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[Fuck The NCAA]-Aiding The Homeless Ruled Improper Benefits Edition

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I don't wish to drag this off topic or make it a debate topic, but I want to be prepared to rebut something that was thrown at me. Does anyone have any info, or has it been addressed before why the NCAA moved the men's basketball tournament out of NC as a result of HB2 but not the women's?

    What is this I don't even.
  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Pokemon Champion (retired) Ann ArborRegistered User regular
    edited March 20
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I don't wish to drag this off topic or make it a debate topic, but I want to be prepared to rebut something that was thrown at me. Does anyone have any info, or has it been addressed before why the NCAA moved the men's basketball tournament out of NC as a result of HB2 but not the women's?

    Women's tournament rewards the top 16 seeds by letting them host first and second round games. Duke had a great season and is a 2 seed in one of the regions, so they got to host.

    Men's tournament is neutral sites controlled by the NCAA the whole way through.

    EDIT: Forgot which state, but point stands.

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  • AspectVoidAspectVoid Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I don't wish to drag this off topic or make it a debate topic, but I want to be prepared to rebut something that was thrown at me. Does anyone have any info, or has it been addressed before why the NCAA moved the men's basketball tournament out of NC as a result of HB2 but not the women's?

    No clue, but they moved a number of other womens tournaments out of NC including Division I and III soccer, Division I golf and lacross, and Division III Tennis.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    College athletic directors defend the indefensible:
    Burke then offered his headline-stealing answer while discussing how well he feels universities and athletic departments take care of athletes in 2017. According to Burke, members the Purdue Club, which is responsible for raising the money to cover the cost of attendance for Boilermaker athletes, feel athletes already receive too many niceties and would cut their budget, if allowed:
    In his opinion, student-athletes already are provided with everything that they need to be successful, which he described as the goal of financial aid to student-athletes. He said that “we” [referring to schools] want to provide a level of support and services based on the time demands of participating in intercollegiate athletics and being a student that meets what student-athletes need to be successful academically and athletically.

    MB believes that there is “already some tension” where the question of giving more to student-athletes is concerned. He said that some schools “are creeping back into that.”

    [...]

    Member of the John Purdue Club would not like the money going into athletes’ pockets beyond the cost of their attendance at Purdue. Some donors already are concerned about the level of services Purdue provides its student-athletes. MB and his colleagues have to explain why the services are appropriate. He believes that if he didn’t have those conversations, donors might act unilaterally and reduce the amount of money they give
    You do have to give these guys credit on at least one point, though. It is hard to imagine the NCAA and college athletics existing in their current forms if athletes were paid for their labor. I can’t think of a stronger argument in favor of paying them.

    You would think they'd learn to just keep their mouths shut.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    And university presidents get in on the fun:
    Ohio State University president Michael Drake and Stanford University president Marc Tessier-Lavigne have joined that dipshit from Notre Dame and that dipshit from Texas as the latest university presidents to say that college athletes should not be paid. Young people should not be paid for their revenue-generating work! the old rich people say. Old rich people should be paid handsomely for overseeing it!

    Drake and Tessier-Lavigne held forth at a panel discussion hosted by the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Almost as offensive as their desire to continue not paying college athletes is their inability to even put any effort into their pro-amateurism arguments. Here’s what the dolts had to say, via The Columbus Dispatch:
    But Drake said he believes “in the student-athlete model overall. We want to do our best to manage that. I understand the pressures on student athletes and understand the nature and the size of our athletic enterprise. But I think the student-athlete relationship has served our students and our country well for decades.”

    Drake was seconded by Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who said paying college athletes “would get in the way of them being students first and foremost, and athletes second.”

    You know, I just wish they would be honest for once, and admit that they do this because they can get away with it.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    I don't really need more reason to hate UT, ND, and OSU.

  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    I don't really need more reason to hate UT, ND, and OSU.

    Need, no. But it doesn't hurt.

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