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ND - becoming control freaks?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Does the University of Iowa have a National broadcast partner?

    Notre Dame does.
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    We saw athletic-department officials send letters to several national football writers inviting them to sit down with quarterback Brady Quinn. And while it was done without gimmick, it was clearly a way of kicking off a Heisman Trophy campaign. Everyone runs Heisman campaigns of some sort. Notre Dame used to think that was tasteless.

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. That's why they changed the pronuciation of Joe Theismann (he was Thees-man in HS in NJ).
  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Good point. Tommy Z's status as a Notre Dame football player allowed him to make his pro debut on a high profile card and probably get paid much more than most debuting boxers with similar amateur backgrounds. He was a very good amateur, but hardly an Olympic caliber one. Most guys like Tommy Z are making $100 a round to debut in a club show, plus whatever they can get from the tickets they sell.
  4. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

  5. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    What's the old line? Alabama's in trouble and the NCAA's gonna make Kent State pay?
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Emery Air Freight envelopes bulging with cash, and UK gets a wrist-slap? Gag me.
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    If that were true in more recent times, Kent State wouldn't be able to walk. :'(
  8. The Duke

    The Duke Member

    Here's a simple answer: Notre Dame just sucks!
  9. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Did you thank your parents for the new computer?
  10. The Duke

    The Duke Member

    Actually, we just got electricity in the trailerpark today!
  11. trounced

    trounced Active Member

    Who replaced Doug Walker?
  12. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    Since I am catching this thread late, a couple of points:

    The NCAA does allow a student-athlete to hire a lawyer to look into professional options to make sure that a S-A is represented. This comes in handy mostly in baseball, where kids can sign out of high school.

    A high school prospect can sign a naional letter of intent at a press conference. The rule is that he/she can't sign it on a college campus or with a coach or representative of the school present.

    The football player at Iowa could have kept the prize had the tourney not been hosted by the university (and he would have had to pay his way into the contest). The rule is in place to stop a school from taking a player to the range and say, "hit one in the hole and we'll give you a car," which we all know would happen if it were legal. The S-A can win a prize in a contest as long as they weren't picked for the contest because they were a S-A and the contest isn't sponsored by the athletic department (I once had to petition to have to eligibility of a basketball player reinstated because he inadvertently won a prize at a volleyball contest -- she won a bag of Gummi Bears).
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