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Best expansion article yet...


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http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news;_ylt=Al1msgM33TzmZ4UFX2WVdvw5nYcB?slug=dw-expansion060610

Doesn't sound very promising for us OR the B.E. from his perspective... very good read...

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Yeah-great article; why not sit tight and add in the schools left behind...hopefully Doug is kissing that ACC booty just in case

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  Nice explanation.  It would help to keep the status quo.

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a great view on the true motives.  make money, and make sure you dont

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All this talk about more big money for schools with conference realignments; I'm waiting for some of the student-athletes to raise their hands and ask: "where's our cut of the money?"

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All this talk about more big money for schools with conference realignments; I'm waiting for some of the student-athletes to raise their hands and ask: "where's our cut of the money?"

They've done that every few years and the response is always the same -- it's called a scholarship.

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All this talk about more big money for schools with conference realignments; I'm waiting for some of the student-athletes to raise their hands and ask: "where's our cut of the money?"

They've done that every few years and the response is always the same -- it's called a scholarship.

Yes, and every year that excuse for indentured servitude gets a little more rediculous.  Seriously, most degrees aren't worth the paper they are printed on.  These athletes (not as students, but as athletes) make millions for the schools, conferences, netowrks and the NFL playing for nothing but a "scholorship".  It's time they get treated and paid like the minor league professional athletes they are. 

And where do conferences get off claiming broadcasting rights to these games?!?  These are mostly public universities utilizing tax dollars to fund teams, playing at tax dollar funded venues.  These kids are no more than slaves. 

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All this talk about more big money for schools with conference realignments; I'm waiting for some of the student-athletes to raise their hands and ask: "where's our cut of the money?"

They've done that every few years and the response is always the same -- it's called a scholarship.

Yes, and every year that excuse for indentured servitude gets a little more ridiculous.  Seriously, most degrees aren't worth the paper they are printed on.   These athletes (not as students, but as athletes) make millions for the schools, conferences, networks and the NFL playing for nothing but a "scholarship".  It's time they get treated and paid like the minor league professional athletes they are. 

And where do conferences get off claiming broadcasting rights to these games?!?  These are mostly public universities utilizing tax dollars to fund teams, playing at tax dollar funded venues.  These kids are no more than slaves. 

I don't think students should get paid to play sports, but I do think they should be allowed to receive an allowance of some sort.  remember if you are a student athlete according to the NCAA you can not have a job at the same time.  so a 200 to 300 allowance every month wouldn't be ridiculous at all

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All this talk about more big money for schools with conference realignments; I'm waiting for some of the student-athletes to raise their hands and ask: "where's our cut of the money?"

They've done that every few years and the response is always the same -- it's called a scholarship.

Yes, and every year that excuse for indentured servitude gets a little more rediculous.  Seriously, most degrees aren't worth the paper they are printed on.   These athletes (not as students, but as athletes) make millions for the schools, conferences, netowrks and the NFL playing for nothing but a "scholorship".  It's time they get treated and paid like the minor league professional athletes they are. 

And where do conferences get off claiming broadcasting rights to these games?!?  These are mostly public universities utilizing tax dollars to fund teams, playing at tax dollar funded venues.  These kids are no more than slaves. 

Right. The women's golf team are slaves.  Or the Men's cross country team.

Very few schools - if ANY - use "tax dollars" to fund their teams.  The only "tax dollars" USF uses are the sales taxes collected on tickets - which by Florida law have to be used to fund women's sports programs.

Also, other than football, all of USF's facilities have no tax dollars in them.  The same is true for Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCF, etc.  I would expect the same is true at almost every college.

Student athletes should never be paid for playing sports.  If they want to be paid, go pro.  That is their option and they can do that at any time - including right out of high school.  Baseball players do it. Golfers do it.  Tennis players do it.  Basketball players do it (although not in the NBA any longer).  Football players CAN do it (CFL? UFL? AFL?).

You go to college to get a degree.  Plain and simple.  You want to be paid? Go pro.

The most - most - I could ever see happening is some kind of allowance for endorsements.  Allow the Tim Tebow's of the world to collect $$ from signing with Nike or Gatorade (with the school acting as agent, and requiring a significant portion into a trust fund only released when the player graduates).  Then even non-revenue athletes can make a little extra $$ by endorsing local businesses (a women's golfer doing a commercial for the local golf store, the star softball player doing commercials for a local spa, etc).

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All this talk about more big money for schools with conference realignments; I'm waiting for some of the student-athletes to raise their hands and ask: "where's our cut of the money?"

They've done that every few years and the response is always the same -- it's called a scholarship.

Yes, and every year that excuse for indentured servitude gets a little more rediculous.  Seriously, most degrees aren't worth the paper they are printed on.   These athletes (not as students, but as athletes) make millions for the schools, conferences, netowrks and the NFL playing for nothing but a "scholorship".  It's time they get treated and paid like the minor league professional athletes they are. 

And where do conferences get off claiming broadcasting rights to these games?!?  These are mostly public universities utilizing tax dollars to fund teams, playing at tax dollar funded venues.  These kids are no more than slaves. 

Right. The women's golf team are slaves.  Or the Men's cross country team.

Very few schools - if ANY - use "tax dollars" to fund their teams.  The only "tax dollars" USF uses are the sales taxes collected on tickets - which by Florida law have to be used to fund women's sports programs.

Also, other than football, all of USF's facilities have no tax dollars in them.  The same is true for Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCF, etc.  I would expect the same is true at almost every college.

Student athletes should never be paid for playing sports.  If they want to be paid, go pro.  That is their option and they can do that at any time - including right out of high school.  Baseball players do it. Golfers do it.  Tennis players do it.  Basketball players do it (although not in the NBA any longer).  Football players CAN do it (CFL? UFL? AFL?).

You go to college to get a degree.  Plain and simple.  You want to be paid? Go pro.

The most - most - I could ever see happening is some kind of allowance for endorsements.  Allow the Tim Tebow's of the world to collect $$ from signing with Nike or Gatorade (with the school acting as agent, and requiring a significant portion into a trust fund only released when the player graduates).  Then even non-revenue athletes can make a little extra $$ by endorsing local businesses (a women's golfer doing a commercial for the local golf store, the star softball player doing commercials for a local spa, etc).

to be fair, booster donations are tax deductible(80%). That means roughly 20% of donations are actually money that could go to the federal government in taxes.

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