NYTimes article about Harvard's recruiting tactics

<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/sports/ncaabasketball/02harvard.html?ref=sports%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/sports/ncaabasketball/02harvard.html?ref=sports&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>the way i see it is that, if a kid is going to get a "boost" for being an athlete, he had better be a damn good athlete. however, i do think that the 171 acadmic index is a bit low, but i seriously doubt that many athletes in the ivy league would have such a low index.</p>

<p>The few alleged irregularities seemed rather benign on the national scale of college athletics. Front sports-page placement should indicate a real scoop, not just a questionable grocery store conversation and a pickup basketball game. (Might the writer be exhibiting " disappointed parent of non-admit syndrome", or a new strain of "Tufts syndrome"?)</p>

<p>I thought Ivies don't do academic indexes anymore?</p>

<p>Ivies definitely still do AIs.</p>