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- Does the university pay for health insurance through a typical provider? Or do they cover the cost of surgery / maintenance suffered through participation in a varsity sport out of pocket?
- Do universities with affiliate hospitals have an advantage in this regard?
- Are there any benefits different for non-scholarship athletes and/or former athletes?
- Is the practice regulated by the NCAA?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I agree...||
I am in full agreement here. The band traveling is really not a big deal. I understand the pagentry of college football, but ABC put MICHIGAN FOOTBALL on Primtime not the MICHIGAN MARCHING BAND. If the band is so serious about traveling why don't they just pay their own way? I have a problem with the band thinking they are entitled to travel because they are the band. Michigan football will survive without the marching band; however, the marching band would not survive without Michigan football. Just be happy they include you in home games before they decide they want to start charging you for the bench space you occupy... Give me a break here!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||What is the turnout like?||
What is the turnout at Fox and Hound for these games? I moved to south of Fort Worth about 6 months ago and looking to meet people. I would just hate to drive all the way out there to find out nobody is there. Any insight into this?
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Toledo is Never Beautiful||
I live in the Toledo area now. It is awful. Unless you are a fan of unplanned teenage pregnancies, red neck Ohio State fans, single mothers, or back child support, Toledo is the worst place imaginable to live.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Definitely a lie||
Compton is not anywhere near USC there isn't even an In n Out Burger in Compton. Maybe he is confusing Culver City with Compton.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Yes||
My brother graduated from SC and he lived right off of campus. During the day, I don't think there was an issue. The area immediately west and north of campus is not all that bad. Granted that most students who go to USC come from priviledge background (hence Univ. of Spoild Children) it is easy to see why people would say its a rough area. The area South of Exposition Park is an area I don't feel comfortable in at any time. You are more likely to get robbed than you are killed off campus.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||My Scalping Experience||
Sorry to hear about that ticket. I thought of scalping tickets up there too, but I feared getting either a fake ticket or an invalid ticket. Last year, at the MSU game, I watched about 6 people in front of me be told their tickets were fake, and they weren't getting in. When the police asked how much they paid, they told him $250 a piece. I guess the silver lining in it is that they were MSU fans that got taken for a ride, not Michigan fans. I won't scalp tickets to big games again. I will take stubhub for now on. Sorry to hear you got screwed.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||It is Tough to Say||
Given that he isn't a high level recruit, I doubt that he will be offered a scholarship by Michigan. With that said, I think he will play for Michigan. He has family member(s) who are directly involved in the University of Michigan Athletic Department, and they have been for a number of years. I think he will most likely be a preferred walk on.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||General Advice When Applying||
Just general advice when applying, your resume formatting goes a long way as to whether or not your resume even gets looked at. I applied for a job with a formatted resume and rejected immediately. When the job was reposted a day later, I did just a plain text resume, no formatting, and I got a call back. It happened on a couple jobs for me. My advice is just to do away with the formatting when uploading a resume.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I don't think it is Meyer||
I don't think that OSU would even offer the job to Meyer. The last thing they need is a situation in Columbus like we had here. I know that they would want another Buckeye just like the Michigan fans wanted a "Michigan Man". Meyer isn't a Big 10 guy, and it will irk Buckeye fans that he is from an SEC school. I think if Tressel does get fired, OSU will hire Mark Dantonio away from Michigan State. He coached at OSU before, he knows the Big Ten, he recruits the midwest, and he is 3-1 against Michigan. Marky Mark would be the guy I think they go for if/when Tressel gets fired.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||I can answer this||
I actually was a former athlete at Michigan, and I had to get surgery. I will answer it to the best of my ability and knowledge
The University provides a secondary liability insurance for all student athletes. This is pretty much done through the U of M health system. If the student athlete is injured during practice, a game, event related to the sport, or wear and tear directly caused by the sport the student athlete gets it covered. The surgery will be done by U of M staff physicians and orthopedic surgeons. U of M health system will bill your primary care provider. If your primary care provider denies the coverage, the U of M athletic department covers it as a part of their liability insurance. U of M will also incur the cost of rehabilitation billed in the same manner.
Not quite sure on this one. Maybe if you rephrase the question, I can answer it.
Benefits are the same for all student athletes. If you are a football player, gymnast, or cheerleader you are covered as long as you are an athlete on a varsity team as defined by the athletic department. Club varsity sports such as lacrosse are not covered.
I don't know the answer on this one. I imagine most schools take out liability insurance for all their student athletes, but it may not be mandated.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||He is a great recruit||
About 4 months ago, the Toledo Blade did a story about how his father passing away helped shaped him into the man he is today. He is a very smart kid and a great addition for this class. He will make a great Michigan man. Here is the link to the article for those interested.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Don't forget to add...||
Don't forget to add a brand new Jersey Shore on MTV at 10. Life can't get much better than this.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Where can I get one of those?||
Watching that video makes me want to go out and buy my own big tire, so I can go flip it around in the parking lot of my apartment complex.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||That's why he is a good player||
You ever wonder why Cam Newton can run over all those SEC defenders? It is because of all the extra weight he is carrying in his wallet.
|5 years 6 days ago||Post Season awards are a joke in all sports||
I went on a rant today at work about how these post season awards are a joke on every level. I don't want to take away anything from Hamilton, but he won in a landslide. Cabrera got only 5 first place votes? His stats were very similar. Post season awards come down to this: Who is the sexiest player on the sexiest team? Point and case Derek Jeter winning the golden glove for AL SS. Austin Jackson goes out and hits nearly .300 and doesn't win the ROY? He was an everyday player. He lost to a guy who was a closer and played in 40% of the number of games that Jackson played in. I don't like that because your team didn't finish didn't go to the playoffs it is a negative. The only award they got right this year was the CY Young
Corollary, I work in Ohio, and I argue with all these Buckeye fans that Denard Robinson should be in the top 5 for heisman voting. He has better stats than Cam Newton, more rushing yards than Lemichael James, and both of them are in front of him for the projected heisman winner. Denard won't be invited because his team isn't in the BCS or competing for a big ten championship? The heisman unfortunately has turned into beauty pageant as well.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Michigan Needs to Change Scheme||
A 3-3-5 Defense works if you have guys who are fundamentally sounds, tackle well, and you can get pressure on the QB with three guys; however, Michigan doesn't do any of that on defense. That may come with experience, but it is unlikely. Michigan needs 4 down lineman. The fact of the matter is Mike Martin is a great nose tackle, but we are missing beef in the center. I think he is listed at 300lbs but he looks to be about 285-290 lbs. He gives up roughly 30 lbs to every big ten offensive lineman. He needs a partner in crime in the middle who has beef who will require a double team as well. Without that, we can't get any pressure. You could march out 7 all americans on defense and if you give the quarterback 3-5 seconds to throw the ball he is going to make you pay.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||AOL Radio||
If I am not mistaken, you can download the AOL Radio app on the android market. From there you can choose the Detroit radio stations and pick Oldies 104.3. You will get the audio stream with Frank Beckmann and Jim Brandstatter. Hope that helps.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||Wouldn't it be great if...||
Wouldn't it have been great to see a foot race between Kovacs and Stanzi on a pick 6? That could've been the greatest pick 6 I have witness other than Shaun Rogers running one back against the Broncos 3 years ago.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||I would also add in the crowd||
When we went back down by 21 and Forcier got us back to 14 and then 7, the crowd noise was impressive. It was a definite upgrade from last week.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||What about Martin?||
Maybe I wasn't paying too much attention, but I saw Patterson on the field a lot more than I would like today. Did Martin miss a significant chunk of time due to injury?
|5 years 7 weeks ago||
You can't log onto facebook and see all the "little brother/sister" comments and "sparty on" from your Spartan loving friends/co-workers
|5 years 7 weeks ago||I agree||
I have watched TP play several times, and I sit there scratching my head over the decisions he makes. One play he makes a great decision, the next play he looks like the back up JV high school quarterback. He is a phenomenal athlete and has all the physical skills to be a great QB, but my only explanation for his up and down playing is he just doesn't have it between the ears.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Sparty On||
Nothing is worse for me than logging on facebook and seeing all my MSU friends update their profile status to say Sparty on. First of all, that is dumb. Second of all, they are glorifying their school as a party school instead of a fine academic institution that you should pride yourself on.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Ready to play?||
Like everyone else is asking what does "ready to play mean"? The fact of the matter is Mike Martin is a bit undersized when going against O linemen who are 315+. Our D line was manhandled by UMass yesterday. I think if you are putting in a 330 lbs William Campbell atleast there is some serious beef in the middle. I don't think Terrance Cody for Alabama was in any shape to play for anything but the guy took up space and was tough to move. Is it possible that Campbell could have that same effect?
|5 years 10 weeks ago||A couple plays stand out||
Obviously guys like Kovacs and Leach are smart players. They know the game well, they can read offensive plays, and execute. I think we can all agree though, that they lack the athleticism that you would typically see out of a Michigan defense. I think this was evident every time that Leach tried making a tackle. He was just manhandled. I don't know if he isn't running through the tackle like he should, but he would meet the RB head on and get pushed back for 3-4 additional yards. That ended up being the difference several times between third and short and third and long.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||I believe Kansas State offered him as a QB||
If I recall correctly, he wanted to play QB, and he wanted to play with Adrian Witty. The only school that offered him those opportunities were Kansas State and Michigan. His decision came down to the two and it was a no brainer to go to Michigan. I am pretty sure that Kansas State offered Denard as a QB.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||The material isn't going to help||
I don't think there is any material that will cushion better one way or another. The problem comes with the angle of collision and if their is rotational forces. Say if I guy gets hit head on the brain the will smash against the front and the back of the skull and you get a grade I concussion. Say that same hits occurs when the receiver is rotating his head to look at the ball the brain has both front and read motion as well as side to side and you will get a grade III concussion. This kind of concept can be seen when in that Johnny Damon collision with Damon Jackson where Damon was turning his head and got knocked out cold and Damon Jackson walked away. I don't think the material in the helmets would really help that much.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||It is probably about Chris||
If I am not mistaken, this is the Furman Paladin's first game this season. I bet it is to announce that Chris Forcier is the starting QB for Furman. I would be shocked if it was about Tate.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Check out Johns Manville||
Johns Manville has its world headquarters in Denver. It is a good sized company with really great benefits and is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family. It does roofing, insulation, and engineered products, similar business to Owens Corning. The technical center is in Littleton. I don't know if they are hiring, but you may want to check that out.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Rudy's||
I lived in California for awhile, and I was told that Rudy's in Newport Beach was a Big 10 bar. Every time I went there, I ran into a group of people from the state of Michigan, mostly MSU grads and a couple Purdue grads in there. I would check that out. It is about in 5-10 minute drive from Laguna.