Big Georges

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So what's going to happen to Big Georges? I've seen him once or twice during games this year and I've always loved it. One of the better student section bits in the country. But obviously it'd be much less relevant now that Niang is done at Hilton.

There needs to be some way for CA to commemorate it. Be a shame for it to just collect dust in somebody's garage, or worse, just tossed in a dumpster.
 

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According to CW, the students who are currently in possession of it wanted to give it to Niang to keep, but the NCAA wouldn't allow it thanks to compliance issues.How dumb is the NCAA? I’m told that group of students wanted to give Big Georges (the sign) to Niang after tonight. Can’t. Compliance no-no.
 

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Just hang it in the rafters as his banner's place holder until we put the real thing up there.
 

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According to CW, the students who are currently in possession of it wanted to give it to Niang to keep, but the NCAA wouldn't allow it thanks to compliance issues.How dumb is the NCAA? I’m told that group of students wanted to give Big Georges (the sign) to Niang after tonight. Can’t. Compliance no-no.

So wait until he officially leaves the program. The NCAA has no authority at that point.
 

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According to CW, the students who are currently in possession of it wanted to give it to Niang to keep, but the NCAA wouldn't allow it thanks to compliance issues.How dumb is the NCAA? I’m told that group of students wanted to give Big Georges (the sign) to Niang after tonight. Can’t. Compliance no-no.

So they'll just wait till the season/semester is over?
 

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According to CW, the students who are currently in possession of it wanted to give it to Niang to keep, but the NCAA wouldn't allow it thanks to compliance issues.How dumb is the NCAA? I’m told that group of students wanted to give Big Georges (the sign) to Niang after tonight. Can’t. Compliance no-no.
I'm assuming it will be fine once the season is over and Niang has graduated.
Although, I could easily see the NCAA stripping our 2016 National Title away because of it.
 

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Or give it to the Alumni Center. Put it next to the original Cy.
 

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Put it in the YMCA of Ames
 

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So wait until he officially leaves the program. The NCAA has no authority at that point.

So they'll just wait till the season/semester is over?

I'm assuming it will be fine once the season is over and Niang has graduated.
Although, I could easily see the NCAA stripping our 2016 National Title away because of it.

Actually this would not be okay. Kansas for years used to have boosters giving graduating senior basketball players envelopes of money at their senior basketball banquet to congratulate them for graduating. It went on for years before the NCAA figured out that this was an impermissible benefit even if just delayed.

Tuco in five, four, three...
 

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The original Jack Trice letter is in Special Collections on the fourth floor of the library. Georges has been known to study there. However, if Georges can't have it, it needs to be somewhere in Hilton.
 

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Put it up on the wall behind the student section, Georges told me tonight he was never leaving.
 

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Let's all chip in and buy Big Georges a ticket to Saturday's game in Lawrence. He may need 2 seats but he should be there.
 

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According to CW, the students who are currently in possession of it wanted to give it to Niang to keep, but the NCAA wouldn't allow it thanks to compliance issues.How dumb is the NCAA? I’m told that group of students wanted to give Big Georges (the sign) to Niang after tonight. Can’t. Compliance no-no.

Need to wait until the season is over. Would it be a compliance issue then?
 

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Kxno had incredibly sad story about the background of the student who created it. Sounds like it will be displayed at wallabys permanently.
 
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Just heard on local Des Moines radio that Big Georges may have found a home in the stairwell of Walleby's restaurant in Ames.
 
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Could it be donated to the university and then the university can give it to Georges? Wallabys would be cool too.