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Yet Another Reason the NCAA is an utterly Ridiculous Organization

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Gramburglar, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Gramburglar

    Gramburglar Literally has hundreds of dollars Club Member

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    http://espn.go.com/college-football...ncaa-rule-preventing-playing-middle-tennessee

    I honestly have no idea how this organization can be so two faced at times. Rhodes cannot play football because he played a sport (most likely not tackle football) while fulfilling his calling to defend his country.

    And yet... Brandon Weeden can try for five years to achieve the the "American Dream" of playing for the Yankees, only having to settle with being a starting NFL QB. Well he is in Cleveland...but still.

    Dennis Dixon could be drafted twice, and play for the Braves while still eligible to play for the Ducks

    Even our former passing record holder Joel Klatt played a year of baseball before coming to CU. (although I am not sure on Joel's eligibility because did not redshirt)

    And personally I knew some soccer guys who had moved from English based "youth squads" and enroll/play at some DII schools. I think its just crazy that the NCAA can seem so hypocritical at times. Of course I think all best athletes should be allowed to play multiple sports if they want while maintaining their "amateur" (by the NCAA standard) status, its major athletics let the best play. I just wish there could be a resemblance of consistency with some of these rulings.
     
  2. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    The media needs to torch the NCAA for this.
     
  3. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    No wonder they're dropping the hammer - it's Middle Tennessee. If this guy was somehow on an SEC roster, it'd be amazing how easily the skids would be greased.

    **** the NCAA.
     
  4. SECOBuffsFan

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    Mike and Mike talked about it this morning and ripped the NCAA, but it does no good....they do what they want when they want. They need to lose the Ed O'Bannon case for anything significant to change their thinking
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The NCAA is a dysfunctional, corrupt, mismanaged and myopic organization. The only thing worse than dealing with the NCAA, IMO, is not dealing with the NCAA. I shudder to think of what college sports will be like once the NCAA is dismantled. Make no mistake, it will be dismantled in some fashion.
     
  6. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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  7. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Ludicrous. CBS This Morning also had a feature on this this morning and lambasted the NCAA. It will be nice to see the NCAA get backed into a corner for a change and forced to try to justify this somehow.

    This is even more ridiculous than Jeremy Bloom not being permitted sign endorsement contracts for skiing equipment (the only way to pay for his training, equipment, etc.) and still be able to play football for CU. The NCAA twisted themselves into a pretzel justifying that, and got away with it. But I don't think they'll be able to do that here.
     
  8. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    People seem to forget that all the NCAA is - is a body created and empowered by the various member institutions.

    The institutions (ie University presidents and athletic directors) decide what the rules and regulations are for the NCAA. They have the power and capability to change the rules, as they feel necessary - if they want to.
     
  9. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    Or create exceptions---as they do for a dozen or more basketball transfers (or Markeesha Houston-type FB players) who are ruled "eligible" to play immediately w/o sitting out a transfer year.
     
  10. rynobuff

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    The NCAA is on its last dying breath... at least in football and likely basketball. I used to fear a new "organization" but I think it will be for the best.
     
  11. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    I worry about this too. I'm no fan of the NCAA at all, but when I think about how this might impact CU, I'm imagining a landscape of college athletics where the gap between the haves and have-nots gets even wider. Can CU keep pace and be competitive with the win at all cost, deep pocketed schools that are historically more willing to spend big to maintain a competitive football program? We're having a hard enough time as it is.
     
  12. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Good thing we're a basketball school now. ;)
     
  13. BuffLuKe

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    He's been ruled eligible now.
     

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