Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Apparently Coach Paterno was strolling around campus and decided to stop for a moment and watch his boys participate in voluntary workouts.
Found this on yahoo this morning, he is asked about a series of topics including his tenure at michigan, the Bill Stewart situation, current state of affairs of college football, and whether or not he is glad he didn't sign TP. Thought it was an interesting read.
OSU got some good news with the results of the BMV investigation. They were understandably pleased and announced they were canceling an independent investigation they had planned. As many pointed out here, some questions were left unanswered. Presumably the NCAA will still have some interest in the loaner cars, statements from former players about car deals, shaky OSU compiance records and other car related smoke.
That leads to the obvious question; what will the NCAA think of OSU's investigation? It looks like they have established a pattern of under-investigating itself, not the level of cooperation the NCAA wants. It increases the chances of the NCAA drawing out their own investigation.
Was this a calculated gamble or just another misstep in dealing with their scandal? Either way, it could lead to tougher sanctions if the NCAA uncovers infractions that OSU should have found. Dragging the process out hurts ttem too.
Knock on wood, it looks like we're finally heading in the right direction to end the lockout.
Per Jason Cole @ Yahoo! Sports:
NFL could be back in business by July 15
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Now that NFL owners appear to have cleared a significant hurdle on the way to labor peace with the players, the question for the league is simple: How fast can they get the league year started?
The short answer is sometime on or just before July 15. By that point, the league may be reopen for business on a permanent basis, meaning free agents could get signed and draft picks could start to meet with coaches for the first time in hopes of catching up as much as possible by the start of training camp.
Please let the billionaires vs millionaires squabble come to an end...
While it's obvious that Wile will make an immediate impact at kicker, I'm personally excited to see what Thomas Rawls brings to the table. He is a hard nosed runner and could punish people in a tandem with Stephen Hopkins. Which Freshman is everyone most excited to see take the field this season?
Mod Edit: No Bleacher Report. However, it's June 21st and the question hasn't been asked in a little while, so the question stands. [zl]
I have been one of the "lucky ones" to have unrenewable season tickets for the last two years. While it is somewhat obvious this package could have been offered again this year, DB decided on a strategy to maximize revenue ($295 for half a season with one of the three big games with a $25 surcharge instead of $480 for all the games with a $7 surcharge). Hard for me to complain since I knew what I was getting myself into.
I emailed the ticket office to ask if I would be allowed to purchase a 4 game pack before the general public since I had season tickets the last two years and they sent me a link to info on the four game packs. When I replied asking them to if they could answer my question the reponse I got was basically NO you're not a season ticketholder. Thank you for the $2300+ the last two years. Now get in line with the general public. No thank you.