somehow we're only 124th
This is a painful story on a former USC commitment, Brian Banks, who was charged with rape when he was 17 years old. He was a highly touted LB who had a UM offer at the time of the rape conviction. After agreeing to a plea bargain, he served six years in prison. 10 years after the initial claim, she admitted that she lied about everything, and he was exonerated. Still, though, she requested to keep the $1.5M payout she received from the school - geesh! This is the kind of story that makes me try to reserve judgement when it comes to situations like that [Mod Edit -- of other people who are accused of crimes -- zl]. http://newsone.com/2017533/brian-banks-facebook-page/
Mod Edit: I locked the thread. The comments aren't going well and the subject is too touchy. Let's all agree, doing bad things to other people is really bad. [zl]
Just thought I would post a bit of this article that I found on the Rivals.com college football page about players' who made their college choice based on something besides football.
In the article, E.J. Levenberry confirms that he chose FSU over Michigan because of their highly respected criminology department (he wants to work for the FBI after graduation).
From the young man himself:
Michigan has a better overall academic reputation than Florida State. The 2012 U.S. News rankings rated Michigan 28th and Florida State 101st among national universities. But Florida State does have a renowned criminology department. In fact, Florida State's criminology department was ranked No. 1 for faculty research last year in an article by the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.
The strength of that department led Levenberry to Florida State.
"That basically was the deciding factor because Michigan and Florida State were so close," Levenberry said. "They were basically identical for me. The only way I could choose a school was by what would be best for my future. Florida State had criminology. That's what I want to do. They had the major in the exact field [computer forensics] that I want to work in."
last year on memorial weekend, the first person in my group of friends got married in traverse city. it was a quite a weekend.
the morning after the wedding in the hotel we were staying at, wolverswede, who probably still had a BAC of at least 0.20%, looked up from his phone and said to me -
what a difference a year can make.
I will be in Ann Arbor, stop by to speak to the coach's later!
ESPN has released a list of "College Football's Most Hated Coaches." While Steve Spurrier ranks #1, Woody Hayes, Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer all made the cut, as well (along with Rich Rodriguez).
The article is by Mark Schlabach, and appears to be wholly unscientific. But I can't argue with most on the list.