Cutting early admissions: Good for diversity, maybe, but what about athletics?

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Getting rid of early admission could have unintended consequences for Ivy League athletics programs, which have used it as a loophole to get around recruiting restrictions, the Daily Pennsylvanian points out. Despite the potential consequences, Harvard's athletic department was not consulted about the admission change, the DP reports. "Normally, when something different is going to happen, we have a sense of when it's coming," said a spokesman. This time, the department was right with everyone else: surprised.