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Other Sports / NIL's
« on: March 30, 2022, 07:50:24 PM »
Iwas discussed superficially on the College forum, but as you will gather from the linked article, Name, Image and Likeness cash for college athletes is going to widen the competitive gap between the haves and have nots.  The question is, just how mush is going to trickle down to the non-revenue sports.

https://www.si.com/college/pennstate/football/penn-state-has-two-new-nil-collectives


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College / Michigan Almost Pulled it Off
« on: March 07, 2022, 06:51:07 AM »
Came ! that ! close to knocking Penn State off the top of the podium. UM had the lead the entire tournament up until the 285 final.  It still had a shot but UMs Parris had to pin PSUs Kerklivet  Kerklivet won again. Big Amine knocks off returning champ Brooks and little Amine almost knocked off Marinelli. 

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Other Sports / Chinese Olympics
« on: February 11, 2022, 06:31:23 AM »
I haven't tuned into any of the events except stopping to watch Sean White on the halfpipe while flipping through the channels.  It's the first time I've had zero interest in watching the games.  Maybe when men's hockey starts up, if the games are on at night.

Apparently, I'm not the only one, ratings are down 40% for these games.

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College / Penn State 19 Iowa 13
« on: January 30, 2022, 07:37:29 AM »
Great duel living up to expectations.  The meet was a lot closer than the score would suggest. All of the higher ranked guys won their bouts with exception to #5 Kerkvliet losing to #3 Cassioppi 7-2. The two 1 v 2 bouts, 141 Lee V Eireman and 174 Starocci v Kemmerer went to overtime.  #1 Young v #3 Desantis ended 3-2

1 Nick Lee PSU dec. #2 Jaydin Eierman

There was one questionable call from the refs.  Warner had a 1st period TD on Dean.  Near the end of the period, Dean scrambled into a funky position with both wrestlers' head to foot with the other. Warner was on his back with Dean holding his legs and with both his legs over Warner's arms.  They could have / should have given Dean the escape or even reversal and possibly back points, but the refs called there was no loss of control by Warner.as the period ended. Dean was in a hole near the end of the 3rd, down 3-1 when he hit a take down and cranked a bow and arrow for back points to win 8-3.  After beating Parris last week, Kerkvliet looked flat against Cassioppi and couldn't get out from under Casioppi's ride.

125: #7 Drew Hildebrandt PSU maj. dec. Jesse Ybarra IOWA, 9-0                       4-0
133: #1 Roman Bravo-Young PSU dec. #3 Austin DeSanto IOWA, 3-2                 7-0
141: #1 Nick Lee PSU dec. #2 Jaydin Eierman IOWA, 6-4 (sv)                            10-0
149: #10 Max Murin IOWA dec. #19 Beau Bartlett PSU, 4-1                                10-3
157: #12 Kaleb Young IOWA dec. Terrell Barraclough PSU, 2-0                          10-6
165: #5 Alex Marinelli IOWA maj. dec. #11 Brady Berge PSU, 10-2                      10-10
174: #1 Carter Starocci PSU dec. #2 Michael Kemerer IOWA, 2-1 (tb)                 13-10
184: #1 Aaron Brooks PSU dec. #17 Abe Assad IOWA, 8-3                                 16-10
197: #2 Max Dean PSU dec. #4 Jacob Warner IOWA, 8-3                                   19-10
285: #5 Tony Cassioppi IOWA dec. #3 Greg Kerkvliet PSU, 7-2                           19-13

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Other Sports / The Washington ..............
« on: January 28, 2022, 05:44:33 PM »
..........Commanders


I like it.  It was worth the wait.  The obviously put some thought into unlike Cleveland, nee Indians, now Guardians.

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College / #1 Penn State 29 #3 Michigan 6
« on: January 22, 2022, 08:22:35 AM »
Michigan got absolutely hammered at home.  Lost all of the key bouts except for a close one at 125 with Rutgers transfer Suriano eking out a RT W, 2-1 (#1 v #7). Kerkvliet takes out #2 Parris 8-5 with 3 TDs

Had a bit of an Ivy reunion with transfers #2 Dean (Cornell) and #8 Brucki (Princeton) going at it at 197. Dean won that one, SV 6-4

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Other Sports / NCAA Amends It's Transgender Guidance
« on: January 20, 2022, 07:34:06 AM »

Well, not really, they're just passing pointing fingers elsewhere. 

I've never seen the NCAA respond as quickly as it has on its transgender guidance.  Transgender inclusion in a sport will no longer be an automatic process.  Responding to the U Penn male swimmer that transitioned to female and was wiping out the women's competition, the NCAA will now follow the rules of either the US sport admin or international guideline for inclusion of opposite sex athletes.

Beginning with the 2022 winter championships, transgender athletes wishing to compete will need to document their testosterone levels, in compliance with their specific sport, four weeks before the sport's selection of championship participants. If a national governing body does not have a policy, then the international federation's policy will be used. If the international federation does not have a policy, then the previously established International Olympic Committee policy will be used.

USA Swimming follows the IOC policy for qualification on the junior or senior national teams.  IOC rule is focused on testosterone level testing. This comment from UISA Swimming is interesting: is “constantly monitoring developments” across all sports in this policy area in order to “to best prepare the organization for its first elite transgender athlete, specifically trans female.”

Well, that day has arrived.

https://www.espn.com.au/college-sports/story/_/id/33105305/ncaa-updates-policy-transgender-participation-let-sport-set-requirements

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College / Michigan v Arizona State a Bust....
« on: January 04, 2022, 07:23:45 AM »
ASU has COVID issues, only 4 bouts were contested, 2-2 split.  Michigan transfer Nick Suriano was to wrestle #3 Courtney at 125 but didn't travel with the team.

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Off-Topic / RIP John Madden
« on: December 29, 2021, 07:45:26 AM »
Great coach and the best behind the mic.

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Other Sports / Bowl Cancellations Due to COVID
« on: December 27, 2021, 08:20:06 AM »
Only minor bowls have been affected so far.  Odds are at least one major bowl will get blown out by COVID.

Hawaii Bowl - Hawaii V Memphis
Fenway Bowl - UVA  V SMU
Military Bowl - Boston College V East Carolina
Sun Bowl - Miami V Washington State

Gator Bowl - Texas A&M out, now Wake Forest V Rutgers

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Other Sports / 12 Team Football Playoff ?
« on: November 30, 2021, 09:32:24 PM »
It's a real possibility. 

10 FBS conference commissioners and Notre Dame's athletic director — have a self-imposed deadline to agree on how to expand the FCS playoff, a 12 team lineup is real possibility for 2024.

If it approves playoff expansion it will go to a vote by university presidents.

ESPN would get the TV rights.

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Other Sports / Kelly Leaving ND for LSU
« on: November 30, 2021, 07:22:04 AM »
Yup, Brian Kelly will be leaving Notre Dame to coach at LSU.  It will probably be announced today after he meets with the UND players and staff. Notre Dame faculty and South Bend residents have extreme liberal influence in a largely Republican state.  Kelly and family are devout Catholics.

Baton Rouge isn't the greatest of places to live and work, but neither is South Bend.

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With a little pounding on the keyboard, the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo released a memo Wednesday stating that college football players and many other athletes should be regarded as employees, paving the way for athletes to unionize and negotiate their working conditions.

NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo also threatened action against schools, conferences, and the NCAA if they continue to use the term "student-athlete," saying that it was created to disguise the employment relationship with college athletes and discourage them from pursuing their rights.

The memo issued by Abruzzo, who was appointed by President Joe Biden, reversed a 2017 memo by her predecessor, an appointee of President Donald Trump. That decision had, in turn, overturned a memo of the previous general counsel, who was appointed by President Barack Obama.

Back in 2017, the full NLRB, not its general counsel, decided to not take up the Northwestern players' cause  and opted to not answer the central question: Are college athletes are employees? At the time, the NLRB said allowing Northwestern players to form a union would not promote "stability" in labor relations.

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Other Sports / Obliterating the Big 12 ?
« on: July 22, 2021, 07:09:01 AM »
Texas and Oklahoma are talking to the SEC about joining the conference.


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Other Sports / Trevor Lawrence
« on: July 15, 2021, 08:51:48 AM »
The Clemson QB had his $24.1 million signing bonus, 100%, put into a Bitcoin / cryptocurrency account.  That's ballsy.

Sequon Barkley, PSU / NY Giants had $10 Million in endorsement income, 100% went to Bitcoin.

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