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|14 hours 18 min ago||My view||
We play the SEC enough in bowl games. Personally I'd prefer rotation non-conference scheduling with the better football teams in the other two more academically minded conferences (i.e., ACC and Pac 12). Stanford, USC, Oregon, FSU, Virginia Tech, Miami, etc.
We know the SEC oversigns. We know most of them have lower academic standards. We know they have highly compensated coaching staffs. If we sign up to playa against the SEC, it should not be against Alabama or LSU. Playing against lesser stack SEC teams early in the season will help build experience and momentum towards being able to compete with the SEC champion int he post season. Playing Alabama out of the gate sets you back the whole season, morale, injury, and perception-wise.
|1 week 2 days ago||Why do we set||
the B1G up to look bad. Gee, a home field advantage for a one level up Pac team - lets take it!
|1 week 4 days ago||The people most punished||
by the sanctions are the three stars who would have filled out each class. They no longer get scholarships and presummably are going somewhere else. Now Penn State has an aggressive walk on program to fill the bench depth.
|1 week 4 days ago||Don't you know?||
Any skill position that requires speed or athleticism in general. Bonus:it's ok to make these statements because they're not discriminating in any way.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This I agree with||
go make your 25K a year in the Gulf Coast League NFL equivalent, paying your own room and board if you don't want to go to school. I'll bet your jersey sales will be the same as they would have been with a major university logo on it ... /S/ I'll bet EA Sports will come out with an NFL Minors video game with your image on it that sells millions of copies over 4 seasons ... /S/ No one was buying those jerseys and video games because of the brand value and awareness of the Universities represented. /S/
The truth is 99% of these downtrodden, exploited athletes would get way less if paid for the value they generate than they do in the tuition, training, room and board benefits they get. I guess for the remaining 1%: if Adidas or Nike want to do a shoe contract, or Subway wants to shoot an ad with them - like the Olympics model - just let it happen.
Car dealerships or tatoo parlors providing the official supplier of team x non-cash benefits for their own commercial gains ... well smaller schools will challenge that on grounds of competitive disadvantage. They are fooling themselves. They are already disadvantaged in facilities, etc. anyway.
Under the table payments by shady ex-auto workers - not so much. Therein lies an avenue for point shaving, etc.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Shoelaces are||
On the other hand how awesome will that photo of Denard smiling in cap and gown be?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Dust in my eyes or something||
every time I watch that.
While I am happy to get every game on TV now, I still think ESPN has totally destroyed sports on TV.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Oh I agree there appears to be imbalance||
in the way the story is written ...
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||So your saying||
he meant copulate building?
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||22500 a seat||
we're talking defense contract level seating. Maybe they are made of carbon fiber and lightweight alloy, and have an ejection feature for quicker exit at the end of the game.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Eh - legally hard to prove||
but it sure seems like USC ought to cover his surgery.
The remaining 12 credits - well the kid chose to leave school before graduating and it didn't work out. So he needs to take out a loan like the rest of us mere mortals and finish school.
On the larger issue. It would seem that an independant exit exam for student atheletes and clear up front disclosure of medical insurance seems reasonable.
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||Just saw this on MGoBlue.com yesterday||
There is a Michigan scholarship fund for players who leave early and then later decide they need to finish their degree (and need help paying for it).
See, how awesome is that!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This sounds similar to North Carolina||
The high school where my son will be attending can do a few mini conditioning camps in the spring, but cannot start practicing football until mid to late June.
The real question here is if this has any bearing on SEC recruiting advantage, and player rankings at Scout, etc.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||It'll cost too much in the rust belt||
Now, if you set up shop in North Carolina, maybe. That said, be prepared to pay $5 more a shirt at least, and the workers still are paid US minimum wage.
FWIW the Michigan flag I bought in Ann Arbor was produced in North Carolina. (I guess the carbon footprint of it being shipped to Ann Arbor, and me driving to Ann Arbor and back may still be less than if it came from Asia.)
Agree with several poster's above: until our society decides it is better to buy less stuff at higher prices companies will continue to look the other way for lower cost. However, if our society decides to do that, I wonder what the economic impact will be to low cost developing markets.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Congratulations and Welcome to Brady Pallante||
I like it when the coaches find a few kids out of the camps who are not on the national radar.
You're hustle and grit paid of Brady. Congratulations.
|9 weeks 13 hours ago||I think you should have edited it||
and Desmond somehow injures Jake Ryan's knee ...
(now we know what happened)
|9 weeks 23 hours ago||Agree with you here||
especially when you consider our inside run game sans-Denard was non-existant, and the same line issues that didn't allow for an inside run also didn't give Belomy much time to settle.
It was really hard to watch. Just like the first four snaps of the Sugar Bowl.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe they should have to pay||
for athletic training as well. Tutoring services. Training table food. Etc.(Wait Minor League baseball players get $20 a day for food while on the road.)
Supposedly most Minor League baseball players get $850 a month the first season, and between $1050 and $2150 a month depending on A - AAA.
I'm sorry but that doesn't stack up to tuition, room, board, academic support, atheletic training, etc.
On the flip, I believe Denard should benefit more directly from his own jersey number sales. But who buys NCAA 12, or watches the game on TV or in person just because of one player? (Well ,aybe this coming year. ...)
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||You just can't win||
Yeah, yeah ...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Well I didn't burn anything, but||
if it hadn't been for my wife, the old Zenith color tube TV almost was smashed in '93. That sucker still works though - up over my bar fridge in the basement.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah - there's that||
and the policy where military people stationed in Michigan, who are residents of other states can apply, or their spouses can apply, or their children (even after the tour of duty in Michigan ends) for in state tuition.
Seems to me the University has fair policies in place, but the process is still a pain in the rear.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||right||
it wouldn't be the internet if it wasn't a little wacky and opinionated
|12 weeks 3 days ago||If had to guess||
the plaintiff had moved his residency to Texas or Florida or another state where taxes are less, including auto registration, etc., and then deployed to Afghanistan. You can retain your state residency or shift it as you move with the military, and they will move you back to your home state or any place closer when you get out. My guess is this guy shifted his residency when he was homeported in Florida for tax reasons as is common, without thinking of the downstream ramifications.
It says on this page you must remain a resident (most likely measured by filing taxes and through auto registration) to get in state tuition: http://www.ro.umich.edu/resreg.php
And here they offer the opportuntyi to apply for in state tuition for service members and their families if they are stationed in Michigan: http://vets.umich.edu/content/special-tuition-waiver-full-time-military
Agreed, the press should have done a little more digging to establish the facts.
Of course, all that said, if the guy was in for four years and had previously resided in Michigan and paid taxes his whole life - well I could see doing the right thing for a service member. If he was in for ten and had early on shifted residency, well that is another deal.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||they harvested part of my son's||
hamstring for his ACL reconstruction. but that was because he's still growing. otherwise they would have repaired using the patella tendon.
four month recovery time for the patella tendon version.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Centers, for the same reason as QBs||
and defensive players who are not linemen and have hands of stone ...
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Redshirt freshment with no game experience||
no matter how "college ready", especially when we are still looking for Molk 2.0 calling the shots, leaves me with big question marks.
I will happily believe it when I see it in the fall.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Since the B1G is against oversigning||
on the level of the SEC, and Hoke's recruiting seems to be the intersection of talent with character (versus just talent), I think the best we can hope for is a cyclical Alabama model. What I mean is if he stacks the talent through cyclical class sizing, we can contend every three or four years. Kind of like when Bo used to have a building year every three or so.
Clearly Hoke is aiming to be like Alabama in style (where as under Rich Rodriguez we had hoped to be Florida in style and that is where Ohio is going) - big and brutal on the lines / opponents' speedy receivers tossed like ragdolls on their routes ...
And so, four seasons from now, we should be in great shape. 2nd year of Shane, 5th year Senior and 4 year Junior lines. And maybe by then our passing game under Devin and Shane attracts a big time receiver.
Just have to be patient ...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Buffalo Wild Wings missed one heck||
of a commercial opportunity just after halftime ...
|16 weeks 1 day ago||While I agree there should be||
an alternate route for those not wanting to continue in school (insert your favorite Buckeye example here), I also will ask how much do minor league soccer and baseball players make? Assuming minor league football would be comparable to baseball, then how does that salary compare to a scholarship, room and board, conditioning, etc. and NCAA amatuer gets?
The only person getting screwed in this scenario are the walk-ons, who are presummably attending school for a degree and would like to continue football on their own dime even with a very low odds of seeing game time (or DII/DII players). If there was a minor league football, presummable fewer of the scholarship players would stay amatuer, and some of the walk ons or DII/DIII players who actually value being a student and and athelete would then have scholarships.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Nah||
Our new 2nd rival is: Nebraska -- that team we have to beat every year to be able to play Ohio twice in two weeks.
Agree with the poster above: Hart was right: Sparty is the upstart little brother. They had their few years while we were in turmoil, and will continue to be the little attack dog that puffs up and wins more often than they should (by playing as dirty as they are allowed). However, just as Mike said: sometimes you have to let them think they are getting ahead, just to smack them back down again.