Tuesday, February 23, 2010


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  1. Really? This is your argument? It's like saying I was accepted to Harvard Business School, but because I didn't demand they accept my friend with similar qualifications, I'm not classy.

  2. Thanks for the Comment, but I don't agree that your example is similar.

    1--I don't think the Harvard Business School would have approached you and invited you to attend. Conversely, I don't think Utah and BYU are submitting applications to the Pac-10 for admissions. In your example, you need Harvard more than Harvard needs you. If the Pac-10 invites Utah it is saying we need you, Utah isn't saying it needs the Pac-10.
    2--What did your friend do to help you get your qualifications? Did your friend share his money from his part time job with you so you could take prep classes? Did your friend give you exposure to important information that was necessary to gain admissions? Were you unjustifiably denied access to the review panels parties, so you subsequently petitioned the review panel to grant access to people like you in the future, which they did, but after they did your friend was able to attend the parties but you had scheduling conflicts? And was this friend in a much better position to get admitted to the school three months before the deadline so he gave you two of his really good study aides that made the difference for you on the final test to get a high enough score to get admitted, but it hurt him to the point that he just missed the cut off? If all that was true, then you are classless if you don't help your friend get in. You can use all your resources to get your friend in. College admissions are not so rigid that "exceptions" are never made. (I know this because I actually had a friend ask me to help him get into an MBA program, and the people who made the decisions let me know that there was a way to get him in still.)
    3--As I explained in an earlier post, at this point in time, the MWC is moving in a better direction than the Pac-10. If no changes were made to either conference, then 5-10 years from now it is not too hard to belive that the MWC will be more respected than the Pac-10 (USC's situation is not looking good.) If this was not true the Pac-10 would not be looking to expand.

    So, it is not like you are not already in business school, just not an Ivy League one, but the one you are in has an aggressive plan to move on to the same plane as Harvard.

  3. Well done Scott! I, too, think it would be classless for Utah to jump ship without BYU. At the same time, I'm still a MWC fan who thinks it would be classless for them BOTH to leave the MWC behind. Both teams owe a lot to the MWC for getting them were they are now, and the MWC hasn't done anything to hold either on back. In fact, the conference has fought hard to gain respect for its teams. BYU and Utah (along with TCU) are the national image of the MWC and they ought to stick with them and fight hard to put more dents in the system of the BSC.

  4. A quick follow up to Anonymous: being classy isn't always easy.

    To Neal: I am a MWC fan too. I really like the position the MWC is in, especially with USC being circled by the NCAA shark. However, to look at things objectively, BYU is the MWC. The MWC owes its existence to BYU. Without BYU the other 7 schools could not have broken away from the mega WAC in the 90s. I am not so sure BYU owes anything to the MWC.
    That being said, class is the topic of discussion, and the classy thing would be to stay. I cannot stress it enough, but I really like the MWC's position right now. I like the coaching hires that Wyoming and SDSU made last year, and I think that in 2-3 more years people will be talking about the MWC having 6 solid teams (the big 3, Air Force, and the two just mentioned), and the MWC will gain ground, surpass, and further separate from the ACC, Pac-10, and Big East.