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Published: Thursday, April 5 2012 9:38 p.m. MDT

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skiphish
Salt Lake City, UT

@Duckhunter

You claimed that "Utah...has much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much lower academic standards than does BYU".

I'm curious to learn what specific academic standards you had in mind when you made that claim.

Did you have in mind the average incoming high school GPA of students at the respective schools?

If so, the average incoming high school GPA of University of Utah students is a 3.5, and the average incoming high school GPA of BYU students is a 3.8.

Do you really consider a three tenths of a point differential "much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much lower"?

Probably not, so perhaps you had in mind the respective school's minimum GPA in order to remain in good academic standing.

If so, the minimum GPA in order to remain in good academic standing at the University of Utah is a 2.0. The minimum GPA in order to remain in good standing at BYU is also a 2.0.

Therefore, I'm guessing you didn't actually have any standards in mind when you made that claim.

Snobbery is sufficiently unbecoming in itself. Uninformed snobbery is worse. Unjustified snobbery is worst.

DontMUSSwUtah
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Everyone-

Duckhunter knows everything there is to know about football, academic standards, stadium capacity, hot dog prices at college football games, etc. If he says that Star didn't qualify for BYU's ultra high standards for incoming football players (3.95 min. gpa i think right ducky?), then we should believe him no questions asked.

FYI
Taylorsville, UT

@hedgehog
As published in the Dnews July 5, 2011:

"The baseline to enroll at BYU and to be part of its football program is a 3.3 GPA, coupled with a 19 on the ACT. There is a bit of a sliding scale, as someone could qualify with a 3.0 GPA and a 24 on the ACT, according to coaches, but they try to stick as closely to the stated "baseline" as possible.

Most schools, particularly state schools, don't have enrollment requirements quite as high as BYU's. Utah, due to its joining the Pac-12, recently raised theirs to a baseline of a 2.6 GPA and an 18 on the ACT while Utah State calls for a 2.5 minimum GPA and a 19 on the ACT."

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Looks like FYI took care of this. ute "fans" back to your holes.

LOL!

Soul
Salt Lake City, UT

Great job Star. You made the right decision for yourself, your immediate family, and future NFL career. Do what you have to do now, get a college degree and finish out a great football year at Utah. The rest of your life will take care of itself. 'Ofa atu.

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