View Poll Results: Which School Would You Pick?

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  • Iowa

    13 17.33%
  • Iowa State

    6 8.00%
  • Michigan

    2 2.67%
  • Minnesota

    7 9.33%
  • Ohio State

    7 9.33%
  • Oklahoma State

    3 4.00%
  • Another Big 5 (which one)

    1 1.33%
  • Another Big Ten (which one)

    6 8.00%
  • An Ivy (which one)

    23 30.67%
  • Other (which one)

    7 9.33%
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Thread: You've Got a Dilemma, Which school would you pick?

  1. #37

    Default Re: You've Got a Dilemma, Which school would you pick?

    North Carolina State?
    Gold is an idiot.

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    Default Re: You've Got a Dilemma, Which school would you pick?

    (Let me preface this by saying that this is not a brag post. I don't brag about accomplishments, usually rag on myself for things I didn't accomplish actually. I just think I'm qualified to answer the question).

    I was in a similar situation my senior year of HS, minus a few things. I hadn't won Fargo the past 2 years, won Cadets and 3rd at Juniors pre-high school weights in Fargo, i.e. about 3 high school weights per weight class. Was Asics First Team, 4x state champ, etc. Had grades/SATs to get into Ivy League schools. Not from a poor family though.

    I would have picked Michigan if I had it all to do over again. I really liked McFarland, and the way that their team wrestles, seems to be close-knit, etc. Plus, they have very good academics and a rich athletic tradition. I think that I would have fit in very well there. Instead, I chose to stay close to home like an idiot.

    If they were like they are now, I think Cornell would also be up there. They weren't that great when I graduated HS, so I didn't consider them back then. I have talked to Koll (while playing blackjack, he didn't know me from any other wrestler) and I liked him a lot. They have 8 million top notch assistants there, and the academics speak for themselves.

    So I answer Michigan or Cornell, with everything else being a significant drop off.
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    Default Re: You've Got a Dilemma, Which school would you pick?

    I agree with Homer. When I was 18, I chose schools within a day's drive of home, as Blue and others have said. But looking back now, I would be a bit more adventurous, but still looking for the best fit in the broader sense, academically, culturally, and environmentally. I might not even take a Division I school (GASP), but a smaller school, depending on how important wrestling at Division I really was to me.

    The megaversities (20,000 students plus) have many advantages, but individual academic mentoring can be in short supply there. Personally, I like colleges with under 10-12k students or so. Sadly, many of the most interesting small colleges have dropped wrestling.

    Sometimes the highest-rated college should not be the first choice for a particular student. Personal fit is highly underrated. I get irritated that folks take the US News & World Distort rankings as some precise ranking, rather than a general measure (at best.) Wrestling isn't everything, either. (GASP) Duke doesn't have much of a wrestling team right now, but they have a great school (oops, sorry Dusty, NC is good also.). Brown doesn't rank high at the NCAAs, but that's a great school, too. I also have biases that would keep me from considering schools that others love.

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  4. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    This guy cracks me up. Can we make his avatar purple and white pom-pons?


    wtf are you talking about?

    i dont see anything in my previous statement thats out of the ordinary.

  5. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUwildcats View Post
    wtf are you talking about?

    i dont see anything in my previous statement thats out of the ordinary.
    For you, it's not. And that's what I find hilarious. If you don't know, then that Northwestern degree isn't doing you much good.

  6. #42

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    As sad as it is for me to say this, Iowa Hawkeyes, Gable is Gable and Iowa is wrestling (for now)

  7. #43

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    I would be chosing for wrestling itself. Academics were not important to me when I was in college. I regret that they werent but, when I was picking a school, as many other wrestlers, academics carried no weight.

    I would chose a school because they have a quality coaching staff, great work out partners, great facilities, and a supposrtive administration so I wouldnt have to look all over again in two years. The programs history, and current relevance would be important as well. I would make sure that I took visits when schools were wresltling their biggest rival. I would want to get a feeling for the atmosphere during a dual.

    Then I would sit down with my parents and a paper shredder. The very first offer to go through would be OSU, then Iowa State, a cowboy pennant, Minnesota next, my uncles cowboy hat, tosu and all the rest of the offers until I had two left...Arizona State and Iowa. The girls in Tempe are off the charts. I would think about it for about fifteen seconds and give Tom Brands a call to tell him that I am coming to Iowa and there was never a question as to where I was going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    For you, it's not. And that's what I find hilarious. If you don't know, then that Northwestern degree isn't doing you much good.
    i was just giving you the benefit of the doubt that you are a reasonable man. you implied something without proof, probably because you know you are in the wrong.

    so where did you get your degree from?

  9. #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUwildcats View Post
    i was just giving you the benefit of the doubt that you are a reasonable man. you implied something without proof, probably because you know you are in the wrong.

    so where did you get your degree from?
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