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I really wanted to give this a bunch of time this week, but personal obligations have kept me from doing so, but please check out Mark Alesia of the Indy Star with an incredible look at special admits for athletes at some of the nation's biggest schools (hat-tip The Dagger). After I read the article, the thing that caught my eye was this chart which details these "special admits" at the nation's biggest university.

Some of you may or may not be surprised to learn, but according to the chart, and this percentage sounds unbelievable to me, 94% of Texas A&M's football players from 2004 through 2005 were admitted as "special admits". Other offenders were Iowa State with 21% from 2000 through 2001 and Oklahoma with 81% from 2002 through 2003.

Meanwhile, there were five Big 12 teams Nebraska, Texas Tech, Texas, Colorado, and Kansas State did not have ANY special admits. Please take the time to read the article and take a look at the chart. Really interesting stuff.