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Comment 01 May 2015

Shaun King? Never heard of her.  If crabgate was the only issue this kid had (has?) then maybe this was funny or cute or clever or something.  All I see is someone who doesn't get it and isn't taking any of his issues seriously.

Comment 24 Apr 2015

Flight of the Navigator and The Boy Who Could Fly were both watched constantly.  The Family Dog was an honorable mention.

Comment 14 Apr 2015

I agree.  I don't think the brown jersey is anything that special, but I'm liking everything else.  To be fair, my expectations were fairly low.

Comment 09 Apr 2015


This is the most recent publication I could find (2014-2015 Div 1 Bylaws)

12.8.4 Medical Hardship Waiver - this is the medical redshirt, and not what was offered to Dean. A counter becomes injured or ill - This states that a counter (scholarship student-athlete) that becomes injured or ill and will likely never play again may receive continued financial aid, but not be counted against the scholarship limit.  It does not specifically preclude the student-athlete from ever playing for the school again, but if circumstances change and they do, then the school would have to retroactively count them towards that limit for every year financial aid was received.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

So sorry for your loss.  And such a wonderful tribute that reminds us to cherish the time we have with our loved ones.  I am very familiar with those goodie boxes you mention.  I get at least one on every major holiday filled with OSU crafts, magnets, pocket calendars, puzzles and the like.  Thank you for sharing, and hopefully the support you get here somehow helps in your time of loss.  

Comment 03 Apr 2015

Agreed.  I can't imagine them not punishing UNC for this.  I will be incensed as well if that turns out to be the case.  For now, though, these are two separate issues. 

Comment 03 Apr 2015

1. Why is this available in blue?

2. Click on the tank top version.  Delicious irony.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

Like a lot of folks, it seems, you are not understanding what this is all about.  They already are ruling and punishing.  Syracuse/Boeheim just got hit hard for, among other things, academic fraud.  As I understand it, the investigation at UNC is ongoing and is still continuing to uncover more damning evidence.  However the NCAA is not responsible to student-athletes who participated in this fraud, whether they knew or not, and are now saying they should have been monitored more closely by the NCAA.  To me it's more hypocritical that the people who hate the NCAA so much think they should have any responsibility in this at all.  If you hate them so badly, you would want them to not be responsible for the integrity of the academics at member institutions.  As it is and should be, the schools are responsible for the integrity of the academics they offer, not the NCAA.  This lawsuit states that the NCAA should monitor and certify EVERY MEMBER INSTITUTION'S coursework.  That is insane.  That would involve a much bigger bureaucracy than already exists along with new, impossible-to-solve issues, like who sets the standards and how will comparability be determined?  

It's also laughable that the suit claims that UNC and the NCAA had a "mutually beneficial relationship" and therefore didn't investigate sooner.  The NCAA makes around 80-85% of it's money from one thing and one thing only.  March Madness.  More specifically, a rights agreement with CBS/Turner Broadcasting.  They then turn around and give nearly all of it to the schools that participate in it.  Almost all the rest goes to programs supporting conferences and student-athletes at member institutions.  No one's salary went up for the executives at the NCAA because UNC played ineligible players.

Regulatory bodies often don't have the necessary resources to be as ubiquitous as people think they should be (kind of ironic considering a lot of the same people claim to want a much more Laissez Faire type policy), and rightly so.  They rely on things like self-reporting and spot checks because it just simply is impossible to monitor everything in their scope at all times.  It's impractical and probably impossible.  

There's plenty to complain about with the NCAA, or any regulatory body for that matter.  But if you really look at what this is, it's silliness.  It's a poor attempt to further unravel the current model under the guise of this ridiculous lawsuit.  And if that's your game, that's fine, but for lack of better words, do it better.  And if it's just bitterness from the punishment for Tress and the tattoo scandal, I'm pretty sure UNC will get theirs when the investigation concludes.

Comment 02 Apr 2015

Why would the NCAA be responsible for this? The NCAA isn't liable to students or anyone else for schools that commit academic fraud.  Would you want them to be responsible for "ensuring the academic integrity" of every course at every school?  I doubt the schools would even consider allowing that.  How big would they have to become to enforce a mandate of that magnitude?  

Comment 01 Apr 2015

No, though I am on an old computer running XP at the moment.