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All-America candidate gives up skolly to benefit school

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Blitz, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Pretty selfless act, which could have solid impact:

  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    This happens a lot more than you think in the sports with partial scholarships. Coaches will ask the players from well-off families to "do this for the team"

    It is nice of them to agree, of course.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's a nice gesture. It happens a lot. Especially if a top player comes from a wealthy family.

    That article on the other hand, is a homerish piece of shit... Holy Christ...
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I thought this was going to be about Tebow.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think it's going to become a law down south than any mentions of Tim Tebow be followed by, "who is the greatest quarterback in the history of college football."

    The non-believers can throw "arguably" in before greatest.
  6. WS

    WS Member

    knowing the school and coach, I doubt Varnado's paying for his entire year of school
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Still...it's pretty cool what he's doing. And even if he's paying for the entire thing himself, it's not such a far-fetched idea for those who are projected first-rounders. Open up a scholly for a recruit, pay off the loan after you're drafted.
  8. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    I am shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, at who started this thread.

    Also, what WS said.
  9. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    Nice gesture, but if he's doing it to get Renardo Sidney a scholarship, he's not doing the program any favors. That kid is going to get somebody put on probation.
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    It's news, dreunc !
    Face it.

    Had this happened at Michigan State or Louisville or Connecticut or some other school that's "liked" around here, it woulda been posted as a new topic.
    I'm not sure it would have made the board if I hadn't posted it.

    Carry on.

    (And the "article" actually appears to be a "column" Mizzou.)
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Fishy, IMO.
  12. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I don't think Dre's angle was about the school involved ...
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