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  1. Jack/OH Says:

    Unbelievable, or maybe not. I seem to recall back in the early 2000s a newspaper interview with a local college athletics guy who admitted that out-of-town prospects were deliberately scheduled for evening tours of the campus, sports facilities, and what-not. Reason? He didn’t want recruits to be put off by a full daylight view of the two or three miles of busted-up, ghettoed-up Rust Belt city that surrounds the campus.

    Y’know, I used to be a salesman. I understand the best-foot-forward at all costs ethic. If you have a good product, and you’re not getting a fair shake because some big-time SOB is in your way, maybe you gotta do some rope-a-dope. That’s business.

    Maybe I’m missing something, but isn’t the academy supposed to be a place that’s set a little apart from standard-issue money-grubbing?

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