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BucksinNYC

Manhattan, New York (via Elyria, Ohio)

Member since 19 August 2014 | Blog

Grew up in northeast Ohio. Now I don't live there. Go Bucks. My plan is to eventually retire to Youngstown or Cleveland and buy season tickets to all four teams that I love (Cavs, Browns, Indians, Bucks)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: As a Cleveland fan, not much. That one time the Browns went 10-6 and missed the playoffs? Let's go with that.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith (I was at tOSU from 04-08)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Greg Oden
  • NFL TEAM: The Super Bowl Bound Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Roll Tribe

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Nov 2016

Flew back from my grandfather's funeral. Got home when the second field goal was shanked. Got to watched the rest. The world is just.
 

Comment 05 Sep 2016

If UAB could fire up some donors and students, surely the MAC schools would. My preference would be to scale back, but as long as the costs are subsidized by students and the University, there is little reason. 

Comment 05 Sep 2016

I think you can justify the programs even at the weakest Power 5 schools, but I have a hard time justifying it for EMU, Miami (OH), etc. 

Yes, the Flutie Effect is very real in recruiting students, but it is a short-term bubble. 

Comment 05 Sep 2016

Even within the the power 5 though, many of the programs cannot survive without student subsidies. Is this justified? Perhaps, but at what cost to the overall mission of the University?

Comment 05 Sep 2016

The big public universities are not the ones that take on heavy loads of debt compared to BGSU, Eastern Michigan, Toledo, or Miami. Do the MAC schools also get big donors based on football? 

Also, another argument is that football helps with non-athlete student recruiting. I have NEVER heard anyone say they are going to a MAC school for the football team. Perhaps school spirit and the football team is somewhat embedded in that, but not solely football. 

Comment 05 Sep 2016

You are probably right, but if you look at the schools with the highest percentage of alumni who donate and they are: Princeton, Williams, Amherst (etc.)  This was taken from the 2015 U.S. News....

Clearly, they do not play D-1 football. I would hope for love of University, philanthropy, and learning, gifts would still be plentiful. 

Comment 05 Sep 2016

I enjoyed the article and the Outside The Lines segment on this yesterday.

College football is an unsustainable enterprise for the vast majority of programs. Remember, only 1/3 are part of the Power 5. Some University subsidies are okay, but it may eventually cater. 

UAB provides an interesting case study---they tried to dismantle the program and it failed. I wonder what other programs can learn from their struggle. 

Do folks think there would be a true outcry if 1-A MAC football ceased to exist? If you told students, "your fees will reduce by this much and we hire more faculty for smaller classes" I would be optimistic about their response. 

Comment 02 Sep 2016

One needs to remember that coaches such as Tressel and Meyer came of age with the traditional media. As their generation passes through, younger coaches will be more willing to give access to these newfangled "websites."  

In addition, sports journalism is becoming more and more narrow and the Dispatch and others cannot give the depth of coverage that 11W gives. While they will certainly put someone on the beat, they cannot give the space or time to someone who will become fully entrenched. 

Comment 30 Aug 2016

Just looked it up.....Ugh. This would have prevented me from earning a double major and and double minor in four years: 

Starting autumn semester 2012, students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours will be billed for credits beyond 18, in addition to billing for full-time enrollment (12-18 credits, for undergraduate students). The "Over 18 Hours" rate is the same as the per credit hour rate up to 12 hours, and applies only to instructional, general and non-resident fees

Comment 30 Aug 2016

Does Ohio State now limit the name of credits you can take a semester without extra fees? I remember taking 25 credits a quarter with others taking 14 and paying the same amount. Granted, I was a liberal arts major and the course work wasn't nearly as heavy as some majors in the hard sciences and engineering. 

Comment 30 Aug 2016

I think it would be prudent to suggest that *some* debt is okay. If a little debt (10k-20k) can get you into an ivy, prestigious liberal arts school, etc, it might be worth it if that is the type of school you want. 

Comment 30 Aug 2016

If your test scores are high enough to get a full ride from Bama and you demonstrate financial aid, you should look at more prestigious schools. The top tier institutions yearn for lower income students with high grades.

Also, the only reason football should influence your decision is if you walk on. 

Comment 29 Aug 2016

Not related, but it is fascinating to look at the five star guys and see how many never made it to the NFL. There is something to be said for a program molding student athletes into professional football players

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Given the history and legacy of certain teams, I have no problem with Nebraska in the top 8. College football didn't start in the year 2000.