...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
This has to be 2nd behind college football playoff in terms of college sports topics beat to death. What I rarely here is a plan. I am against it because it applies to so few kids. Sure C. Webber probably made more for the university than the education was worth, but that's the exception. Do you think Rob Pelinka made out in the deal or Michigan? So my question to people that want the players paid. What is the plan?
When you consider the the education, housing, food, health care, clothes etc...I'm guessing we are talking about $100,000 to 150,000 per player depending on the school when they are done. Most of the money football and basketball generates goes so support the other sports. This is pretty complicated but try and answer of few basics.
Where does the money come from? It's a zero sum game for most schools so if you pay the players it comes from someone else.
How much do you distribute and how do you determine who gets it? Does D. Robinson get more than Isiah Bell or the same? What are we talking about in terms of dollar amounts?
I've always understood the argument when it comes to a Tim Tebow or Denard Robinson, but I just never saw a practical solution to keep it fair when I think about the other 95% of teams and players. Sure Denard is selling jerseys and making Mich money but what about Temple's entire team?
Give me your best plan.
Here's a Fox Sports report on the strange recruitment of Chris Barnett. To me the kid seemed a little flaky ever since he first appeared on Michigan's radar. I hope everything's on the up and up. The kid has a lot of talent, but I wonder what's going on in his head sometimes.
Wisconsin LB Vince Biegel is on his way home from his trip to Ann Arbor this weekend. I'll have his quotes in the Weekly Update on Monday, but I'll share a few quick notes for now to tide you over.
This visit was going to be big for Michigan either way because Vince has never been to Michigan before. He's going out to BYU in a few weeks and then he'll probably make his decision after taking in a few spring practices.
After this visit Wisconsin is still the leader, but he said that he will definitely be back in Ann Arbor for a spring practice to see how the coaches coach. I have a feeling that Wisconsin is going to be hard to overtake, but Biegel really likes Coach Mattison. The relationship that Mattison has with Biegel's coaches and dad may help, but we'll see.
Nothing earth shattering, but I thought I'd get you something before Monday.
Just curious if anyone that was there today heard any of these song changes and if they were clever or not.
The highly partisan Buckeyes crowd and the small Michigan student section wearing yellow shirts in the upper deck of Conseco Fieldhouse traded cheers and jeers. The Wolverines' pep band softly sung improvised lyrics to the tunes the Ohio State band played.
Still waiting for one of our papers to start posting a countdown:
Days since the Buckeyes lied:0
Then they could just leave it the same everyday. Hu Ah!!
2 Spartan football players arrested in a bar in Aspen, Max Bollough and Brian Linthicum. Apparently Linthicum was beating up some British guy, and to top it off, had to be tasered after they both tried to run from the cops. Another example of the moral and ethically superior program run by Dantonio. First TT now this--will people ever start looking past the facade these guys put out and actually look at facts?
EDIT: Apologies for re-post, I was under the impression this happened last night and didn't go back far enough to check
After watching some of the Blind SIde again this week I started thinking last night while trying to get my newborn son to go back to sleep (new dad humble brag): why wasn't Michael Oher a huge multi-pronged NCAA violation sandwich instead of a sweet story?
I realize what the Tuohy's did was a wonderful thing in helping Oher out, but when you look at all they did throughout the movie: place to live, clothes, new car, paid tutor(including in college) just to name a few all while they are super boosters of Ole Miss. Am I missing something? I know it is not the ending anyone would have wanted or hoped for, I am just curiousas to WHY his situation is not full of violations?
The plot gets even thicker if you read his wikipedia page regarding the other circumstances aroung Oher/Ole Miss that the movie left out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Oher Any thoughts or rationale/conclusions as to why he was not a violation would be appreciated.
GO BLUE BEAT OSU!