By: VA2MD Hokie on May 15, 2023, 12:17 PM | 25 comments
This is not a post to poke fun at Bennett. It is more of a question of eligibility.
My perception is that most of Tech's athletes receive their degrees in 3 years. Mostly due to the fact they are attending classes in the fall/spring/summer. Anyone who had been around for 6 years I would expect to either have multiple undergraduate or a masters.
Are their shenanigans going down at Georgia?
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Always shenanigans at UGA. Just depends on how hard folks look and what wheels get greased like any major program.
He could have a degree, just not from UGA for how many years he was in college. Switched majors to remain eligible, etc.
Nothing will come of it is my thought.
The only other school he attended was Jones College. And that was only for a single year.
I'm not sure how to do GIFs on here on my phone and probably never will.
But you're saying there is a chance?
I know it is highly unlikely and I could've phrased it in a way. I doubt he ever actually obtained a degree but some pics aren't the end all to be all to me.
This is basically what we got put on probation for back in the mid 80's right before Beamer got the job IIRC. Too many players going 5 years in the program and never graduating.
No personal attacks here. Took the longer route myself. Just seems atypical for these athletes.
this reminds me of something...
The better version of Bert Kreischer
Chris Farley and that Bert cat are not even in the same universe of funny. I am offended.
I only applied to 4 schools USAF Academy, Duke, William and Mary and VT-got into all easily but chose VT cause closer and had two sisters attending still.
I switched majors and took 5 years...then again I never took more than 15 hour a quarter (yes I'm old enough to have attended on the quarter system); I still don't know what I wanna do when I grow up- started in Engineering since it's one of the hardest majors and figured it was easier to "drop down" instead of "move up"; two years in with a B+ average, I decided it wasn't my thing; decided to switch to business and same thing cjose accounting-one quarter of that with A- average in core classes told my self "hell no this is boring. o I looked for what degree I could get in business with least additional classes and that was Management which is what my degree is in. Senior ear was 12 hrs in fall,9 in winter, and 6 in spring including Public Speaking and a pass-fail class in something or other which I blew off cause it was only changing overall GPA from 3.38 to 3.32. My last year was a cakewalk! Did restaurant work for couple years (til I lost my job one month before my daughter was born) then started at a mortgage company as a peon level temp and been there ever since- just had 30 yr anniversary there and making comfortable upper-middle class living.
Only about 41% of undergrads finish within 4 years BTW and less than half work in a job related to their major(with the heaviest concentration of those in fields like engineering, medicine,architects etc.)
4 year graduation rates are 63%
6 year rates are 84.4%
Nation wide they are more like 36% and 46%
Note: 63% could be considered low for on time graduation as VT has some 5 year programs that wouldn't get counted in the 4 year rate.
Do those stats factor in attending all summer sessions? I would think UGA and Tech would be similar in that regard.
I believe they typically start with the fall class and count if they graduate in the spring on time, so 3 summers could be counted for a 4 year number. I'm not sure how they handle spring enrollments.
Oh, good. I'm part of the 84.4%!
4.5 rounds down to 4, right?
I dont know how I am actually counted, i graduated a summer session late but took a semester off to Co-Op. So I was there 7 semesters and a summer.
Did 6 years myself, with 4 summer sessions. Averaged 12-13 credit hrs per semester. Finished with one undergrad degree in mech eng. These things happen.
Same years/degree. Just minus the summer sessions.
I doubt that is what Bennett was studying.
Same number of years, only 3 summers, and I think I averaged passing 12-13 credit hrs per semester. ;^) Ended up staying for two more, ending up with two degrees in physics.
Going long in college is a thing.
To hear the late, great Lewis Grizzard put it, people say that if you drive through Athens, GA with your window down, they'll throw a University of Georgia diploma in your car. That ain't true. You have to stop first.
How is that relative to UNC?
Here's your leg for a Lewis Grizzard quote.
Is that cause they can't hit a moving target? /s
With grammar like that they don't deserve any degree.