Posts Tagged ‘patrick witt’

Spectrum | Feb. 1 1:11 am EST
One Eleven

Romney wins Florida, and other more important stuff

It’s late. You’re up. You haven’t slept at all this month—it’s February—so you should call it a night after you read everything in this post.

Actual News:

Sunshine State: Mitt Romney wins the primary in Florida. More »


Sports | Dec. 21 10:34 am EST
Coaching shakeups

Yale football coach resigns

Tom Williams, the Yale football coach whose claims about his academic record have recently drawn scrutiny, has resigned. Concerns that he had falsely claimed to be a Rhodes Scholar candidate, in interviews as well as on his résumé, were ultimately enough to push the embattled coach out.

One of Williams’ players, quarterback Patrick Witt, attracted national media attention earlier this year when he chose to play in his team’s last game against Harvard rather than attend his finalist interview for a Rhodes Scholarship. Williams found himself in hot water after commenting that he himself had been forced to make the same choice as a college football player at Stanford. “I followed my dream to play NFL football,” Williams said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “I have no regrets about it at all.”

Only two things were different about Williams’ decision. The first difference is that he missed his interview not to play against Harvard, but to try out for the San Francisco 49ers. The second difference is that he didn’t actually miss his interview, because he never applied for a Rhodes Scholarship. More »