Would You Like Fries With That?

I only ask because some student-athletes at the University of Georgia might be getting really familiar with that phrase. That’s the phrase they’re going to need after they “graduate,” if they graduate.

See, in the fall of 2001, former UGA men’s assistant basketball coach (and son of head coach Jim Harrick, Sr.) Jim Harrick, Jr. was teaching a class entitled “Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball.” Three scholarship members of the men’s basketball team were in the class, and all three were given a grade of A, despite being allowed to miss several class sessions AND the final exam.

The very difficult final exam.

Consisting of multiple-choice questions like “How many points does a 3-point field goal count for in a Basketball Game?” or “How many halves are in a college basketball game.”

This was a real final exam, in a real college class, for real college credit, at a real accredited college. These real grades are going on real college transcripts and will contribute to people getting real degrees.

Does this bother anyone else?

posted by Chris on 03 March 2004 at 2334 in school


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