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    College Football Claiming Poverty

    My two favorite coffee shops because outbreaks among owner/employees. Good think my 3rd favorite place is still open- good thing they are solely drive-through;)
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    College Football Claiming Poverty

    You would probably be scrambling if over 40% of your salary disappeared! The mega-mall JP proposed was an investment in ISU athletics future. He wouldn't have proposed the idea if he didn't foresee it as being a profitable venture for ISU athletics to provide more resources to compete with...
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    College Football Claiming Poverty

    I generally agree that college athletic departments should be putting money aside for a potential economic downturn, capital projects, etc. But then so should most Americans, how many people have 3-6 months of living expenses in savings? How many businesses have 3-6 months business expenses...
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    Possible news: NCAA split and Pac12 players strike

    I think the Pac-12 players are probably being guided by some outside person or group with a financial interest in their proposals. The primary issue is splitting revenue. Everything else is window dressing. ESPN had an article about the player from WSU who is part of the group and also...
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    Fox rescued, kept as "pet", then euthanized...

    Not sure they wouldn't have released into the wild with hope that it would survive. My guess is that since it was a round humans it might gravitate back toward humans. Or it wouldn't hunt for food and would starve to death. Which wouldn't be humane.
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    Big XII ADs Split on Schedule - Presidents Voting on Monday

    Conference games are a non-negotiable because of TV agreements. That is why ACC & SEC are bumping up from 8 conference games. UNLV would be the most attractive game to keep, but they may not want the road trip. West Coast football could get crazy with everything going on with not having on...
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    Dowling and Valley recruiting players From all over

    Didn't read article, but assuming that is Rubley family from Davenport West and a couple played at ISU.
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    Possible news: NCAA split and Pac12 players strike

    The reason schools hold onto those sports isn't their D1 classification, it is because of Title IX. The Federal Government requires that schools provide proportional academic opportunities for women as they do men.
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    Possible news: NCAA split and Pac12 players strike

    College athletes welcome to the real world. Entry level employees in almost every industry don't make their fair share of salary, regardless of how talented they are. A recent college graduate in business, engineering, software developers, medicine. law, etc. can all be underpaid versus what...
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    Possible news: NCAA split and Pac12 players strike

    Of the demands medical insurance might be an area they could negotiate. 6 years seems a bit long and schools might want to limit to coverage for sport related injuries.
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    Big XII ADs Split on Schedule - Presidents Voting on Monday

    I think the lesson from baseball is it is impossible to avoid Covid outbreaks within a team. What is critical is to avoid what happened to Florida Marlins. I don't think a 12 game schedule is doable as it seems like off weeks are necessary. IMO the key for Big12 is every team start same...
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    Dowling and Valley recruiting players From all over

    Recruiting occurs at private schools, but people are wearing blinders if they don't feel it happens at highly successful public schools. Kids want to play at successful HS programs because they perceive better coaching, more visibility to college recruiters and better competition in practice...
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    Dowling and Valley recruiting players From all over

    It naive to think public schools don't recruit. With open enrollment, in the DM metro it isn't difficult for kids to pick a public HS based on a strength in athletics, music, etc.
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    Dowling and Valley recruiting players From all over

    I can't blame the HS athletes. A college scholarship or even recruitment to play D3 athletes provides a huge saving to the athletes families. I commend the Iowa high school associations for going forward with summer softball and baseball. Teams have had to suspend their seasons, but I am sure...
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    Big XII considering plus 1 schedule

    I can see the point of keeping rivalry games like USC v Clemson, GA v GA Tech, FL v FSU. But if colleges are going to play 9 or 10 games, I would expect the ACC and SEC to schedule another conference game if a big instate rivalry doesn't exist. Playing another conference game would be more...
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    Worst ISU Football Team You've Watched

    I would have to go with the 1997 team. I caught their game against the Gophers in the Dome and it looked like a mediocre college team playing a bunch of HS kids. We were tiny compared to the the Gophers who were an average at best Big 10 team. We were especially small on defense. My...
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    Misc: ***Official 2020 PGA Tour***

    Yea, but Uncle Sam & Auntie Kim are going to take half of it;) Not a bad gig to earn $375k a week to hit a little round ball. Pretty soon golf course architects will design holes to be a series of dog legs with a moat of water around the green.
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    Would you succeed in 1900?

    I think someone who has a college education would be able to succeed in 1900. That was the beginning of modern industrialization, so there would be a lot of corporate opportunities to work. I think for someone who would gravitate toward Ag or blue collar jobs that would be an eye opener...
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    Iowa State 2020 Schedule Change

    Common sense would say shorter is better. With ISU or UNI going to Iowa City it would be at most a 2 hour bus ride. In these times, it would be safer to travel same day and not stay in hotel. Leave campus 5-6 hours before kick-off. Even with a mid-range flight a team is going from bus to...
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    Iowa State 2020 Schedule Change

    I would agree the question is mute at this point about ISU replacing Iowa on our schedule. If you look at this from a player & fan safety perspective, the ISU and UNI games are the safest games on the Hawks schedule from a Covid spread perspective. I will be curious if coaches don't approach...