Four university athletic directors from around the country will be part of a panel discussion on the college recruiting process hosted by The John Cooper School's Dragon Booster Club at 6 p.m., Monday, September 23 at the school's Glenn Performing Arts Center.
"The goal of the evening is to sort out the truths and myths of college athletics, specifically recruiting, for families and their athletes who are considering pursuing athletics at the university level," said Cooper Athletic Director John Hoye. "This is an opportunity for our community to learn about the college athletic process from the university's perspective."
The panel discussion, hosted by VYPE Media Director of Content Matt Malatesta, will be followed by questions from the audience.
"The universities represented–Colorado University, Clemson University, Rice University, and St. Thomas University–provide a range of geographic locations and division levels to offer different perspectives on recruiting," Hoye said.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. To attend, sign up online at https://www.johncooper.org/college-recruting-evening-rsvp, or call 281-367-0900, ext. 2472.
One of the greatest accomplishments in human history took place 50 years ago as we celebrate the inception of the Apollo program and the first time anyone set foot on the moon. We pay tribute to the teams it took to get us there, the program that was started seven years before that planned it all, the men and women that were involved, and above all else the mentality that the accomplishment instilled in every single American. The famous speech made by the late John F. Kennedy, delivered in Rice Stadium on the 12th of September in 1962, made waves for the rebirth of the great American pioneer mentality of reaching a frontier and conquering audacious goals. "But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal?", JFK remarked, "Why does Rice play Texas?", he uttered.
The present track record between such a massive school and a smaller competitor would be one that you would expect; only reinforcing the head scratching question that JFK uttered decades ago in Rice's coliseum. The answer to these questions couldn't be simpler, yet so profound:
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."
For tickets to Rice vs Texas on September 14th at 7PM inside NRG Stadium, visit RiceOwls.com/NRG