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    Re: Great read on NCAA/Newton

    Great article. A must read.



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    Re: Great read on NCAA/Newton

    articulates well what we all know is college football



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    Re: Great read on NCAA/Newton

    I hope I am not opening a can of worms by posting this. I heard a story a few years ago regarding LE's recruitment of a guy who is now in the NBA. ISU was in a recruiting battle with a handful of other schools and it was looking pretty good for the Cyclones. One day a rep for a certain unnamed shoe company approached LE and said he could "deliver" this certain recruit if ISU switched shoe suppliers. According to my source, LE told him,"Go to hell. I've never made a deal for a recruit and I never will."

    Coincidentally, the school this person ended up attending was wearing new shoes the next year. So I think there was some merit to the story.

    It's a shady, shady business.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I hope I am not opening a can of worms by posting this. I heard a story a few years ago regarding LE's recruitment of a guy who is now in the NBA. ISU was in a recruiting battle with a handful of other schools and it was looking pretty good for the Cyclones. One day a rep for a certain unnamed shoe company approached LE and said he could "deliver" this certain recruit if ISU switched shoe suppliers. According to my source, LE told him,"Go to hell. I've never made a deal for a recruit and I never will."

    Coincidentally, the school this person ended up attending was wearing new shoes the next year. So I think there was some merit to the story.

    It's a shady, shady business.
    True or not, this stuff happens all the time on varying scales everywhere. When the NCAA made college sports the big business that it is today, what did they expect?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    True or not, this stuff happens all the time on varying scales everywhere. When the NCAA made college sports the big business that it is today, what did they expect?
    They are basking in their own success. From TV networks to NCAA compensation packages to University employees, everyone makes money off of college football.



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    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    They are basking in their own success. From TV networks to NCAA compensation packages to University employees, everyone makes money off of college football.
    Except the Federal government (well, directly anyway). It won't be long though...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Except the Federal government (well, directly anyway). It won't be long though...
    Yeah, I have to think the NCAA will lose its tax-exempt status sometime in the future the way things are going. Getting harder and harder to argue its not a business when you have Universities trying to join conferences across the country based on how much money they can make from TV deals as the top priority.



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    Re: Great read on NCAA/Newton

    It makes me wonder about ISU. Do we really have boosters out there handing out money to recruits? It just seems beyond belief when you consider how poor this program is.



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    Re: Great read on NCAA/Newton

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSTI View Post
    It makes me wonder about ISU. Do we really have boosters out there handing out money to recruits? It just seems beyond belief when you consider how poor this program is.
    Probably not... which is almost certainly a factor in why our recruiting rankings are in the bottom half of the conference.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSTI View Post
    It makes me wonder about ISU. Do we really have boosters out there handing out money to recruits? It just seems beyond belief when you consider how poor this program is.
    there's probably a very small percentage of college recruits able to ask for money, and those who do are probably targeting big name schools for the most part.



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    Re: Great read on NCAA/Newton

    Dan Beebe said Chizik told him he couldn't get 5 star recruits to Ames even if he paid them.


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    Dan Beebe said Chizik told him he couldn't get 5 star recruits to Ames even if he paid them.
    Does that mean he at least tried?



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