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Mike Stuben last won the day on February 28 2019

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  1. Capped benefit that doesn't destroy competition is fine with me. Something like each student athlete can receive: scholarship that covers: room, board, tuition, book, full cost of attending. Then on top of that, up to $1,000 a month "salary". As for marketing deals, that just screams out a chance for corruption. I am willing to do something like this: College athletes have an optional opportunity to sign over their name and likeness to a firm to license things like NCAA Football video games (to make them like Madden, where you see names of players), the firm can only grant rights for players who chose to sign up. Then lets say EA sports pays $5 million for the right to use player images and names in their video game. That money is divided between all the division 1 players who signed up to allow their names to be used. With no more money going to stars or players from the biggest schools. This could be done for football and men's basketball (and maybe women's basketball) ... I wish other sports would be included, but I don't think there would be any money it it.
  2. The idea of a free market for high school athletes should scare all of us. When the Big Ten and SEC all offer volleyball players $100,000 signing bonuses in cash, we won't be very competitive. I am all for increasing the benefits to student athletes, but completely unregulated is scary and will widen the gap between the haves and have nots. Now at least the kids can consider things other than cash. Like if the school has a lazy river for them to soak in.
  3. You are right, I misread the comment I replied too. I read it as, "Courtney is the best WNBA player to come from USF" which is an easy yes. If I read it correctly, Courtney, Wanda Guyton and Jessica Dickson would be the conversation, in my opinion. (with lots of love and respect to Shantia and Alicia Jenkins) Good point!
  4. Easily. The only other one I can think of is Wanda Guyton, who was on 2 WNBA Championship teams, but she WNBA numbers are no where near Courtney's.
  5. I would think a rivalry like that would continue as a non-conference series. I would think UConn would ask for a 2 for 1, with 2 games in Hartford, then the third game at Camping World Stadium to allow more of their fans to attend instead of playing on the UCF campus.
  6. Give one of them the 1st and 4th quarters. and the other the 2nd and 3rd. I don't care which one gets which set. It is important to not give one of them the first half and the other the second half, so that they both get a quarter with mostly starters in the game.
  7. If that doesn't work, feel free to join me at my tailgate party, at Portillo's on Fowler. (I've softened over the years, for me tailgating season starts in October)
  8. Actually, the state of florida has frozen tuition for all state schools for a number of years. They are all steals right now. Compare to private schools or paying out of state tuition for state schools in other states is what makes USF's tuition a steal. Like I said, not trying to start a war or attack the OP. We all do what we can, and the Bulls plate on the car is a good example of giving back and the football tickets might be as well.
  9. Not wanting to get in a personal argument, but I would say that tuition, taxes and season tickets are not a way of giving back. 1. Tuition is you purchasing your education. In state tuition in Florida is an insane good deal. You are actually receiving more than what you are spending. 2. taxes are mandatory by law, you are not making a choice to contribute to USF. Nor can you designate where your tax dollars support (ie- you are supporting UCF too) 3. Season ticket are an entertainment purchase - unless you buy the tickets to donate them to a charity, you are buying entertainment at a fair market price. Now - the license plate is giving back, because you pay a premium to have it that is a contribution. Unless you are in your first year and used a coupon or discount code (which removes the charitable portion in year 1). The tuition and season tickets are good things, don't get me wrong. Not a criticism, just wanting to say that if you love and appreciate USF, look for way to give beyond instances where the return you get equals or exceeds the money you spent.
  10. This is a Life Member benefit. Plus at the Homecoming parade, a party with food and beer for Life Members.
  11. It never was. There are three people who come over the PA during the game. HOT Band Announcer (who this thread is about) Stadium PA Person Game Host (Third Leg Greg most of the time)
  12. Foundation is just a bank for USF donations. If Athletics wishes to fire a coach and his contract owes him a buyout, then it will be up to Athletics to pay that money. I guess what I am saying is that don't think of Foundation as some separate group. Its not like USF can use donations made for library improvements to fire a football coach. Just because Athletics under Harlan structured the deal with Strong this way, don't think that money isn't coming from Athletics.
  13. If the listing doesn't say club access, I would assume it doesn't. If you want club access, call 1-800-GoBulls and talk about getting season tickets.
  14. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/goj646dqiGE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Couldn't figure it out, sorry.
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