Pacers-Heat on Wednesday and then the NCAA games this weekend. Nap is just always in the sports spotlight.
The grass is always greener...
I wonder if the "NBA sucks, no team play blah blah" college fans pay any attention at all to all the transfers. Because 40% of kids transferring any given year does WONDERS for team play and chemistry.
twitter's going crazy about Shaka to Marquette being done but haven't seen anybody I consider legit report it yet. IU gonna steal another Marquette coach in a couple years?
yeah seems like some people are getting ahead of themselves. Marquette student paper says there's no announcement, "no progress."
3 seed Clemson beats 5 seed Belmont. In the NIT. And their fans storm the court.
Anyone hear about the Manhattan Coach? Apparently he took the job at South Florida, USF did some digging and found while the coach did attend the University of Kentucky he never graduated, which he claimed. Yikes.
Here is a link
Today the Chicago district of the Nat'l Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern scholarshiped football players were employees of the university and so could organize as a union.
Let's talk unintended consequences........ as employees (orgainized I assume) wouldn't their scholarships then be subject to Income Tax? Wouldn't the players be required to get health care insurance? Since the cost of a college education is so high (look up Northwestern) and IF the player is paying taxes on the scholarship, wouldn't he be lost as a dependent on his parents taxes?
Perhaps they shouldn't cheer this decision too soon.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
It really is a comical decision. I just wrote a pretty long Econ paper on the topic, and these Northwestern players are beyond compensated. No one goes to a Northwestern football game to watch Kain Colter, maybe his mom, but that is about it.
Going to be funny in a few years if this plays out. Guys like Jabrari Parker will have to take a pay cut to leave Duke to play in the NBA.
Seth Davis brought up a really good point on Twitter last night. If they're going to be paid like professionals, that opens them up to being traded like professionals.
“Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.” ― Ricky Gervais.
What if someone from a school of business or management school were to ask, How did you do this? How did you get the Pacers turned around? Is there a general approach you've taken that can be summarized?
Larry Bird: Yeah, patience.
Cdash remember when you called BS about me liking Mike Dunlap. Pretty funny. I looked into Loyal Marymount the day he got hired about two weeks ago. A friend of mine knows their AD(and I didn't find out about his relationship until about a week ago) and they need a student manager. I feel like it is coming full circle lol, the world is a very mysterious place so ironic. I'm down to Belmont, Loyal, and INst. I really love Belmont's staff great people and basketball knowledge but the school didn't have much scholarship money. Loyal and INst both offering a lot. I don't feel the need to go 80k in debt if I don't need to.
I'm leaning toward Loyal having two NBA teams down the street and two more pretty close would be perfect future internship opportunity. Such a good place to network.
Jeff Goodman says Cal Cheaney and Jason Gardner (yes, that one) are the frontrunners for the IUPUI job
There was someone on here who asked about Eric Gordon's dad as a trainer for their kid.(I think it was you I don't remember)
For my money I would send my kid to Carlos such a good 1v1 teacher of the game. He has paid his dues he deserves a shot. I believe he could really recruit given the chance.
I agree with Cdash if I was an assistant at a great school like St Louis I would pass on this job , and wait for something better, but maybe that new facility has made the job look a lot better.
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