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Username Post: 2018 recruiting        (Topic#19696)
mrjames 
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10-22-17 03:34 PM - Post#234336    
    In response to besnoah

Yeah, sadly was never going Ivy. Won't lose good kids like this forever, but still not quite to the point where going Ivy is an easy decision for all.

 
Penndemonium 
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10-22-17 05:23 PM - Post#234339    
    In response to mrjames

mrjames, I'm curious what you mean by that. Is there still a meaningful financial gap vs. a scholarship?

 
penn nation 
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10-22-17 07:47 PM - Post#234345    
    In response to Penndemonium

  • Penndemonium Said:
mrjames, I'm curious what you mean by that. Is there still a meaningful financial gap vs. a scholarship?



This has been the subject of many a heated thread on this board, as the answer is "it depends".

If you're talking about Harvard nowadays, for example, the answer is probably 'no' given its unparalleled ability to dole out financial aid versus some of the other Ivies.


 
mrjames 
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10-22-17 08:47 PM - Post#234347    
    In response to penn nation

Our league loses/does not compete for lots of talent each year that doesn't get a full or substantially full ride under current FA guidelines. There don't seem to be real substantial, consistent differences between the schools on the FA front, however the strategy behind which prospects to pursue given an FA read obviously differs. It's all game theory; Finite resources, can't pursue everyone, so, all else equal, do I pursue the prospect that will get a full ride but for whose services I face stiff competition across the league OR do I pursue a prospect that has to pay a substantial amount, but for whose services I might have a much clearer shot.

Teams that are more confident they can win battles against the rest of the league might, given the parameters of this game, opt to ensure the competition for prospects who get full aid, while others might try to prioritize some prospects who might be willing to pay to attend but might not.

Not speaking to the specific case here, but just Ivy recruiting in general right now.

 
Penndemonium 
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10-23-17 03:44 AM - Post#234353    
    In response to mrjames

Thanks mrjames. Clearly Harvard and Princeton are in the camp of confident they can win vs. competition. Not clear if Yale or Penn should feel that confidence or not.



 
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