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Old 04-18-2014, 09:56 AM   #1
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#askemmert shouldn't the president of the non-profit NCAA be an unpaid volunteer position? The job is it's own reward!
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:16 AM   #2
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Non profit doesn't mean unpaid. You can attack him for doing a lot of stupid stuff or say he should be fired but dumb to say he should do it for free.
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Non profit doesn't mean unpaid. You can attack him for doing a lot of stupid stuff or say he should be fired but dumb to say he should do it for free.

You missed the point.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:50 AM   #4
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You missed the point.

They should remake the keyboard of computers and such to add in a character / symbol to go with ! ? ", etc to denote sarcasm that must be used and included in grammar courses.
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They should remake the keyboard of computers and such to add in a character / symbol to go with ! ? ", etc to denote sarcasm that must be used and included in grammar courses.
They tried to do this before: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony_punctuation
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You missed the point.
The logic of the comparison is flawed hence why I ignore the stupidity of it.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:15 AM   #7
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The logic of the comparison is flawed hence why I ignore the stupidity of it.
Not very big into humor huh?
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:00 PM   #8
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The logic of the comparison is flawed hence why I ignore the stupidity of it.
you're doing a great job at ignoring it
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:28 PM   #9
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Q: are walkons employees? Because they don't get anything.
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Q: are walkons employees? Because they don't get anything.
They do now...
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:50 PM   #11
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What, what do they get?
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What, what do they get?
They get to eat at the training table now as part of the new food rules.
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Unlimited free meals?
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:08 PM   #15
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Emmert is a sanctimonious prick. Athletes are taking spots from "paying students"? Scholarships guarantee that schools get paid for every scholarship athlete. They aren't admitted without payment. Payment is given after documents are signed each year. That money comes from benefactors and boosters of the university.

WTF is he trying to sell? Nobody is buying it, whatever it is.
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Emmert is a sanctimonious prick. Athletes are taking spots from "paying students"? Scholarships guarantee that schools get paid for every scholarship athlete. They aren't admitted without payment. Payment is given after documents are signed each year. That money comes from benefactors and boosters of the university.

WTF is he trying to sell? Nobody is buying it, whatever it is.
Well he does have a bit of a point. Those spots could go to someone who is actually qualified to be there and not someone who is admitted on a curve. But you also have to consider that universities only admit a certain number of students each year and those athletes take up those spots.
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Well he does have a bit of a point. Those spots could go to someone who is actually qualified to be there and not someone who is admitted on a curve. But you also have to consider that universities only admit a certain number of students each year and those athletes take up those spots.
I understand they have "limits" of enrollment but it's not a hard limit like a bus or train would have. They can and often increase an incoming class by as much as 20-50 students (no link but I have read that before)or more. The point is that they get paid for that athlete's matriculation.

Some schollies are partial, meaning they get 25% or 50% off the value of a full ride and therefore have to make up the difference themselves. The school is getting revenue from these scholarships so money is equal regardless of whether they are student/athletes or simply students.
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I understand they have "limits" of enrollment but it's not a hard limit like a bus or train would have. They can and often increase an incoming class by as much as 20-50 students (no link but I have read that before)or more. The point is that they get paid for that athlete's matriculation.

Some schollies are partial, meaning they get 25% or 50% off the value of a full ride and therefore have to make up the difference themselves. The school is getting revenue from these scholarships so money is equal regardless of whether they are student/athletes or simply students.

And some of that money that the athletic department uses to pay for those scholarships comes from the general student body as well. You have to also consider that only a fraction of Athletic Departments are in the black so for most schools, even offering athletics is a net loss on their finances. Obviously we don't have to worry about that at USC (Doesn't hurt that the entire student body outside of the athletes are charged an "Athletics fee"), but we are one of the very very very few exceptions to the rule.
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He really overestimated the chances of that going well.
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