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Ohio St. wrestler wins NCAA title, AD cashes in

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    An Ohio State wrestler won the 141-pound NCAA championship. He gets a nice trophy or a medal, or maybe even a T-shirt.

    Meanwhile, AD Gene Smith gets an $18,000 bonus for "for "exceptional athletic achievements,"


    I know, I know. The kid should be happy and grateful for his scholarship (if he actually gets a full one). Still, this seems rather unseemly. It's not like the AD actually did anything extra to help this kid win.
  2. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Dammit, I was hoping he was cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Somebody, somewhere is making money!
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Remember though, this is supposed to be amateur athletics.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I would be shocked if there are 14 full scholarships for a D1 wrestling team.

    Good for the AD. He deserves it. John Thompson and Jim Calhoun would be proud.

    Edit: 9.9 scholarships. 10 weight classes. You definitely don't need any backup wrestlers.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    College administration is just another hustle, slimier than most. Hedge fund managers have more integrity and contribute more to society. Sports administrators just make this easier to see.
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    The AD makes over $1M; that's the largesse that is fueled by the athletes' feats; now imagine the multitude of minions under the AD that is also supported by Maurice Clarett and Terrelle Pryor and Greg Oden.
  8. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good work.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    College athletics is the farthest thing from a free labor market going.

    I'm surprised you'd support this system.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    NLRB has ruled college athletes are employees.
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