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It would be interesting to add a few more things to this statistical analysis - driving distance and fairways hit. Courses are getting longer, but player's tee shots are going further, too. If the average driving distance is going up, then this reaction to lengthen the course just seems like a way to nullify longer tee shots. Understanding if fairways hit has changed lets us know if these longer tee shots are any more/less accurate.
posted by bailzzz at 07:15 PM on April 07
If the Coach is resigning, the season has been cancelled, and all the players are standing together and not cooperating with investigators, then that says to me that there were probably major problems with the Lacrosse program before this event occurred. If the program was squeaky clean and the Duke administration respected the coach and the way he ran this program, then this would have transpired differently. The public and media probably believe this crime occurred and want to believe it occurred because there has been a strong link between athletes and violence in our country. The stats on the web site for National Coalition Against Violent Athletes paint that picture. Violent acts by athletes occur at a much greater rate than the general population. (see http://www.ncava.org/stats.html )
posted by bailzzz at 03:03 PM on April 06
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