Academic facilities at LSU

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Dexter Pratt spoke so highly of the facilities designed to help atheletes with their studies. He said that was a major factor for committing (besides loving the coaching staff, being offered as a RB and feeling comfortable on campus).

    I have heard the same thing from so many other recruits as well.

    Can someone maybe give some insight as to the edge LSU holds over most schools in this department?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LSUMASTERMIND

    LSUMASTERMIND Veteran Member

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    Well lets just say that its a step above FSU Athletic Academic Department:hihi:
     
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  3. FrankA

    FrankA Veteran Member

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    Unless I'm mistaken, Saban made the building and staffing of the facility a prerequisite for his coming to LSU. He realised the importance of such a facility to the players and their PARENTS. Say what you will, he was meticulous in his planning and we've reaped the benefits.
     
  4. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    Some years ago LSU converted the old gym armory into the cox communications academic center for athletes. Fairly state of the art nice facility that is also used for other students.
     
  5. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    A bunch of schools have built athletic academic centers in the past few years, however I have no idea if any of them are quite as nice as ours. I loved how Pratt said something like "most schools have a classroom but LSU has a whole building."
     
  6. TigerBait3

    TigerBait3 Guest

    Our athletic facilities are really, really nice. The players have to attend a study hall x hours a week so I would assume it does have some influence on their decision -- and our players get the tutoring help and the studying they need in the Cox building.

    The athletic tours for football prospects are very similar at every school, so seeing the Cox building has to be eye opening.
     
  7. Caliendo

    Caliendo Freshman

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    I know its already been said, but it doesn't hurt to say it again. The Cox building is amazing. You first walk in and on the right is the wall of champions (it has all of our national championships on it). It's also got the student athlete of the month in one of the hallways. Giant Tigers everywhere. The thing is sweet.
     
  8. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Thanks for that Caliendo.
     
  9. TheDude

    TheDude I'm calmer than you.

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  10. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    Not only is it nice, it's huge and can accomodate more people than any other school's academic center...
     

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