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Professor H

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College football - not just for amateurs anymore...
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:09:38 PM »

Well lets see all the news in the past few days:

BCS - Fiesta Bowl - the guy running the Fiesta Bowl making $600K/yr (yep for running one bowl)...
gets busted and fired for trying to fund political interests and the large salaries involved...

Auburn - from the squeaky clean SEC- has former players admitting what Cam Newton was charged with but escaped with a national championship anyway...
The HBO interview transcripts say Auburn paid more than Ohio State and Michigan State boosters..  a telling tale of the powerhouse schools and the boosters involvement.  Seems like the same things that got UofM in trouble a few years back in Basketball, from which they are just now recovering!

Tressel at Ohio State is getting caught in more lies as it came to light he lied to the NCAA in Septembers filing, and in December to Both his superiors and the NCAA with the investigation...(he did share with a booster the same information however,)  he only came clean after presented with the facts found in the investigation or else he'd still be lying under a claim he had a personal vow to not meddle in the investigation.   

Almost forgot the Dez Bryant - sophomore at Oklahoma State - starting a spending spree of nearly 600K on jewelry...  agents taking his word he'd pay them back as a "pro".   


But hey - it's still just Amateur Athletics...  8*,
lots of $$$ going around and no responsibility to those silly NCAA rules.
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Re: College football - not just for amateurs anymore...
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 07:39:54 PM »

Does taking money mean you're not an amateur ??? ??? ???

More details on "squeaky clean" Auburn 8* 8* 8*

http://www.charter.net/news/read.php?rip_id=%3CD9M9O4J01%40news.ap.org%3E&ps=1013
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 08:52:11 AM »

Watched the HBO special last night - funny to see Rich Rod on the panel, and they kidded him when it came to the issue of winning at all costs or you can be out.

That seemed to be the theme - both football and basketball, as the schools make millions off of those two sports, and the cash payments by boosters was brought up.
Seems that it's prevalent - yet because its cash - its not traceable. 
One player was taking money from Michigan State, Ohio State (sex and money), but Auburn outbid them both...   

the point of the story seemed to be the lack of the NCAA to police such issues, and the sheer power of $$ and its effect on the collegiate big programs.

Rodriguez pointed out the NCAA spent more time policing his issue of workouts and time, than tackling the "Bigger" issues out there like paying athletes.
   
Ohio State came up as a topic with the deal to keep the players eligible for the bowl game, as again its all about $$$ for the bowl and the school.

The NCAA appears to be a weak institution not able to police its own members.
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