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billmich88888
05-09-2011, 09:34 PM
http://search.espn.go.com/nebraska-omaha/

OTL: Wrestling With The Truth


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jjmc85
05-09-2011, 10:00 PM
That's pretty messed up. I don't know if the allegations are true, but it doesn't look good that the AD played football for Nebraska-Lincoln.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
05-09-2011, 11:09 PM
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Yeah... the whole thing is pretty shady right from the get go. Why so sudden? Why so reactionary and drastic? And why not at least let these people know ahead of time?

Very sketchy. Very sketchy.

Edit: Also sketchy? The OTL claim that the student fees and tuition should somehow count in the program revenue. That's university money, not Athletic Department money. Definitely shows a little bit of an agenda on ESPN's part to make the story sting a little more.

bigmrg74
05-10-2011, 12:10 AM
Edit: Also sketchy? The OTL claim that the student fees and tuition should somehow count in the program revenue. That's university money, not Athletic Department money. Definitely shows a little bit of an agenda on ESPN's part to make the story sting a little more. If a kid is there on a half scholarship or not even on one, that's still money coming into the universities coffers. With most athletes, they're going to go to schools where they can play at, and if you take the team away from them, they're going to transfer out of that school.

I still say the orders to drop Football came from Lincoln. No way does the Huskers want a local area school adding 27 more scholarships to go after the kids that they normally just ofer to them to walk on to the team.

MAVFANJEFF
05-10-2011, 09:59 AM
Here is what I've heard locally. The decision to go D1 was leaked to the press and was going to be in the sunday morning paper for all to see. This is why Trev had to make the call the night the wrestlers won the championship. It is also said that there was a window of opportunity for D2 schools to go D1 and there would not be another opportunity for a long time. I really do wish this wouldn't have happened to the football players and wrestlers. I really feel for them. Sadly there was some vandalism on campus in or around the athletic facilities. Some of these kids will be able to demonstrate their ability to be men some won't. This is how life is. Every one of those guys had a chance to get a college education and still do. I never did.

bigmrg74
05-10-2011, 10:42 AM
Here is what I've heard locally. The decision to go D1 was leaked to the press and was going to be in the sunday morning paper for all to see. This is why Trev had to make the call the night the wrestlers won the championship. It is also said that there was a window of opportunity for D2 schools to go D1 and there would not be another opportunity for a long time. I really do wish this wouldn't have happened to the football players and wrestlers. I really feel for them. Sadly there was some vandalism on campus in or around the athletic facilities. Some of these kids will be able to demonstrate their ability to be men some won't. This is how life is. Every one of those guys had a chance to get a college education and still do. I never did.

Yeah, but they still allow the football and wrestling coaches to operate in the dark without knowing that its at least a possiability that they're going to get dropped like a bad habit? Dishonorable by any standard if you ask me. And hell, the window for D2's to move up to D1 just opened back up, without no sign of it closing in the future. The NCAA has just made that hurdle a little steeper now so that schools like New Jersey Tech don't jump up just so they can be a D1 school in name only, taking bodybag games just to pay for their program.