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Comment 16 Apr 2014

The one thing I will say about sexual assaults and rapes is that it is very difficult to reach the standard of proof necessary to get a conviction.  I think this is why you often see these trials end up in civil court, where the burden of proof is much lower.

Based on publicly available information, it appears that there is a great deal of evidence, but given the time that elapsed after the alleged assault and any meaningful investigation, there is likely not enough to get a jury to agree that she was raped beyond any reasonable doubt.  

Remember, NOT GUILTY is not the same as INNOCENT.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

Running 40 yards in a straight line is a lot different than running routes and taking hits.  But it is certainly a good sign that he is on his way back.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I assume that he chose Matt Hayes because the things Mike Bianchi or Clay Travis would do are definitely NSFW.

Comment 13 Apr 2014

If that were the case he would stick with UNC, they had the best one in the country last year.

Comment 12 Apr 2014

I think it might be Notre Dame, but hopefully we can impress when he visits.

Comment 12 Apr 2014

Not directly related to the game or how the team played, but this jacket is hot:

Any idea where to find it?

Comment 12 Apr 2014

His image needed some work after last season's run ins with Nebraska's brass and alums.  This has definitely worked.  It may seem strange, but I have to believe it even relieves some of the heat on his seat that was due to some of last year's internal tension.

Comment 12 Apr 2014

My cable package doesn't inlcude BTN here in Maryland yet (I was hoping it would change but apparently not yet).  Does anyone know of any way to watch online?  I wouldn't want to break any copyright laws so please no pirated versions...

Comment 10 Apr 2014

I love Louie, and it would be a crazy coincidence if he would have ended up with the show, but I don't think he has the energy they want for that position.  His comedy and character always seem a little too dark and subdued for the Late Night show.

With Colbert hosting, I might have to actually watch occasionally.  Stewart is good at what he does, but I am not sure he tries that hard to be funny any more so much as just pointing out absurdities.

Comment 08 Apr 2014

What's interesting about this visit is that all of those Cass Tech boys skipped the UM spring game to visit.  I realize they likely won't make the OSU spring game either, but just an interesting choice on their part.

Comment 08 Apr 2014

Just be careful.  My wife lived in the Cook Islands for a bit and many people were missing fingers due to those dudes.  The reason they are called coconut crabs is because they can open coconuts with their claws  (although I don't think it is quite as dramatic as a nutcracker since it takes them some time to actually get them open).

Comment 07 Apr 2014

Most other countries support their Olympic athletes in this way.  Many of the Kenyan runners are officially in the Army or on the police force, but never actually serve.  Also most other countries have a club system for serious athletes that is totally separate from the universities.  

I agree that we are moving in a direction that is likely to fundamentally alter college sports, but should we be so selfish as to insist on holding onto the past just because we like how it once was.  As some one else pointed out, college sports have already changed because of the attention and money now involved.

Comment 07 Apr 2014

I think you have Wetzel's argument confused.  Wetzel is saying that Olympic sports athletes should deal with it because life isn't EQUAL.  I would argue that a change like paying football players that results in Olympic sports being cut IS fair.  Football players generate that money, it is only fair that they keep it.  Remember fair does not mean equal.  And right now things are (close to) equal, but not very fair.  

Comment 03 Apr 2014

This comment though: 

I do think it's a bit classless, but that's part of what makes this rivalry so great: OSU fans are often the opposite of our well-groomed faithful.

Oh you mean like this guy?

Business in front, WELL GROOMED IN BACK!

Or this guy?

Well groomed body paint!

 

Comment 02 Apr 2014

It seems likely that he does have an alcohol problem, but I don't think anyone has really thought he had much of a football problem.  Just have to keep from getting in the way of himself.

Comment 02 Apr 2014

Exactly, and someone like Heuerman  has had so many reps that we know he'll be fine.  In someways his injury and Braxton's can be beneficial because the younger guys can get a lot more reps and be ready to go when they are called on.  If Baugh were injured, I'd almost be more worried that he couldn't catch back up.  That is where Marshall's injury hurts more, he was already a bit behind from his injury issues last summer/fall.  But since we weren't relying on him this fall it shouldn't be as big of a short term impact.  Bell is another big one since we aren't that deep there, but again, it gives a chance to work on depth with some of the other young guys.  You never want to see injuries, but the team just needs to make the most of them.

Comment 01 Apr 2014

I wouldn't be surprised if that reflects the percentage that favors allowing unions more generally.  It would be more telling to ask people how strongly do you support unionization generally and then find out how they feel about unions in this specific case.

Comment 31 Mar 2014

What other schools seem to be prime candidates?  If KU ends up being a serious contender it might be hard to beat them out given their recent success with big men transfers Kevin Young and Tarik Black.  But their need isn't as high either right now.