get into a community college on his own let alone UGA if it wasn’t for football ability! So don’t even go there with the St. Mark Richt act…..he has dumb as bricks on his team. Just like ALL college football teams.

@Contractor the reason it’s hard to get into UGA as a freshman now is not b/c the academic standards/requirments are high it’s a simple supply and demand issue. I’m good friends with a Gwinnett HS curriculum principal and she knows UGA freshman acceptance is on a quota system. They have to take a dictated number of students from each GA HS school cluster and X number of out of state students (need that OOS tuition $$$). that’s why so many transfer after freshman year. UGA doesn’t care who they take then….hell my friends son got expelled from GA Southern and UGA took him! Freshman acceptance to UGA is akin to winning a lottery.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
2:03 pm

I agree, hell, if Rousseau gets credit for anything…it’s grown men in tights, riding bicycles on asphalt highways amidst semi-trucks going 65 mph…I’m just saying…–Gutrake

tgb

January 8th, 2014
2:06 pm

GetontheGusBus

January 8th, 2014
11:52 am
Hey Dryed up ole hagg(Moist Dawg) If Richt runs such a clean program why do they bring recruits(Crowell) that have to be kicked out for behavior.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Kicked out recruits … The prime source for Auburn quarterbacks.

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
2:06 pm

TinLizzy,

Well I know the Hope Scholarship skyrocketed admission requirments as well. Georgia is a good school and there’s no denying that. It’s not Harvard or Yale type requirements, but yeah they bring folks in from across the country and have a little higher of a standard. I was stating that there is obvious preforential treatment when it came to athletes there, and everywhere for that matter. A typical 9th grader could score better than some of these graduating athletes. Some people just aren’t suited for college. Unfortunate those seats could go to someone that may actually accomplish something one day with an education, not make it on TMZ for a sex tape or on Nancy Grace for a murder or shooting. It’s just pathetic to the n-th degree.

No, really, come on GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
2:13 pm

I can’t help that the writer of this article decidedly negated everything about this article to feed feelings of negativity about the school for people who can’t read between the lines, but:
A 1243 SAT score is well above the national average. Contrary to what the author would like you to think, if the writing scores were submitted it would actually ADD to the SAT score, making it even higher.

So yes, you are right. The article’s title implies negativity. But the writer’s chip on his shoulder doesn’t stop there–he tries his damnedest to manipulate numbers, words, whatever he can to sway the reader into thinking that these statistics imply stupidity. And they just don’t. Re-read it and see for yourself.

Snagglepuss

January 8th, 2014
2:15 pm

PR:(10:33 am post)

You are trying to explain the English language to Bammy, Fla., Barn, FSU, etc. grads so just forget it!!!!

Bammy says they don’t even keep up with the athletes/dummies on their teams so you are being heard/read by those who…………….can actually read and write. They may as well be deaf, blind and no typing ability!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Save you breath/computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
2:18 pm

come on,

Are you writing to me?

Sin and A Shame

January 8th, 2014
2:19 pm

Student-athletes…….roflamao…………

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
2:25 pm

Snagglepuss,

When was the last time Georgia had a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship? Oh that’s right, never. Alabama had one in Greg McElroy, and Florida State’s Myron Rolle actually received it! Think again before you start spewing non-sense. And the statistics I’ve already displayed showed Georgia’s football program has bigger dummies than Alabama’s. Once again, don’t let statistics get your way. They can be deadly when properly used.

Snagglepuss

January 8th, 2014
2:28 pm

@ tgb(11:52 am post)

Excellent response!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just because Crowell was guilty of “Stupidity” on occasions doesn’t mean he was illiterate!!!!!!!!!!!

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
2:30 pm

Contractor…. just wanted to point out that UGA admission standards are no better than most schools. We build so many new HS in this state every year (Gwinnett county in particular) with no additional universities to house these kids when they graduate. GGC in Gwinnett county has grown by leaps and bounds b/c of this. When you think about it GA really only has a few “high profile” colleges – UGA, Tech, Kennesaw and Emory. and let’s face it when hiring, people look at where you earned your degree….i know i do. I’ll take a UGA, Clemson, or Auburn (hell even Bama :D ) student over a West GA or Reinhardt college student. And it is a shame there are so many hard working deserving students that cannot get into “high profile” i.e. big football school b/c of the athletes they take.

G Unit

January 8th, 2014
2:31 pm

TinLizzy, every college is on a quota system.
You know someone who knows someone who knows. Are you 8? Akin to winning the lottery but they’ll take anybody? You are just spewing BS that contradicts yourself.
Every school has OOS quotas. You still have to meet the academic requirements (not behavioral) and the UGA minimum requirements are at a high academic rigor.
90% of freshman last year were advanced placement students in high school.

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
2:39 pm

clarification. in my first description of “high profile” UGA, Tech, kennesaw….i meant larger good schools. Second reference was to “high profile’/big football schools.

AJC = IDIOTS

January 8th, 2014
2:40 pm

THE AJC = IDIOTIC. You pick AARON MURRAY (he who graduated early from high school AND from UGA with a 3.30 gpa) as your poster child for stupidity and bash him with your caption? No wonder there are only 10 people working at the AJC anymore.

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
2:40 pm

TinLizzy,

I am in complete agreement. With all the resources at these kid’s disposal they have the makings to create knowledge. They are allowed to pick their classes first, take tests outside of class and given more time, free tudors, computers, and just plain and simply more opportunities to succeed. Unfortunately they are looking for that payday and that relaxing four years where they are treated like gods no matter what they do. Women are throwing theirselves at them, free bar tabs, free clothing etc. So just like welfare in this country, where is their incentive to go to school and learn? Heck, stay on easy street and get greased through why getting bigger and stronger. Unfortunately they can’t see the Enterprise Rental Car are used car dealership calling their name after their NFL career, or in some cases even before they get there due to conduct issues and other things. The NFL and NBA are cut throat and I don’t think many kids understand that before they declare or decide they won’t attempt to earn a degree. I think Aaron Murray, Myron Rolle, Keith Marshall, and Barrett Jones are beacons of hope that there are still kids out there smart enough to take advantage of that $50,000 a year education at fine instutitions.

And thanks for looking out for us at your company, :-) . Much appreciated.

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
2:46 pm

GUnit…..the quota system UGA has to adhere to is not academic based. have personally witnessed in the north gwinnett cluster students with lower GPA’s, lower SAT’s, lower ACT and poor college resumes get in over students with higher scores and excellent college resumes. The fact is if you’re a black female and apply to UGA and you’re in a HS cluster that UGA needs to pull more students from you’re in….scores and extra currics don’t matter. I know all schools have an OOS quota for subsidy purposes. Reading comprehension not your forte? I said i know 1 person….and i work with her….hint hint i work in a Gwinnett county HS. So YES I DO KNOW!. what are you 8?

Jasper

January 8th, 2014
2:48 pm

It would be interesting to plot the graduation rates for the students referenced on this report. Then maybe we would know what these institutions were teaching their students-athletes.

George Mathis

January 8th, 2014
2:51 pm

How did I bash Murray by calling him a college graduate?

ABC

January 8th, 2014
2:51 pm

This is the result in the era of focus on standardized tests and continuosly reduced funding to public schools. Well done.

Come on

January 8th, 2014
2:52 pm

Yes GUTRAKE, that was to ya

@contractor and @tinlizzy the atheletes meet the requirements and just happen to make the school A LOT of money while theyre here. I benefit from that. Our tuition pays for some of it, yes, but the money made off of UGA sports is most definitely reflected back on the quality of our education here. From hiring the best professors to countless academic resources… Life is good at UGA;)

Also, if you think a 1200 combined math/verbal is a low SAT score then I’d like to know why you aren’t in college…

B

January 8th, 2014
2:53 pm

G Unit

January 8th, 2014
3:09 pm

TinLizzy,
Every college in the US is required by the Supreme Court to meet certain diversification requirements. OOS/race/sex/etc. and it’s called Affirmative Action.
That doesn’t mean those people need not meet the academic requirements. They just have to select the top among those groups of people.

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
3:10 pm

Come on,

I graduated from college with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Accounting, so I fully understand the implications of athletics. Especially at Alabama, where the athletic department has sent a jolt through campus with all of the money for new buildings, curriculums, and professors. I’m not arguing that sports aren’t benefiting academics in that aspect, I’m arguing that athletes should adhere to the same specifications as us normal students. The majority of athletes meet lower standards, not the regular standards a typical student applies for. “They are already sending ripples through the college community because they are so drastic — a jump in the required minimum GPA from 2.0 to 2.3…”(http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/schooled_in_sports/2011/10/ncaa_raises_minimum_gpa_for_incoming_student-athletes.html) Please tell me anywhere in the SEC where a Freshman can get into school on a 2.0 or even a 2.3 GPA. I’m not looking for any dumb Alabama or Tennessee jokes, I want a serious response. That proves they have to earn their way, but to a lower standard. That’s the point TinLizzy and I are making.

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
3:12 pm

Come On. Requirements are “relaxed” for some athletes, especially football players – and yes even at UGA. If you think Jarvis Jones had a 1200 combined math/verbal SAT and over a 3.0 GPA to get into UGA you need to get some of that UGA tuition money back. Reason i’m not in college any longer is i received a BS from Rutgers in 1977 and my doctorate from NYU in 1983.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:13 pm

So…what are you asking? I mean, the paper was for academia. It doesn’t surprise me that socio-economically challenged students fulfill other criteria for entrance. Why is that news? The truth is that every “fan” of a college football team should brag that “our dumbasses beat your dumbasses!” when they win.

The problem lies in the fact that fans like to use the word “we” when extolling their schools magnificent accomplishments in athletic endeavors. They don’t take it very well when that implies that they are part of a moronic fraternity. So, they hurl accusations at other schools and live in a duplicitous state of denial.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:16 pm

I mean…have you seen what passes for fans on these sports’ blogs? Dude, it’s bottom-of-the-barrel carbon-based stuff….

Contractor

January 8th, 2014
3:19 pm

Gutrake,

I mean…have you seen what passes for fans on these sports’ blogs? Dude, it’s bottom-of-the-barrel carbon-based stuff….

Agreed. Have you met MoistDawg and DawgNoleLakersYankeesPatriots?

Tman

January 8th, 2014
3:21 pm

NCAA/Universities are at fault not the athletes who accept an opportunity to continue what they love. A few post said because the black people are up in arms if the standards are set to high. Do you really believe that? Or is money to be had with these athletes in the game

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:22 pm

I don’t frequent other people’s basements, so no, I haven’t…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:32 pm

Furthermore,

You know what racists can do with this acknowledgement…”The truth is that every “fan” of a college football team should brag that “our dumbasses beat your dumbasses!” when they win.”

So, everyone seems to be living in a romper room world where the ice cream and bubble-gum flows.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:36 pm

Based on wide-spread cognitive assessments from the past 100 years, I can predict up to within .019% certainty what the ethnic breakdown will be in ANY standard academic exam that you choose to administer. Try me.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:39 pm

So let’s play football on a grand field in mega-arenas and use the money to tenure professors who refuse to admit to the discrepancies in cerebral capabilities and watch it on HDTV. I’m okay with that. Just don’t go all “righteous indignant” on me.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:40 pm

…I’m just saying…

reck

January 8th, 2014
3:41 pm

This is exactly why UGA is able to out recruit GT, 22 of their 85 players are below the literate level, just for the record, the TEch football team has the highest SAT average of all division 1 football programs a couple of years ago, I don’t know, but im guess they have ZERO players below the 400 level on the SAT which is the illiterate level

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:41 pm

I’m the cold, hard truth.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:42 pm

reck,

Please don’t tell me you graduated from Tech…you’ll ruin my day…

That was a pathetic attempt…at grammar…punctuation…

PR

January 8th, 2014
3:51 pm

Apparently reck has problems with reading comprehension also…

The article clearly states that the report covered a 6 year period from 2007-2012. This is not 22 of the current 85 scholarship players.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
3:53 pm

Time is an abstract construct to a Trekkie…

Moist Dawg

January 8th, 2014
3:59 pm

bama simply cooks the books that is why all there players are road scholars and you NEVER hear of a player from bama or there sickening brothers at auburn getting in trouble for anything. every program gets some bad apples and uga is no different the difference is that we hold our players to a higher standard, a georgia standard. bama and auburn have no standards thats why there bcs cristal is tainted in the eyes of the citizens of the united states.
if we can go undefeated and win it all next year (which is VERY possible) we will become americas team because people respect teams that play by the rules. thats why everyone loved hulk hogan before he joined the nwo. say your prayers eat your vitamins and JUST WIN, thats the georgia way and the georgia difference.

JamVet

January 8th, 2014
4:00 pm

Academics and athletics are not mutually exclusive. Nor is athletics and good sportsmanship.

The top 10 schools in total Academic All-America® honorees (as of July 2013)

University of Nebraska 307
Notre Dame 231
MIT 204
Penn State 182
Stanford 176
Augustana (Ill.) 146
Emory University 144
Nebraska Wesleyan 141
University of Florida 127
Bucknell University 125

Go Big Red!

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:01 pm

By the way, that’s why Auburn can ignore the fact that their best seasons of recent were indispensably led by kids who were caught stealing elsewhere. I mean, you’ve gotta’ be at least 80% delusional to not allow that kind of embarrassment to singe your conscience. But duplicity of the moral make-up is easily overcome by the “we” phenomenon in the SEC Championship Game. No need to let lax standards mess up a good thing…

Hank

January 8th, 2014
4:02 pm

If the 24 students accounted for by GA don’t comprise all 7.5% scoring below 400, then why weren’t students from other sports included in the breakout. All sports meeting the criteria should have been included in the report.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:06 pm

JamVet,

Academic AA’s include other sports where cognitive abilities can be closer to the college-wide standards. We’re talking about athletic endeavors like football and basketball, not rowing or croquet…Delude yourself if you want, I’m just the cold, hard truth…just the messenger…

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
4:09 pm

Breaking news…..johnny manziel has officially declared for the NFL draft. Said he can’t wait for his dream to become a reality. thank goodness…..don’t think i could take another year of college football with him in it :)

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
4:16 pm

Moist…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA just when you think he/she has posted the most moronic statements he/she keeps on typing!!!! I think ROAD scholar is by far my fav now. And are you really using Hulk Hogan as an example? The Roid King? Now there’s a real stand up guy! Almost as funny as UGA holds THEIR (Moist notice not THERE) football players to a higher standard. Must be why Justin Wesley Scott is still on the team….higher….get it? LOL. this is so much fun!

Chuck Allison

January 8th, 2014
4:18 pm

If UGA has only 22 football players with literacy problems, does that mean 11 on offense and 11 on defense? How does UGA rank compared to Georgia Tech?

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:20 pm

Is it just me? Or does someone who types “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA” make you no longer agree with evolution via natural selection?

PR

January 8th, 2014
4:20 pm

Chuck Allison didn’t read and comprehend the entire article either…

Homophone

January 8th, 2014
4:21 pm

It seems you’re familiar with me TinLizzy.

JamVet

January 8th, 2014
4:21 pm

“We’re talking about athletic endeavors like football and basketball, not rowing or croquet…”

Very clever, child!

In reality, you’re just a loud mouthed asswipe of an unread and uninformed nobody and blogging idiot who has no earthly idea what you write about, but it will never stop you anyway, will it Gutless?!

Even more humorous is your hugely exaggerated sense of your own relevance and intellect.

Or…. you could actually show your vast intellectual prowess (LOL at you!) and break down those 307 Academic All Americans by sport.

Hop to it, big boy!

Go Big Red!

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:21 pm

Okay. That’s it. I can’t subject myself to this any longer.

Folks, read the article. Just read it first…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:25 pm

Big Red is either a fire truck or the name of a chewing gum brand. Either way, with your hubris, you strike a death-blow to firemen and kids who don’t want cavities…

JamVet

January 8th, 2014
4:25 pm

“Okay. That’s it. I can’t subject myself to this any longer.”

Good riddance to bad trash…

reck

January 8th, 2014
4:26 pm

For any Dawg that thinks im not literate, Road Scholar aside, I hate to tell you but im not going to take the time to punctuate stupid posts on the AJC, its interesting that I do have a degree from an Ivy League Business School, perhaps they felt sorry for me.

chi

January 8th, 2014
4:27 pm

Road scholar?

Lord save the State of Georgia schools’ systems and the UGA sports fans. They need it badly.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:27 pm

You sure it wasn’t kudzu instead of Ivy?

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
4:30 pm

Gut….you have a problem with me LMAO? @ HOMOPHONE i do have PhD so I would have to return my doctorate to NYU and burn my thesis if i didn’t know (not NO) the diff :D

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:31 pm

reck,

Man, I’m just trying to help you…okay? Don’t post another word. I’m just looking out for you…that’s all…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:33 pm

TinLizzy,

I don’t know where you get the idea that I have a problem with you. If you have a PhD, then I think that’s great. You okay, now? NYU must have really screwed you up, man…

JamVet

January 8th, 2014
4:38 pm

No luck in finding those figures, Gutless?

That’s too bad.

And here you are, proclaiming yourself as a real brainiac and researcher extraordinaire.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

So, your tired shtick revolves around trying to be a humorous troll?

OK, but wow, what a colossal failure.

“A troll by any other name is just as foul.” ~Thomas “Willie” Jefferson

Enjoy your little slice of on-line, self-imposed hell, troll!

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:40 pm

TinLizzy,

While I have your attention, I want you to know that I am a white, heterosexual, fundamentalist Christian with a gift of castrating New England liberals. Now you may proceed…

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
4:40 pm

Gut this is where i get the idea:

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:20 pm
Is it just me? Or does someone who types “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA” make you no longer agree with evolution via natural selection?

And i’m a WOman….that’s “Dr.” TinLizzy but i don’t use the Dr. often, sounds pretentious IMO.

Thomas Brown

January 8th, 2014
4:40 pm

Well, good for UGA. Too bad others like the # 91 Best College in America FSU could not be bothered to want to provide their scores. That means they are low. Andrea Adelson of ESPN wrote a piece today on FSU talking about the messy ending for FSU with Bobby Bowden. Bobby Bowden could never pass the SAT at these levels to get in. And, Georgie tek today admitted one who has tried for 2 years now to get in because of these scores; and, it is generally accepted he will be the top running back for years, if he can keep his grades up.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:41 pm

JV,

You’ll be fine. No need for rage here. Sleep it off…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:43 pm

Tin,

If you’re a woman, then my point is proven. NYU really messed you up…

Thomas Brown

January 8th, 2014
4:43 pm

“The Seminoles suffered through an uncomfortable separation from (Bobby) Bowden, who built the program from the ground up”

ESPN today Andrea Adelson

This for the # 91 Best College according to U.S. News and World Report latest rankings. Georgie tek fans like to brag about their # 36 ranking by the same publication and say how poor UGA is at # 63, but there is more difference from UGA to FSU than there is from Georgie tek to UGA.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:46 pm

Tin,

Shouldn’t it be “Doctress”?

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:49 pm

…or “Doctrina”? Maybe “Doctrona”?

Just saying, I wouldn’t let this male-chauvinist world dictate my title in life…nosirreee…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:50 pm

Ha!! “Doctrella”? No?

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:51 pm

JV,

That’s not your room spinning. That’s me breathing on your existence…

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
4:52 pm

Gut guess you’re (not your) entitled to your (not you’re) opinion. No idea why you assume NYU messed me up. you know what they say “opinions are like a-holes..everyone has one. Some people are just a$$holes.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:54 pm

Now, I don’t care who you are…that’s clever!

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:58 pm

You know…I don’t really understand all of rage. It’s a useless emotion. Mandela said that “bitterness is like drinking poison and praying that your enemy dies…”

You folks need to lighten up and put this old redneck boy in his place–politely.

wfclyon

January 8th, 2014
4:58 pm

I am a UGA grad and proud of the great strides in academics since I graduated back in 1969. Not certain what to make of term ‘least illiterate.’ To the writer’s credit, he did not use the three remaining words in the American Vocabulary: (1) Like, (2) Awesome, and (3) Amazing.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
4:59 pm

Any takers? Maybe from the northeast? Well…anyone?

irishmafia116

January 8th, 2014
5:01 pm

wanna bet she has a”doctorate” in Education which means it = nothing

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:03 pm

…except tenure in an indoctrination camp…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:04 pm

Face it. I live in your heads–rent-free.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:09 pm

Tin-Tin,

I apologize to you. I thought you were a capable adversary possessing educational credentials far exceeding the normal posters here. I allowed my enthusiastic pulse to lull you in. I’m sorry if I offended you, we need educators in our schools and I hope you do well.

reck

January 8th, 2014
5:14 pm

Gutrake my guess is you are one of the illiterate, either that or you are a wanna be English Prof

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:17 pm

Bad guess, sport. Better luck next time…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:19 pm

I will leave you with this:

“Words are an object of the liberal’s affections, that is, until the letters are re-arranged.”–Gutrake

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:21 pm

TinLizzy

January 8th, 2014
5:21 pm

wrong I am NOT an educator. Not all PhD’s working in a school system are educators. i would rather eat glass than teach a bunch of HS teenagers! It’s been fun playing with you. Over and out.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:22 pm

Me, too, TinLizzy.

JamVet

January 8th, 2014
5:25 pm

So Gutless is a Republican.

That explains everything!!

No wonder the kook has delusions of relevance!

LOL at the poor sot…

reck

January 8th, 2014
5:26 pm

Gut, in response to the following:

“TinLizzy, While I have your attention, I want you to know that I am a white, heterosexual, fundamentalist Christian with a gift of castrating New England liberals. Now you may proceed”

I am a Conservative from Athens, GA who happened to matriculate at Ga Tech, then Harvard, you and your types are the very reason ive had to suffer thru Obama, YES YOU, Mr. Right wing blind, I cant stand your beings, and when you and your brethren screw up the next election worrying about Gay Marriage then I will suffer thru Hilary Clinton and I will hate you worse. Uneducated Conservatives are ruining my life the just as the limousine democrats. Stay in your world, you’ve never ventured out of Atlanta so you don’t know that there is an entire world out there, and it isn’t like your world

LOL@Idiots

January 8th, 2014
5:28 pm

How dumb do 95% of you people feel? Read the title, now process it, wait for the light bulb to go off, there ya go big fella. Use this as a life lesson….more listening and thinking usually produce better results.

Sidebar: I will admit that is a poorly worded title.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:36 pm

JV,

I’m neither Republican or Democrat. I’m a monarchist.

I thought I put you to bed!

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:40 pm

reck,

Really not sure that I need to respond to you. I just don’t feel a challenge being articulated in gallant terms indicative of your youthful exuberance. Since you are certain that history started at your birth, there is a good chance that you are unaware of the definition of conservatism, in general.

That being said, I just don’t think we’re a good fit…sorry…

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
5:41 pm

GUTRAKE
January 8th, 2014
1:19 pm
I give up…
_______________________

Good.

collegemom

January 8th, 2014
5:43 pm

Neither HypoRICHT nor the writer, George Mathis. Perhaps Mr. Mathis could hire a non-athlete to proofread next time.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:43 pm

nole,

I finished gutting the deer, so now I have time for you. Don’t be so impetuous! It ruins your bib.

JamVet

January 8th, 2014
5:48 pm

Gutted, a looney right out of Monty Python is what you are!

Except that their characters are clever and interesting.

You son, are neither. Just fun to use as a whack-a-troll and to mock.

You, gutted, are merely another garden-variety, halfwit con, too embarrassed to admit what he is. Throw in that you are starving for attention from strangers on a blog and voila! Gutted!

Sad, even pathetic, but it’s your miserable life, so enjoy!

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:50 pm

Why all the vitriol? Is something out of your control?

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
5:51 pm

Contractor
January 8th, 2014
1:31 pm
DawgNole,
You were destroyed by logic yesterday. Simply calling me out by mistyping is not a leg up on your part. If that makes you feel like a hero, so be it. Just do yourself a favor and pick only four teams to root for next year. I’m guessing you’re a Yankees fan, Lakers fan, Patriots fan, and Penguins fan as well as a Georgia. Florida State, USC, Notre Dame, and Ohio State fan, right? Classic sidewalk fan that has never even attended a school he pulls for, yet thumps his chest on a blog like he’s ruler of the world. I will shame you on anything you want to discuss. You and MoistDawg make a great team, because neither of you are within ten steps of reality. Y’all must be drinking buddies or Warcraft buddies. Just understand one thing, statistics and facts don’t lie. Bring some to the table to next time you try to berate or belittle someone. I proved my school graduated football players better than both of your schools. What have you proven?
___________________________

You’ve proven absolutely nothing, except that you’re way out of your league. I’ve proven–over and over again–that you’re an ignorant narcissist. Anyone who continues to fall for Moist’s BS–you’re apparently the only one left–shouldn’t be out in public. I’ve never been “destroyed” on a blog–much less by the likes of you–and good luck trying to “shame” me with your lies and distortions.

Tell us again how you “already knew” about your own incompetence in your earlier post. Guess that’s why you didn’t bother to correct your senseless remarks. And be sure to keep responding to Moist. Remember, you’re the only one still stupid enough. Fool.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
5:53 pm

Where would you children be if Narcissus was ugly?

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
6:05 pm

I agree, hell, if Rousseau gets credit for anything…it’s grown men in tights, riding bicycles on asphalt highways amidst semi-trucks going 65 mph…I’m just saying…–Gutrake

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
6:06 pm

JV,

I’m not saying you lack in confidence, it’s just that your threshold of success needs a lot of work…

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
6:08 pm

Contractor
January 8th, 2014
2:40 pm
. . . With all the resources at these kid’s disposal they have the makings to create knowledge . . . They are allowed to pick their classes first, take tests outside of class and given more time, free tudors, computers, and just plain and simply more opportunities to succeed.
____________________________

these “kid’s” disposal???

free “tudors”???

What a joke you are–the blowhard who brags about graduation rates at his alma mater. Bama, of all places–that bastion of intellectual superiority. Based on your writing skills, those grads obviously didn’t include you.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
6:10 pm

nole,

You’re kind of picking gnat-sh$$t out of pepper, aren’t you?

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
6:18 pm

Contractor
January 8th, 2014
3:10 pm
Come on,
I graduated from college with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Accounting, so I fully understand the implications of athletics.
________________________

No such thing as a “Bachelor and Masters degree,” dope. And don’t ask me to explain how you screwed that up; you’d never understand.

Oh yeah, accountants know all about athletics. Perhaps your choice of a major is why you can’t form simple sentences or spell 5-letter words.

At least this latest absurdity of yours shows the others on here what I meant about your narcissism.

reck

January 8th, 2014
6:20 pm

Gutrake, glad to know you are a quitter, you start a fight and then when you get your arse handed to you, you run like the wind, that’s what I expected out of you and you proved me correct, I will sleep well tonight

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
6:21 pm

Well, it shows me that contractor really gets under your skin…I don’t know about the others…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
6:22 pm

reck,

You’re reading comic books, aren’t you?

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
6:25 pm

TinLizzy
January 8th, 2014
4:16 pm
Moist…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA just when you think he/she has posted the most moronic statements he/she keeps on typing!!!! I think ROAD scholar is by far my fav now. And are you really using Hulk Hogan as an example? The Roid King? Now there’s a real stand up guy! Almost as funny as UGA holds THEIR (Moist notice not THERE) football players to a higher standard. Must be why Justin Wesley Scott is still on the team….higher….get it? LOL. this is so much fun!
___________________________

Hate to break it to you, TinLizzy, but Moist has sucked you in just like he did the gullible dumbazz “Contractor.” Moist’s a FRAUD, which has been known for quite some time over on the AJC’s sports blogs. You’d do well to ignore him, or you’ll end up looking as silly as he does.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
6:25 pm

You will sleep well tonight because you have new pajamas with feet in them.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
6:26 pm

Tin is no longer here…on-line…nole…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
6:27 pm

reck,

Gotta’ see what Krauthammer says…so don’t worry yourself sick, little man, I will return.

reck

January 8th, 2014
6:35 pm

Gutrake, after I read the latest Fantastic Four, put on my Spider Man pajamas, and the crawl into bed with my attractive wife, fall asleep, I fear that I may have nightmares thinking about the grotesque, hairy toothless man that you are sharing your bed with.

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
6:38 pm

GUTRAKE
January 8th, 2014
6:26 pm
Tin is no longer here…on-line…nole…
_________________________

I’m aware of that. Does that mean she can’t come back?

I thought you “quit”? Don’t be a liar like Contractor.

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
6:43 pm

ThomAss Brown! Skulking around over here on the dark side after getting run off the sports blogs for being EXPOSED. You can run, duck, and dodge, ThomAss, but you can’t hide. Why don’t you tell us how you already knew the outcome of the FSU-Auburn game BEFORE it was played?

JamVet

January 8th, 2014
6:46 pm

“Gotta’ see what Krauthammer says…”

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are a sad strange little Republican man, gutted. And you have my pity.

WDE

January 8th, 2014
6:54 pm

“UGA athletes among the least illiterate”……hmmm seems like a lot of posts. I shudder to think how many posts this would generate if it read ” UGA athletes among the MOST illiterate” of course 60 % of the trolls are still thinking that is what it said..

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:09 pm

“BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

JV, did you mean to do that? Isn’t that somewhat infantile, even for you?

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:12 pm

Ahhh, reck,

Full of envy, are you? I bet the Barbie doll makes you feel like a big boy.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:13 pm

nole,

I was just trying to let you know that you have time to go get your medication before she comes back on…just trying to help…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:13 pm

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:15 pm

WDE,

You would be right about that. This blog has some wackos…

short memories

January 8th, 2014
7:15 pm

So you are saying that they are not smart enough to understand Grantham’s defense. Is that why they are looking at each other in a confused daze when the ball is snapped?

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:17 pm

They use such horrible language, too. They seem so full of uninhibited rage and confusion…it’s just heart-breaking.

Watch what JV writes here very soon…then reck…then PeterPan…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:18 pm

ooops! PeterPan is another fantasy….never mind…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:20 pm

JV,

Come to Daddy, boy, come on…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:23 pm

JVeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

I promise I won’t hurt you….come here….

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:24 pm

JV,

I promise I won’t pull the Southern Superiority on you tonight. I know how it takes a toll on your self-esteem…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:27 pm

Oh, well. He must be making up his bed. I’ll check back, soon…

reck

January 8th, 2014
7:29 pm

Gut, sorry Peter pan is hairless, got the description wrong, regardless you and Peter Pan together is still a nightmare

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:32 pm

That, my soulful reck, is what you call a misplaced post. How in the world do you connect dots that aren’t even on the same page?

reck

January 8th, 2014
7:37 pm

Gut I connect dots that aren’t on the same page cause the Force is with me

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
7:37 pm

Dadgummit!! Another deer to skin and gut!

Oh, well, JV is really gonna’ be mad when he comes back on here…oohhhhhh my!! reck, you can buddy-up with him and console him in his tantrum…I will be back in time to put him out of his misery.

reck

January 8th, 2014
7:40 pm

Gut don’t know this JV dude, but sounds like you are envious of him

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
7:59 pm

WDE
January 8th, 2014
6:54 pm
“UGA athletes among the least illiterate”……hmmm seems like a lot of posts. I shudder to think how many posts this would generate if it read ” UGA athletes among the MOST illiterate” of course 60 % of the trolls are still thinking that is what it said.
______________________

You’re giving them too much credit. I think it would be at least 70%.

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
8:02 pm

GUTRAKE
January 8th, 2014
7:13 pm
nole,
I was just trying to let you know that you have time to go get your medication before she comes back on…just trying to help…
_______________________

So thoughtful. Don’t know what I would’ve done . . . .

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
8:15 pm

reck, it’s JamVet. Hence the “JV”.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
8:18 pm

nole,

We both know you would have “weirded out” without the meds. But I stepped in…just for you.

DawgNole

January 8th, 2014
9:39 pm

Nah, I “weirded out” even with the meds–thanks to your thoughtfulness.

Bob Anderson.

January 8th, 2014
10:23 pm

No need to belittle these all of these players. Go to the true root and source. Since the Bible, prayer, were taken out of schools, the fairy tale of evolution, proven lie, basically telling our children they are worthless, came from a rock from some soup that came from nowhere. Suicide rates are up, crime, drugs, rape and murders. When a lot of us were in school, the biggest problems were chewing gum in class, running in the halls, an occasional fist fight, or skipping school. Along with other brainwashing, indoctrination, intentional dumbing down of our children, to manipulate and control for their agenda. Revisionists, rewriting our true Christian founders, history, with no references to back them up. Today, they are trying to outlaw, highly superior home schooling, the parent’s rights, to take the children’s minds and feed their agenda into them. I challenge any naysayer, any top college grad, any professor to take this test for 6th graders in the 1,800’s. It can be found on wallbuilders.com. Without the Bible questions. David Barton, William ( Bill) J. Federer, have original textbooks, Bibles, letters, documents, statements, all references and more, including but not only, the library of Congress. Dr. Benjamin Rush, founded Harvard, Yale, many universities, based on taking the good news of Jesus Christ,God the Son, to whatever field they were in. Georgia, the first state chartered university and many, many others. Still in stone at Harvard, John 17:3, and in the charters of all of these schools. Dr. Rush stated that if this Republic ( not democracy), nation ever takes the Bible and prayer out of schools, they will not be able to afford to house all of the criminals, within 2 generations of students. Very prophetic. And their education will go downhill. The fed govt was never given the power to control schools, or the subject matter. Parents have the God given, endowed by our Creator, rights to teach their children, school them at home. And this gov’t wants to remove it. Home schooled children are so far above this public school system, but they want your kids. Court judges were never given lifetime appointments. They had to have high character, honesty, integrity and standards. Back then, a Judge giving a death sentence, carried out in days to weeks, the judge would tell them to turn to Jesus, ask for total forgiveness, Him to come into your heart, and be your Lord and Savior. Judges were fired for being drunk in public. They had to hold a high standard, as their decisions affected so many lives; to be worthy to be a servant of we the people, by the people, for the people. The twisted for agenda, Church and State is not a law. It was letters between Jefferson and a Danbury Baptist minister. That no one Christian denomination would have favor over the other in elections. That no denomination would have total control, the best, highest character, integrity would be chosen. 3 weeks before, Jefferson started Church services in the Capital building, with the marine band playing the worship music. He financed out of his pocket to evangelize the Indians. After ground zero, only 2 things stood. The Cross, calling America back. We were blessed more than any, until. The other, the Church where George Washington dedicated this nation to God. The Capital was in N.Y. then. He said that the smiles of Heaven have been on us. We had much prayer, repentance and fasting. No one could ever deny all of the miracles in battles, and in our foundation. I fear for this nation, that if it ever turns from Almighty God, who has blessed us so much, that He is both merciful and just; and if we ever turn from Him, that His hand of blessing and protection will be lifted. I recommend for every one to see or read ‘ The Harbinger’ and the Harbinger Decoded”. You will be totally astounded at this revelation the Lord gave to Jonathan Cahn, the amazing details. Messianic Rabbi, Messianic Jewish man, meaning Jesus is the only, and his Messiah, Lord and Savior. It is amazing all the details only the Lord could reveal to him, and the miracle steps of it being published, to a top best seller. By an unusual situation, he ran into a man of God, who got and gave a word about ‘the catch’ to David Tyree the week before the game. A former alcoholic, drug dealer, who like Deon, Irvin and so many others, received the forgiveness, saving grace, new true life in Christ. Tyree was a backup who dropped every catch in practice the week before the Super Bowl. The Lord gave him a book, also. The Lord even made the statue Manning escape a sure sack or 2 on that play.. America, and every ones only hope, individually now and forever, is humbly repenting, and asking Jesus to live in them, make them new, be their Lord and their Savior. Ask Him to baptize and fill you up with Holy Spirit! God will have you know Heaven is now your home. Lord Jesus who is coming very soon for His, in less than a second. He qualifies you for all of God’s promises, Jesus righteousness for all your sins. His Name in Hebrew is Yeshua which means God of Salvation and safety!

Bob Anderson.

January 8th, 2014
10:29 pm

Glad to see Georgia is the least illiterate. Thank you A.J.C.!

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
10:51 pm

Bob,

A little stream-lining would be in order. These boys are heathen through and through. You know, as well as I do, some don’t make it.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
10:55 pm

Bob,

Also, if you can work in the word “Kool-Aid”, they that hath an ear will hear…

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
10:57 pm

Truly, the carnal man doesn’t understand spiritual things, for they are spiritually discerned. To them without the spirit, it is foolishness.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
11:00 pm

These boys are even less than carnal…they’re juvenile. Only a miracle will work for some of them.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
11:05 pm

Of course, you and I know the end of this story. It has to decline this way. The stage must be set by the standard predestined before the foundation of the world was laid. There will be no way out of this calamity but through the Kinsman Redeemer. However, no one is as blind as he who will not see.

GUTRAKE

January 8th, 2014
11:07 pm

In closing, being the least illiterate is the least of our problems.

Selah!

Thomas Brown

January 9th, 2014
6:50 am

“Kadence Otto, who once taught at Florida State University, recalled one situation where an academic support tutor would call every week to check up on a starting player.

“I would say, ‘He’s not doing well. He can’t read and write.’ And (the tutor) said, ‘Well, we’ll see what we can do,’” Otto said. That stopped with a career-ending injury. “He’s worth nothing to the team, and I never once heard back from the academic support adviser. He never showed up to class again, either.” “

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/us/ncaa-athletes-reading-scores/index.html?c=&page=1

“Then there was Brenda Monk. In 2009, the former Florida State University learning specialist told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that she was forced to resign from the university as a cheating scandal surfaced in which the NCAA said that tutors were writing papers for athletes and giving them answers to test scores.

Monk denied the allegation that she did too much work for athletes, but she said she saw some of them reading at second- and third-grade levels.

The NCAA levied sanctions against Florida State in 2009, including vacating wins and reduced scholarships.

Florida State did not provide CNN with records in response to our request.”

“(CNN) — Early in her career as a learning specialist, Mary Willingham was in her office when a basketball player at the University of North Carolina walked in looking for help with his classwork.

He couldn’t read or write.

“And I kind of panicked. What do you do with that?” she said, recalling the meeting.

Willingham’s job was to help athletes who weren’t quite ready academically for the work required at UNC at Chapel Hill…

But she was shocked that one couldn’t read. And then she found he was not an anomaly.

Soon, she’d meet a student-athlete who couldn’t read multisyllabic words. She had to teach him to sound out Wis-con-sin, as kids do in elementary school.

And then another came with this request: “If I could teach him to read well enough so he could read about himself in the news, because that was something really important to him,” Willingham said.”

“Linda Bensel-Meyers, who worked for Tennessee until 2003, said a university-hired psychologist would diagnose learning disabilities in athletes and put them in a program without the graduation requirements set for other students.

“Many of the records I looked at revealed that these athletes came to us essentially illiterate and still left the school functionally illiterate,” Bensel-Meyers told CNN.”

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2014/01/us/college-scores/index.html

This is the URL Link where you see the schools who did and who did not comply freely with the anonymous information requested. What would you conclude about those schools who categorically refused to provide anonymous data ? From what we can see, clearly, I would conclude the ACC is particularly bad, wouldn’t you ?

Thomas Brown

January 9th, 2014
6:51 am

“Kadence Otto, who once taught at Florida State University, recalled one situation where an academic support tutor would call every week to check up on a starting player.

“I would say, ‘He’s not doing well. He can’t read and write.’ And (the tutor) said, ‘Well, we’ll see what we can do,’” Otto said. That stopped with a career-ending injury. “He’s worth nothing to the team, and I never once heard back from the academic support adviser. He never showed up to class again, either.” “

“Then there was Brenda Monk. In 2009, the former Florida State University learning specialist told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that she was forced to resign from the university as a cheating scandal surfaced in which the NCAA said that tutors were writing papers for athletes and giving them answers to test scores.

Monk denied the allegation that she did too much work for athletes, but she said she saw some of them reading at second- and third-grade levels.

The NCAA levied sanctions against Florida State in 2009, including vacating wins and reduced scholarships.

Florida State did not provide CNN with records in response to our request.”

“(CNN) — Early in her career as a learning specialist, Mary Willingham was in her office when a basketball player at the University of North Carolina walked in looking for help with his classwork.

He couldn’t read or write.

“And I kind of panicked. What do you do with that?” she said, recalling the meeting.

Willingham’s job was to help athletes who weren’t quite ready academically for the work required at UNC at Chapel Hill…

But she was shocked that one couldn’t read. And then she found he was not an anomaly.

Soon, she’d meet a student-athlete who couldn’t read multisyllabic words. She had to teach him to sound out Wis-con-sin, as kids do in elementary school.

And then another came with this request: “If I could teach him to read well enough so he could read about himself in the news, because that was something really important to him,” Willingham said.”

“Linda Bensel-Meyers, who worked for Tennessee until 2003, said a university-hired psychologist would diagnose learning disabilities in athletes and put them in a program without the graduation requirements set for other students.

“Many of the records I looked at revealed that these athletes came to us essentially illiterate and still left the school functionally illiterate,” Bensel-Meyers told CNN.”

This is the URL Link where you see the schools who did and who did not comply freely with the anonymous information requested. What would you conclude about those schools who categorically refused to provide anonymous data ? From what we can see, clearly, I would conclude the ACC is particularly bad, wouldn’t you ?

CNN URL LINK

Lee

January 9th, 2014
8:58 am

It’s worse than you think. The article lists the AVERAGE SAT / ACT score, which means there are a good number who are well below the “5th grade” threshold.

It would be interesting if they could publish the scores of the just the starters for each team.

Sambo

January 9th, 2014
4:07 pm

YOU DO UNDERSTAND what you READ, RIGHT?? This means that UGA athletes are among the MOST LITERATE!!! They do well in class. They attend. They Graduate. They make the GRADE. (At least a higher percentage of them than those they were compared to) I am laughing at HOW illiterate some of the people make these comments are…..

?

January 9th, 2014
8:19 pm

And just what is he writing that’s considered elite? His signature?
We all know that Aaron Murray is well educated, but it’s not a good idea to place his picture with this article, showing him as signing autographs…

[...] CNN also says it questioned UNC many times about the research before publishing their story, and they vetted Willingham’s work. CNN also looked at data from several other universities and determined 7 to 15 percent of athletes at other Division 1 schools cannot read at the college level. [...]

zounds

January 10th, 2014
9:42 am

What are the names of the other 16 universities?

The Geezer

January 10th, 2014
3:57 pm

The following appeared in the AJC today.

Naturally it was buried at the end of the article because it was not sensational and controversial and would generate a lot of reader hits. Here it is:

Record-setting academics: The Bulldogs’ 545 scholarship and walk-on athletes combined to record a cumulative GPA of 3.01 on a 4.0 scale for the fall semester. It was the first time they were over 3.0 as a group in the fall.

Tony Geinzer

January 13th, 2014
8:47 pm

I don’t like to call a Spade a Spade, but, in instances where a Program is already on/off a Postseason Ban like Miami of Florida or Penn State, would academic deficinicies en masse lead to a Shutdown of a Program for a Year or 2 like SMU and have to restart with a new set of STUDENT-Athletes, not Athlete-Athletes. I think Doonesbury tried to make light on For Profit Schools having an Athletic Department. I am aware not everyone has to be everyone’s friend, but, the interrelations have to be stronger than having a Moo Cow (and then some) over it.