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Riflery scholarship can have you armed for college
bostonglobe.com ^ | 27 November, 2011 | Kevin Paul Dupont

Posted on 11/28/2011 5:52:32 PM PST by marktwain

Edited on 11/28/2011 6:39:47 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

College tuition is a big challenge for most of us, but guns can help pay the freight. So can badminton, martial arts, bowling, barrel racing, and other rodeo and equestrian sports. Scholarship money for all of those college sports is available in a vast number of places, including the schools themselves. Visit collegescholarships.org for a flight of fancy and finance.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: banglist; campus; rifle; sport
A large number of schools used to have pistol teams as well. I was on the varsity team at the Univerisity of Wisconsin for five years ( I got a year in during graduate school).
1 posted on 11/28/2011 5:52:38 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
I was a member of the Bowdoin College rifle team, but I never got any money for it. Helped my performance in ROTC though.
2 posted on 11/28/2011 5:56:05 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: marktwain
I generally detest guns.

Oh look, a painted turd claiming the moral high ground.

3 posted on 11/28/2011 5:57:23 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: marktwain
I generally detest guns.

Kevin sounds like an idiot. Does he also hate bearing presses, drills, and hammers? Because they, like firearms, are tools that must be handled with care, exhibit precision, and are specialist tools.

/johnny

4 posted on 11/28/2011 6:01:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: marktwain

I wonder if you could get an online course? lol! Hell, I’m one of the lucky ones, I could ‘study’ right in the back ‘yard’!!


5 posted on 11/28/2011 6:01:14 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: marktwain

I earned myself a partial scholarship while competing on the University of Akron rifle team. Ironically my brother is a better marksman than me, but I got the scholarship because I’m female. Title IX bullcrap. Anyway, the scholarship helped with tuition but I bought my own rifles, sights, and equipment. I look forward to taking my kids to Camp Perry for smallbore school and national championship matches.


6 posted on 11/28/2011 6:02:30 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Talisker
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"I generally detest guns."

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Yeah, I generally detest knives.


7 posted on 11/28/2011 6:06:17 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64

That looks like it hurts.


8 posted on 11/28/2011 6:09:32 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: marktwain

Same guy who ‘detests’ guns most certainly loves scissors to the back of babies’ heads when thrust in by a Planned Parenthood butcher.

Funny what libs detest and what they like.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 6:11:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: marktwain

The Alaska Nanooks are the University of Alaska/Fairbanks has a great rifle program.


10 posted on 11/28/2011 6:18:45 PM PST by Daffynition ( **Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an effete could ignore it**)
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The little place where several national record holders come from. http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/etsuarchives/4409293196/


11 posted on 11/28/2011 6:19:07 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: marktwain

I was captain of the lawn dart team at UC Berkley. I took one for the team, and there went my scholarship. I still can’t wear a cap.


12 posted on 11/28/2011 6:21:19 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

You must have been the goalie.


13 posted on 11/28/2011 6:30:36 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: goodwithagun
I've already decided that if my kid wants to shoot competitively, I'm getting them into pistol shooting. I hated lugging all that gear around the airport. I can't imagine what it is like now with TSA involved. There are more guns in pistol, but by the time you by a jacket, pants, boots, slings, glove and all the other wacky rifle stuff, you've paid for at least one more pistol.

As far as scholarships go, he can go to Annapolis like his Dad, or use my GI Bill and go wherever he wants. Rifle scholarship money doesn't go far when 3.6 scholarships are split multiple ways.

14 posted on 11/28/2011 6:31:26 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: org.whodat

I know 4 of the people in that photo really well. I might use that photo to embarrass the guy on the upper right.


15 posted on 11/28/2011 6:34:44 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: marktwain

I was a member of my high school rifle team (class of 80). We had some really, really good shooters some of whom had their own expensive (Anschutz) rifles. I just used one of the school-owned Winchester Model 70 bull-barrel rifles. We kept the rifles at school, and regularly had cleaning parties after school, had dry-fire practices in one of the classrooms, and routinely carried the rifles in and out of the school to our cars for our practices down at the local armory range.

We were pretty good. One time, on a particulary good day we even beat the team from Fort Lewis at a match there. I think a couple of guys from the team went on to more national-level matches.

[sigh] I don’t think my old school even has a rifle team anymore. Sad.


16 posted on 11/28/2011 6:38:31 PM PST by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: USNBandit

They stopped their program in 1986, some of the best marksmen and women in the world trained there. There are currently talking of a new program and a new football team. ????


17 posted on 11/28/2011 6:40:21 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Nope.....catcher.......


18 posted on 11/28/2011 6:40:33 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Cobra64

I’ll bet that hurts like the dickens.

I’m a collector of knives, swords, spears and other such bladed weapons... mainly because of the historical context of blades and other sharp things. Most of history is the history of metallurgy and the making and effective using of sharp objects. I also have a deep phobia of being cut. Curious, that.


19 posted on 11/28/2011 6:44:46 PM PST by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: marktwain
I earned my letter in (at least it was called) Olympic Sport shooting at the University of Memphis.
It was enough for getting my books paid for, and was fun as heck for the trips to matches in Cincinnati and UTM.

The best part of it was that our Coach was a Presidential 100 winner - and was a USMC.

Some of the best of times!

20 posted on 11/28/2011 6:51:26 PM PST by Maigrey (Life, for a liberal, is one never-ending game of Calvinball. - giotto)
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To: Ramius; Cobra64

No active bleeding from an unclotted knife wound that long and deep? The victim in that photo looks rather dead to me.


21 posted on 11/28/2011 6:54:26 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: USNBandit

Aww come on! No love for the rifle folks lol! I was never good at pistol or shotgun, but give me a rifle and I can do wonders. This post is now starting to bring back memories of how I met my husband! How many women can say they met their future husband and father of her children thanks to an AR-15?


22 posted on 11/28/2011 7:31:23 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

I dragged that rifle equipment around for ten years. I bought a bag off Lanny Bassham that fit all your gear on one side and a meager amount of clothing on the other, just so you could duck out of extra bag fees. Somehow skis were a piece of sporting equipment but your rifle case counted as one of your two allowed bags, and that was before today’s bag fees.


23 posted on 11/28/2011 8:04:10 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: org.whodat

I think it was in 1991 that Army cut their rifle team and made it a club sport. The same year Annapolis cut its dinghy sailing team. They came back, but it took while.


24 posted on 11/28/2011 8:06:40 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Charles Martel

Look at the blood on the pants and the bedding. There was plenty of bleeding from that wound. Its been cleaned up for the photo.


25 posted on 11/28/2011 8:26:57 PM PST by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: goodwithagun

I admire your strategy.

Note to self: Go to the range by myself more & see who I meet.


26 posted on 11/28/2011 9:02:29 PM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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