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Rhodes Scholarship: Just the Facts, Please

By now, you have probably heard about the unique odyssey Florida State’s Myron Rolle will go on beginning Friday. A finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship, Rolle will be in Birmingham on Friday to begin his final interviews before an announcement is made.

He will not be with the team when it heads to College Park. With the NCAA’s permission, Rolle will be chartered from Birmingham to College Park following the Rhodes Scholar announcement to make it in time for all or part of the game.

As released by Florida State’s sports information department, here are the facts:

Rolle is one of seven finalists for the Rhodes Scholarship in District 7.
On Friday, he will drive 302 miles with Jamie Purcell of FSU’s Office of National Fellowships and Bill Shults of Academic Support to Birmingham. During the car ride, Purcell and Rolle will continue to prepare for Saturday’s interview.
Rolle has gone through seven mock interviews in preparation for the meeting with the Rhodes panel in Alabama.
A reception for the finalists in District 7 and the selection committee will be held Friday night.
Rolle is expected to be given an interview time that evening. On Saturday, interviews are expected to last 20 minutes.
Candidates can be called back in at 2:15 if the selection committee has any follow-up questions.
Rolle will then board a small charter plane following the announcement.

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 19, 2008; 5:07 PM ET
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I wonder where they're doing the interviews. I live in Birmingham and it'd be nice and polite to stand outside the hotel with a sign reading 'I hope you get the Scholarship, because you're not getting the win.'

Posted by: Colm1 | November 19, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Maybe everyone who's not going to the game can clog up 95 for a couple of hours.

Posted by: island1 | November 19, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Who is paying for the private jet? Seems like a waste of Florida taxpayers money if they're paying the bill.

Posted by: stokesfamily | November 19, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Funny, a potential Rhodes scholar on a team coached by a weasel. One of the interview questions should be about how he reconciles Bowden's scumminess with his own uprightness.

Posted by: pipkin42 | November 20, 2008 7:13 AM | Report abuse

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