Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
SBNation recently published an article on Marcus Mariota (Oregon) who will be taking two classes this fall during his senior football season; Golf and Yoga. This follows the trend of Matt Leinart who during his senior season took Ballroom Dancing, Denis Dixon (Oregon) who took billards, and the best of the bunch Tim Tebow (Florida) who took a single 1 credit Senior Seminar class. Tebow's class happened to conflict with Florida's Tuesday afternoon practice so he never actually attended the class, he simply "worked something out with the professor." Matt Ryan (Boston College) and Colt Brennan (Hawai'i) also had similar senior class loads. Leinart, Dixon,Tebow, Brennan, and Ryan were able to go a combined 56-10 during their senior seasons.
Now it should be pointed out that Mariota, Leinart, and Tebow all worked hard thier first three years and were set to graduate so it was just a matter of staying elgible their final semester. But I don't understand how the NCAA can continue the facade of "student-athlete" when you have some of the most high profile football players barely (if ever) seeing a classroom their final semester.
Finally, it is worth pointing out the opposite side, DEVIN GARDNER! Who completed his bachelors degree in three years, and is on pace to complete his Masters in Social Work in his 5 years at Michigan.
Marcus Mariota article: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/7/28/5945363/marcus-mariota-oregon-quarterback-graduated-classes
Tim Tebow NYTimes Q&A: http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/the-quad-qa-tim-tebow-2/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
Denis Dixon/Ryan/ Brennan Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/sports/ncaafootball/01football.html?_r=1&sq=Thamel%20and%20Dixon%20and%20Brennan&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=2&adxnnlx=1251633762-Xg6QE2MxpYQ7oG2RvJSp2Q
Cam Chambers announcing today. Here's to Ohio people saying that Urban didn't want him and MSU people wondering why no one wants to play for them.
The 1984 game is a great, treasured piece of college football history.
And it has as much to do with the history of the Big Ten as the Wars of the Roses have to do with the history of the United States. Pity, too--I would have loved studying 15th-Century Plantagenet feuds in AP US History in high school. No beef with Maryland, but this seems a bit hard to adjust to.
We always have a league of guys from the board compete for bragging rights.. and have some spots left on yahoo site...Who is in ?