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(ESPN)   NCAA grants permission to Boise State to help out homeless football recruit. Yes, there are rules about helping out the homeless   (espn.go.com) divider line 14
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2014-05-15 10:27:15 AM
fark the NCAA.
 
2014-05-15 10:27:17 AM
Yes, we wouldn't want athletes being given excessive benefits like access to the student dorms during the summer
 
2014-05-15 10:29:18 AM
I don't know the whole story with this kid and maybe the NCAA was being it's dickish self but I don't think it's terrible to do a double check before letting him get assistance. I mean any recruit could say their parent "kicked them out" and spend 2 weeks sleeping on cars and couches in order to get room and board.
 
2014-05-15 10:32:06 AM
Yeah, there are rules. They're in place to stop universities from buying football talent. Not that it stops, but it helps reduce it. And since there are rules in place, then you have to ask for permission to do something like this. It's not to fark the homeless, it's because to be enforceable, a rule has to be concrete. If it says you can't buy people for your team, you can't buy people for your team. Obviously, 'homeless football recruit' doesn't happen that often, so it wouldn't just get written into the rules on the off chance that at some point in the next 50 years, it might come up.
 
2014-05-15 10:40:19 AM

Ray_Finkle: I don't know the whole story with this kid and maybe the NCAA was being it's dickish self but I don't think it's terrible to do a double check before letting him get assistance. I mean any recruit could say their parent "kicked them out" and spend 2 weeks sleeping on cars and couches in order to get room and board.


Because living in the dorms is like staying at the Ritz Carlton.  Kids constantly trying to horn in on that sweet action under false pretenses.

Good on the NCAA for allowing it...but I just wish we'd offer room and board (and a college degree) to the underprivileged kids that don't play defensive tackle, too.
 
2014-05-15 10:45:36 AM
Onward christian soldiers,
Onward then, ye people, join our happy throng,
blend with ours your voices in the triumph song.
Glory, laud, and honor unto our NCAA money machine
 
2014-05-15 10:57:35 AM
The NCAA cannot make money off homeless people.  But be damn sure they are attempting to do so as we speak/gripe here...
 
2014-05-15 11:23:06 AM

Mikey1969: Yeah, there are rules. They're in place to stop universities from buying football talent. Not that it stops, but it helps reduce it. And since there are rules in place, then you have to ask for permission to do something like this. It's not to fark the homeless, it's because to be enforceable, a rule has to be concrete. If it says you can't buy people for your team, you can't buy people for your team. Obviously, 'homeless football recruit' doesn't happen that often, so it wouldn't just get written into the rules on the off chance that at some point in the next 50 years, it might come up.


I wouldn't be surprised if this happened far more often, and the NCAA doesn't bend the rules because it didn't get picked up by the national news. I seriously doubt the NCAA would have bended here if this wasn't the lead story on Deadspin et. al.
 
2014-05-15 11:31:59 AM

Lost Thought 00: Mikey1969: Yeah, there are rules. They're in place to stop universities from buying football talent. Not that it stops, but it helps reduce it. And since there are rules in place, then you have to ask for permission to do something like this. It's not to fark the homeless, it's because to be enforceable, a rule has to be concrete. If it says you can't buy people for your team, you can't buy people for your team. Obviously, 'homeless football recruit' doesn't happen that often, so it wouldn't just get written into the rules on the off chance that at some point in the next 50 years, it might come up.

I wouldn't be surprised if this happened far more often, and the NCAA doesn't bend the rules because it didn't get picked up by the national news. I seriously doubt the NCAA would have bended here if this wasn't the lead story on Deadspin et. al.


Good point. I wouldn't be all that surprised either.
 
2014-05-15 11:32:21 AM
1)  Oprah buys rights to movie with Bullock attached
2)  ?????
3)  Profit
 
2014-05-15 12:31:26 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: fark the NCAA.


No, fark the member universities. The NCAA operates from the mandate of its member universities. It does exactly what it was created to do and would have no power and funding (even though it is already intentionally under-funded) without its member universities. It is not autonomous. It is its university members' version of David Stern.
 
2014-05-15 02:34:34 PM
"Homeless Football"?  Is that kind of like bum fights?
 
2014-05-15 03:11:13 PM
Now they're just going to start finding homeless people on the street and giving them scholarships to their legacy school!

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/better than choosing draft picks, I guess
 
2014-05-16 12:44:35 AM

Dust: Ray_Finkle: I don't know the whole story with this kid and maybe the NCAA was being it's dickish self but I don't think it's terrible to do a double check before letting him get assistance. I mean any recruit could say their parent "kicked them out" and spend 2 weeks sleeping on cars and couches in order to get room and board.

Because living in the dorms is like staying at the Ritz Carlton.  Kids constantly trying to horn in on that sweet action under false pretenses.

Good on the NCAA for allowing it...but I just wish we'd offer room and board (and a college degree) to the underprivileged kids that don't play defensive tackle, too.


Uhm, we do. Just because they don't play football on your teevee every week doesn't mean they aren't there.
 
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