Given it’s the weekend, I’m not going to write too much, but two things worth highlighting given it relates to some of our previous posts.
1) Sam Bradford of Oklahoma got injured and his then #3 Oklahoma Sooner’s LOST to BYU (#20). What does this mean? He may never play up to his potential again, thereby losing $20,000,000 in guaranteed money by not going to the NFL last year. Perhaps just as painful, Oklahoma will not be considered to play in the national championships again this year.
Oh well, that’s life. Who needs the money anyway when you can have so much fun in college and get your degree? However, all you prospective pro athletes, please feel free to shoot us an e-mail for advice. We’ll look out for you, even if the Sooner faithful won’t look out for Sam by telling him to stay!
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2) The September/October issue of Washington Monthly come out with a new type of college ranking. I thought it was intriguing because they basically bash US News & World Report’s methodology, due to the blatant cheating by some faculty at Clemson and University of Florida to manipulate the results.
Washington Monthly’s believes that “America’s colleges are those that work hardest to help economically disadvantaged students earn the credentials that the job market demands. They contribute new scientific discoveries, and they emphasize the obligations students have to serve their communities and the nation at large.” Hence, they offer three broad rating categories: Social Mobility, Research, and Service.
The 10 Best Universities in America
1. UC Berkeley (#21 in US News)
2. UC San diego (35)
3. UC Los Angeles (25)
4. Stanford University (4)
5. Texas A&M College Station (64)
6. South Carolina State University (NR)
7. Penn State (470
8. The College of William & Mary (32)
9. University of Texas – Austin (47)
10. UC Davis (44)
Several observations: 1) California schools dominate. 2) There’s only one private school in the Top 10. 3) The traditionally perceived elite schools are not there except for Stanford. Is spending $50,000/year to go to private school in the east coast worth it? Hard to say after reading the report!
Hope everybody is having a great weekend! Upcoming posts will be about Net Worth, The Right Sports, and How Everything Is Relative.
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