Only a handful of universities offer business degrees, and they are generally laughed at by the rest of the academic world. 18 year olds should not know how to run a business - rather, they should be learning how multiple businesses (ie the economy) is run on a marco scale (ie an Econ degree).
Unfortunately, IMO, the markets and management certificate is quite useless (I didn't get one but many of my friends got one). It's interesting but doesn't provide you with much. Just learn econ from Fullenkamp and you're good to go!
I mean, I hope Harrison does, but...
I'll shut up now because I don't think we're disagreeing in principle, I just had to come to the defense of my degree!
I think the overall point is HB can get the kind of education he's looking for from Duke even though he won't technically be a "business" major. My guess is he already knows this.
Harrison Barnes come to DUKE! If there was ever the perfect match between an athlete and a school this is it.
He appears to be of the Grant Hill, Shane Battier, and Jason Williams mold. Unbelievable talent and amazing head on his shoulders. Probably no coincidence that those 3 players had a hand in our 3 National Championships. All talented and smart. Come on Harrison...bring us the 4th banner. Come to DUKE!
A starter couldn't have said it any better!
Did Barnes just have a visit to UNC and Duke? If so, any news on how it went?
any info here?
Haven't seen much about his stop in Durham. In rose-colored tea-leaves reading, I kind of like that. The kid raves about every school he visits, but has visited Duke more often, and now is not saying much.
Seems like a great fit...hope he comes to Duke.
I've seen a few snippets from subscription articles over the past week or so confirming that A) HB came away with a good overall impression of UNC, and B) (maybe more importantly) HB did also visit Duke while he was in town.
I wouldn't expect him to say anything else about Carolina, and I have to think it's a good sign that he stopped by to see "the good guys" once again during his UNC visit.
I would certainly be curious as to if any of our "insiders" have heard anything more on this, though...
this kid is pretty smart......and the fact that he referred to Condoleezza Rice as "the third most powerful person in the world" instead of "minion of satan" would imho make me think that perhaps his politics might be right leaning.....i know that's a stretch from just one statement, but......stilllllll....
not getting off track.....it would seem that if the young man's politics ran along his perspective coach's party lines, that would be as positive as hand-written letters from staff.....
"all the top shcools" not offering undergrad business degrees has little or nothing to do with your line of reasoning. It's more about $ and resources. Are Penn (Wharton), Cornell and MIT not top schools? They all offer undergrad business degrees.
I don't know about yall but I need to see a few more Harrison Barnes mix tapes, and since he's so silky smooth, perhaps with a little Miles Davis in the background.
Handwritten letters for donations? Wow. In the day of modern computer that is something rarely done and the sentiment does indeed go a long way - especially when that kid probably had you at "hello".
And then the mom... I love her! Downplays making varsity and plays a little chess by stopping through Duke unannounced - something you do when apparently something seems to good to be true (and it appears to continue to hold up might I add). Just wonderful.
The Jordan obsession is not unheard of in my world but what's sweet about hers in particular is that she has NO video of Michael Jordan in a UNC uniform. Just a little reading through and smudging the lines on my part.
I mean, geez, does he speak italian when he's delivering babies in the back of cabs that he's driving? I'm simply blown away by this kid.
Have I gushed enough?