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RE: where does Rice athletics $s come from
(07-10-2018 10:26 AM)Antarius Wrote:  
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(07-09-2018 06:36 PM)Antarius Wrote:  The vast majority of students aren't going to play professionally. So the upside is near identical between Rice and HYP. If you want to get a good education and play football while playing in front of a few thousand fans and family, same thing.

I would respectfully assert that if you are the kind of kid that football is a big part of who your are - and you happen to be a really good student as well, Rice is the winner vs. HYP and certainly the other Ivys. If a player is good enough to use football to get into a good school, but football is not THAT important, then maybe it doesn't matter (and we need a team of the former).

Why is Rice the winner? Other than the pure classification of us being FBS vs them being FCS, how are we materially different now in execution or outcome?

Heck, we lost to a 6-5 FCS team in 2007 and had a 7-4 one rack up 44 points against us in 2007. Neither of those were good teams but clearly they take their football seriously.. or as seriously as we do.

Yep, every upset is an indictment on how serious a school takes its sports team.

As someone who played a lot of sports, you generally wanted to compete against better teams - so while we are stuck playing in CUSA, our competition is still generally better than the Ivy's, especially since we often get to challenge top tier universities like UT and LSU. So if you're a good athlete who wants to challenge themselves athletically and earn a good degree, it makes sense to come to Rice over an Ivy.

Plus, going to Rice over an Ivy to play football means you're going to get an athletic scholarship, where as you won't for an Ivy. You're going to have to rely on other types of aid of scholarships at D3 schools.
07-10-2018 11:23 AM
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RE: where does Rice athletics $s come from
(07-10-2018 11:23 AM)RiceLad15 Wrote:  
(07-10-2018 10:26 AM)Antarius Wrote:  
(07-10-2018 06:29 AM)Rice FB Fan Wrote:  
(07-09-2018 06:36 PM)Antarius Wrote:  The vast majority of students aren't going to play professionally. So the upside is near identical between Rice and HYP. If you want to get a good education and play football while playing in front of a few thousand fans and family, same thing.

I would respectfully assert that if you are the kind of kid that football is a big part of who your are - and you happen to be a really good student as well, Rice is the winner vs. HYP and certainly the other Ivys. If a player is good enough to use football to get into a good school, but football is not THAT important, then maybe it doesn't matter (and we need a team of the former).

Why is Rice the winner? Other than the pure classification of us being FBS vs them being FCS, how are we materially different now in execution or outcome?

Heck, we lost to a 6-5 FCS team in 2007 and had a 7-4 one rack up 44 points against us in 2007. Neither of those were good teams but clearly they take their football seriously.. or as seriously as we do.

Yep, every upset is an indictment on how serious a school takes its sports team.

As someone who played a lot of sports, you generally wanted to compete against better teams - so while we are stuck playing in CUSA, our competition is still generally better than the Ivy's, especially since we often get to challenge top tier universities like UT and LSU. So if you're a good athlete who wants to challenge themselves athletically and earn a good degree, it makes sense to come to Rice over an Ivy.

Plus, going to Rice over an Ivy to play football means you're going to get an athletic scholarship, where as you won't for an Ivy. You're going to have to rely on other types of aid of scholarships at D3 schools.

I sure hope we upset Houston this year to show how unserious they are about their athletic program.
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