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    Posted: Jun/19/2014 at 7:04pm
Originally posted by Nate042

That was the initial plans of the Big Ten to take some Big East schools(Pitt, Syracuse, Rutgers or UConn) and their big target of Notre Dame. Notre Dame never sparked big interest and eventually talks went out west to Nebraska and Mizzou. The Big 10 probably only sent out their invitation to Nebraska becuase of all the recent talk about Pac 10 expansion. It was suppose to be a 1-2 year process for the Big 10. In five years they'll probably be four megaconferences once the Big 12 and Big East are picked apart.


Just heard about this from Jeopardy the other night.  Those schools are going to get absolutely destroyed in the Big 10!
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Congrats to Novak on winning Wimbledon. Would've loved to see Feds at 33 win another grand slam.
Byyyyaaaaaahh!!!
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A pretty unexciting British open this year.  Thought it was going to get closer at many points, but Rory just controlled that back 9 and kept his lead.
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I was a big fan of the BO this year, mainly because I'm a Rory guy.  I picked him to win a few weeks ago, so that helps too. LOL  

You know who is surprising the crap out of me though, is Rickie Fowler.  Three top 5's in the three majors this year.  Well done sir.
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/23/2014 at 9:45am
Good lord.. this "we need to pay college football players" crap won't go away... 

Now the commisioner from the Big 12 is crying that the power 5 conferences shouldn't have to play by the same rules.

i can't stand these people.  Once again, free school (and more perks than you could ever dream of) isn't enough.  Borrowing from an internet meme: Just once I want to see the football team have to have a bake sale to travel.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/23/2014 at 10:17am
What if we just pay the college athletes, like interns, and don't give them the scholarships and perks? Make them pay for the lodging, food, tuition, transportation, equipment, medical care, and everything else like every other student. They work as an athlete, like their classmates who work at the local burger joint. If they have enough money leftover, then they can spend that on whatever they want. If they don't have enough, then they have to get their families to help or get a loan. Just like any other student.

I think the concept works, because the athlete are working for the school, who is earning a profit off them. Just like any other job, the company is earning a profit off its employees.
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  Quote HAVEN2135 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/23/2014 at 10:39am
Are they able to get scholarships for their grades then as well? That might motivate a few of the athletes to work a little harder in the classroom.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/23/2014 at 12:26pm
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Are they able to get scholarships for their grades then as well? That might motivate a few of the athletes to work a little harder in the classroom.

Yeah, I think they should be eligible for academic scholarships just like any other student. Basically, they should be treated as a normal student and they can get a job, and their job is to play sports for the school. If they have an academic scholarship, they still get paid the same amount to "work" for the school like other student athletes, they'll just need to pay less for other expenses because they have an academic scholarship that helps them pay for school.
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/23/2014 at 12:49pm
^^ Both really good ideas.  To Lightning's idea: an "intern" type thing would also help with the big issue of profit sharing.  Only a few (if any) sports on campus are profitable.  

I know a lot of big time college football players are like, "you're selling my jersey with my name on it... and i get squat??"

So, I get it... but those guys who "make the money" are few and far between.  There's a lot of athletes that don't make a penny (and end up costing a lot) for the University.  
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