landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
In only two weeks, we will see a whirlwind of satellite football camps. If I'm counting correctly, there are now 35 or more separate camps Michigan is involved in. Harbaugh has been very upfront about his purpose. He wants to help spread a love for the game of football. He believes that football is a great arena in which to teach many things, from teamwork to hard work to physical exercise to a host of other things. I happen to agree. In fact, I agree to the point that my son is gearing up for summer football, in preparation for the Fall season. While I seriously doubt my son will play in college, he is more than good enough to play in high school, and really enjoys the game.
However, many of you, while fans of Michigan football, would be strongly against letting your own children play football. This question is for you.
How can you justify being a fan of football if you are completely against your child participating in it? This just doesn't make sense to me. I don't mind those who hate football, and I understand that there are many people who for whatever reason, aren't capable of playing ball. But if you are a Michigan football fan, but won't let your kid play ball, help me understand how you reconcile that.
(Note: this question isn't about whether or not football is dangerous, or whether or not there is a threat of CTE or concussion in playing ball. It is solely about being a fan and at the same time being against familial participation in tackle football.)
We're Expanding: Satellite Camp in Indy Will Also Feature U-M's Coaches in Lacrosse, Volleyball, Cheer
Jim Harbaugh doesn't just want to steal your football recruits. He wants all your recruits for all your sports.
The AD from Indianapolis Bishop Chatard was on WTKA this morning, and he told Sam that in addition to Harbaugh and his guys, the June 1 satellite camp at his school will feature Michigan's cheerleading, volleyball and men's and women's lacrosse coaches, too.
Your move, Hugh Freeze.
The next wave of lawsuits are being filed, except this time it is more than just the NCAA, and includes conferences and universities as well. This IS a big deal and has potential to be very problematic, particularly if conferences and individual schools are held liable.
Former college football players at Penn State, Auburn, Georgia, Oregon, Utah and Vanderbilt are suing the NCAA, their former conference and -- in some instances -- their former school over how their concussions were treated.
Six class-action lawsuits filed Tuesday represent the start of the next wave of concussion litigation in college sports, even as the NCAA finalizes a $75 million settlement from a different lawsuit related to concussions. Chicago attorney Jay Edelson, who is leading this latest effort to sue the NCAA, said 40 to 50 class-action lawsuits will eventually get filed on behalf of tens of thousands of ex-football players.
"The goal of the suits is to get people who are injured financial compensation -- something that hasn't happened as of yet," Edelson said.
A federal judge in Illinois gave preliminary approval in January to the NCAA's settlement from a 2011 lawsuit brought by former Eastern Illinois football player Adrian Arrington over how the association handled concussions. The judge had one significant caveat: Athletes could still sue their university, conference and the NCAA as a class under certain terms, meaning the NCAA didn't receive the blanket immunity it sought.