As some of you may have noticed, there have been some changes on college confidential. Part of this is to appoint people to be "forum champions" for a particular forum. In case it is not obvious, that is me for this forum. Basically I believe the idea is to try and clean the forums up to make them more user friendly. As part of that effort, I would like to repopulate the "featured threads" portion of this forum. You will see that a few threads have been "pinned" to the first page of the discussion board. I have done this because I haven't yet figured out how to put these threads into the "featured" category. Hopefully, I will be able to figure that out before too long.
Ideally, I would like to collect two types of threads. One set of general interest threads and another set that are more focused on particular sports. The idea being to harness some useful information for visitors and newbies to the forum to use as a starting point. On the sport specific side, I have tentatively selected the huge fencing thread, my own football thread and a thread on swimming recruiting that generated a lot of interest. I would ask some of you regulars to post suggestions for other useful threads, particularly more generic sport specific threads, here. I know there have been great discussions on track, lax, crew, baseball and other sports I know little about. Many of you do know what you are talking about relative to those sports. Help me separate the wheat from the chaff and highlight the really helpful threads, please.
On the more generic side I have selected a thread I started which contained a fair amount of information on the Ivy process generally, a thread on admissions help in D3, a compare and contrast thread on the Ivy and the NESCAC and a thread on the challenges faced by Div 1 athletes. I am sure there are others I have missed. Tell me what they are. While I understand that this forum is predominately focused on high academic recruiting, any threads that deal with recruiting generally would also be particularly helpful.
Thanks in advance.