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- Offer a football degree inside any of the current colleges (LSA or Kinesiology would make the most sense). During their next review the accrediting board would force them to remove the major or lose their accreditation.
- Offer a football degree through an entirely new college "The Ross-Wilpon College of Athletics". This would then be an unaccredited college which means all the students would be ineligible for financial aid. So it would only be open to scholarship players. In some states it is illegal to list a degree from unaccredited colleges. The downsides of unaccredited colleges goes on.
- For education (below graduate level) furnished by an educational institution to an employee, former employee who retired or became disabled, or his or her spouse and dependent children.
- For education furnished to a graduate student at an educational institution if the graduate student is engaged in teaching or research activities for that institution.
For education (below graduate level) furnished by an educational institution to an employee, former employee who retired or became disabled, or his or her spouse and dependent children.
|15 weeks 8 hours ago||Strange. It cut out after the||
Strange. It cut out after the first half for me. I assume everything went exactly like the first half and Michigan won by 25-30 points. Thanks for uploading it.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||The main accrediting board||
The main accrediting board for music schools was founded in 1924 which is in the same time span as accreditation was becoming widespread.
There are two options for Michigan to offer a degree in football in the current landscape:
Yes, the football schools could band together and form an accreditation board for Sports Performance. But it would have to get approved by the Department of Education so it's not like it would necessarily be automatic.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Accreditation||
Because there is no accrediting board for sports performance degrees.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Tuition will NOT be taxable||
Combat pay is not the only exemption to income tax. It is a rare exemption that makes a cash bonus (not a reimbursement) paid to an employee non-taxable though. Anything of value that you receive is income. If someboy gives you $5 for your birthday, it is $5 of income. It is not taxable income because it is under the limit for gifts. If you trade somebody your $50 video game for an $80 blu-ray player you just made $30 of income. That is taxable (although you won't report it and there is virtually no way to catch you).
A large part (perhaps the majority) of the IRS tax code is deciding what different forms of income count as and whether they are taxable or not (and what form of taxation they will fall under). Here is a handy chart that gives a small slice of the taxable vs non-taxable discussion:
The IRS also publishes a "short" 36 page document that gives an overview for many (but far from all) scenarios of income. In fact, in this Publication 525 (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p525.pdf) it explicitly says the tuition payment will not be taxable to an employee
This argument will only apply to undergraduate student-athletes but I think BiSB's logic is correct that the tuition payments would not be taxable for 5th year graduate students either. But even if you don't believe him, there are numerous ways to avoid taxation. For example, the University could set up a tax-free "529 plan" and contribute the tuition and room & board amount to that account. The athlete would then "pay" tuition from that account that Uncle Michigan (I mean University of Michigan) generously contributed to.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Tuition will NOT be taxable||
There is no bearing of this ruling on the taxability of tuition scholarships. The IRS has already stated in Publication 525 (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p525.pdf) that any educational institution may provide tax-free tuition reductions to any EMPLOYEE:
I will note that this does require graduate students to be involved in teaching or research activities. BiSB's analysis I think would still prove that the tuition is not taxable.
BUT even if you don't believe him, there are numerous ways that this could be avoided. For example, the university could contribute (tax-free) the amount of tuition and room & board to a "529 plan" for every student-athlete. Then the athlete would "pay" his tuition out of this plan that Uncle Michigan so generously contributed to.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting links about||
Interesting links about Haikus. Apparently November counts as early winter but I feel like any month of the regular season is by definition fall. So here's a late autumn linked to early winter haiku run.
The morning cold
Warmed briefly by the Devins --
This day burns bright?
Michigan's hopes --
Like flowers out of season,
Fall to the ground.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Timely question||
Good question. It's actually coming this week! There will be the half-season update. And then a couple more in the 2nd half of the season and the end of season update.
Although I wish the first update hadn't come the week that Michigan dropped out :(
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Unfortunately NDNation has||
Unfortunately NDNation has made a separate game board that is only visible to registered members. That was always an interesting read after a Notre Dame loss. Although I felt like I needed a shower after visiting the site.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Bespoke||
No. This is Michigan. Our alternate uniforms are the equivalent of Brooks Brothers after a lifetime of wearing bespoke suits from Saville Row.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with your prediction||
I agree with your prediction that with a loss next week they will be ranked in the 20s. I don't think the voters will put a 1-3 team in the polls. They'll be near the bottom of receiving votes.
I also don't really think they should be ranked a 1-3. Good teams need to win some of those games. Losing all 3 might be a sign they aren't Top 25 material.
Now, after beating Vandy, Tenn and Mizzou with a 4-3 record and those specific losses, they'll definitely be ranked again.
I'm on the Georgia side with you this week, so hopefully this is all just a thought exercise.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||This is why early polls are||
This is why early polls are fun. There's a lot of potential movement and more things to discuss. The last few weeks, the positions are somewhat locked in place and can't change very far. Boring!
If the voters could be trusted to ignore their previous ballots then the early season polls have no downside. The problem is that too many voters take their previous poll and make minor adjustments. I would rather fix this problem than eliminate early polls (although it is the much harder solution).
|44 weeks 4 days ago||What if Georgia loses?||
If Georgia loses a close game to South Carolina (say 28-27) this weekend they will be 0-2 but they will have only lost to the #4 and #6 team in the country by a total of (in my example) 4 points.
Will they still be in the Top 25?
SHOULD they still be in the Top 25?
Right now, I think 11th is a good spot for Georgia. Will the voters be able to have an 0-2 team in the Top 25 though? Questionable.
In week 3, they'll crush North Texas. In week 4 they could lose to LSU the #9 team. Can a 1-3 team be in the Top 25?
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Why does it say "Waiting for||
Why does it say "Waiting for market to open at 8 am ET"? Are trades only valid on Saturdays?
Edit: It works now. It must have just been a glitch or something.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||43 - 10 Michigan wins||
43 - 10 Michigan wins
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting. Is Washington a||
Interesting. Is Washington a sentimental pick, or what makes you think they are going to finally emerge from their near-decade of failure?
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Fixed!||
Thanks for pointing that out. I fixed it now
|45 weeks 4 days ago||I emailed you Sunday||
I emailed you Sunday night/yesterday morning. Did you get my email?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I found this helpful||
I found this helpful character chart via the AVClub
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Alright, I'll go there||
Alright, I'll go there tonight.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I'm headed there soon!||
I'm headed there soon! Driving in from a little up north, where should I look to park?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It might be better if all the||
It might be better if all the graphs had the same scale on the y-axis. That would make comparisons between each week easier to see at a quick glance.
Edit: Should have said that this is already great work as it is. You have given a very good graphical representation of the voting patterns. I really like it. I just had a small suggestion that might be useful.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||89-61 Michigan||
|1 year 25 weeks ago||A few years ago they had a||
A few years ago they had a couple players arrested for soliciting prostitutes. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A03E7DB1E3FF93AA1575BC0A9619C8B63
Now they're making up online girlfriends.
How do they get ANY recruits?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Try out a West Virginia Beer||
Try out a West Virginia Beer Duel while you're there.
(Or see the many many examples that come up from the search http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=west+virginia+beer+duel )
My friend and I have tried it at a couple tailgates.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||31-3 Michigan wins.||
31-3 Michigan wins.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Michigan wins 38-7. Total||
Michigan wins 38-7. Total yardage 615
|1 year 37 weeks ago||33-20 Michigan 248 rushing||
248 rushing yards
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Yep. Green field turf and||
Yep. Green field turf and some green leaves. Nothing else to see here...
|1 year 38 weeks ago||33-16 Michigan wins with 221||
33-16 Michigan wins with 221 rushing yards
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Not that I disagree that the||
Not that I disagree that the Big Ten looks bad, but what makes the ACC look like a better conference?