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(SeattlePI)   After the horrific helmet to helmet hit in Saturday's game, Tulane player Devon Walker's spine has been stabilized, but doctors still don't know whether he's paralyzed or not   (seattlepi.com) divider line 23
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2012-09-10 09:10:35 AM
ok?
 
2012-09-10 09:16:58 AM
Just strange how one guy gets up fine and the other doesn't.
 
2012-09-10 09:22:04 AM
College sports babies players too much these days, he should just walk it off
 
2012-09-10 09:25:42 AM
Way to bait with the headline, subby. It wasn't a helmet-to-helmet hit. It was a freak accidental head-to-head collision. A hit implies it was intentionally delivered.
 
2012-09-10 09:27:21 AM
Looks like someone won't be getting a scholarship to continue his schooling next year.
 
2012-09-10 09:32:19 AM
Ugh. Reminds me of the Eric LeGrand incident. Poor guy.
 
2012-09-10 09:38:46 AM
I thought it looked like he got more of his teammates shoulder than helmet which I think makes it worse. If UTStarcom helmet to helmet the blows glance off since they were offset. But since it was his teammates shoulder his head snagged and snapped his neck.
 
2012-09-10 09:43:13 AM

HST's Dead Carcass: Looks like someone won't be getting a scholarship to continue his schooling next year.


D1 schools are required to keep players on scholarship if they get career-ending injuries. At least, that's the policy at my university.
 
2012-09-10 09:47:49 AM

Swoop1809: I thought it looked like he got more of his teammates shoulder than helmet which I think makes it worse. If UTStarcom helmet to helmet the blows glance off since they were offset. But since it was his teammates shoulder his head snagged and snapped his neck.


I have no idea where UTStarcom came from. Android autocorrect is awful
 
2012-09-10 09:48:09 AM
So glad football is so awesome, otherwise this potential would be meaningless.
 
2012-09-10 09:49:59 AM

Cymbal: So glad football is so awesome, otherwise this potential paralysis would be meaningless.


FTFM
 
2012-09-10 09:52:41 AM

HMS_Blinkin: D1 schools are required to keep players on scholarship if they get career-ending injuries. At least, that's the policy at my university.


I know the NCAA changed the Scholarship rules some years back so the schools could offer 1 year scholarships instead of 4 year scholarships. That way, they could hold it over the players to perform every year, but what ended up happening is they wouldn't give the next year scholarship to injured players. If they closed that loophole, I'd be very happy!!
 
2012-09-10 10:02:33 AM

HST's Dead Carcass: HMS_Blinkin: D1 schools are required to keep players on scholarship if they get career-ending injuries. At least, that's the policy at my university.

I know the NCAA changed the Scholarship rules some years back so the schools could offer 1 year scholarships instead of 4 year scholarships. That way, they could hold it over the players to perform every year, but what ended up happening is they wouldn't give the next year scholarship to injured players. If they closed that loophole, I'd be very happy!!


I knew some kids on track who ended their "career" after one year of sucking because they partied too much and blamed it on an injury. They still got 3 years of half ride paid for without a legitimate injury at a school that supposedly didn't even have athletic scholarships. I guess it matters what the school claims it as? Athletic vs need based?
 
2012-09-10 10:24:14 AM

HST's Dead Carcass: HMS_Blinkin: D1 schools are required to keep players on scholarship if they get career-ending injuries. At least, that's the policy at my university.

I know the NCAA changed the Scholarship rules some years back so the schools could offer 1 year scholarships instead of 4 year scholarships. That way, they could hold it over the players to perform every year, but what ended up happening is they wouldn't give the next year scholarship to injured players. If they closed that loophole, I'd be very happy!!


I thought I heard that this kid was a walk-on for a couple years and this was his first year under scholarship. I could have heard wrong, and it could be in TFA but I didn't read the damn thing...
 
2012-09-10 10:35:35 AM

HMS_Blinkin: HST's Dead Carcass: Looks like someone won't be getting a scholarship to continue his schooling next year.

D1 schools are required to keep players on scholarship if they get career-ending injuries. At least, that's the policy at my university.


Most schools will voluntarily transfer them over to a non-athletic scholarship.
 
2012-09-10 10:36:33 AM

HST's Dead Carcass: HMS_Blinkin: D1 schools are required to keep players on scholarship if they get career-ending injuries. At least, that's the policy at my university.

I know the NCAA changed the Scholarship rules some years back so the schools could offer 1 year scholarships instead of 4 year scholarships. That way, they could hold it over the players to perform every year, but what ended up happening is they wouldn't give the next year scholarship to injured players. If they closed that loophole, I'd be very happy!!


They've always been year-to-year scholarships. There's been talk recent about changing it to multi-year, but I'm not sure if that's gone anywhere.
 
2012-09-10 11:42:59 AM

meanmutton: HST's Dead Carcass: HMS_Blinkin: D1 schools are required to keep players on scholarship if they get career-ending injuries. At least, that's the policy at my university.

I know the NCAA changed the Scholarship rules some years back so the schools could offer 1 year scholarships instead of 4 year scholarships. That way, they could hold it over the players to perform every year, but what ended up happening is they wouldn't give the next year scholarship to injured players. If they closed that loophole, I'd be very happy!!

They've always been year-to-year scholarships. There's been talk recent about changing it to multi-year, but I'm not sure if that's gone anywhere.


Multi-year scholarships are allowed but are optional. Some schools (in general the bigger football schools) are offering four-year scholarships, but most are not.
 
2012-09-10 12:19:55 PM
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He says to walk it off punk!
 
2012-09-10 02:55:33 PM
As the parent of a kid with severely limited mobility, shiat like this bring me horror. This kid was majoring in molecular biology, now his poor mom is going to be changing trachs and filling up his feeding tube and wiping his ass for the rest of his (numbered) days. Many lives were changed with that hit in ways that they have no fu*king way of comprehending right now.

As a sports fan, I'm pretty much down to contact hot potato and MMA as the only things that can hold my interest, but the human toll they both take is hard to watch. Real hard, sometimes.
 
2012-09-10 03:52:31 PM

HMS_Blinkin: HST's Dead Carcass: Looks like someone won't be getting a scholarship to continue his schooling next year.

D1 schools are required to keep players on scholarship if they get career-ending injuries. At least, that's the policy at my university.


I think it really is at the schools discretion. I know at the school I work at, big time football, they do keep the former players on scholarship. They even are honoring a scholarship for some kid who they offered to and he accepted but then had a career ending injury in high school, I think he had already signed his letter of intent when it happened.

/Doesn't cost the school that much once they stop playing and probably costs a heck of a lot more in bad PR if they don't let them finish up and graduate once injured. That is also assuming they want to graduate.
 
2012-09-10 04:14:20 PM

coco ebert: Ugh. Reminds me of the Eric LeGrand incident. Poor guy.


I was at that game. I thought the Army player that Eric hit wasn't going to get up.
 
2012-09-10 06:12:42 PM

Cymbal: Cymbal: So glad football is so awesome, otherwise this potential paralysis would be meaningless.

FTFM


Eat shiat and die.
 
2012-09-11 12:44:27 AM
 
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