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DrDemento
03-27-2014, 05:42 PM
I was wondering how the players could be "employees" if they are not being paid...then I read the fine print and noticed that there are agents who want to cash in on the athletes' endorsement potential while in college. This whole setup reeks to me. It is a thinly-disguised way for the athletes to receive endorsement money while in college without forfeiting "amateur" status. Now they can be exploited twice over. Sigh. :(

some "justice." :mad:

FF: Not sure what this all changes just yet. In many cases, and in some sports in particular-the term student athlete is just a sham. The athlete is in college for one reason only-to receive money to play a sport and then he can move on to the professional level if he is good enough where he will get more money, but at least it will be out in the open and not called scholarship or financial aid of some type. The college sport in those cases simply serves as the minor league for the professional sport. Hockey has always been one of those sports that was a bit different. Sure there are some fellows who are in school just for the sport and have no pretense of being a student(more so at a few schools than others)-but on the whole, it is nowhere near as prevalent as in basketball or football. Hockey has a well developed minor league system-as does baseball-and can function quite well at deveoping players without the colleges if need be. But i totally agree with you-there is a distinct odor emanating here and I am not one of those that likes the smell.

Beman
03-27-2014, 08:17 PM
Got some capital district connections in the ncaa Monty, Nate, Sneddy, Rick Bennett.
Where's Seth L

Ralph Baer
03-28-2014, 03:08 AM
Today is 28 March 2014. There are 190 days until RPI's next game.


This is based upon 4 October 2014 for the start of next season.

Ralph Baer
03-28-2014, 03:10 AM
Got some capital district connections in the ncaa Monty, Nate, Sneddy, Rick Bennett.
Where's Seth L

Perhaps out recruiting where it can help the team. :)

Waite21
03-28-2014, 08:06 AM
I know we're not very inclined to be kindly disposed toward that team from Schenectady these days.

But after all those years of the ECAC taking so much garbage from Hockey East, I really do not want to see this year's top team in our league go down in the first round to a team that finished tied for seventh in that other league.

Tomorrow may be another story, but for today, I'm rooting for (cough! gag!) Union. :eek:

FreshFish
03-28-2014, 09:12 AM
FF: Not sure what this all changes just yet. In many cases, and in some sports in particular-the term student athlete is just a sham. The athlete is in college for one reason only-to receive money to play a sport and then he can move on to the professional level if he is good enough where he will get more money, but at least it will be out in the open and not called scholarship or financial aid of some type. The college sport in those cases simply serves as the minor league for the professional sport. Hockey has always been one of those sports that was a bit different. Sure there are some fellows who are in school just for the sport and have no pretense of being a student(more so at a few schools than others)-but on the whole, it is nowhere near as prevalent as in basketball or football. Hockey has a well developed minor league system-as does baseball-and can function quite well at deveoping players without the colleges if need be. But i totally agree with you-there is a distinct odor emanating here and I am not one of those that likes the smell.

I agree that the NBA and the NFL have used colleges as their minor league development system in a really shameless and cynical way. It seems to be a contest among remoras here about who can suck up the most scraps.

turk181
03-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Vote today?... http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/hockey_2013-14/Only 3 days left for fans to vote.

Ralph Baer
03-28-2014, 12:41 PM
Only 3 days left for fans to vote.

Getting technical, but I think math is allowed here, but isn't it four including today? :)

drshoen
03-28-2014, 01:59 PM
Welcome back, Doc; hope all is as good as it can be

turk181
03-28-2014, 02:06 PM
Getting technical, but I think math is allowed here, but isn't it four including today? :)as Mo would say, "why I oughta".

Ralph Baer
03-28-2014, 03:35 PM
Hockey banquet 4/26/14. I am not posting a link since it might contain my secret number, not that I am using it.

This link looks clean http://alumni.rpi.edu/s/1225/index.aspx?sid=1225&gid=1&pgid=4029&cid=8496&ecid=8496&crid=0.

RPI fan 4 life
03-28-2014, 08:39 PM
as Mo would say, "why I oughta".

Actually, it's MOE. But I'm getting technical also... :)

FlagDUDE08
03-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Actually, it's MOE. But I'm getting technical also... :)

Not to mention, in Brideless Groom, I thought it was Shemp who said that.

Ralph Baer
03-29-2014, 03:21 AM
Today is 29 March 2014. There are 189 days (27 weeks) until RPI's next game.


This is based upon 4 October 2014 for the start of next season.

turk181
03-29-2014, 12:47 PM
Vote today?.... http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/hockey_2013-14/

Ralph Baer
03-29-2014, 01:44 PM
Vote today?.... http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/hockey_2013-14/

Did so. :)

Ralph Baer
03-30-2014, 02:08 AM
Today is 30 March 2014. There are 188 days until RPI's next game.


This is based upon 4 October 2014 for the start of next season.

NBinks
03-30-2014, 06:17 PM
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Transplanted Tiger Fan
03-30-2014, 08:28 PM
Scanned this thread only briefly to see if it was posted earlier and if so I apologize. Not sure if this is playing in 'Capitaland', but here in the Southern Tier (Elmira area), Time Warner Cable Sports channel is playing the Providence game from 1985. :)

Cheers,
~TTF

fr. joe
03-30-2014, 08:37 PM
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Not bad at all.