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Comment 20 hours ago

They'll respond by hosting an Alabama game at noon, a UCF game at 3:30 and an Oregon game at 7pm. Add to that the game between Texas and Oklahoma State at 7:30 and then Washington State at 10:30pm.  They will be catering to fans across the country. 

Not to mention that they are also carrying Michigan State at Northwestern via ABC and Tennessee and Florida.

I'm not sure how they have been harmed whatsoever by these other networks. 

I feel like it's the offseason with the threads on here straining for relevance.

Comment 13 Sep 2019

Who was the writer for Eleven Warriors who provided a bourbon review each week for gameday? I was looking forward to the recommendations starting up again this year and so far, nothing. 

Comment 11 Sep 2019

An easy fix to what? 95% of the players on OSU's team , which has a high rate of NFL draft signing, do not go on to play professionally. They go on to their new career or to grad school. So now the schools should pay all these players, give them a stipend, AND a full ride scholarship, because they play on Saturdays?

The only problem with the current status of student athletes was the issue of cost of living being more than their scholarship covered and them not being able to work like other students to fill in the shortfall. That has now been resolved with cost of living stipends. 

NO fix is needed as there isn't a problem.  As a poster said earlier, this is simply CA assembly looking for another revenue source , so they are demanding that this income stream be made available so they can tax it.

Comment 11 Sep 2019

What those celebrating this law don't understand is why the NCAA was created in the first place and why the rules it has are in place. 

It's to stop , as much as possible, graft , money laundering , and organized crime being involved in college sports. It's to protect the ordinary student athlete, whose typically young and naïve , from being taken advantage of by those who would seek to use them to profit. 

And no, that's not the colleges they attend. It's the rest of the world surrounding college sports, many of whom are criminal in intent.

With this new law, should it take effect and be found legal, it will now allow the #1 recruits in basketball, football, etc. to shop schools in CA based on how many sponsorships the school can sell to car dealers, hamburger stands, other small and large businesses, airlines, you name it. Here kid, appear in our commercial or pose for a photo for our billboard and we'll hand you $10,000. It will be illegal for member schools to prohibit this.  So you will have kids coming out of HS, with shady parents or "guardians" helping to sell them to every damn entity they can find prior to them signing with a school. 

So either the NCAA can fight this, or they can state that joining the NCAA is voluntary( it is) and if you can't deal with the rules, then your student athletes will not be able to play in sanctioned NCAA events. And the lawsuits will fly.

Comment 09 Sep 2019

Anything can happen, but I think Wisconsin is waiting for this game and Michigan is going to get crushed.

Comment 09 Sep 2019

Nauseating how fans on Michigan's boards completely overlooked the privilege of playing against a service academy and instead, many were whining, and complaining about it. A couple actually said that they were unhappy that the university asked for some changes to some of the typical "crush the other team" memes and traditions at UM on gameday because of Army and that they believed it took the edge off their players. Never schedule an academy again for that reason, blah blah.

Compare the team behavior to what OSU' team did when previously playing service academies. If I remember correctly, Army came over and stood respectfully behind our players when Carmen was played, and then our players did the same thing during Army's song. Fans were supportive and respectful of Army's players, as they were Navy . 

For someone who talks a big game of respect, etc. Harbaugh seems to have less control over his players than one would think.

Comment 09 Sep 2019

Something the story above didn't mention, but was said on a cable news show this morning is that this youngster has some kind of developmental disability, either autism, or some kind of intellectually difficulty.  Which makes the bullying by the girls at lunch quite concerning. I would like to know what steps were taken to help them understand why being cruel to this kid should never have happened. Yes, kids are cruel to each other, and learning to deal with it constructively is part of growing up. But in this case, these girls decided to pick on a very easy target who was vulnerable and probably didn't fight back.

Comment 08 Sep 2019

I can appreciate Burrow's play last night, but the continuous adoration for him on this board is a little weird. He doesn't play for us, he plays for LSU, a choice he made when it was apparent last year that Dwayne H was going to be the starter over him.  I don't begrudge him for making a personal choice to leave so that he could start somewhere else, but the fact is, he is not a Buckeye. Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye ,, IMO, doesn't stand when you choose to leave OSU and play somewhere else.  

The lovefest last night after the game when he and Herman were embracing each other like long lost brothers was, um weird also. Herbie kept gushing about how Herman had recruited Burrow to OSU, aw, how close they are. 

What will people do if we end up either with LSU in the playoffs, or LSU in a bowl matchup?  Burrow fans will have to make a choice. Um, did not see a lot of posters here yesterday waxing nostalgic for Luke Fickell, who played for OSU, graduated, and was an assistant for 13 years , including interim HC.  I say Fickell is certainly way more always a Buckeye than Burrow, who was here for all of three years and will not be receiving a degree here.  I had zero issue with hoping we crushed them yesterday. And I have no issue with hoping any of our potential rivals in the Big Ten or on the national stage lose, no matter who what kind of a prior history they had with OSU. 

Comment 07 Sep 2019

Up here in the mitten, there is a grocery chain called Spartan Foods. They their own line of branded food products called, Yes, you guessed it, Spartan brand.  And their product labels, boxes,  store fronts   are same color combination. MSU must have hired one of their graphic designers to design this alternate uniform. 

I can't seem to insert a photo of their logo on here tonight. Search Spartan Stores for images and be prepared to laugh.
Comment 07 Sep 2019

Some of their more rational fans are saying the same thing today. From Mgo's open game thread.


September 7th, 2019 at 4:02 PM ^

It's officially time for us to shut the hell up. Shut up in the preseason. Shut up about "speed in space". Shut up about "but but but we would have beat Ohio State if not for the refs"... Guess what? We would have lost to army today if not for the refs absolutely gifting us on that PI in overtime. 

It's time for us to shut up celebrating today like we just won the Natty. 

It's time for us to shut up about "doing it the right way". Time for us to shut up about how many wins we had before the damn Titanic sank. 

If you think this team is going into Wisconsin and coming out with a win, you can go ahead and shut up too. 

No, army isn't just that good. They beat rice by 7. Shut up. If army doesn't throw a pick 5 yards from going up 21-7, we don't even make it to OT. Shut up. 

We WILL lose at least 3 games, probably 4 this year. And if you think we're somehow still poised to make a national title run or even a B1G championship run, I think you know what to do...


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Comment 07 Sep 2019

There is actually a thread on Mgo right now complaining about how Michigan got screwed by the refs. 

Comment 21 Aug 2019

Found an article from CBS sports that described last year how Alabama arrived at its figures, which is typical of a school. The financial assistance office follows federal guidelines to determine the cost of attendance at their school that includes tuition, housing, books, transportation , food, etc.  That is the baseline that is used to determine the additional stipend athletes receive above tuition and board costs. Alabama's tuition rose 3.5% in 2018, which is why their actual stipend number is higher than older reports, that increases the cost of attendance number. The cost of attendance figures have to be filed with the federal department of education , so they are an audited figure that the NCAA accepts. All stipends are reported to both the feds and to the NCAA.

The NCAA is who supplies the money , from the pools paid in by member schools, tournaments, TV rights, etc. for the stipends. 

Harbaugh, as usual, is simply his whiny accusatory self.  Michigan is always a victim.

I would link the article, but it had some irritating voice over bug attached to it I couldn't seem to get rid of.

Comment 12 Jun 2019

I'm offended that this hick idiot gets a pass for every stupid thing he says.  Imagine ESPN if Urban had uttered such a thing? 

Comment 09 Jun 2019

I believe the Cohen family owns the real estate. The articles are a bit confusing, but the Jack and Violet's children own and run the business. Almost all of them have worked in the store as teenagers and then stayed on to work with their parents. 

Jack Cohen finally got to see an OSU football game just a few years before he passed away. And it was because Gordon Gee surprised him with seats in his suite and a shuttle ride over as his guest for his years of devotion to game days at OSU. Until then , he had never attended a football game.

I think they are so limited with the space they have that in order to grow and compete online alongside other mega sellers, they need the larger space and the more friendly drive up and park type of store. I visited campus when in Columbus last year and driving , while always a bit of a hassle, is beyond ugly. Drive up traffic through the week has to be limited by being on campus.

Comment 05 Jun 2019

Kevin, thank you, the Lantern story is confusing on this issue.

I would agree, OSU likely wouldn't have issued their statement if it violates privacy laws. 

I stand by my post , however, that IMO, the findings of the University of Snead's dismissal should not have been made public.                    However, that is the downside(among others) to these types of university "court" systems that should be constantly evaluated. 

Comment 05 Jun 2019

My question was a serious one , based on privacy issues. 

The university has a system in which it investigates allegations of violations of student conduct. No one has a 'right" to attend OSU, it's a privilege, but one that comes with a contract between both the university and the students. As part of that contract, the university can decide after a process that you are no longer eligible to attend OSU due to their determination that you have violated the contract based on what limited investigation they can do and dismiss you. They appear to be obligated to keep the facts behind that dismissal private. I would assume( and who knows if I am right) that that privacy is enforced because they DO NOT have all the facts, cannot investigate allegations to the extent that law enforcement can and are not bound by miranda rights, legal due process, etc.  What they find that  violates the terms of the contract,  may be far less than a criminal finding of wrongdoing under our statutory laws. Our legal system was established to provide protections to the innocent.

So this is kept private, Snead leaves, goes to another school and then the Lantern, in what appears to be a separate lawsuit for FOIA, comes across a redacted version of this report and asks a court to unredact it. Court obliges and this info is now published to public media outlets including this one. 

I"m not in any way defending Snead. What I am defending is that he now has this allegation published publicly, the only finding is that the university system decided there was probable cause based on ???info that Snead perpetrated unwanted sexual intercourse on a female student and dismissed him. 

The circumstances and the evidence of this activity is unknown. His dismissal is based on opinion of a group of university disciplinary committee members who only had what little evidence was presented, and a victim who had refused to report said event even to them. While the original reporter of this potential violation may have had credible evidence, we don't even know who that person is, or what they were aware of. The university most likely found they had more evidence than not that Snead had violated student conduct which is why they dismissed him, but they certainly didn't have more than statements and recall from any witnesses.

This gets to the heart of the argument over prosecutors releasing opinions of guilt in statements even though there are no charges being filed and therefore, no ability of the accused to defend themselves with evidence legally. But human nature being what it is, the accused is assumed to be guilty. And now he'll have to carry that with him no matter where he goes. Possibly he deserves it, but in truth, I don't have an opinion since I don't have any actual facts. 

I just do not understand why this info was made public and was asking for clarification. 

Comment 05 Jun 2019

Can the mods explain to me why this info about Snead has been released? I read the Lantern article and am still confused. The university is required to keep student information including discipline info private yet the Lantern was able to sue and get a court order to get an unredacted report of university findings and dismissal, which they then published? 

Comment 14 May 2019

I am unaware that a treatment for depression is to change schools and demand immediate playing time.  In Michigan’s defense they have a very in depth program to recognize and treat players suffering from depression. They continuously monitor and encourage athletes to seek counseling and treatment for mental health issues and have a strong educational program for coaches and staff to learn to recognize signs in their athletes and to get them referred. It’s a program other schools have modeled so I’m not buying his story.

Comment 10 May 2019

If he stopped at the school to pick up the kids and Courtney was there, that could possibly be a violation of her protective order against him. There may be a clause in the protective order stating he is not to pick kids from their school, that he must do it via exchange at an agreed upon place with agreed upon adults delivering the kids to him( Have had a friend with that arrangement due to pyscho ex wife) 

Getting into a verbal confrontation with school officials is just another example of the dumbass side of Smith. Will be interesting to see what the court does with this, it sounds like he got to spend some time in jail last night. 

He and his ex are what family court and social workers want to scream over. How do you provide a stable home for children when the parents are unstable morons themselves?