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I think that it was reported long ago that the academic counselors pointed athletes towards Professor ‘Roo.
But what I found interesting was the fact that the O’Bannon lawyers are going to use UNC as proof that athletes are not necessarily being given an education. But even without the exposure of sham classes, pretty much everyone knew that many athletes were in majors with no real career path…other than professional sports.
When he made the paper public as part of his lawsuit, rival N.C. State fans found numerous examples of plagiarism.
This gave me a good chuckle to start the morning.
The ultimate face palm
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Thanks for the great summary
“Road Warrior Wolfpack”…they had to stretch for this one.
Will the pros of expansion/realignment eventually prove to outweigh the cons?
It sounds like the cons are emotional and the pros are financial. Maybe the question should be…How long will it take to adjust to the new world order?
Sorry VA, didn’t mean to sound as snarky as I did.
No worries, I didn’t take it that way.
I guess saying (parapharased), “playing once through the conference schedule” will tell us where we stand in the conference is not breakthrough thought
With the bizarre conference schedule, you don’t have two equal halves of the season anymore. I just thought it was interesting that the next stretch of games was heavily loaded towards what will likely form the middle of the conference.
I also forget to include two things:
– Tennessee has dropped out of the Top 50 (which is still State’s best win of the year)
– ND, Clemson, and GT all have a Top 30 win.01/12/2014 at 3:52 PM in reply to: NFL Divisional Playoffs / college b-ball etc. Open Thread #36732
The differences between Sea and SF are very small. Clearly the two best teams in the NFC.01/12/2014 at 2:22 PM in reply to: NFL Divisional Playoffs / college b-ball etc. Open Thread #36713
Today’s game is certainly not for the faint of heart. But I don’t think that the Panther’s goal line play calls were very imaginative.
Peyton is a great QB. But I don’t think that even in BJD’s rosy scenario, there is anything there that would prove that he is better than Brady…never mind best of all time.
Oh well. There’s a football game to watch.
Hope that UVa is focusing on Duke on Mon.
Outstanding preview. Thanks for putting this together.
Polar Bear face-palm is epic.
^^ Actually, WBS is “the Wee Baby Seamus” (Archer reference).
It will probably surprise no one that BJD’s TV memes are as foreign to me as his musical ones. (But unlike his musical choices, I’ve at least heard of Archer.)
I’m afraid that this list will be depressingly short.
I normally associated future coaches with the PGs. State hasn’t had enough good PGs since Corch to use up all of the fingers on one hand counting them.
I remember K whining about the move to 18 games, but don’t really remember anyone else speaking up. But Tudor is rambling in that paragraph and I can’t figure out what his point is.
As long as the total number of games is held constant, there can’t be any logical reason not to increase the conference schedule some. For instance, State played the following BCS teams in their OOC schedule – Cincy, Tenn and Mizzu…AND that’s without playing in an early-season tourney. Personally, I would swap two of these games for two more ACC games (even though there’s an argument to be made for playing schools from other big conferences).
Dang.Where’s that confounded edit button?
On my screen it is to the left of the “TRASH” button. 🙂
Seriously, directly above your (blank) icon thingy, I see the date/time of your post. Moving to the right on that line, there is a series of options, including EDIT. I’ve seen other people talk about getting the EDIT button back…so I thought it was there for everyone.
Though technically correct, I think the implied sentiment behind referencing Pitt as a team “at the top of the conference” is a little premature.
Pitt was (and is) near the top of the conference based on both AP and RPI rankings. So while saying that they’re are at the top of the conference is not final, it is hardly premature.
If you assume that both Pitt and ND are likely to be in the 30-50 range (as I do), then yeah, the road win is better.
ND may end up in the top-50 (heck Tenn has moved from 90+ to 40th), but they haven’t gotten close so far. (67th after beating Duke and 90th after losing to State)01/08/2014 at 11:08 AM in reply to: Billionaire Texas Donor McCombs: Strong hire a "kick in the face" #36257
This guy is a racist. To suggest Strong is not qualified is ludicrous.
I listened to the part of the interview that ESPN3 had up last night and I don’t believe that either of your statements is valid. It sounded to me that McCombs thought the Texas should have gotten one of the “premiere” names being thrown around and he was unhappy with anything less (and stupid enough to voice his opinions).
Edit to add that McCombs might be racist (I have no way of knowing either way). But the clip that ESPN had up contained nothing that hit me as racist.
Some may not agree but a road win @ ND more than makes up for a home loss to Pitt.
“Make up” mathematically or emotionally?
I won’t argue emotions, but beating a team at the top of conference (even at home) is worth a heck of lot more than a road win against what appears to be another team from the middle of the conference. But after losing to NC-Central and Mizzu, there was no rational reason to expect State to win either game. So I’m tickled to death with the road win.01/07/2014 at 12:25 PM in reply to: NC State Wolfpack vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview #35912
gopack.com has the broadcast info on the schedule page.
Tonight’s game is televised on “ACC Network”, so you’ll have to check your local listings to see what game you get. For instance, I’ll get VT vs ‘Cuse
Sounds like BS to me.
When presented with national media opportunities to enhance the Cardinals’ profile, he routinely rejected them. Getting him to make promotional appearances that could enhance donor relations was an exercise in frustration.
Translation: he didn’t like to stroke the media. Who cares?
He left a lot of administrators and support personnel at Louisville exasperated at his unwillingness to do anything to sell the program outside the cocoon of the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex.
Translation: He didn’t strong-arm or sweet-talk boosters at UL. Guess what? Neither is required at Texas.
Win…and nothing else matters.
Don’t win enough…and nothing else matters.
How many people remember Herb’s first team at State?
How many people remember when Scooter Sherrill finally got to play?
Man-to-man defense can be taught.01/06/2014 at 3:10 PM in reply to: NEW 1/6/14 Business Week: "Why Tar Heel Fraud Might Just Be the Start" #35776
From the NY Times article:
Handed up by an Orange County, N.C., grand jury, the indictment charged Nyang’oro with “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously” accepting payment “with the intent to cheat and defraud” the university in connection with the AFAM course — a virtually unheard-of legal accusation against a professor.
Here’s another series of questions….
– If the classes were a sham (and they were), then how many grades were removed from the students transcripts?
– If the grades are removed from the transcripts, how many athletes that played were actually ineligible for competition under NCAA’s rules for completed credits required for progress towards a degree?
– Since the university was paid for these bogus classes, how many refunds were issued to the students?01/06/2014 at 3:03 PM in reply to: NEW 1/6/14 Business Week: "Why Tar Heel Fraud Might Just Be the Start" #35773
I’ve seen it reported that the BB team quit taking classes in AA Studies. This brings up several questions:
– Is the claim true?
– If it is true, then how did the BB advisors know of the sham classes when no one else claimed to know?