Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
As a graduating senior majoring in computer science, I find this almost too absurd to believe. I don't care to look into the specifics of Florida's numbers to know whether they turn a profit like we do and that the increased athletic budget would fall under it.
Either way though, how do you cut computer science? Computers aren't going away, and $1.7 million is a drop in the bucket no matter how tight your budget at a large public university, especially with an area as important as that. All you need is some computers and the faculty to run the program. Heck, most of my professors even openly admit you can get the text material you need on Wikipedia and have even considered dropping the text books in favor of it (not that the cost of the books is part of the department costs anyway).
I never had a high opinion of Florida's academics anyway, but this knocks them down a few more notches. It makes me feel good that we would never compromise our academics for athletics here at Michigan, and especially not a major as popular and important as CS.
In light of this, I feel adding this video is appropriate:
Depressing game tonight, about to crack open some Oberon and maybe some Canadian Club if my thoughts start wandering to Lidstrom and his contract.
Sports fandom for me now means softball and nothing else until September, which is reason enough for a couple beers tonight.
Cheers, Wings. I know I'm disappointed, but I still love ya.
What's everyone else consuming tonight? I know it's a special day today for a pretty decent chunk of this blog's readership.
For those who may have forgotten to check the Kickstarter tracker on the top right of the page. Hail to the Victors had a heck of a last second pledge drive and finished at 272% funded.
Hail Hail to all who contributed.
So there was a lot of talk yesterday about Bo Ryan's transfer snafu... and I was actually incorrect in what the Big Ten's stance on transfers within the conference is. I was under the opinion that the Big Ten had a blanket rule where you couldn't transfer within the conference and receive a scholarship. That used to be the case (see Mr. Plow, you could still transfer but had to pay your own way) but that was changed for the 2011-2012 season:
The new rule, adopted for this current academic year, allows a player to receive the aid, but he would have to sit out the NCAA-required one-year in residence and lose a season of eligibility.
Some coaches (JB included) still don't allow in conference transfers, but the B1G will allow it - if you give up a year of eligibility.
In general I'm fine with blanket transfer restrictions that are made up front before a player signs his LOI. JB's had a long standing policy of nothing within the conference and nothing on the schedule for 2 years. If players know that before they sign, that's fine. Stuff like Ryan adding to and making up rules as each transfer happens for each kid - that's a different animal.
Nearly 3 years after publication, Elsevier has retracted a paper for containing no scientific content.
Link to the paper itself.
Entirely ludicrous, yet something I thought this fine community of intelligentsia would appreciate. Perhaps Brian, in his altered state of consciousness, can make sense of it for us.
EDIT: Be sure to read the comments for links to more articles from the same "author"
New Costco warehouse store in Pittsfield Township will create 180 jobs
Man I wish there was a costco right there when I was in AA. Would have saved a ton on booze.