I think it will tell the young guys that OSU has as much to offer as 'Bama. Getting a 'Bama grad to transfer instead of playing another year for Saban might put thoughts in their heads that all is not right in 'Bamaland.
Could it possibly be the roller skating rink that later became the Big Bear that was torn down when they built the River Watch Condos?
Similar to Gene Smith's contract bonuses for Olympic sport National Championships, I think Mark Emmert receives a bonus for every professional contract that is signed by an NCAA athlete.
my sarcasm font isn't working - it shows up in italics while typing, but not when posted.
The NCAA proposed in committee today to allow more meals for athletes. If approved it will go into effect August 1. Non scholarship athletes would also be allowed to eat at training table. This is a step in the right direction.
I am in favor of athletes receiving a scholarship for the "true cost" of their education, including proper room and board. Athletes shouldn't be living in Taj Mahal dorms or apartments when I've seen some of the off-campus housing that the average students are subjected to. BUT, they also shouldn't be going to bed hungry and should be able to eat nutritious meals that will meet the needs of their rigorous workouts. Perhaps Mr. Napier should be spending more on food than on his body ink.
Maybe Franklin brought his "Bag Men" from the SEC.
It will be interesting to hear what PSU's attendance is - the stands look pretty full for Franklin's first "game."
The OSU soccer Bucks will also be at ONU on Saturday for two games and they will be FREE (I think).
The more important question is "Was the pig okay with this?"
While I am in favor of the athletes receiving a scholarship for the "true cost" of their education, I would argue that the outbreak of ink on some of their bodies indicates that they already have spending money. I would also like to put at least some of their stipend in a trust fund that is given to them upon their graduation. That would be an incentive for them to finish their education and improving the graduation rates for the university and their respective sports.
I can't believe there hasn't been any comments regarding Smith's bonuses. My naive hope is that he is putting those bonuses in the bank and will hand them over to the rightful owners upon graduation.
WOW! Imagine playing in front of 60,000 screaming fans!!! It must be unbelievable! What an imposing atmosphere.
I'm not into the Helmet Stickers and U/D votes, so it doesn't really matter, but what about my comment deserved a down vote?
Unfortunately I'm thinking along the same lines. It won't be long; if a pair of Gold Pants don't mean anything to some this won't either and will probably fetch a pretty price. One thing that might keep them from selling them is their name being so prominent and possibly UFM instilling some Buckeye pride (and maybe a little warning?).
Mike Pucillo, JD Bergman, and Tommy Rowlands are definitely in that category of dominant upper weights, along with possibly Colt Sponseller.
Great job Curt! In response to USMC's quest for depth, we are also red-shirting a couple kids (Stieber, Jordan,.?) that could feasibly be on the podium THIS year if the coaching staff wasn't building for next year. We also said goodbye to Tasarri (sp?) that left a hole in the middle weights.
I wish tOSU's pricing policy reduced the face value for tickets like Fa&m and SDSU - $40 is reasonable for the Akron, Buffalo, Kent State games.
A 2nd mortgage on my single-wide won't even allow me to bring my wife along! Oh well.
Did anyone notice that ESPiN had our record as 11-1 when they showed the final score? Hilarious! They had already marked it up as a loss for the Buckeyes and forgot to change it.
Thanks Curt - always appreciated!
Up votes for that ^^^! The trickle down theory works for me!
My daughter was one of the jumpers on Monday night. She and several of her friends had planned to jump on Tuesday but decided to "be rebels" and shun the restrictions. As a senior she will have something to remember the rest of her life.
GSU defenders were watching and laughing so hard they forgot to pursue the ball carrier.
You can't convince me that at least one of those idiots didn't have his eyes closed, if not both.
I hate to be the old fuddy duddy, but if anyone wants a history lesson, follow this link to the Texas A&M Bonfire Tragedy. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. The girl in '85 that broke her neck or the numerous others who have drowned or been hurt probably never dreamt that something would happen.