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osu78 12th Warrior

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Comment 14 Jan 2020

I buy a season ticket; what makes it affordable is that I have a group of friends who want to go to a game and so I sell them my ticket at my cost. I usually have a game or two extra and sell those on Stubhub. In the end I break even and also get to goo to a game every year if my travel schedule allows. I'd be hard pressed to buy them if I couldn't sell some since I don't live in Columbus so the ticket cost is only one small part of the total cost.  Given what I see on Stubhub I'd bet a number of season ticket holders do the same.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

True, but the Nevada Gaming Control Board shows poker way behind the big three, and slots revenue 2x the table games and sports book combines.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Synch swim has won over 30 championships but it’s not an NCAA sport so technically the article was correct about mostB1G championships in any sport. 

Comment 12 Jan 2020

Vegas always comes out ahead because they work hard too have no money at risk, they just take a percentage of the bet. The losers pay the winners less the house cut.

Comment 11 Jan 2020

I think the transparency comes from schools knowing who would be available to transfer, without the kid having to identify schools and. then their school do the paperwork.  This way, the transfer paperwork is done once and any school that is interested can contact the player.  Less work and greater opportunities for the kid.

Comment 08 Jan 2020

Yup, they were unwilling to give players a special exemption from labor law, IIRC. Though I think the 3 year rule was not specicially part of the CBA, but part of the NFL's rules so in theory the NFL could change their bylaws and eliminate the rule; not they would want to and casue problems with the NFLPA, especially since both sides benefit from the rule. 

Comment 07 Jan 2020

If had a. CFL team I'd go after the 5 stars in high school and try to sign them.  They'd get paid and develop; and ultimately try to work out a transfer payment deal with the NFL or require players to pay a % of draft and contract money if they leave after 3 years.  That would significnatly change college football; though not necessarily for the worse.

Comment 07 Jan 2020

I think it is a little more complex than that. IIRC, the lawsuit never went forward after and was never litigated; so the merits of both sides' arguments over whether the 3 year rule was allowed under Federal labor law was never decided.

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I think it made life easier for the schools sinc eit consolidates all the work needed to handle a transfer, instead of doing it for each school that might be interested; nor does a student need to get permission to contact a school.

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I wonder how well it could withstand a legal challenge, especially once players can get paid for autographs, etc. At that point you could argue you have diminished their value in terms of autograph fees, etc.  Wether that would work is another question. 

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I worked as a commercial mover when the 77 addition was done. We moved books all night; was a great job for a student. Paid well and was an easy commute. some of the books hadn’t been touched since they were shelved.

The new one is a lot nicer but less places for studying with a partner. 

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I think schools seeing who is looking to transfer changes the game since it essentially opens up another stream of potential recruits. A player now can be seen by any school looking to fill a hole; rather than having to spend time contacting schools. Schools also no longer can prevent an athlete from contacting a school, unlike the old system. Of course, a school can rescind the student's scholarship at the end of the term and is not obligated to reinstate it if the athlete stays; so there is a risk to the student as well.

I think it ultimately comes down to "does the person commit to a school and buy in or to a shot at the NFL?" I can see players deep in the depth chart thinking about transferring to get one last shot at playing before hanging up their cleats; without having much impact on their current school. To me, the big impact will be on the "just barely a backup" ones who want a better situation; their initial choice is no longer a long term decision. Sure, they could always transfer but the portal makes it a lot easier. Only time will tell if more players transfer.

Comment 04 Jan 2020

At one point the McD's at the Ohio Union was one of the largest. McD's ran a promo for a while where if you didn't get you meal in X minutes it was free - the ticket was a burger plain, fries with no salt and a Coke no ice. Never paid for a meal at McD's while the promo was on. IIRC my bowling phys ed class was at the Union; went to a number of movies there as well. They used to do board game tournaments there as well.

I recall the blizzard as well; my fraternity brothers and I trudged to Big Bear to stock up on beer; I was snowed in in the fraternity house with my girlfriend. OSU shut down for 2 days. Life was tough.

West Campus had its own union in the 70's, complete with a Burger King (?). My senior year I had to take freshman English and it was only offered on West Campus; which was in the boondocks and mostly a ghost town. Don't remember much from the class other than some freshman girl who didn't understand that sensual and sexual were two different words and concepts. Class started 30 minutes later than on main so you lost 2 hours out of the day.  BTW, we also had to walk up hill, in the snow and freezing temperatures, both ways.

The one photo looks like a 57 Chevy wagon, Ford Falcon, Buick and Fairlane in front of the Union.