here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
This has probably been discussed on the board before, but its the offseason and I'm bored. And curious.
So I'm going to buy either a XBOX One, or a PS4 today. I'm leaning towards Sony, mostly due to my immense hatred of Microsoft. But maybe you can change my mind.
I'm your standard gamer. I play a lot of sports games. I like some shooters. I'm probably going to buy Watch Dogs with whatever system I do buy.
So what do you own, why do you own it, and why should I buy it?
Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III on Thursday rejected Duke’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the accused student, Lewis McLeod, a senior who accuses the university of violating his contractual rights. The ruling blocks Duke from expelling him at least for now. “The plaintiff has demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits as to his contentions that the defendant has breached, violated, or otherwise deprived the plaintiff of material rights related to the misconduct allegations against him and the resulting disciplinary process addressing such allegations,” the judge wrote. Judge Smith enjoined Duke “from expelling the plaintiff… pending a final determination on the merits.” But he declined to order the school to grant him his degree, stating that he couldn’t make that decision at this stage of the litigation.
I acknowledge that posting this article runs the risk of the ripping open the Brendan-Gibbons-scab that is far from healed. Maybe I am naive, but I believe this board, with a few exceptions, is capable of engaging in a collegial, respectful, non -political (!) discussion regarding this increasingly relevant topic. IMHO, this topic is no longer just a Gibbons-issue, but rather a larger issue that will affect all college students, including athletes, for years to come.
Some of my questions for the board's discussion are: (1) Will lawsuits on behalf of expelled students become increasingly more common? (2) Is it possible to entrust university employees who potentially have no law enforcement or criminal investigative experience to conduct sexual assault inquiries? (3) What standard of proof requirements should be in place prior to expelling a student for sexual misconduct?
I would very much love to hear some novel opinions from the Mgolawyers, the Mgo-policemen/women, or anybody with professional experience in investigating these types of crimes.
Michigan lost to Kutztown 14-0 in the Championship quarters earlier today. Hopefully they show some highlights as this game was played before TV coverage starts. Kutztown is a very strong sevens so this is an encouraging performance.
New Episode of Inside: U.S. Soccer's March To Brazil at 1:00pm
USMNT vs. Turkey on ESPN2 at 1:30pm
When: June 2nd, 6pm
Where: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. 540 N. Michigan Avenue
Cost: $40 for Alumni members, $55 for non-members
The Coaches Tour returns to Chicago June 2nd. Enjoy a night out with fellow Alumni as Brady Hoke, Red Berenson, LaVall Jordan and other speakers discuss 2013 and their plans for the 2014-2015 seasons. A silent auction will take place at the end of the night.
- Red Berenson
- Kim Barnes Arico
- LaVall Jordan
- Brady Hoke
- JT Compher
- Lyndsay Doyle
College football and basketball players have finalized a $40 million settlement with a video game manufacturer and the NCAA's licensing arm for improperly using the likenesses of athletes, leaving the NCAA alone to defend itself in the upcoming Ed O'Bannon antitrust trial.
In the end, according to the agreement, 77 percent of the funds that are due to players (after lawyer fees) will go to the class of players represented by Berman, who sued the NCAA on behalf of former Arizona quarterback Sam Keller. Just over 12 percent will go to players in the class represented by O'Bannon, the former UCLA basketball star. The final 10 percent will go to the class represented by former Rutgers football player Ryan Hart and former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston.
Additionally, O'Bannon, Keller, Hart and the other named plaintiffs would receive payments of $2,500 to $15,000 for their time and efforts in representing the classes.
If the settlement is approved by U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken, the lawyers will receive up to one-third of the settlement funds, or $13.2 million, plus a maximum of $2.5 million in legal fees that they argue is "particularly reasonable in light of the advanced stage of this case." They state that the collective lodestar, or total amount of legal services expended, by the various plaintiffs' firms that have worked on the Keller, O'Bannon and Hart-Alston cases exceeds $30 million, plus expenses of $4 million.
Michigan Related BOMBSHELL:
In June 2013, former University of Michigan president James Duderstadt wrote that "(in) a sense, the NCAA's objective is to preserve the brand so that it provides revenue primarily for a small number of people who get very, very rich on the exploitation of young students who really lose opportunities for their futures. ... And that's what's corrupt about it. The regulations are designed to protect the brand, to protect the playing level and keep it exciting, not to protect the student athletes."