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Monday, December 21, 2009

Wendell McKines

Prior to the Aggies game at UTEP, I asked Wendell about his academic status. He said that he had to appeal a grade and that he was trying to be patient.

I spoke with McKinley Boston today (Monday), who said that he hadn't heard anything official regarding McKines getting a grade changed and returning to the court sometime this week, either tonight or on Wednesday when the University closes down until after the holidays.

"I haven't heard anything official but I'm hopeful," Boston said.

Boston couldn't get into a specific student's academic situation, but he said "All students have the ability to work with a faculty member to appeal their academic issues. They are in that process as far as I know."

Gillenwater is also involved in an appeal process, but Boston couldn't go into specifics.

The sense that I've had since grades came out is that Troy's situation is more involved than Wendell's. But that's just my opinion.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How ironic that exactly one week after Braun Cartwright says that both Troy and Wendell remain academically ineligible, we have the AD pretty much verifying that work is in progress to get them eligible again AFTER the end of the semester. What happened to academic integrity? Is a player's eligibility more important than education and integrity nowadays? Both Troy and Wendell didn't take care of business during the semester and yet are given an opportunity to work things out with the faculty after the final grades were posted?

Do all other students in the same classes with Troy and Wendell get a chance to have their grades changed as well? It is precisely this shadiness and behind the scene work with grades that makes people question what exactly is going on in athletics.

Anonymous said...

Anon, It is legal to appeal a grade. Any college student can do it.

Anonymous said...

I dont want to speak for 338, but I think he was asking if a regular student would actually get the oppoetunity to have it changed. Or is it since they are athletes they get special treatment.

Anonymous said...

Talking as a regular student who was able to get a grade change after the end of the semester I can confirm that yes, regular students get the same treatment.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:00pm, that's exactly what I mean. It's not that any student doesn't have the right to appeal a grade but how many actually get their grades changed and have their appeals processed so quickly? It's been less than a week since grades became official and all of a sudden he is eligible again? That's got to raise questions about academic integrity, or lack thereof.

justin said...

I was a regular student and got a grade changed. It happens.

IndyAg said...

I was also a regular student who was able to get a grade changed as well. It happens more than some may know.

Anonymous said...

So there it is, boys and girls. You don't actually have to do the work to get a passing grade at NMSU. Just threaten your professor, or even better, have the AD do it, and you've instantly got a C average. Can anyone say Diploma Mill?