We are seeing an absolute continuing outbreak of bad behavior among athletes of all ages. There is a culture of entitlement, total lack of respect and attitude issues. I suspect a common denominator for most of these people is the lack of a father figure in the home and the fascination of the entertainment industry.This is a serious problem not only among athletes and we are becoming a country of moral bankruptcy
See that 610 is reporting that Waters and attorney as asking for a meeting with the BOT. This is getting hot and heavy and don't think it will be resolved anytime soon. Sound like Waters is seeking reinstatement.
You are no doubt correct. But while at Cal-Irvine, Drake fired a staff member but do to relentless pressure from the alumni and national media, he had to retain the person. For those that think that the band alumni is only a small fraction of the total alumni universe, this is true. But to all Buckeye faithful, what is the Ohio State Buckeyes is not only the football team, but the band itself. The band gets it's funding from the athletic department and if the control falls to the School of Music, look out; politics and power grab at its finest. Since coach Hayes to Urban Meyer, the OSU coaches have supported the band, but Urb seems to have a special allegiance and I would guess he is following this situation closely. As he reports directly to the BOT and not Gene Smith, perhaps any input from him would be worthy.
I disagree. From reliable sources, with Waters out the School of Music is in which means a probable change from the high step type style (8 steps every 5 yards) to a low step corps style used by most high school bands. So what you ask! It means that Script Ohio and the Band Entrance will not be the same and you will not be happy. The world' s largest all brass band will no doubt include clarinets, flutes and the like all for the sake of diversity and control by the SOM. This story has legs as the university's largest alumni group is the band and they have been violated by a horse spit report that does not report the facts nor the truth. Waters is a hero and whether he is retained or not, he is going to get a lot of money...title IX was not violated by the director and the traditions of the band but by the university itself due to arrogance and incompetence. The truth will set you free. Go Bucks.
Are we positive Bollman was calling the plays for tOSU or was Tress? Just askin'
Can certainly understand the fan's frustration and probably did what most of us have thought about, but a clearer head prevailed. Watched the last 8 minutes of the game and Iowa State was in control. Not only was the offensive charge not called, but earlier Whitley had clearly fouled out on a reach-in to stop the clock..refs gave the foul to a guy several feet away. Whitley also got got away with a least two other calls later. Refs should call the game from start to finish, whistle to whistle. The idea that players should decide the game is true, but if obvious call not made it also impacts the outcome. IMO, Iowa State got screwed and Self got out of Dodge like he has do many times with favorable calls. A pretty hollow 500th win!!
Is it me or does it appear Sully has not been having any fun for a couple of weeks? In fact no one is showing much enthusiasm or lift in their step. Wisky plays good defense sure, but they didn't cause the missed free throws, the silly out of control charging fouls or the many forced turnovers. This team looks pooped and or disinterested. Without question there is zero leadership on the floor. Agree with others who share that there is not one dependable scorer that comes off the bench and its been a long time that we have consistently seen Buford, Sully and Thomas click at the same time. Let's keep the faith and trust that we are not headed for a crushing close to what was a promising season.