All he needs now is a fake dead girlfriend and he's a lock for the Heisman trophy.
Of course they don't make their market value. Of course, while I was in college, I didn't make my market value either, in the sense that I could have quit school and gone to work and gotten paid whatever the market was willing to pay me. I traded that opportunity to get an education instead and make more money once I had graduated.
That however is separate from that fact that no school could afford to pay them their market value. That's what the NFL is for. And if you say instead, fine, lets pay them all 50K a year, what's to stop them from continuing to take money on the side? I make plenty of money now, but if someone said, hey, here's an extra 500 bucks, I sure as heck wouldn't turn that down.
Frankly, the only way its ever going to be "fair" for the players is if we end college sports completely. That's it, we just end this all and move to an European club model and totally disassociate sports from education. I don't think a lot of us are going to enjoy that very much though.
Gonna have to disagree with your analogy there. Whether we agree with the rules or not, its pretty clear that paying players is not allowed. Therefore, its "cheating." Full stop, end of discussion. Its not like he got some sort of gray zone extra benefit like a bagel during a recruiting visit, which is more analogous to you running a yellow light. So while I agree that not every NCAA violation is "cheating," I'm pretty comfortable calling this one that.
Nothing, you're correct, they could certainly do that also. Take a 10 grand loan and use that for rent for 4 years and problem solved. The stipend, for me, is just something that would help fill any gaps that the schollie doesn't cover and give them a little pocket money so that they can do normal college student things without worrying about it.
Basically, I'm just saying that if you want to make the colleges into the official minor leagues of the NFL with full salaries, that's fine. Its not what I want to see happen, but if it does, lets stop pretending that it happened because the players needed the money in order to avoid starvation and homelessness. If Foster needs to justify cheating in order to assuage his conscience, fine, but we all know its BS.
You know, at first you feel sympathy for these guys, but then you get to the part where he says he had to choose between "paying rent" or "buying food." No one made him rent an apartment rather than live in the free housing that was provided to him. And even if he did, he gets free food as part of his schollie, so I don't see why he couldn't eat that at the very least. It makes me think Foster is lying about the situation, or at the very least, being very disingenuous about his decision to accept money. I'm all for giving these guys a stipend, but lets stop pretending that they are starving on the streets while working for our entertainment.
One, this is like a damn Where's Waldo book, so its obvious why there will be no charges filed. Two, no matter how unclear the video, Carlos should have just walked away and probably earned himself a 2 game suspension at most and a non-start in the first game at the least. Either way, he's back on the team and this was overblown.
Three, "Mindy Drayer," if that is her real name, is a hack of the first degree and has earned the right to STFU for eternity.
Wow. So many questions/thoughts spring to mind with this photo. One, that looks photoshopped for some reason, even though I know its not. Two, I love that the photo credit is to Tressel himself. How did that happen, is his wife in the stands taking these and then sending them out to the press? 3, JT looks stocky in a Craft sort of way. And 4, who are the other guys in the photo? Just a whole lot of crazy/random going on here.
So my wife is in labor right now with our son and I'm really hoping that he comes tonight to help make this the best day ever, now that the Bucks did their part!
If this guy is able to do half as much as the private QB coach was able to do for Taylor Martinez at Nebraska then we are in for a special season out of Braxton. The off-season coaching took Martinez from a ~50% passer to over 60% in a few weeks of work and Braxton is a fundamentally better thrower than Martinez ever will be. 2(6-0 and a movie) (for all you Community fans out there)
Ha, yeah, thats true for now at least. I'm still waiting for the NCAA to bomb kentucky back to the stone age for the violations. There's no way Calipari is all of a sudden running a clean program.
According to this article: http://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/three-husker-recruits-enroll-join-football-program/article_a5a35a83-90f1-5d9f-9644-d74743caa4dc.html
Courtney Love has already enrolled at Nebraska, so I think his commitment is pretty solid. Not sure why anyone would even consider Kentucky over Nebraska anyway.
Every year there is a rumor that Pelini is going somewhere else, but he never does. And why would he go to Arkansas? Its a move down to go from a top 5 all time winningest program in Nebraska to a middle of the pack SEC team. Besides, whatever Pelini's abilities as a coach, he seems to have finally turned a corner at Nebraska and with the B1G down, and OSU off the schedule for the next 4 years, he'll only have to beat Mich to make it the championship game. Thats a pretty good situation.
No worries, I figured it was just a typo. Feel better, you're gonna need to rally for tonight.
Nebraska actually only has 3 Heisman's, not 5. Rodgers, Rozier and Crouch
The area where oversigning could really impact OSU is by negatively impacting other Big Ten programs. As we know, Ohio provides most of the Big Ten with players, many of whom probably wanted to play at OSU, but didn't get offers because they were marginal or late bloomers or OSU was stocked at their position. If OSU could oversign, 6 or 7 of those players would end up at OSU instead of say Michigan St or Iowa. Then, when they were cut (assuming that happened) they would either have to sit out a year before going to a lesser Big Ten progam, or they would go Div 1AA or Div 2 to avoid sitting out a year. So not only would OSU get an extra recruiting class every 4 years, it would lesson the chances of those rejected Ohio players ending up at Michigan State and beating OSU as happened this year. Basically it would be a return to the days when Bear Bryant just put every kid in Alabama on scholarship so that they wouldn't go to Auburn instead.
I actually made the mistake of reading this week's attempt at a column from Reilly and I can't figure out if it made me stupider than usual or if I'm confused because of his crappy writing, but he seems to twice say that Wisconsin has more wins than Nebraska. Am I reading this sentence wrong: "I'm afraid Wisconsin is you, Nebraska, only with much better parties and more wins." Does he really think Wisky has more wins than the 4th winningest team of all time? He can't be that lazy/stupid can he? Again, any help here would be appreciated.
But wait, don't you know that Evan Turner couldn't possibly be the best player on the team as he has already been declared a bust by that noted hoopy ball expert, Bill Simmons, who literally wrote the (ok A) book on basketball. And anyone who can spend 5000 words explaining the importance of Teen Wolf in modern American society must obviously know what he's talking about. Especially since he's seen Turner play 4 or possibly even 5 times in his life. Clearly this is a man who knows basketball, as evidenced by his convincing arguments that Mike Connely is a completely overpaid hack who was the recipient of the worlds stupidest contract extension.
/concusses self on low hanging beam
Everyone is saying that the Miami D-line is the best and deepest in the country, are these two of their better linemen that they lost, or little used subs?