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New Website

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by iambrutus, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    A few guys here at work and I have registered a new domain name and will be getting the site built ASAP.

    www.ginn4heisman.com

    We wanted to get it as fast as possible to start campaigning for next season. if anyone would like to contribute to the site, please PM me.
     
  2. WangHo

    WangHo O-State.com

    Hey just so you know, some guys did the same thing down here for Adrian Peterson at ou. I know they got into some hot water with the NCAA. Not sure what the outcome was, but you may want to investigate that.
     
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Actually, IIRC, they didn't get into any hot water with the NCAA because they didn't fall under the domain of the NCAA. I don't think the kid that did the site was even on OU student...just a fan. The NCAA can't do jack shit to anyone about a website which focuses on a current college player unless the player and/or his school directly profit/benefit from it.

    In fact, here is the website.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2004
  4. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    trust me, i will have a disclaimer that says the only person getting paid from this site is MoC!
     
  5. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Not to be contrary, because I don't know the specifics of the rule... but there was an issue with the McNutt for Heisman T-shirts even though Richard was not involved with them because they were making a profit by using his name. Remember, the NCAA wants to license products too.... My point is... be absolutely sure before you accept any money.... As a matter of fact, I imagine the Ohio State Compliance Office would probably be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

    (614) 292-2681
     
  6. WangHo

    WangHo O-State.com

    Yeah, it had to do with making a profit off a player and also elevating him to a clebrity status. One of the NCCA's recent goals has been to try and bring the student-atheletes down on level with the common student. With their changes to recruiting and what not.

    If its done w/o the school's knowledge I don't see the problem. But you never know with the NCAA.
     
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I think what iambrutus meant by contributing to his site was helping out with input (graphics, information, help with code, etc.). Even if some folks were to give him money to start up the site, it wouldn't be like iambrutus was making a profit...although I myself would steer clear of asking for any monetary donations, just for reasons you brought up.
     
  8. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Make sure you at least list where the images are from that you have "stolen" and posted on your site once you do so. I would definitely steer clear of posting scans of magazine covers as these guys have done, but that's just my opinion. Definitely make sure to give Davidson credit for any photos, and be ready for him to ask you not to post them. Also steer clear of stuff like the Leinhart/AD banner they ripped off of espn.com

    Overall good luck, just giving you some tips on what to avoid (tho most of the time no one cares if you do)
     
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    With all the talented graphics folks we have on this site, I'm sure that iambrutus should have no problems in getting top-notch graphics designed for his site. As for Davidson's photos, as long as he posts them with Davidson's disclaimer in the photo intact, plus a general acknowledgement on the main page and/or pages his images are on, shouldn't be much of a problem.
     
  10. aglickman

    aglickman Hewlett Harbor Buck

    If you need anything with a logo like hats, t-shirts. stickers you name it my company handles all that - we can make anything you want for your website - what if any money you make off this website you donate to the Glenville Football team
     
  11. iambrutus

    iambrutus Screw Blue

    i know a guy that makes bumperstickers that are great quality, i contacted him to see what we could do, maybe a few different designs...


    thanks for all of the advise/feedback, i will let you all know how it goes...
     
  12. ntd

    ntd Newbie

    When I was in the dorm we made sweatshirts and stuff for our program and Compliance wanted us to PAY to use the name Ohio State on our sweatshirts, even though it was a dorm program. What sense does it make for OSU to charge OSU to use the name OSU, fuck those guys
     
  13. Ginn4Heisman

    Ginn4Heisman Newbie

    i am ready to help with what ever you need. I am a work on my companies website so I can help you out with any of the coding that you might need!


    Let me know if you need any help!!

    Ginn4Heisman!!!


    I was actually thinking of doing a site like this for him but I was afraid of getting sued.
     

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