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My children and I have a long-running joke that the ideal sports competition at the high school or college level would require as much academically from competitors as it would athletically. It's all very well to hit that double into the gap, but once you reach second base, you would have to correctly answer a question posed by the umpire to be judged safe. Something like, "Name six of the nine Supreme Court justices," or "Who wrote the poem that concluded that 'beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know'"? We imagined football coaches spending as much time scouring the physics club for the next star...

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