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Comment 13 hours ago

I think you are a little too much in love with JT Barrett.  He did some nice things in the second half when given the time.  When you included Jones as a run first guy, you lost all credibility.  The offensive line Jones was behind was definitely giving him less time than the one Barrett was operating behind.  Practice is where the job will be won.  Jones is pocket passer, always has been.  Just go back and watch his hs film.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

~~The real problem is that NCAA rules prohibit athletes from making any money on their own, via a job, unless during the specified time of year which the NCAA allows. They can get a job during the summer only, but can only make a limited amount of money. Ohio State's receiver Devier Posey was suspended 5 games for getting paid too much money for his summer job. These 5 games were in addition to the original 5 games he was suspended for selling his personal property for tattoos. How much was he overpaid? $ 2.37 total. So not only can they limit the so called "student athlete" to when and how much they can work, but they also can limit the amount of money that "student athlete" can earn. And if they don't like it they can strip a portion of your eligibility away and further damage your positioning in the NFL draft. The difference between him going in the first round where he was projected before this, and in the second round where he finally went, meant millions of dollars. Nowhere else in our society is this practiced or acceptable. No other student on scholarship for academics is restricted in this manner. And before anyone argues they are getting an opportunity at a free education most of us would be appreciative of, none of us are bringing in BILLIONS OF DOLLARS to the NCAA. The president of the NCAA makes somewhere north of $ 900K. The guy who sits on as chairperson for the Fiesta Bowl was getting paid over $ 600K plus perks equaling another$ 250K. That is to put on 1 football game per year. The head coaches are making $ 2 - $ 5 million per year in the top conferences. But yet a student athlete cannot get a couple of dollars to eat out, or buy some basic needs such as clothing. It is so nice of the people that are against it the most, are the ones who benefit the most off of the sacrifices of these “student athletes”. NCAA sports is a business. Period. It is time the employees are given something for their labor

The fact is very simple, NCAA sports is a business. The NCAA just signed two t.v. deals for the football playoff ($ 10 + billion) and the NCAA Basketball Tourney ($ 14 billion). To say the athletes that supplies the labor for these revenue streams should not be able to be provided with some form of monetary stipend above their tuition, is archaic and pure greed.

And let’s not forget who invented the term “student athlete”. It was the NCAA. And why did they invent this term? Read this article. http://johnclay.bloginky.com/.../why-the-ncaa-uses-the.../ It was the Colorado Supreme Court who ruled on the status to protect the financial gains of one of their state’s flagship universities. The monarch of the NCAA has had 6 decades to fill their pockets, without sharing with the labor which provides these riches.

The bottom line, congress will have to step in and set this all up. It is a very complicated mess with Title IX, IRS tax implications, etc to tip toe through this minefield. I just hope it does not destroy college sports. It will change from the current model, to what, I don’t think anyone can answer this just yet.

Those are the logistics that need to be worked out. Ohio State I think has the largest athletic department in the NCAA. They have 400 athletes on scholarship. They have a little over 1100 total athletes. So do you pay only the ones on scholarship? Because you do have to pay the girls gymnast that is on scholarship. That is the Title IX, that they cannot get around. So it is more than just football and basketball that needs to be accounted for. So $ 2,000 x 400 = $ 800,000. That seems like a bit low. Especially when you think the coaches are getting $ 4 million per yr. I know Ohio State, Michigan, and the rest of the big boys can afford to peel off about $ 2 million for their budget. But can the little sisters of the poor, afford to stay in business? I do not agree with the no pay for training camp. The labor board already addressed that, as well as, the travel time for some away games. Leaving on Friday afternoon and returning sometimes early Sunday. Just because the NCAA says it is only a 4 hour event, that labor board determined that they average well over the 20 hrs. per week that the NCAA defined as "20 hrs". When you factor in the education, room and board, etc., along with a monetary stipend, I would think somewhere between $ 4k and $ 5K would be sufficient. But we shall see

 

 

 

Comment 13 Mar 2014

Well, Paterno was not Sandusky's boss at the time of the 01 incident.  So there is your first error.

Freeh was not employed by the FBI when he was hired by Penn State, therefore your delirious accusations of a FBI conspiracy holds no water

And all of your other quotes are delusional and never happened.

Don't know what more made up non facts you would like to spew, but hey if you put something on the internet it must be true.

 

Comment 13 Mar 2014

Graduated from The Ohio State University in March of 93.  Thanks for asking.  Utah, you are a tool.  No point in debating with a jagoff like you.  He would not of went to prison.  You should brush up on your law first.  An employee of an academic institution who suspects abuse of a physical and/or sexual manner, must report said abuse through their direct supervisor.  He did that. Get the facts straight.  Should he of followed up, absolutely.  But don't act like he raped, or looked the other way.  Like I said, big difference between the wife of the rapist claiming the rapist innocence and the family of Paterno defending his character and legacy.  If you are too ignorant to see that, well I guess that would be par for the course of a Columbus State dropout.  

Comment 12 Mar 2014

First of all, don't lump a person(Mrs. Sandusky) defending a child rapist, with a person(Paterno family) defending their father's legacy. Two totally different set of circumstances.  Sandusky is the lowest of the low's when it comes to a human being.  Paterno on the other hand did everything by law he was suppose to on this.  He reported it to his superiors.  Should he of done more from a moral standpoint?  Absolutely. 

 

Don't believe the Freeh report.  A man died, and was unable to defend himself, nor tell his side of the story.  The report was done in a hurry, and very sloppy. Don't act like Paterno was the person doing the raping.  He wasn't.  The punishment done to the football program is a joke.  The wins that were vacated, is a slap in the face to the players that played the game.  

Comment 07 Feb 2014

I have seen him play since his freshman year.  Has all the physical tools there is no doubt about it.  Needs to play every play.  Can get frustrated at times.  Ignatius played against an option team last year, and he lost his cool quite a bit when they would cut block at the line of scrimmage.  Really took him out of the game.  Other games, he played like a first team all american.  He was the best player on the field against St. Eds.  He is really 6'4" and around 250 lbs.