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April 01, 2014

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NativeCane

What happens if you sandblast a sandblaster? #mindf*ckPosted by: The Dude | April 02, 2014 at 07:28 PM

He gets pizzed off and points his nozzle in you direction! LOL

Dem Canes!!!

Ohio_Cane

SOUP, reformat the computers with windows or whatever operating system you're using's original disc(s).

Ehow.com to see step by step how. Search "reformat PC"

AeroCane

Soup, Ohio, Canezitis, USAFCane - you guys get it. The rest either don't get it or are arguing for the sake of arguing. On a side note: VA - underwater porn!!?? Nice

CaneRock

Feliciano said something else that was interesting:

Feliciano said football players who live off campus receive -- as part of the "room and board" part of their scholarship -- a $1200 check each month for 10 months annually, which he said he uses toward rent, food and utilities.

He said having UM pay the players that amount in May and August, as well --- “when we don’t get checks” –-- would be helpful. “Just take care of us” that way, said Feliciano, whom Al Golden has identified as a near-certain starter.

CR: Now I know my wife had a tax refund with-held, because She took several classes in the summer, that She thought Her scholarship was gonna cover.
For those that had full rides, is it common not to receive aid in the Summer?

Lurker

What's an alagory?

Dude on a Pale Horse

What happens if you sandblast a sandblaster? #mindf*ck

NativeCane

Posted by: SOUP | April 02, 2014 at 05:38 PM

Bring your hard drives by one of my job sites and watch as one of my guys sandblast them to nothing!

UMike

A football player for example has twice as much work and responsibility as a normal student. Work out all year, Spring and Fall practices, game weeks, film study travel for games, bowl games, etc etc etc. And on top of all that need to have their grades up to date.

Posted by: UMike | April 02, 2014 at 01:19 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never went to college.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | April 02, 2014 at 03:13 PM

You're right... what was I thinking making a statement like this. Football players obviously dont have to practice, or play games, or film study, or travel on top of classwork and homework. Geez what was I thinking.

Dude on a Pale Horse

VA,

It sounds like you think that if it can't make someone else money then its not worth doing. Those degrees are only useless if the people getting them don't take it to a doctoral level. We certainly as a society need people to study these "less important" studies.

CaneRock

VAC, far as I know, Latin is important if you're pursuing a law degree.

Go Canes

Most of these kids come from under privileged homes and are looking to make a quick buck without going the street route...

Really?

CaneRock

WOW!, Noel Devine still has that speed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzKQEh1aUuM

Question...who was more exciting in HS, Devine, or Duke? I say it's a tie.

VA Cane

if you think about all the people going to college now...how many are getting useless degrees? Greek Mythology? History? Political Science? Underwater Porn? Latin?.....on and on....the world out here wants people who can do something solve a problem...cause either companies are bleeding $ or not making enough $......there is no need for some sap here on a foreign exchange visa to be able to read quote and translate Greek alagories while standing on his head with one eye gazing at Saturn......colleges are pretty over priced over valued over crowded its not like when i went in 1976....

RCCF

Why is now days that kids don't focus on education first. Hell, these kids are getting a free ride to any school they want. Most people would die to have that opportunity. Unionizing will destroy Miami as you know it, these kids just need to get there degrees first and worry about money after school.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 02, 2014 at 03:53 PM
---------REALITY- Most of these kids come from under privileged homes and are looking to make a quick buck without going the street route...for those that don't cut the mustard and end up with no NFL contract well we see what happens to them but I firmly believe kids care less about education because the majority of owners Never Finished School the Workers Do... s/o Bill Gates

RCCF

VA Cane

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

.....like the NFL and other sports organizations....no anti trust problems here!!! Keep making that money...non profit!!! LOL!!!

NCAA and ESPN both need to go.......they interfere with sports rather than enhance them....please somebody get rid of Mike "Goltick", Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless, Jemelle Hill, Michael Smith, Stuart Scott, Doug Gotlieb, Tim Kirtchen, Buster Olney, Kenny "Mange", Marcellus Wiley, Dan Le Batard and Pappy.........these people are so horrible....you despise their opinions and their face on the screen.....I cannot look at or listen to them.....I wish ESPN would go bankrupt.....just go away from tv one day.....those people have a monopoly on NCAA bowl games, now the playoff.... and are part of the problem what horrible reporters

CaneRock

Anyways LMAO!, non-UM news:

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Nearly two months after national signing day, defensive lineman Malik McDowell is officially a Spartan.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said he received McDowell's faxed letter of intent Tuesday night, ending days of speculation and drama.

"I'm happy that it's resolved," Dantonio said Wednesday.

McDowell announced his commitment to the Spartans on national signing day during a press conference at Southfield (Mich.) High but never faxed his letter of intent, which must be signed by a legal guardian. McDowell's mother, Joya Crowe, told several media outlets in the weeks following national signing day she did not want her son to attend Michigan State.

"I knew the family had concerns. They are legitimate concerns," Dantonio said. "What we had to do is, we had to be able to work through the process until everybody felt comfortable with this."

The 6-foot-6, 292-pound prospect was ranked the No. 1 in-state player by Rivals and 247Sports in the 2014 recruiting class. McDowell played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio and picked the Spartans over teams including Michigan, Ohio State and Florida State.

"The lines of communication stayed open throughout the entire process and I think, credit to his mother for doing that, because that's not easy to do," Dantonio said. "There's got to be a commitment. There certainly was a commitment that took place last night. There's got to be a commitment and we got that commitment on signing day and worked toward a resolution based on that fact."

McDowell had 89 tackles, eight sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior, earning first-team all-state honors from The Associated Press. Dantonio said he expects McDowell to contribute immediately as a true freshman next season.

"He has a unique ability. Obviously he's a big guy," Dantonio said. "His power, his speed, his athletic ability, his size are huge characteristics. But beyond that, you look at the intangibles, I think the guy's a doer."

Coming off a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl victory, Dantonio said he's never been involved in a recruitment that has gone on this long.

"You basically just try to not rock the boat too much," Dantonio said. "Be still and let the process take place. I think this is the best place for Malik McDowell."

Michigan State had the nation's top defense last season, which ended with a Rose Bowl win over Stanford. The Spartans (13-1) yielded just 159 yards in the final three quarters.

The Spartans have said goodbye to three All-Americans in cornerback Darqueze Dennard and linebackers Max Bullough and Denicos Allen. But standout defensive end Shilique Calhoun, named the Big Ten's top defensive lineman, will be back alongside McDowell.

CaneRock

Agree to disagree then. I don't think they're very competent at enforcing fairness, but I do think its something they care greatly about.

Posted by: The Dude | April 02, 2014 at 06:10 PM

TD, with all respect due, I disagree again. The only thing the NCAA cares about, is their 501c3 (tax free) status. Remember, the NCAA is a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, and all it's member schools fall under that tax free umbrella.

Old Skool

86 will call you tonight regarding weekend to make plans.

Go Canes


Bob Ferrante ‏@BobFerrante 6m
Fisher said O'Leary will miss rest of spring practice with the injuries. He didn't have any details of accident.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Agree to disagree then. I don't think they're very competent at enforcing fairness, but I do think its something they care greatly about.

Go Canes


Bob Ferrante ‏@BobFerrante 5m
Jimbo Fisher said Nick O'Leary is "skinned from head to toe" after another motorcycle accident. Also has injured ankle.

CaneRock

You're gonna have to tell me what you mean CR. If you are implying that the NCAA doesn't care about fairness in a situation like that, then I'd have some words to discribe you as well my friend.

Posted by: The Dude | April 02, 2014 at 05:48 PM

No, the Pimpin'-@$$-AA doesn't care about fairness. You must don't realize who they work for...you don't find it peculiar that we didn't get more serious sanctions, after the ACC Commish stepped in. IOWs, the conferences control the purse strings...IOWS, MONEY MOVE MOUNTAINS!

86Cane

Skool...thanks for that. Others?

What time you going to the PAAAK on Friday?

86Cane

GO BLUE, BABY, GO BLUE!

Old Skool

Soup

Removed the hard drives and drill holes in them or stick them in a bucket of water and let them rust. Then take the whole thing to the county dump. I would imagine your county has a section or bin for electronics. Hillsborough does.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Had to go blue, my phone logs me out of typepad for some reason.

The Dude

You're gonna have to tell me what you mean CR. If you are implying that the NCAA doesn't care about fairness in a situation like that, then I'd have some words to discribe you as well my friend.

CaneRock


But what the NCAA is scared of is a booster paying 100K for an autographed football for every starter at Oregon. So when a kid is trying to decide between Oregon State and Oregon, he's going to Oregon. Highest bidder football. I agree they enforce it very poorly, but they do it with this scenario in mind.

Posted by: The Dude | April 02, 2014 at 05:29 PM

You can't truly be this naïve, CAN YOU?!

The Dude

Ryan Williams' beard is my new favorite player.

SOUP

NEED SOME ADVICE:

I have three old computers that have info on them that I need to trash? Best way or place to do that officially and legally while protecting your private $$$ info?

SOUP

ST26 will be the one we tell our grandkids about. They'll be like no way gramps, we'll just smile 'cause we love them, but they have no idea.

Posted by: The Dude | April 02, 2014 at 05:31 PM

There IT is right there.

SOUP

Orrrrr, you can cheat on your wife...wreck your motorcycle while you're at it...lie to the law enforcement about it...lie to your employer about it...and STILL! get a $25M contract from that employer that you lied to (Louisville).

Posted by: CaneRock | April 02, 2014 at 05:24 PM

If it is TRUE that U can do all that then I been doing something WRONG! LOL

The Dude

ST26 will be the one we tell our grandkids about. They'll be like no way gramps, we'll just smile 'cause we love them, but they have no idea.

The Dude

Note to SOUP: How could we ever forget? Sean all time great!

The Dude

I agree Go Canes,

But what the NCAA is scared of is a booster paying 100K for an autographed football for every starter at Oregon. So when a kid is trying to decide between Oregon State and Oregon, he's going to Oregon. Highest bidder football. I agree they enforce it very poorly, but they do it with this scenario in mind.

The Dude

This whole thing isn't even the colleges fault. Its the NFL and NBA's fault not letting kids jump from HS. Why should the colleges have to fix it for the corporations?

CaneRock

What the NCAA does actually flies in the face of capitalism.

We are going to make BILLIONS off you but under no circumstances can you make anything more than what we allow you to make, which is nothing,

We will make millions off your jersey, but if you sell the one we gave you, we will suspend you.

We will sell your photos and image, but if you sign it for $10 you can no longer play not just here, but anywhere. And we will call you ungrateful, question your character and call you a cheater to boot.

Posted by: Go Canes | April 02, 2014 at 05:18 PM

Orrrrr, you can cheat on your wife...wreck your motorcycle while you're at it...lie to the law enforcement about it...lie to your employer about it...and STILL! get a $25M contract from that employer that you lied to (Louisville).

But naaaaaaah, it's all about the "Student"-Athlete...sure.

SOUP

Note To Sean Taylor: We Remember U!

SOUP

Go Canes...I don't expect you to "get it" or see or agree with my point of view so just stay calm and blog on!

Go Canes

What the NCAA does actually flies in the face of capitalism.

We are going to make BILLIONS off you but under no circumstances can you make anything more than what we allow you to make, which is nothing,

We will make millions off your jersey, but if you sell the one we gave you, we will suspend you.

We will sell your photos and image, but if you sign it for $10 you can no longer play not just here, but anywhere. And we will call you ungrateful, question your character and call you a cheater to boot.

SOUP

The big boys in whatever business you work for ALWAYS reap the benefits while U do the dirty work. Welcome to the real world.

Thank you, Management

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 02, 2014 at 04:39 PM

STOP making so much sense U damn Capitalist.

We need some pure Communism up in here!

SOUP

Soup, youre not gonna go watch DNo's rejuvinated defense chase Jamazz Squinston around on Nov. 15?

Posted by: NativeCane | April 02, 2014 at 04:15 PM

NEGATIVE.

I hate sold out games. If I can't move my seat around for good luck I ain't goin! Plus the FSU cheerleaders are hotter than UM's. That pizzes me off too.

I will be selling my tickets for anyone interested. Two seats, upper deck, on Canes side of the field with no sun in your face.

30CINCO

My colleagues and I make our company millions, yet we just get paid our salary. Do you think we get more than what we were offered when we were hired? No, except for the annual raise.
Posted by: Canezitis | April 02, 2014 at 04:53 PM
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Sure you can get a higher salary after being hired (excluding annual raises). I just did it myself, told my employer I deserved more money, spelled out the reasons, and they gave it to me. I can negotiate for myself, and if they didn't give me what I was looking for, I would have left and gone someplace that would give it to me. I wouldn't have to sit out a year before going to that other company either.

Ohio_Cane

Who is arguing the schools don't make a ton of money?

Go Canes

Canezitis the difference is people aren't paying millions annually to wear a jersey with your name on it or billions to watch you do what you do in person or on TV.

The kids are the show, the end product, the reason people care. It's a totally different situation.

30CINCO

Posted by: Go Canes | April 02, 2014 at 04:34 PM
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In addition to all that you have stated, there is also a bump in enrollment at the schools, just because of football/basketball, more money to the schools.

Keoki


Sat, Nov 15: Florida State NOT GOING

Posted by: SOUP | April 02, 2014 at 03:54 PM

Wait a minute, April Fools was yesterday.
What am I missing here?

F'the Turds!
GO CANES!!!

Canezitis

My colleagues and I make our company millions, yet we just get paid our salary. Do you think we get more than what we were offered when we were hired? No, except for the annual raise. As a student athlete, the scholarship is your initial salary. Don't forget the perks: groupies, free meals, etc. Now I do think they they should receive a stipend for food during the breaks, but that's it.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol Go Canes that figure on the ACC is now old because that was before Notre Lame joined and the swap of Maryland going out and Louisville coming in the new ACC deal will be about 20 million per team before the other money is figured in. But good stuff indeed.

USAFCane

I believe the NCAA/Schools will hold firm on the status quo. High schoolers will have a choice, go to a college as they exist today and accept it for what it is. Or, don't go, find another route to the NFL/NBA. All I know is that OSU/Bama/LSU ect will still play in front on 100K regardless of who is wearing their uniform. Athletes need to be wary, don't bite the hand that feeds you.

With that said, I still believe an athlete should be able to make money off their name as long as it is free from their college. My example is Manzel should be able to sign footballs and get paid. Unfortunately this become a slippery slope, a booster give Manzel 100K to sign footballs if he come to A+M. Again, if both athletes and colleges are not careful and the filed become more unfair that it already is, the sport will die IMO.

Go Canes

Think about these numbers. In the ACC that's $17 million per school BEFORE you've sold a ticket, collected booster money, sold a jersey, hat or license plate, made money on concessions and received a payout from a bowl game.

Does anyone think it's not fair for players to get a piece of this at this point?

This is big, big, big business now. It's not even close to what it was even 5-10 years ago.

Ohio_Cane

I'd trade EVERY SINGLE ONE of these athletes their "work" and education for my work, pay and student loans. ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.

Dear "Employees",

Newsflash: The big boys in whatever business you work for ALWAYS reap the benefits while U do the dirty work. Welcome to the real world.

Thank you, Management

VA Cane

I will say this....ST was a great man....what a hitter player.....but it did not matter that he played for the Redskins.....so what? I never ever consider him a Redskin.....he never was...always a top notch Cane!!!! ST26, Rohan Marley and Rusty Meadearis and KD11 are my favorite Canes....all do no talk just played their asses off....great people!!!!

Go Canes


RIGHTS AND TIERS -- AN EXPLANATION
First-tier rights are for football and/or basketball games broadcast nationally.

Second-tier rights are for football and/or basketball games not selected by the first-tier rights holder.

Third-tier rights are any games not selected by the first- or second-tier rights holders and rights for all sports other than football and basketball and can include digital rights. These rights are often sold on a per-school basis (not negotiated by the conference as a whole) and often go to regional networks (Comcast Sports Southeast, Raycom, or SportsNet New York, for example). They can also be reserved for networks like the Big Ten Network and the Longhorn Network.

Deals are now being done for multiple tiers, though. For example, the Pac-12's new deal with ESPN and FOX covers first- and second-tier rights. And the ACC's deal covers football, men's and women's basketball, Olympic sports and all conference championship games. Basically, it's an all-inclusive package with a sublicensing arrangement in place with Raycom for games not broadcast by ESPN.


BIG 12

First- and second-tier rights: $2.6 billion, ESPN/FOX, 13 years through 2024-25
Per-year average: $200 million
Per-school, per-year average: $20 million


PAC-12

First- and second-tier rights: $3 billion, ESPN/FOX, 12 years through 2023-24
Per-year average: $250 million
Per-school, per-year average: $20.8 million



SEC

First-tier rights: $825 million, CBS, 15 years through 2023-24 (negotiations ongoing)
Second-tier rights: $2.25 billion, ESPN, 15 years through 2023-24 (negotiations ongoing)
Per-year average: $205 million (negotiations ongoing)
Per-school, per-year average: $14.6 million (negotiations ongoing)


BIG TEN

First-tier rights: $1 billion, ESPN, 10 years through 2016-17
Second-tier rights: $2.8 billion, Big Ten Network, 25 years through 2031-32
Select basketball rights: (minimum of 24 games, men’s tournament semifinal and championship games): $72 million, CBS, six years through 2016-17
Football championship game: $145 million, FOX, six years through 2016
Per-year average: $248.2 million
Per-school, per-pear average: $20.7 million


ACC

First-, second- and third-tier rights: $3.6 billion, ESPN, 15 years through 2026-27
Per-year average: $240 million
Per-school, per-year average: $17.1 million

FORMER BIG EAST

First-tier rights: $126 million, ESPN, seven years for basketball (2013-2020); six years for football (2014-2020)
Second-tier rights: Basketball, $54 million, CBS, six years through 2012-13 (negotiations ongoing)

The Dude

What are these players classifying as "work?" Going to school, playing a game and preparing for the NFL draft is work? Again, I'm all for a little more in the scholarship, but to think this is work, I just don't get it. I can understand the blight of the Walmart employee. I can understand what the McDonald's worker's complaint is. I can't wrap my head around the student athlete's arguement in all this.

Go Canes


ESPN has acquired the rights to the new college football playoff, the network announced on Wednesday.

The deal is for 12 years and, according to SportsBusiness Daily, the deal is expected to be worth about $500 million per year.

Go Canes

With a $10.8 billion TV contract, the NCAA “March Madness” basketball tournament is one of the most lucrative sports deals in the world for its beneficiaries: the collegesand universities that comprise the NCAA.

Go Canes

Does a "regular" student generate MILLIONS of dollars for their school?

Pretty sure the kid slinging burgers at shake shack on the side isn't helping generate record TV and bowl contracts for their schools.

Canezitis

How about this: A football/basketball player GETS to play the sprt they love AND get a world class education for FREE! A regular student pays about $50k a year, probably has to work part time, and if they're on scholarship, they have to maintain a certain GPA as well. I agree with soup and am sick of players whining about playing a GAME and not getting their due. Grow up.

NativeCane

Soup, youre not gonna go watch DNo's rejuvinated defense chase Jamazz Squinston around on Nov. 15?

Dem Canes!!!

Terrance Sullivan

September 6 FAMU: Going
September 13 ARK ST: Not Going
September 27 DUKE: Going
October 4th at Georgia Tech: Going
October 11 Cincinatti: Not Going
November 1st North Carolina: Going
November 15th Florida State: Going
November 29th Pittsburgh: Going

30CINCO

Overall, I would grade this draft class a D as a whole. Guys like Linder and Hurns can contribute on teams, Morris can make a team due to his arm strength. Seantrel is the main guy tho, has the most potential of all due to his size, IMO.

As it stands now, I believe next years class will be the one to start the new 1st round draft streak. With good years, its possible we have multiple 1st rounders. FYI - technically his first recruiting class, not too shabby for a HC who has had his "development" skills questioned.

SOUP

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously has never had a Dos Equis with Chuck Norris.

Posted by: trianglecane | April 02, 2014 at 03:48 PM

That is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never met the most interesting man in the world.

SOUP

I'm just trying to figure out if I'm doing it right... LOL

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 02, 2014 at 03:43 PM

U did it wrong! I actually HAVE had several Mark Light shakes. Try again? LOL

SOUP

Sat, Sep 06: Florida A&M GOING

Sat, Sep 13: Arkansas State NOT GOING

Sat, Sep 27: Duke GOING

Sat, Oct 11: Cincinnati GOING

Sat, Nov 01: North Carolina GOING

Sat, Nov 15: Florida State NOT GOING

Sat, Nov 22: Virginia GOING

Sat, Nov 29: Pittsburgh GOING

thirstybuzzardcane

Why is now days that kids don't focus on education first. Hell, these kids are getting a free ride to any school they want. Most people would die to have that opportunity. Unionizing will destroy Miami as you know it, these kids just need to get there degrees first and worry about money after school.

trianglecane

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never went to college.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | April 02, 2014 at 03:13 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never played a sport in college.

Posted by: Lurker | April 02, 2014 at 03:30 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only people who could make statements like these obviously never ran a Miami Hurricanes sports blog.

Posted by: 86Cane | April 02, 2014 at 03:35 PM
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This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never tried a Mark Light Shake.
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This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously has never had a Dos Equis with Chuck Norris.

The Dude

Lmao!

Go Canes

Just got back to my desk after dropping off a huge load of BS.

That's about it.

Ohio_Cane

whoa, that HUGE pile of BS game looks fun...

Posted by: 30CINCO | April 02, 2014 at 03:40 PM
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I'm just trying to figure out if I'm doing it right... LOL

^^^^^^^^ Anyone? Anyone? Can o' corn!!

30CINCO

whoa, that HUGE pile of BS game looks fun...

Ohio_Cane

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never went to college.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | April 02, 2014 at 03:13 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never played a sport in college.

Posted by: Lurker | April 02, 2014 at 03:30 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only people who could make statements like these obviously never ran a Miami Hurricanes sports blog.

Posted by: 86Cane | April 02, 2014 at 03:35 PM
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This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never tried a Mark Light Shake.

86Cane

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never went to college.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | April 02, 2014 at 03:13 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never played a sport in college.

Posted by: Lurker | April 02, 2014 at 03:30 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only people who could make statements like these obviously never ran a Miami Hurricanes sports blog.

Lurker

A football player for example has twice as much work and responsibility as a normal student. Work out all year, Spring and Fall practices, game weeks, film study travel for games, bowl games, etc etc etc. And on top of all that need to have their grades up to date.

Posted by: UMike | April 02, 2014 at 01:19 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never went to college.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | April 02, 2014 at 03:13 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never played a sport in college.

86Cane

Kids will go to the schools with the richest boosters and the game will truly become championships to the highest bidder.

Posted by: The Dude | April 02, 2014 at 03:08 PM

Say hello to the New York Yankees of college football?

The Dude

^^^ @Cinco ^^^

The Dude

Oh, sh!t. I see it now. Thanks.

The Dude

Go Canes,

Very true, however I'd argue there's a lot of upside in all of those guys, save Highsmith. Next year will be the most draftable class we've had in a long time. Also, yeah, a ton of work is still needed to get back to that level, I'm just not so sure Al is the guy to do it. Especially not the with how his defenses play.

Go Canes

It can be true and untrue. Lots of kids go to school and that's it, while others have to work full time just to afford it.

The latter has it just as bad or worse, the former not so much...

30CINCO

No Brandon Linder Cinco?

Posted by: The Dude | April 02, 2014 at 03:09 PM
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Yeah, he is on the list.

The Dude

I know another big gripe is if a student at the school on a scholarship in the music program, wants to make an album and sell it he can, but a football player can't... etc. There's a lot of different examples out there. Well maybe in the sake of fairness, that kid should have his scholarship in jeopardy also. If you're paying your own way... whatever, when your not, there are rules to prevent cheating. Don't like it? Then get serious about your education and don't bank on football.

Gin & Tonic

A football player for example has twice as much work and responsibility as a normal student. Work out all year, Spring and Fall practices, game weeks, film study travel for games, bowl games, etc etc etc. And on top of all that need to have their grades up to date.

Posted by: UMike | April 02, 2014 at 01:19 PM

This is a HUGE pile of BS. The only person that can make a statement like this obviously never went to college.

Go Canes

Wow that is some pro day roster.

We are a long way from the days when 30 NFL scouts attended and walked away in amazement.

Lots and lots of work still left to be done here.

The Dude

No Brandon Linder Cinco?

Go Canes

The U just sent me a pretty sweet Hurricane Club 2014 license plate.

Nice to see them doing a little extra to show their gratitude.

The Dude

Great blogging today everyone.

The student athlete was invented because schools no longer wanted to compete with actual students anymore. So the schools turned into football factories, creating the best talent out there. There was a time when the CF teams would beat the pro teams. The NFL benefited the most from this system. Now we've gotten to where we are today. Kids HAVE to go to college for 2 reasons. 1) Its the rules. NFL prevents the HS to pro jump. 2) Colleges are the free way to develop and prove your skill. Kids could just go to a for profit football camp for 3 years and pay out the @ss for training.

In my opinion these kids are getting a great deal from the colleges when you consider the NFL is the one barring the HS jump. I also believe the deal could be better for these kids, like I've said about suits, cars and dinners. Hell give evey kid on any scholarship a computer and a cell phone for all I care. I think a scholarship should be a BIG deal. They've earned it making grades and busting their @sses in HS. In NO WAY, again just my opinion, NO WAY should a back door be opened to booster money. If these kids are allowed to make $$$ off their own likeness, this is exactly what will happen. Kids will go to the schools with the richest boosters and the game will truly become championships to the highest bidder. This is what the NCAA is trying to prevent. Now I hate the NCAA in how they apply their "justice," but I agree with what they do overall. They need to be overhauled.

30CINCO

Miami Pro Day, tomorrow April 3rd : Steven Morris, Seantrel, Brandon, Allen Hurns, AJ Highsmith

Go Canes

Miami Herald Sports‏@HeraldSports·36 mins
Miami Dolphins sign former Miami Hurricanes offensive lineman Jason Fox http://hrld.us/QG240d

CaneRock

“Why,” asked Bryce Jordan, the president emeritus of Penn State, “should a university be an advertising medium for your industry?”

Vaccaro did not blink. “They shouldn’t, sir,” he replied. “You sold your souls, and you’re going to continue selling them. You can be very moral and righteous in asking me that question, sir,” Vaccaro added with irrepressible good cheer, “but there’s not one of you in this room that’s going to turn down any of our money. You’re going to take it. I can only offer it.”


http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/10/the-shame-of-college-sports/308643/

30CINCO

Lots of good info to some questions that have been asked:

"Q. Is this mostly about players being paid?

A. No, at least in the short term. Huma’s group appears to be focused on other issues.

Among their demands are expanding medical coverage and making sure that athletic scholarships line up with how much it actually costs to attend college. More safeguards for head injuries are high on the list. There is also an interest in making sure the system for investigating rule violations is fair.

Players are likely to look to open other avenues through which they can be paid. For example, they want to be able to accept corporate sponsorships. Negotiating a share of revenue, as the professional sports unions have done, could happen at some point. But several other lawsuits aimed at the N.C.A.A. are more focused on directly paying college athletes."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/sports/ncaafootball/a-primer-on-northwestern-players-quest-to-unionize.html?hpw&rref=sports&_r=0

86Cane

NativeCane tries to launch boat at ramp and completely submerges his truck in lake:

http://www.wideopenspaces.com/boat-launch-fail/

UMike

haha

86Cane

but you know what they say about opinions lol

Posted by: UMike | April 02, 2014 at 01:58 PM

Yes, most of the people I know say that:

"Opinions are like UMike. Everybody has one."

LOL

86Cane

CR...I read somewhere that only about 12 of the 120 major college athletic programs make $$$ overall. Of course, football generates the most revenue but the overall athletic budget results in a loss for the school.

UMike

86... you're way off base man... but you know what they say about opinions lol

86Cane

Right 86.. cause your logic is 100% flawless haha

Posted by: UMike | April 02, 2014 at 01:50 PM

Thank U for recognizing the OBVIOUS!

CaneRock

SOUP & Ohio_Cane...simple question, does the school not recoup most, or all of that scholarship money...yes or no?!

86Cane

A football player for example has twice as much work and responsibility as a normal student. Work out all year, Spring and Fall practices, game weeks, film study travel for games, bowl games, etc etc etc. And on top of all that need to have their grades up to date.

Posted by: UMike | April 02, 2014 at 01:19 PM

Yes, as we all know the poor little dears do not CHOOSE to play football and are FORCED into doing all of this against their will and with the hopes of becoming millionaires in the NFL. Sad, I know, very sad.

CaneRock...How about this: The players should PAY the university back for all of their college scholarship expenses upon signing their first NFL contract? I mean they would have never had the opportunity to play in the NFL without the college giving them a scholarship and FREE coaching, training, nutrition, academic support, housing, etc. right?

Ohio_Cane

Dolphins signed Jason Fox. Welcome home!

Ohio_Cane

Pay...17-18 Y/Os in particular.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 02, 2014 at 01:48 PM
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If a player of that age is capable of competing with athletes at the professional level, and some are (Hello Messi, Naymar, etc) I'm more than fine with it. I'd feel the same about the NBA and NFL as well if it were allowed here. If they're good enough to go straight from HS to the Pro's, let them. Lebron hasn't done too bad, has he?

Granted, that would hurt the college game and the pro game at the same time here where college athletics are gigantic compared to Europe.

Look at college basketball compared to football. Football is far more popular in college than basketball. Why? Fans of certain teams (Kentucky!) knows the guys they follow will be gone after 1 season. College football fans KNOW their favorite players will be there for a minimum 3 years.

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