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airowe
08-19-2009, 05:38 PM
http://www.slamonline.com/online/college-hs/college/2009/08/nations-leading-shot-blocker-to-walk-on/

You don't hear about a scholarship player's parents offering to pay his own way very often.

jimsumner
08-19-2009, 05:44 PM
Interesting.

BTW, this does not make him a walk-on. It makes him a recruited, non-scholarship player.

airowe
08-19-2009, 05:47 PM
Interesting.

BTW, this does not make him a walk-on. It makes him a recruited, non-scholarship player.

I was quoting form the article. What's the difference between the two?

jimsumner
08-19-2009, 06:25 PM
Walk-on properly refers to one's recruited status, not one's scholarship status.

Two variables

Recruited/walk-on
Scholarship/non-scholarship

Closely related in most cases but not exactly the same thing.

Let me give two examples from recent Duke history.

Jordan Davidson has a scholarship this year. But he still is a walk-on. A scholarship walk-on.

The Melchionni family paid Lee Melchionni's way Lee's freshman year because of the NCAA's ill-advised and short-lived 5/8 rule. But, since Lee was recruited to Duke, he was never a walk-on. For one season, he was a recruited, non-scholarship player.

And, yes, ESPN makes this mistake a lot. Doesn't mean it's still not a mistake.

airowe
08-19-2009, 06:32 PM
Walk-on properly refers to one's recruited status, not one's scholarship status.

Two variables

Recruited/walk-on
Scholarship/non-scholarship

Closely related in most cases but not exactly the same thing.

Let me give two examples from recent Duke history.

Jordan Davidson has a scholarship this year. But he still is a walk-on. A scholarship walk-on.

The Melchionni family paid Lee Melchionni's way Lee's freshman year because of the NCAA's ill-advised and short-lived 5/8 rule. But, since Lee was recruited to Duke, he was never a walk-on. For one season, he was a recruited, non-scholarship player.

And, yes, ESPN makes this mistake a lot. Doesn't mean it's still not a mistake.

Thanks for the info, Jim. I never really knew the difference. Referring to this year, does Casey Peters still have an academic scholarship or is his athletic? doesn't really matter, just curious...

http://hub.gmnews.com/news/2009/0723/sports/042.html


Peters was so intent on playing at Duke that he accepted an academic scholarship at the school

ESPN makes a lot of mistakes. And they're all still mistakes.

JasonEvans
08-20-2009, 08:34 AM
Trajan Langdon was also a recent Dukie who was a recruited player but did not get a scholarship. The Padres paid for him to attend Duke.

--Jason "http://kidsdontgetit.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/langdon.jpg" Evans