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    Well, I think the Gophers have a legit shot at Travis. Not so much with Jones, and I'm not sure I'd say the Gophers have a legit shot at Vaughn now, either. But Travis just doesn't have the caliber of offers that those other guys have. Doesn't make nearly as much sense to leave home for a school like Stanford (who has been a middling college basketball program no better than Minnesota lately) as UK or DU. And no I don't think basketball players really pick a school for the academics, so I don't buy that excuse for picking a school like Stanford.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OSUfan View Post
    Well, I think the Gophers have a legit shot at Travis. Not so much with Jones, and I'm not sure I'd say the Gophers have a legit shot at Vaughn now, either. But Travis just doesn't have the caliber of offers that those other guys have. Doesn't make nearly as much sense to leave home for a school like Stanford (who has been a middling college basketball program no better than Minnesota lately) as UK or DU. And no I don't think basketball players really pick a school for the academics, so I don't buy that excuse for picking a school like Stanford.
    Then you don't know Reid and his parents.

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    have to wonder though what smart young athlete would pick Minnesota over Stanford. or nearly anywhere over Stanford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by builtbadgers View Post
    have to wonder though what smart young athlete would pick Minnesota over Stanford. or nearly anywhere over Stanford.
    Haha, what are you trying to imply about our star guard Andre Hollins then? He's a very successful student in Carlson School of Management. Reid should use him as an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOUNDOUTPASSDUNK View Post
    It's a classic: he said, she said, with imbedded hearsay!
    A member here on Gopherhole saw me talking to James Lawson's mom for about a half an hour. I'm sure she has no insider to Reid's own mind, but her son and Reid are very close friends.

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    on a side note Lawson was named to the Star Tribune preseason first team all state team as a WR for football this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameDay View Post
    Haha, what are you trying to imply about our star guard Andre Hollins then? He's a very successful student in Carlson School of Management. Reid should use him as an example.
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, I think Andre's first choice actually was Stanford. Someone committed before him and he ended up not having a spot there.

    No doubt Stanford will be tough to beat out for Reid.

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    He can't study business at Stanford...it has worse basketball in the than the U these days and his family can't go to all his home games. If that is the competition, Pitino should be able to get him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Gopher View Post
    Then you don't know Reid and his parents.
    I don't, but I've also yet to notice a top-50 hoops recruit turn pro in something other than sports right after college. Basketball (assuming that is the sport he chooses) is what is going to drive Travis' near future, and even the distant future whatever job he gets is probably going to be largely due to his notoriety from playing college basketball rather than the degree, no matter whether it's in business or real estate or life insurance or whatever.

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    I think Notre Dame would probably be ahead of Stanford if a business school education was one of his top priorities, you don't hear to much about them but I can't help but think they are going to be some tough competition in getting a commitment from Travis, good basketball the last couple of years, playing in a top conference, and one of the best undergraduate business schools in the country.
    Last edited by jovs; 08-28-2013 at 11:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameDay View Post
    I'm with you, Travis seems legitimately undecided on where he wants to go right now, and he's in no huge rush to make a decision for a few months. That "coach" is either an imaginary person, not actually a coach, or a coach talking out of their @ss with no information. It's all speculation right now.
    That is an incredibly true statement. Reid Travis and his family will make an informed decision when the timing is right for them.

    They'll make an informed decision, and it IS all speculation right now.
    Last edited by GoZags; 09-05-2013 at 09:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    That is an incredibly true statement. Travis and his family will make an informed decision when the timing is right for them. Regarding his desire to attend a University with a good Business School I do know this ..... Travis and his parents asked a lot of very good questions during their 3+ hours with the Academic folks during his official visit to Gonzaga. They appeared to come away impressed with a couple of details that were heretofore unknown to them ... i.e. Gonzaga's pass rate for first time CPA exams ranks 14th in the nation (and is 3 times as high as the national average). The 11-1 faculty to student ratio in Gonzaga's School of Business seemed desirable. And the fact that Mark Few has produced 2 "Double Double" All Americans -- 1st Team (Top 5) AP All American and 1st Team (Top 5) Academic All American. Dan Dickau was the 1st and Kelly Olynyk got the double/double last season. Those things seemed more important than Gonzaga's team jet ..... #1 ranking ..... and a lot of other basketball related items.

    They'll make an informed decision, and it IS all speculation right now.
    Good information. I heard Gonzaga was a good school, but nothing specific like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    That is an incredibly true statement. Travis and his family will make an informed decision when the timing is right for them. Regarding his desire to attend a University with a good Business School I do know this ..... Travis and his parents asked a lot of very good questions during their 3+ hours with the Academic folks during his official visit to Gonzaga. They appeared to come away impressed with a couple of details that were heretofore unknown to them ... i.e. Gonzaga's pass rate for first time CPA exams ranks 14th in the nation (and is 3 times as high as the national average). The 11-1 faculty to student ratio in Gonzaga's School of Business seemed desirable. And the fact that Mark Few has produced 2 "Double Double" All Americans -- 1st Team (Top 5) AP All American and 1st Team (Top 5) Academic All American. Dan Dickau was the 1st and Kelly Olynyk got the double/double last season. Those things seemed more important than Gonzaga's team jet ..... #1 ranking ..... and a lot of other basketball related items.

    They'll make an informed decision, and it IS all speculation right now.
    So what does the CPA exam rate have to do with business school? In my 35+ of working with a couple of Fortune 500 companies (the big ones that do not call Spokane home), I have found very few CPA's. I am sure that Gonzaga is a very good school, but it is not ranked in the top 124 business schools according to the Bloomberg undergraduate school rankings. The U is ranked 39th for undergraduates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    So what does the CPA exam rate have to do with business school? In my 35+ of working with a couple of Fortune 500 companies (the big ones that do not call Spokane home), I have found very few CPA's. I am sure that Gonzaga is a very good school, but it is not ranked in the top 124 business schools according to the Bloomberg undergraduate school rankings. The U is ranked 39th for undergraduates.

    I'm sure if the Travis family does an official visit to Minnesota they'll be very impressed with things there (i.e. the #39 undergrad business school in the nation).

    BTW here's a list that Gonzaga made last year that the U will never appear on: http://extramustard.si.com/2013/03/0...the-ap-top-25/
    Last edited by GoZags; 09-05-2013 at 09:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    You'd probably have to ask Mrs. Travis why she appeared to be interested in that particular statistic. My guess is that it indicates that with the 11 to 1 faculty/student ratio in the School of Business that the GU students are actually learning .... and the fact is that 75.6 percent of GU students pass the CPA exam on the first try when the national average is in the 20's (based on a minimum of 60 candidates sitting). Or it could have been in reference to Kelly Olynyk's (Top 5 Academic All American) Accounting degree. Or if Reid came to Gonzaga, he'd have 2 years of Accounting as part of the core Business curriculum. Again, I'm not sure why they appeared interested in that.

    I'm sure if the Travis family does an official visit to Minnesota they'll be very impressed with things there (i.e. the #39 undergrad business school in the nation).

    BTW here's a list that Gonzaga made last year that the U will never appear on: http://extramustard.si.com/2013/03/0...the-ap-top-25/
    Do you know if Kelly would even be able to take the CPA exam? He's probably a bit short of the required 150 credit hours... if he was unsure about the NBA heading into the spring semester, would have probably eased into the MBA classes.

    Great school though. Cura personalis.

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