Caleb Martin undergoes surgery

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Brett Friedlander of the Wilmington Star News is reporting that Incoming Wolfpack freshman Caleb Martin undergoes surgery.

Caleb Martin is the higher rated of the twin 6-foot-6 swingmen that will join the N.C. State basketball team next season. But after undergoing surgery to repair a foot injury this weekend, he’ll spend the rest of the summer playing catchup to his brother Cody.

The four-star incoming freshman suffered the injury prior to his arrival on campus. He is expected to be sidelined for 8-12 weeks after a procedure designed to heal a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

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    1.21 Jigawatts
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    Let’s keep this summertime news of basketball going… Brett Friedlander of the Wilmington Star News is reporting that Incoming Wolfpack freshman Cale
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    #53086

    Adventuroo
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    Hope he progresses and heals well….what is it about FOOT injuries and NCSU?

    #53088

    choppack1
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    I read that this is his 3rd foot surgery. Hopefully it will go well.

    #53091

    PackerInRussia
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    ^ Wow, I didn’t even know he had 3 feet.

    #53093

    nav
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    ^Well, if I can have 3 legs, suppose he can have 3 feet.

    #53095

    StateRed44
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    This injury happened prior to him landing here, and all this time I’ve heard these poor young men receive zero for playing basketball in college.

    #53104

    freshmanin83
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    Maybe they should form a union and demand their rights or something like that.

    #53106

    nav
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    Can someone enlighten me on how medical expenses work in college for an athlete? Do all scholarship players, all sports receive free medical care?

    #53108

    pakfanistan
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    It’s really only our twisted notion of amateurism that stops players from being paid.

    Nobody wants to see amateurs play sports.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #53111

    StateRed44
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    It’s really only our twisted notion of amateurism that stops players from being paid.

    Nobody wants to see amateurs play sports.

    I do. Believe you are on the wrong side of this issue as well. 0/2!

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    pakfanistan
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    I do. Believe you are on the wrong side of this issue as well. 0/2!

    I assume you seek out church rec leagues to attend, and often request to have them broadcast on TV?

    There’s a vast difference between what the average person would consider an amateur, and a D1 athlete.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #53113

    StateRed44
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>StateRed44 wrote:</div>
    I do. Believe you are on the wrong side of this issue as well. 0/2!

    I assume you seek out church rec leagues to attend, and often request to have them broadcast on TV?

    There’s a vast difference between what the average person would consider an amateur, and a D1 athlete.

    No, I prefer High School and college sports.

    #53116

    pakfanistan
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    No, I prefer High School and college sports.

    Heck, there’s a huge difference between high school and college athletes.

    There are 351 D1 basketball programs with 13(?) scholarship players each.

    That’s about 4600 scholarship athletes.

    There are about 18,000 high school basketball teams. If you assume 13 players per team, that’s about 230,000 basketball players, I’ve seen estimates as high as 500,000.

    So, worst case, a college athlete (in basketball) is in the top 2% of high school basketball players. That’s the creme dela creme. Those guys (and girls) aren’t amateurs.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #53118

    StateRed44
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    Well, aren’t they claiming they need money? Wouldn’t a professional just get a better job?

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    pakfanistan
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    Well, aren’t they claiming they need money? Wouldn’t a professional just get a better job?

    My understanding is the NBA CBA precludes this. In this country, kids aren’t even eligible for the draft until one year removed from college.

    The NCAA and other companies are making a ton of money off of these athletes, way more than the value of a college education. The NCAA brings in nearly a billion dollars a year. For a ‘non-profit’ that’s ridiculous. I can’t see any reason not to spread some of that money out to the people who are at the core of the business. Otherwise, you just wind up with stuff like what’s happening at UNC. Because whether we like to admit it or not, what they’ve done isn’t unusual. The offensive part is their high and mighty attitude that they’re somehow cleaner and better than other programs when really, they’re the same.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #53160

    VaWolf82
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    I can’t see any reason not to spread some of that money out to the people who are at the core of the business. Otherwise, you just wind up with stuff like what’s happening at UNC.

    Your if-then isn’t realistic. No matter how much colleges “pay” each athlete, the top athletes are always going to be worth more. So even if the athletes were being paid significant amounts of money, there would always be agents looking to secure potential first-round draft picks as clients.

    As for not seeing any reason to pay..that just means that you haven’t looked at the available info on athletic dept finances (beyond ND, Texas, etc). Football and men’s basketball make money. Everyone else is red ink (with women’s basketball being the worst offender). So the bottom line will always come down to which sports are you going to eliminate (while staying Title IX compliant) to fund your athlete’s payroll?

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    pakfanistan
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    I was looking at it more from the perspective of allowing athletes to profit from the use of their likeness. I didn’t express that very well.

    "I want my ten dollars!" -Abraham Lincoln
    #53271

    FergusWolf
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    wouldn’t it be more appropriate to use…

    “I want my five dollars!” – Abraham Lincoln

    That’s funnier now, isn’t it?

    #53288

    HeyImTwisted
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    Saw this on some ESPN comments about Calebs foot. Made me chuckle.ESPN

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