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Worked on tournaments for our local university for a few years. And having grown up and lived in college towns, I do feel that universities can be positive factors for community pride, economic drivers for their communities, and centers for advanced education. 

But, as far as the NCAA goes, sometimes the obvious might escape us and produce questionable expectations. 

What should we expect when we have a large governing body, negotiating billion dollar contracts, overseeing amateur athletics?

Perhaps a new perspective needs to be taken for all those involved, no longer amateur, it’s big business now. 

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

And the University of Maryland, too, with the death of a football player earlier this summer. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/a-football-player-died-and-all-of-the-university-of-m...

 

I worked in the Maryland athletic department in the 80s when Len Bias died. Investigations found a whole host of improprieties and violations. Lefty Dreisell was fired, the Chancellor stepped down, the Athletic Director as well. The new leadership vowed change. But it never really did. Money is the only thing that matters. 


I'm a big sports fan but I'm also the Father of 5 children who are all carrying a lot of College Loan debt - name 3 Pro Athletes that have contributed anything to our Society as a whole in the last 25 years  - any Scientific or Medical Contributions - how about Technology or Math or Engineering - if you exclude commercials and and sports commentary - what do they contribute to society -  I cant think of one major contribution by a major athlete that has made life better for the human race or even just Americans 

 

Yet almost the entire focus of the majority of colleges around the country is sports and most athletes get a free education while every other kid pays for the coaches humongous salaries - the enormous venues - the spectacular extraordinary presentations on game day - now many will tell you about all the TV Money that these schools get from major broadcasters- that's true but a majority of it goes right back into the Sports Product the schools are selling

 

Its doubly sickening when you see how small a price coaches and sports administrators pay today compared to just a decade ago 

 

 

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And the University of Maryland, too, with the death of a football player earlier this summer. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/a-football-player-died-and-all-of-the-university-of-m...

 

I worked in the Maryland athletic department in the 80s when Len Bias died. Investigations found a whole host of improprieties and violations. Lefty Dreisell was fired, the Chancellor stepped down, the Athletic Director as well. The new leadership vowed change. But it never really did. Money is the only thing that matters. 

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If anyone ever had any Question about whether College is about Education or Making Lots of Money

 

All you have to do is look at what's happened just this year at just one of these Big Money Making Machines - never mind the other Sexual Scandal at Michigan State

 

OHIO STATE

 

1. Urban Meyer Asked How to Delete Texts as Damning Ohio State Report Came Out: Investigators

 

In the minutes after a damning report broke about what Urban Meyer knew about his assistant’s history of domestic violence, the Ohio State head coach asked the university’s head of football operations how he could delete text messages older than one year from his cellphone, investigators reported Wednesday. An Aug. 1 bombshell from reporter Brian McMurphy broke the news of texts exchanged between the ex-wife of assistant coach Zach Smith and Meyer’s wife, Shelley, in which Mrs. Meyer stated she would discuss her claims of abuse with the head coach. According to the report, “Upon seeing this report when it first came out (at about 10:17 a.m.), Brian Voltolini, who was on the practice field with Coach Meyer went to speak with him, commenting that this was ‘a bad article.’ The two discussed at that time whether the media could get access to Coach Meyer’s phone, and specifically discussed how to adjust the settings on Meyer’s phone so that text messages older than one year would be deleted.” Investigators say in the report that no texts older than a year were found on the phone when they got access to it the following day. Late Wednesday, Ohio State suspended Meyer without pay for the first three games of the Buckeyes’ season for not reporting Smith to university authorities.

 

2. Why Jim Jordan Denies Knowledge of Sexual Abuse at Ohio State

 

The Ohio Congressman and former wrestling coach is more concerned with protecting his macho image than the well-being of his former athletes

 

Now, on the cusp of a longshot bid for House speaker, Jordan stands accused of turning a blind eye for eight years while his Ohio State wrestlers were sexually abused, routinely and repeatedly, by the team doctor. So far, at least nine former wrestlers have come forward publicly, joining the members of 13 other OSU athletic teams in accusing Richard Strauss (since deceased), who treated athletes at the university from 1978 to 1998, of groping or raping them – while coaches like Jordan did nothing to stop him. NBC News estimates the number of abused men may rise to “1,500 to 2,000,” dwarfing even the number of victims (more than 300) of women’s gymnastics doctor Larry Nasser at Michigan State.

 

Sources

 

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/why-jim-jordan-denies-knowledge-of-sexual-abuse-...

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/urban-meyer-asked-how-to-delete-texts-as-damning-ohio-state-report-cam...

 

 

 

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