A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 03, 2013
“Recruiting is a lot like shaving—miss one day and it shows” (college athletic recruiting)

University of Southern California head basketball coach Bob Boyd wrote in March 1970 that he had this sign in his office:

“Recruiting is Like Shaving. If You Don’t Do It Every Day, You’re a Bum.”

The “recruiting is like shaving” saying is popular with college basketball and football coaches, reminding them that recruiting is a year-round activity almost without a break. The second half of the saying is also given as “miss a day and you look bad” or “skip one day and it shows.”


5 March 1970, Progress-Bulletin (Fresno, CA), pg, C7, col. 1:
Bob Boyd’s Hoop Scoop
By BOB BOYD
Head Basketball Coach
University of Southern California
(Editor’s Note—This is the fifth in a series of feature basketball columns written by Bob Boyd for this newspaper.)
(...)
Little Poster
Recruiting is a year around (sic) activity. In fact, we have a little poster on the wall in our office which says, “Recruiting is Like Shaving. If You Don’t Do It Every Day, You’re a Bum.”

10 March 1970, Omaha (NE) World-Herald, Wally Provost sports column, pg. 17, col. 1:
Expert Testifies
RECRUITING is the subject of the latest essay by Brian Boyd, whose Southern Cal team gave UCLA a few lumps last weekend. He says recruiting is a year-round activity. “In fact, we have a little poster on the wall in our office which says: Recruiting Is Like Shaving. If You Don’t Do It Every Day, You’re a Bum.”

13 April 1976, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), “Recruiting necessary evil to build successful program” by Don McLeod, pg. C3, col. 1:
Nailed to the wall in the Gill Coliseum office of Craig Fertig, Oregon State’s new head football coach, is a picture of a tramp and under the hobo’s photo is this caption:

“Recruiting is like shaving. If you don’t do it every day you’re a bum.”

Google Books
Sportswit
By Lee Green
New York, NY: Harper & Row
1984
Pg. 207:
Recruits and Recruiting
ANONYMOUS
“Recruiting is like shaving. Do it every day or you will look like a bum.”

Google News Archive
7 March 1989, Gadsden (AL) Times, “Limbaugh enjoys ‘selling’ his school” by Jimmy Smothers, pg. D1, col. 2:
TUSCALOOSA—“Recruiting is just like shaving, you must do it every day or look like a bum.”

Those of the words on a plaque hanging in Tommy Limbaugh’s office in Coleman Coliseum on the University of Alabama campus.

Google News Archive
22 November 1990, Lawrence (KS) Journal-World, “Prep Recruiting A Lot Like Shaving” by Gary Bedore, pg. 1D, col. 5:
Kansas basketball recruiting wrapup.
Roy Williams on the year-long pursuit of high school players: “Recruiting is like shaving. Skip one day and it shows.”

22 February 2009, The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ), “Riding the wave of excitement ,”
A common adage in college basketball is that recruiting is like shaving — miss a day and you look bad.

Twitter
Tim Miles
‏@CoachMiles
Recruiting is like shaving. If you don’t do it everyday… you look bad!
7:32 AM - 30 Mar 10

Alligator Army
Will Muschamp: “Recruiting’s Kind Of Like Shaving...”
By Andy Hutchins on May 17, 2011 8:14p
And the classic quotes keep coming. Will Muschamp on recruiting, via the Orlando Sentinel‘s Rachel George:

New one from Will Muschamp: “Recruiting’s kind of like shaving. If you don’t do it every day, you look like a bum.”

Bruin Report Online
An Open Letter to Coach Mora
By Tracy Pierson
Posted Dec 12, 2011
(...)
A famous college coach once uttered a great line, and the Internet now shines a light on its relevance: “Recruiting is like shaving; If you don’t do it every day you look like a bum.”

In other words, you have 7 weeks to bring in a top 10 national recruiting class.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Thursday, January 03, 2013 • Permalink