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    Surma, showed the first sign of strength at Penn

    Now is the time: Schools must take back their athletic programs - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com

    "What we're left with is the Big Take Back. Let's hope this is the moment when it begins, a movement to take back college athletics from the current stakeholders. They have failed miserably -- the bloated athletic departments; the overpaid, out-of-touch coaches; the apparel companies; the networks; maybe even the NCAA. This is where the excess has to stop. This has to be the point when universities quit bowing down to King Football, quit drooling over the prospect of colorful uniforms, stop being beholden to ratings."



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    Re: Surma, showed the first sign of strength at Penn

    I'm in the minority, (and probably standing alone) but I'll pretty much in agreement thinking this is one way to, 'Stop The Madness'.

    I'll still support ISU football / athletics no matter what our conference, or Division of competition because I love true competition of sport and I love my alma mater.

    A University of higher learning should not get infatuated with the money from a non-returnable investment like athletics and is not, and never should be, a semi-professional minor league for aspiring athletes.


    "We are first and foremost an educational institution that values integrity, honesty and treating others with fairness and respect".

    -ISU President Gregory Geoffroy; circa May 2003.

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    Re: Surma, showed the first sign of strength at Penn

    That's a cool article with some good opinions. I think he nailed it when he spoke about the "good old boys" network and how it effects decisions at this level. Sad to say that not much can change until that culture is gone.

    I don't think that this will deter the current football facilities/coach salary arms race though.



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