...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
The school down south has 14 seniors and 2 open scholarships so they should be looking sign around 16 players for 2012. If they are hit with scholarship reductions I'm sure they will appeal so they are not enforced until the 2013 recruiting class.
2013 is where things get interesting. Currently they have 14 juniors and with some attrition that number will climb higher. However if they are hit with scholarship reductions (how can they not) they are looking at a single digit recruiting class for 2013. I am so glad right now the Big Ten has a legitimate 85 scholarship limit.
Maybe Jim Tressel and OSU Compliance were clueless about Fine Line Ink, but apparently everyone on the team knew where to go for discounted tattoos.
Saw this article by Andy Staples regarding Schiano's proposal to get rid of the kickoff.
The kickoff lovers also probably won't consider the potentially wild field-position swings that could come from punts out of bounds. Even Intergalactic Pigskin Overlord/private equity firm intern Zoltan Mesko, a great directional punter at Michigan who now plays for the New England Patriots, would struggle to consistently pin opponents deep with unreturnable kicks at that distance. Punts from a team's own 30 typically get returned, or the receiving team gets great field position from a kick out of bounds.
The rest of the article is an interesting read, though I don't know how likely the proposal is. Sadly, it will take someone getting killed before a change like this will happen.
With everything going on with USC, Ohio State and this Pryor saga, we all can agree that the landscape of college football has changed. The game is not what it used to, and in my epinion, it has been long overdue that video games change along with it. The changes have already begun, as has been previously posted on here (can't find the thread but link to article here), in NCAA '12. You can change divisions, and even create 16-team superconferences if you'd like, and which I look forward to doing.
However, the games have neglected one big dark side to college football-- recruiting violations. I have been thinking how they could utilize a "cash shake" option in recruiting. There could be a definite risk involved, with NCAA sanctions and the like. You could choose to play dirty, or run a clean program (yay Michigan).
Have a special hook-up with a dealership? Tell your players they can get cars, or cash. But run the risk of having an NCAA investigation.
What other changed would you like to see them implement? How could they improve your lazy evenings on the couch? Share.
looking pretty likely:
According to MLive, Sparty leads all Big Ten schools in the category of (trumpets please), Years on Probation. Link: http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/michigan-state-has-spent-more...
The article also state that Hoke is the only MAC coach to be put on probation (note the correction at the end of the post adding Marshall to the list of MAC schools). The Ann Arbor news source for the article: sportsdelve.com. Link: https://sportsdelve.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/ncaa-probation-and-college-...
Until RichRod presided over stretchgate, Michigan and Penn State were the only unblemished Big Ten Schools.