I’ll make this short and sweet and let you add in your thoughts in the comments:
What if NC State’s athletics were graded and a GPA built using essentially the same standards that each student at NC State faces in their classes?
I think that overall, the Athletics Department’s GPA would hover around a 1.0 and would be on Academic Warning II.Â They would probably have to write the dean a letter every semester explaining why they should be re-admitted to school.
I’m pretty busy with work today, but if someone wants to build a GPA for the Athletics Department, please do so and post it, and we’ll add it to the article.Â A last place finish would be an F, and first or even second (let’s be generous) would be an A.
Could Lee Fowler’s athletics results earn a “degree”?Â I really doubt.Â Shout me down if you think I am wrong.
Though none of the following rankings should be much of a surprise to you since we told you in August how “Coach” Fowler’s 9th year in Raleigh was shaping-up, but here are the Directors’ Cup standings as of 1/13/2009 (since we are grading):
5. Wake Forest
91. NC State
93. GT (has a new AD)
94. Miami (has a new AD)
State of North Carolina:
87. App State
91. NC State
94. UNC Charlotte
Looks like the NC State Athletics Department is tracking along the exact same lines as last season when we finished the year #56 in the country (the exact ranking the program earned during Lee Fowler’s FIRST season in Raleigh. Must be the fuh-cilities.
NC State finished 53rd of all 66 BCS (major conference) institutions. The Wolfpack bested 13 schools – Iowa State, Vanderbilt (Lee Fowlerâ€™s alma mater who does not have an actual Athletics Department), Ole Miss, Boston College, Kansas State, Washington State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Oregon State, South Florida, Mississippi State, Rutgers and Cincinnati.
Related Statistical Links:
(1) Comparison of NC State Athletics Directors (Link Here)
(2) All Sports ACC Comparisons (Link Here)