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Michael Drake (Former OSU President)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BayBuck, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    How much do you think Drake benches?
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  2. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    How much does Urban weigh?

    Too soon?

    Thump likes this.
  3. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Is this the Michael Drake thread or the OSU President thread?
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  4. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Dr. Drake's thank you and farewell message on his last day as president:

    I always liked the guy.
    Fungo Squiggly likes this.
  5. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Think he takes too much criticism for how he handled the Urban thing. That one was on Urban. Urban dookied his bed, if you do that you can't be mad if someone throws out your sheets and makes you sleep outside for a few nights.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Remember ol' Dr. Michael Drake? Love him? Hate him? Harbor a very specific and weird personal vendetta against him?

    Well, no matter how you remember his tenure as president, he's going to appear at a U.S. Senate hearing today to talk about "Exploring a Compensation Framework for Intercollegiate Athletes," along with a bunch of other collegiate luminaries. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey should be there, along with former player Eric Winston and a few others.

    The action starts at 10 AM, and if you're interested in seeing what all is said, the hearing can be streamed via this link:

    Testimony of Dr. Michael Drake President Emeritus,
    The Ohio State University
    Chair, NCAA Board of Governors
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    In response to a query from Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) who described the document signed by Ohio State student-athletes as a “liability waiver,” Drake – who concluded his tenure as Ohio State president on Tuesday but is still the chairman of the NCAA's Board of Governors – refuted that description and, as athletic director Gene Smith and other Ohio State representatives have said previously, said the Buckeye Pledge will not used as a legal waiver for the university.

    “They did not sign a liability waiver. That's not true. It's a pledge that all of our students are going to be signing to basically follow the good public health guidelines that you and I and everyone should follow to help protect us against the pandemic,” Drake said. “In fact, the guidelines are exactly parallel to the CDC-issued guidelines that came out just yesterday. And what the pledge says is that you'll wear a mask when you're in public, you'll wash your hands, you'll keep six feet of distance and if you become ill, you'll report this to people to allow you to be protected.

    “Specifically in the pledge, it says that whether or not you participate will not affect your scholarship, so it's a pledge not a waiver, which I would not support.”
  8. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Sounds like this senator gets her news from Paul Finebaum
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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