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Big Ten Commissioner Jim .. umm .. Delany (official thread)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Alan, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    As soon as Mark Emmett donates his $1.7 million salary to the general scholarship fund, I'll agree with. you
  2. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Senior

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  3. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    Umm. That big 12 name would have served us some good last season. I hope they never change the big ten name. Respect to tradition. Sorry penn state.
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  4. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Pumpkin penn state. No "sorry" from me.
  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Special interview with Jim Delany tonight on BTN at 7:30 on heels of COP/C statement for B1G reforms.

  6. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    Really liked what Jim had to say, and actually agreed with his approach on comparing athletics/athletes to performance arts. As someone who self-identified as a musician during HS and college (and really, my life was more about music than my other classes, they were just other crap I had to do to continue music), I found that comparison and how he articulated it very apt.
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: If a student-athlete leaves for a pro career before graduating, the guarantee of a scholarship remains firm. Whether a professional career materializes, and regardless of its length, we will honor a student’s scholarship when his or her playing days are over. Again, we want students to graduate.

    I absolutely do not agree with that one. If a player willing leaves school to pursue a professional career; I don't think the school should have any more obligation to provide financial aid to continue his/her education after their pro career is over. The 4 year athletic scholarship "contract" should be a 2 way street; if the athletic willing leaves school to pursue a professional career before he or she graduates, they broke the contract. In that case there shouldn't be any future obligation on the schools part to fund the athlete's academics if at some time in the future the athlete decides he/she wants to return to school to pursue a degree. Now if a player has to (willingly) leave school for some reason such as a personal and/or immediate family accident/illness and wants to return after a "full recovery", etc.; then in cases like that the scholarship should remain firm.
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  8. Mike80

    Mike80 Avenge Woody

    I'm really starting to think scholarships need to be reduced or go away entirely. Ed O'Bannon's lawsuit is the end of college sports as we know it. Hope he's happy in his bitterness for not being good enough to last in the NBA by ruining it for literally thousands of D-1A athletes.
  9. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Ohio St has already had this for years though. Clark Kellogg, Mike Doss, RJ Umberger, and Katie Smith are all examples of athletes that abandoned undergrad to go pro and came back to OSU to finish their degrees for free.
  10. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    Agreed they are just throwing shit at the wall and hoping it makes the lawsuit go away.
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  11. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Tradition would have the Buckeyes in The Western Conference until 1936 when Chicago dropped out and the name became The Big Nine. The Big Ten name wasn't used until Michigan State joined in 1949.
  12. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Let's kick out Rutgers, Maryland, Penn State, Nebraska, Michigan State, and Ohio State, and bring back Chicago. Put this thing back to the way it was in 1910. (Or whatever year before Ohio State joined.)
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    I really don't have any knowledge and/or facts on who has come back to earn their degree, who paid for it, and how much was paid. However, (needless to say) not knowing anything about the topic has never kept anyone else from posting on Buckeye Planet :biggrin:, so here goes.....

    I would think that all four athletes you mentioned could have easily afforded to pay their own way. Each has had or was having a very successful pro career and (if they didn't waste their salaries) should have had a high 6 or 7 figure savings account. Hopefully we just paid for tuition/books and didn't cover living expenses, etc. I will say I would be more inclined to pay for Doss and Smith who only left after using up there entire 4 years of athletic eligibility than for Kellogg and Umberger who left early, etc. And YES, I'm sure there were other athletes who left early and didn't end up having a successful pro career that wanted to continue their education too.

    Basically I just think Ohio State could better use the money to cover tuition expenses of other deserving students who otherwise would not be able to be in school without the assistance, etc.
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  14. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Script’ posted this article in the Rutgers game-thread. Reposting here because it contains this gem:

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  15. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Ummm, well... we could kick Sate Penn out of the conference and be the B1G based on state count.

    Edit: And fuck State Penn.
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