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The article makes it sound like the NCAA hasn't approved Prime Prep at all, not that the players failed tests or courses.
Sucks for the players and the schools that recruited them. I wonder what Emmanuel Mudiay is thinking right now, not to mention Texas 2015 target Elijah Thomas.
The cool thing about the NCAA is that it treats everyone fairly. There are no grudges held. Justice is dispensed evenly.
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
I'm actually glad they got denied. Just goes to show that if you try to take a big short cut in life, that it's not going to work out. Prime Prep may had been accredited, but their athletes aren't doing any big time academic work....PP falls well short of even a decent public school education. It's an embarrassment what they are doing, and no UIL school should ever play them. That whole racket is a sham and I hope that the parents, guardians, uncles, players, coaches, administration, and entourage are pissed off and ashamed of themselves....they have no one to blame but themselves.
This post was edited by horn1chris 12 months ago
Wonder what the coach was thinking.
You mean giving everyone a laptop and a bunch of VSCHOOLZ programs isn't the same thing as teaching?
The first quote I found in an interesting report about how Prime Prep's classes received only a preliminary approval for meeting the criteria of core courses but were subject to further evaluation concerning content.
The Mudiay quote comes from the following link.
What a farce of a school.
I guess Sanders had a dream that he was a modern day re-incarnation of Mickey Rooney. "Gee kids! I've got a barn out back! ... And some VSCHOOLZ, and some laptops! ... And those laptops got teachers in'em! And, gee whiz! We can practice all week and put on a play ... er, have a basketball team and a game every Saturday night in my barn!"
Wait ... Mickey Rooney is still alive! Can you re-incarnate somebody if they are still alive?
This post was edited by BudreauReye 12 months ago
Just take out "re-incarnation of" and you're good.
You are closer than you intend to the truth with that jest. Don't forget the part about how he originally thought he would have a reality TV show last fall about the start up of a Texas high school varsity football program from scratch.
I made that comment because of that issue - I was too lazy to go search The Google for the particulars, so thank you, bierce. ;) It amazes me that people who have success in one field of endeavor sometimes do not get it that that does not mean that they are equally gifted in fields of endeavor outside of their areas of expertise.
That made me laugh, Bob! Especially in light of the issue that bierce just brought up ... just the thought of Deion Sanders waking up from a dream that he WAS Mickey Rooney ... Proly would make me want to go start a school as well ... ;)
Mickey Rooney--NFL shut down corner. That I have to see. Let's get the guys at SyFy who gave us "Sharknado" to get working on it.
Can you imagine how that dream image would play in Deion's psyche ... you go out for the biggest game of the season ... you look down ... and you are actually Mickey Rooney! And then, it starts raining great whites and hammerheads ... and you forgot to bring your chain saw! Talk about feeling inadequate! Then you wake up and think ..."I think I will start a school with VSCHOOLZ! ... on laptops! ... with teachers in the laptops!" Yeah, that is probably how it happened. Come to think of it, that would make a great new series on the SyFy channel - "Deion Sanders in the Outer Limits".
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BudreauReye 12 months ago
Haha. Prime Prep finally got around last week to posting the letter it received over six months ago from the NCAA Eligibility Center. Before it just had a comment about it having completed all the preliminary steps necessary for NCAA membership.
Now Prime Prep lets the kids and parents know it had been told the evaluation process would continue for "two full academic certification cycles."
I can't see Mudiay and Thomas staying at Prime Prep now.
Of course, one wonders if "everything is cleared up," then why hasn't there been a news report or a press release from Prime Prep or TCU or LSU?
And, what exactly would those schools know? You already heard it straight from Mudiay's mouth! What more do you need to know? ;)
By the way, thanks for keeping up with all of this, bierce.
DMN reports that
Freshman center Karviar Shepherd, the cornerstone of TCU’s
highest-ranked basketball recruiting class, has been cleared by the
NCAA and will be eligible this season, a source familiar with the
decision confirmed Friday night.
LSU freshman Jordan Mickey from Prime Prep also won his academic appeal, sources told ESPN.com, and is now waiting on amateur status. Mickey, a 6-7 forward, was ranked as the nation’s 41st-best recruit in the Class of 2013 by Rivals.com.
That is great news for TCU. I don't know if Trent Johnson will get the Frogs into contending for conference titles, but he has done wonders in recruiting so far
Mudiay once again demonstrates court awareness.
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