SMU, USM RECOGNIZED FOR GRADUATION RATES, FREQUENTLY CONFUSED ACRONYMS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A stunning turn of events in Dallas, where SMU - a football program known primarily for the grossest malfeasance in the history of the otherwise pure, dignified sport - has managed the genuinely remarkable feat of graduating its entire 2000-2001 recruiting class:
This may help explain the Mustangs' on-field performance the past decade or so...
- - - - - Starting at tailback for the Mustangs, number 3.14159265...
Seriously, the Mustangs are improving (5-6 in 2005, including the only win by anyone over TCU), and SMQ can't make fun of exceptional academics when his own alma mater ranks right up there among some of the most widely reputed brainiacs of big time athletics (all, not coincidentally, hoity-toity private schools with relatively high entrance barriers, unlike exceedingly state-sponsored, come-one-come-all USM):
The highest graduation rate of any major public school program - To the Top, baby!
On SMU's tremendous achievement, the story does not say, unfortunately, whether there is any modern precedent for a seemingly impossible 100 percent graduation rate. Maybe they cheated on that, too!
The article also includes a conference breakdown of recognized schools, led by nine from the ACC, more than twice as many as the runner-up conferences (the Big East and Big XII, four schools each over 70 percent). The SEC, as all will surely be shocked to learn, had but one school among the acceptably academic-oriented: Auburn (bet you thought Vanderbilt!)
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And don't let the name fool ya - second guessing the phenomenal athletic feats and split-second decisions of college kids under extreme physical duress is for every day of the week.
AWWW!! The totally nicest people, like, ever!...
How much football does he watch? Dude's got insights on -everybody-, and by everybody, I mean everybody. Throw in some of the best writing in the blogosphere, and we're talking about a daily must-read.
- Burnt Orange Nation
SMQ starts to sound more and more like the Gregg Easterbrook of our ideal memories every day - whip-smart, systematic, omnivorous in his intellectual tastes and yet unafraid of the cheap joke.
- Every Day Should Be Saturday
Sunday Morning Quarterback is one of our favorite football blogs on the internet.
- State Fans Nation
Sunday Morning Quarterback is a killer football blog if you are a college football junkie. It is run by one of the most thoughtful, intelligent, and analytical writers in the college football blogosphere...The guy is thorough and detailed and provides a level of analysis you are not going to find anywhere else .
- Bruins Nation
Just another hack writer who hasn't done one lick of research...
...the pride of Southern Mississippi ever since Brett Favre turned into an ESPN soap opera, has the sort of prose knack that can keep you riveted to a preview about any one of D-IA's scrubbier members ... should be given gifts.