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Posted: 03.25.2003
This is so freakin' ridiculous... Today it was announced that the Oklahoma basketball program graduates 0% of its members and has the lowest graduation-average in this year's Sweet 16. "A school is credited with graduating students within six years of their freshman year, and is not credited for transfers or junior college players who may get their degrees."

''Our graduation rate is 100 percent,'' Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson said. ''That freshman class (1995-96) was Bobby Joe Evans and Michael Cotton, and they both graduated. Bobby Joe from here and Michael from Boston College.

''They can stereotype us all they want, but the bottom line is our kids are graduating.''
As pointed out on FARK, "According to the NCAA, a player who transfers never graduates. Same goes for JUCO transfers. Until the NCAA redoes the way it calculates graduation rates, this whole this is like pissing into the wind." OU's roster is heavily paded with JUCO transfers, for the record.

But go ahead and make fun of Oklahoma all you want. At least we're not Oklahoma State.

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

following college hoops as closely as i do (i was a former hoops manager for miami university - the one that was a university before florida was a state), the way the NCAA works is totally fooked in the head all-around.

¤ ¤ credit: sledge | 03.25.03 at 08:07 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

This has nothing to do with what was said in your blog,but,are you and Todd going to go to Gnomedex this year ?

¤ ¤ credit: Tammie | 03.25.03 at 09:10 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

We want to -- and hope to -- but as always, it's a matter of health and money first.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 03.25.03 at 09:13 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

*crosses her fingers that you guys go (and that we go)*

¤ ¤ credit: Lisa, Gal of Unix | 03.25.03 at 10:47 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I really do hope that you both can go.I know that I would love to meet you both in person.I'll hope the best of everything for you both.

¤ ¤ credit: Tammie | 03.25.03 at 10:58 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

hey, hey, hey, hey, hey noooooow
wait a minute -- what do i care
knock the school all ya want, just not the students (ok not some of *us*)
it's so awful that my son says, "MOooooooooom, why do you have to go to such a stupid school..." hahahah

¤ ¤ credit: judy | 03.26.03 at 11:45 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Robyn, I'd be real careful comparing my team to a team coached by a criminal. (Eddie Sutton paid high school players and some of his team members when at UK and still hasn't paid any type of penalty)

I agree with you about the JUCO and transfer thing. It is ridiculous. Also, what about an extremely talented player who jumps to the NBA and graduates after more than 6 years? Julius Erving did just that at Virginia.

¤ ¤ credit: BillH | 03.27.03 at 10:31 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

OH! I'm hoping to attend Gnomedex 3.0 this year. Right here in the heart of the Silicorn Valley!

¤ ¤ credit: BillH | 03.27.03 at 10:33 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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