OT: Cracked article on NCAA player life

OT: Cracked article on NCAA player life

Submitted by Optimus Hart on January 11th, 2016 at 10:39 AM

Comedy listicle based on anonymous interviews of former NCAA football and track & field athletes for insight on player life.  Probably no new information for the educated readers of this site, but discusses the difficulties with student-athlete employment and medical care, and how enforcement surrounding academics and drugs get skirted.

Schools Take a Bath on Bowl Invites

Schools Take a Bath on Bowl Invites

Submitted by Zone Left on December 16th, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Interesting article from Dr Saturday about bowl payouts and the difficult situation it places schools, especially the schools whose fans don’t travel well.  UConn is getting hammered, holding $2.5 million in tickets it is obligated to sell.

It’s surprising that the power conferences don’t use their leverage to force the bowl games to give them a more equitable arrangement, especially with the real money coming from TV deals.  You’d think the Big 10 and the SEC, with their large, very interested fan bases, would at least be able to eliminate the required ticket sales and hotel rooms from their better tie-ins.

I'm also surprised schools choose to raise their costs so much by taking the 300 person band.  I understand tradition and all that, but it has to cost at least a million dollars just for them (out of a $3 million payday after revenue sharing).  They aren't going to sell enough Fiesta Bowl swag to make up for it.

USC Players Eligible To Transfer Scot-Free

USC Players Eligible To Transfer Scot-Free

Submitted by Brian on June 11th, 2010 at 12:38 PM

I'm just sayin'. Two-deep players bolded.

NO NAME POS HT WT YR EXP Hometown (Last School)
94 Armstead, Armond DE 06/05/10 295 JR 2V Sacramento (Pleasant Grove)
97 Jackson, Malik DE 06/05/10 245 JR 2V Northridge (Birmingham)
91 Casey, Jurrell DT 06/01/10 295 JR 2V Long Beach (Poly)
92 Fangupo, Hebron DT 06/02/10 330 RS JR 1V Santa Ana, Calif. (Mt. San Antonio JC)
98 Harris, DaJohn DT 06/04/10 295 RS JR 2V Inglewood (Serra)
90 Simmons, Derek DT 06/04/10 285 RS SR 3V Suisun (Armijo)
44 Tupou, Christian DT 06/02/10 285 SR 3V Sacramento (Grant)
46 Cumming, Ross LB 06/01/10 220 JR 2V Laguna Niguel (Santa Margarita/Naval Acad. Prep)
37 Campbell, Jordan LB 05/11/10 230 RS JR 2V Corona (Norco)
54 Galippo, Chris LB 06/02/10 250 RS JR 3V Corona (Servite)
23 Horton, Shane LB 06/01/10 210 RS JR 1V Chatsworth (UNLV)
17 Morgan, Michael LB 06/04/10 220 RS SR 3V Dallas, TX (Skyline)
6 Smith, Malcolm LB 06/01/10 225 SR 3V Northridge (Taft)
38 Bryant, T.J. CB 06/01/00 180 JR 2V Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln)
35 Ashton, Taylor CB 05/08/10 170 RS JR TR Mission Viejo (Arizona State)
47 Harbin, James CB 05/10/10 175 RS JR Los Angeles (Los Angeles Southwest JC)
26 Harper, Daniel CB 05/10/10 180 RS JR 2V Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Damien)
41 Noble, Allen CB 06/01/00 190 RS JR SQ Denver, CO (Mt. San Antonio JC)
35 Taylor, Ashton CB 05/08/10 170 RS JR TR Mission Viejo (Arizona State)
24 Wright, Shareece CB 06/01/00 185 RS SR 4V Colton (Colton)
45 Crittenden, Omari CB 06/01/00 180 SR SQ Modesto, CA (Modesto JC)
19 McAllister, Drew S 06/01/10 195 JR 2V Danville (Monte Vista)
49 McMahon, Ryan S 06/01/00 195 JR 2V Daimond Bar (Damien)
27 Jones, Marshall S 06/01/00 190 RS JR 3V Agoura Hills (Oaks Christian)
34 Spiegel, Spencer S 05/11/10 175 RS JR SQ Los Angeles (Harvard-Westlake)
14 Kan, Brett QB 06/02/10 195 RS JR TR Honolulu, HI (Punahou)
16 Mustain, Mitch QB 06/03/10 200 RS SR 2V Springdale, AR (Arkansas)
26 Tyler, Marc TB 06/01/00 225 RS JR 1V Lancaster (Oaks Christian)
21 Bradford, Allen TB 05/11/10 235 RS SR 4V San Bernardino (Colton)
2 Gable, C.J. TB 06/01/00 205 RS SR 4V Sylmar (Sylmar)
27 Mokhtar, Ahmed TB 06/01/00 210 RS JR SQ Laguna Beach (OSU/Orange Coast College)
10 Shoemate, D.J. FB 06/01/00 220 JR 2V Corona (Servite)
31 Havili, Stanley FB 06/01/10 230 RS SR 4V Salt Lake City, UT (Cottonwood)
80 Carswell, Brandon WR 06/01/10 185 RS JR 2V Milpitas (Milpitas)
22 Ness, Drew WR 06/01/00 190 RS JR SQ San Diego (Westview)
9 Ausberry, David WR 06/04/10 235 RS SR 3V Lemoore (Lemoore)
17 Patterson, Travon WR 05/10/10 175 RS SR 4V Long Beach (Poly)
47 Stephens, Scott WR 06/01/10 185 RS SR 1V Pasadena, CA (St. Francis)
83 Johnson, Ronald WR 06/01/00 190 SR 3V Muskegon, MI (Muskegon)
88 Ayles, Blake TE 06/05/10 245 JR 1V Orange (Orange Lutheran)
40 Ellison, Rhett TE 06/05/10 255 RS JR 2V Portola Valley (St. Francis)
84 Kusnir, Zack TE 06/06/10 260 RS JR   La Jolla, Calif. (San Diego State)
23 Cameron, Jordan TE 06/05/10 220 RS SR 2V Newbury Park, CA (BYU)
67 Reardon, Michael C 06/05/10 285 RS JR 1V Anaheim (Orange Lutheran)
61 O'Dowd, Kristofer C 06/05/10 300 SR 3V Tucson, AZ (Salpointe Catholic)
74 Heberer, Zack OG 06/05/10 290 RS SR 3V San Pedro (San Pedro)
68 Lewis, Butch OG 06/05/10 285 RS SR 3V Denver, CO (Regis Jesuit)
70 Smith, Tyron OT 06/06/10 285 JR 2V Moreno Valley (Rancho Verde)
72 Coleman, Martin OT 06/05/10 315 RS JR 2V Huntington Beach (Edison)
25 Roepke, Boomer P 05/09/10 180 RS JR SQ Reno, NV (Reno)
30 Houston, Joe K 05/08/10 175 RS SR SQ Redondo Beach, CA (El Camino JC)
48 Harfman, Jacob P 05/11/10 200 SR 1V Chino (Mt. San Antonio JC)