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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/25/2020 12:50:27 PM 
Those who know me know that I'm not a fan of that team in Columbus, Ohio. Having said that (Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld hate that saying as much as I hate that team mentioned above), I've been thinking about these football players who opted out of playing this season, left school and more than likely stopped taking classes. Now, with the big 10 and others deciding to play games this fall, some of these same players are opting back in. My question is about their academic eligibility. I'm not too naive to think that the schools won't find a way around this but it only adds to how football/basketball is running these universities and not the other way around. And in my opinion, that's not a good thing.
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/25/2020 1:35:18 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
Those who know me know that I'm not a fan of that team in Columbus, Ohio. Having said that (Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld hate that saying as much as I hate that team mentioned above), I've been thinking about these football players who opted out of playing this season, left school and more than likely stopped taking classes. Now, with the big 10 and others deciding to play games this fall, some of these same players are opting back in. My question is about their academic eligibility. I'm not too naive to think that the schools won't find a way around this but it only adds to how football/basketball is running these universities and not the other way around. And in my opinion, that's not a good thing.


Eligibility is based upon your previous semester and credit towards a degree. Get ready for this very very very rigorous set of standards:

By the START of sophomore year, you must:
have a cumulative GPA of 1.8
have completed 36 units
By the END of sophomore year, you must:
declare a major
By the START of junior year, you must:
have a cumulative GPA of 1.9
have completed 72 units (40 percent of your total degree requirements)
By the START of senior year, you must:
have a cumulative GPA of 2.0
have completed 108 units (60 percent of your degree requirements)
By the START of a fifth year, you must:
have a cumulative GPA of 2.0
have completed 144 units (80 percent of your degree requirements)
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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/25/2020 2:09:29 PM 
For some reason, reading that list made me think of Andy Katzenmoyer.
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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/25/2020 2:26:24 PM 
They don't offer Andy's major anymore since Longaberger went under.
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MonroeClassmate
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/25/2020 9:14:17 PM 
SBH wrote:
They don't offer Andy's major anymore since Longaberger went under.


Good one!

But really, most of the students by that time were switching from Andy's major to Tattoo Art or Deliverer of Envelopes.

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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/25/2020 11:25:08 PM 
SBH wrote:
They don't offer Andy's major anymore since Longaberger went under.


They also no longer offer the class he took in summer school to regain eligibility. Remember that classic course? No, it wasn't music appreciation, or Walter Seifert's famous Introduction to Public Relations, it was (drum roll) AIDS Awareness. I'm sure it was an extremely rigorous course that probed into all that was then known about AIDS and was probably taught by top medical school faculty. NOT!


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection. Learn more about the old 78th at: http://www.78ohio.org

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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/26/2020 9:09:07 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
SBH wrote:
They don't offer Andy's major anymore since Longaberger went under.


They also no longer offer the class he took in summer school to regain eligibility. Remember that classic course? No, it wasn't music appreciation, or Walter Seifert's famous Introduction to Public Relations, it was (drum roll) AIDS Awareness. I'm sure it was an extremely rigorous course that probed into all that was then known about AIDS and was probably taught by top medical school faculty. NOT!


I’m glad OHIO offers no classes that lack rigor.
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Donuts
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/27/2020 1:12:49 PM 
How many Ohio athletes took an Æthelred Eldridge class and doodled on paper plates for a 400 level class?
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Long Train Runnin'
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/27/2020 4:31:08 PM 
Donuts wrote:
How many Ohio athletes took an Æthelred Eldridge class and doodled on paper plates for a 400 level class?


I wonder if any of them signed up for a Klaus Eldridge Math or CS class by mistake.
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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/27/2020 6:39:09 PM 
Long Train Runnin' wrote:
Donuts wrote:
How many Ohio athletes took an Æthelred Eldridge class and doodled on paper plates for a 400 level class?


I wonder if any of them signed up for a Klaus Eldridge Math or CS class by mistake.


The latter is a real gentleman!


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection. Learn more about the old 78th at: http://www.78ohio.org

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allen
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/27/2020 8:05:51 PM 
Donuts wrote:
How many Ohio athletes took an Æthelred Eldridge class and doodled on paper plates for a 400 level class?


I took it and there were three football players in the class, professor Eldridge had two 300 level classes, lol


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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/27/2020 9:22:47 PM 
allen wrote:
Donuts wrote:
How many Ohio athletes took an Æthelred Eldridge class and doodled on paper plates for a 400 level class?


I took it and there were three football players in the class, professor Eldridge had two 300 level classes, lol


How many of you know that Jim Eldridge, his birth name, played football for the University of Michigan? He was a QB. According to his x-wife (now deceased) he was not a starter, but played a lot. Somewhere I have a team picture with him in it. He used to live two houses down from where we lived on Second Street. In those days everyone thought he looked like Robert F. Kennedy. Maybe he had a soft spot in his heart for football players. Wouldn't surprise me.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection. Learn more about the old 78th at: http://www.78ohio.org

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Long Train Runnin'
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/28/2020 9:28:12 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
Long Train Runnin' wrote:
Donuts wrote:
How many Ohio athletes took an Æthelred Eldridge class and doodled on paper plates for a 400 level class?


I wonder if any of them signed up for a Klaus Eldridge Math or CS class by mistake.


The latter is a real gentleman!


I had Klaus Eldridge for CS 238 (Assembly Language). Great guy, and I enjoyed the class a lot! He could take challenging topics and explain them in plain language that was easy to understand.

He was always easily recognizable by his beret, white turtleneck, and work vest -- as well as by the fact that he vaguely resembled another Klaus! 🎅🏻
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OUcats82
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  Message Not Read  RE: question of eligibility
   Posted: 9/29/2020 10:45:59 AM 
Long Train Runnin' wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
Long Train Runnin' wrote:
Donuts wrote:
How many Ohio athletes took an Æthelred Eldridge class and doodled on paper plates for a 400 level class?


I wonder if any of them signed up for a Klaus Eldridge Math or CS class by mistake.


The latter is a real gentleman!


I had Klaus Eldridge for CS 238 (Assembly Language). Great guy, and I enjoyed the class a lot! He could take challenging topics and explain them in plain language that was easy to understand.

He was always easily recognizable by his beret, white turtleneck, and work vest -- as well as by the fact that he vaguely resembled another Klaus! 🎅🏻


Never had him for a class, but with the description you provide here, I certainly saw him plenty around town.

E. Eldridge was certainly a unique guy. I worked as a manager at Galbreath Chapel where he reserved time regularly for his oratory work.

Wasn't Golf part of Katzenmoyer's rigorous course load, too?

Last Edited: 9/29/2020 10:46:37 AM by OUcats82


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