this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
It's time to play everyone's favorite game: what you get for being a student-athlete.
A free pizza when your pockets are empty is an NCAA violation, but you can receive gifts from bowl reps.
It's all about the student-athlete!
Do you have a score prediction? A stat prediction? Or an obscure play prediction?
Let's hear them. I'll start.
I expect a close game and Matt Wile kicks a field goal to win 31-28. Michigan is outrushed by 100 yards. Norfleet finally takes one back.
The Rivals100 for 2015 has been released, and two Michigan commits are both in the top-10(!).
George Campbell- WR (#7)
Damien Harris - RB (#5)
Nice to see some positive recruiting news for the Wolverines.
Edit: Shaun Crawford checks in at #96 overall as well.
I was scanning the bowl match ups with the Pac-12 winner, Stanford, obviously going to the Rose this year for a New Year's Day game. That is a distinction that none of the other big names were able to claim. Here are some of the other "big" games with ranked teams and 8-4 Washington
#10 Oregon (10-2): Alamo Bowl Dec 30th
#14 ASU (10-3): Holiday Bowl Dec 30th
#17 UCLA (9-3): Sun Bowl Dec 31st
#25 USC (9-4): Las Vegas Bowl Dec 21st
Washington (8-4): Fight Hunger Bowl Dec 27th
We have 3 NYD games and the Orange Bowl in addition to the other games. Delany owns Larry Scott in this aspect for some reason.
Analysis by The Michigan Daily shows that in direct revenues, a player like Gardner can add $5.5 million to the University per year. In free advertising alone, Gardner generating more than $8 million through media exposure over one month.
The current NCAA system, which prohibits monetary compensation to student athletes, makes it impossible to precisely evaluate a player’s market value. But as the debate over player compensation continues, the question is as important as ever.
We've had the "pay the players" topic of conversation here quite a few times, but this article from the Michigan Daily puts some dollar amounts on just how much some of those top tier student athletes really make for the university, and it's staggering. Michigan spends about $275K on each football player every year - but that includes the almost $9M spent on coaches' salaries. I'm all for a stipend, or an Olympic model. Still the best line I read (elsewhere, Bacon?) was how the NCAA spends millions employing people just to make sure that the students don't get a dime.
Via the OSU fanbase at the Big 10 Championship game...
This is not intended to be one of those "slamming the other fan" posts, just good for a laugh!