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Comment 15 Jan 2020

Because what we know about it is that:

  1. Happened in the 2018 season
  2. Borrowed from a family friend, not an OSU affiliate
  3. Money benefited his girlfriend, money didn't end up in Chase's pocket
  4. Paid back loan in full before it was reported to NCAA
  5. NCAA violations are inconsistent and becoming less and less justified. Chase was not suspended for academics, criminal activity, etc. He was also punished more severely than people who did worse than him.

NCAA wants to prevent athletes from using their status to get improper benefits, but how is this any different than if a non-student-athlete got a loan from a buddy and then paid it back? To me it seems like if the family friend would have just gave the money to the girlfriend, it wouldn't be an issue. But since Chase bought the tickets or whatever, it's now an NCAA violation.

Comment 15 Jan 2020

And I didn't want to jinx is, but maybe the best thing about since Day took over is that I can't recall any suspensions or issues? Correct me if I'm wrong, but:

  • Snead was dismissed last season
  • Chase Young's suspension was utter BS (based on what is common knowledge)
  • Brendon White did leave mid-season, but there was no discipline reasons or ill-will made public

As much flak as Urban got after his time in Florida, I was worried about being a school that values winning over all else, but it seems like we have some great men as players and coaches and Day will continue on building on that.

Comment 14 Jan 2020

I was worried about that...someone who started out doing so poorly that they just flipped and tried to come in last! You still beat me by over 100 points! There were people who filled out half of a bracket who did better than you!

Comment 14 Jan 2020
Hate hockey, but CBJ have been at least doing well.
Comment 14 Jan 2020

Same. I didn't watch the game, but I've been pretty heart broken since the loss. Basketbucks haven't helped. I don't follow the NFL. The Cavs have been bad.

Joe Burrow has been my only rooting interest in sports lately (other than getting last in the Pick Em, but I think I got 2nd to last). Wanted him to get the start over Dwayne (not complaining, that was just my opinion on it). So happy for him!

Comment 13 Jan 2020
That hot take re: attendance isn't new. I remember when I was in school, I would buy season tickets and sell almost all of them aside from Wisconsin or Michigan. My fifth year I went to a whopping three games (Miami, Navy, Michigan). It just doesn't make economic sense to spend as much money as the tickets are to sit alone in C deck and watch a blow out. Although, I do remember when Alabama was using that app to 'track' their fans in the stadium, a source at OSU said something to the effect of "if the stadium is empty in the 4th quarter, we've done our job." This is basically an extension of that mindset.