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(Chron)   University of Houston and Rice University unaware of strippers entertaining recruits   ( divider line
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7195 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Feb 2004 at 1:56 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-02-11 10:42:09 AM  
They must have been some skanky strippers the Cougs and Owls both suck.
2004-02-11 11:00:52 AM  
"However, if it is proven that any of them or anyone at Rice had anything to do with such a thing, it would go very hard on them."

When I'm around strippers, it goes very hard on me, too.
2004-02-11 11:24:13 AM  
I went to a community college. When they were trying to recruit me, they sent Danny Devito in a cop outfit.
2004-02-11 11:26:12 AM  
Yeah, I remember going to these parties and thinking regular girls became one-dollar-grubbing instant strippers.

then again, I was just the Janitor, so what the hell do I know?
2004-02-11 12:09:50 PM  
What? College students and strippers in the same place at the same time? Alcohol was present? In TEXAS of all places?

2004-02-11 12:16:15 PM  
Glad to know that my University of Houston alumni dollars are being put to good use. And here I believed them when they said it was for the library expansion fund.
2004-02-11 01:59:53 PM  
2004-02-11 02:01:50 PM  
I'm glad my alma mater was much more moral, coddling the athletes with disabled parking placards...

/Go Bruins!
2004-02-11 02:02:41 PM  
*cough* *cough* bullshiat *cough* *cough*

At Texas we had a student "spririt" organization called the Texas Angels who "walked" recruits around campus and welcomed them on their visits. I hear they could suck a golf ball thru a garden hose...
2004-02-11 02:02:45 PM  
wow, this guy is a business genius. tell the world about the secretive boobie parties the athletes are throwing, get them in trouble with their coaches and administrations. . .now THAT'S how to increase revenue. . .

2004-02-11 02:02:55 PM  
"We have supplied entertainers for parties at the University of Houston and Rice," he said. "Whether they were recruit parties, I don't know."

He thought it was clown entertainment.
2004-02-11 02:03:44 PM  

I'll post this before I post a snarky comment: my crusade to just have the colleges treat student-atheletes as pro atheletes. C'mon, most colleges in the big divisions make tons of money from these sports. I believe it's time to just treat the big time college sports as a business, pay the players, and go from there.

Hell, how many times does it have to come out that players are getting favors from boosters, free Hummers, ect. ? JUST PAY THE DAMN PLAYERS !

2004-02-11 02:04:20 PM  
this is shocking
2004-02-11 02:05:16 PM  
Why should college life be any different for these future criminals?
2004-02-11 02:06:18 PM  

"Shepard said Rice officials had no knowledge of the parties described by Lower and that if such gatherings took place, they were "completely out of line with the university's standards."

"I can't believe any of our athletes are that stupid," Gillis said in a university statement."

I guess he says that only because he knows none of his students are related to Len Bias ?

2004-02-11 02:07:26 PM  

Yay Rice!

/On my Honor, I ain't cheated.

2004-02-11 02:07:57 PM  
"May said Rice officials were unable to find any reference to Hardbodies in its athletic department records. "

Try looking under dry cleaning or cleaning supplies. Do they really think they are going to bill them under the name "Hardbodies"? What a crock.
2004-02-11 02:08:27 PM  
Go owls! WRC! RFR!
2004-02-11 02:10:26 PM  
I go to UH and my girlfriend goes to Rice, last semester they changed a lunchroom into a catwalk for women and men to strip and parade around. No nudity but damn near close enough. The worst part was there were about 5 cops watching (leering over?) the whole thing. Kinda creepy.
2004-02-11 02:10:48 PM  
I was WRC too...
2004-02-11 02:12:30 PM  

Was that NOD? Happens on Halloween. Night Of Decadence. Even makes the Playboy "Top College Parties" list. Not bad for a bunch of nerds, 'eh?
2004-02-11 02:14:18 PM  

WRC 2001, you? They're renaming the game room for Doc C the day before Beer Bike. Good ol' Doc C. Nothing like having your old RA pay to fly you to New Orleans for a weekend.
2004-02-11 02:15:43 PM  
"I'm shocked, shocked to find gambling going on in here!"

"Here are your winnings inspector."

"Oh thank you, this establishment is now closed until further notice."
2004-02-11 02:16:20 PM  
As a Rice student I am totaly shocked. First we had the asshat football coach comment that he would not allow a gay athlete on the football team, and now this. If this is the sate of our athletics program the school is better of without it.
2004-02-11 02:17:19 PM  
Zack: WRC 2001, you?

Uh. Couple of decades off there, but I was at WRC in the eighties (only on paper. I was a poor kid with a waiver to live off-campus. But WRC was my assigned college, anyway.)

2004-02-11 02:18:45 PM  
Lenny_da_Hog and Zack: 2 others from WRC??? Crazy...

Rice is so small, I can't picture this happening on campus without half the student body knowing about it...
2004-02-11 02:19:04 PM  
"I can't believe any of our athletes are that stupid," Gillis said in a university statement.

How's that phrase go? "Unlikely hypotheses require unlikely proof..." (not quite)? Let's see the SAT scores!
2004-02-11 02:19:34 PM  

I blame Gillis. Seriously. When your school president is a drunk Russian everythings going to suck. He wandered into an Econ study group we were having in the RMC. Totally hammered, face red, he talked at us for about five minutes before an aid made him leave. Then we all laughed.
2004-02-11 02:21:55 PM  
Rice university?

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2004-02-11 02:21:55 PM  
Mandrax Glad to know that my University of Houston alumni dollars are being put to good use. And here I believed them when they said it was for the library expansion fund.

Maybe one of the strippers uses the stage name "library"
2004-02-11 02:22:01 PM  

Uh. Couple of decades off there

So Doc C must have been at least coherant then?
2004-02-11 02:22:53 PM  
MY GOD! Football players being enticed by offers of ASS? If they keep this up they'll know what to expect if they make it pro.
2004-02-11 02:24:19 PM  
Doc C was a wackjob even in the 70's. A really nice wackjob, but a wackjob. I assume he still has a crew of bridge groupies?
2004-02-11 02:24:23 PM  
1. in college over 18 check
2. off campus check
How much revenue does the chess club bring in? Let the players see some jugs on the college's tab.
2004-02-11 02:25:09 PM  
Mandrax Glad to know that my University of Houston alumni dollars are being put to good use. And here I believed them when they said it was for the library expansion fund.

I believe one of the strip clubs in Houston called Treasures has one of VIP areas that it calls the Library. Maybe that is what they are referring to?
2004-02-11 02:27:01 PM  
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof."
That's it. Thanks, Google.

I suppose, at Rice, the student-athletes might be really smart. Smart enough to get away with this scam... ;)
2004-02-11 02:27:29 PM  
strippers have been hired by students at Rice University and the University of Houston to perform at parties that might have been attended by student-athletes or prospective student-athletes.

And we are surprised by this why? This is the next generation of Mike Tysons and Kobi Bryants. Of COURSE they are going to have stripper parties and treat women like sex objects. Its what most teen athletes hope to do when they hit pro ball. And you can't tell me that every star college athlete doesn't think he is going to be the next Michael Jordon.
2004-02-11 02:29:27 PM  
"Steve Lower, whose Denver-based Hardbodies Entertainment Inc. employs about 15 dancers in Houston, said such parties are commonplace in Colorado and, to his knowledge, elsewhere around the nation."

How come I go to CU and I haven't been to one of these parties with strippers?!? They're commonplace after all.

and yes, this will be a long post because I'm going to rant. First our governor goes gonzo over something that probably happens at every other university (the party, not the rape), except that this lady said she may have been raped. Next the national media gets a hold of it and it's a "scandal". Soon afterwards, we are finding out that people are going to strip clubs and then saying "HOLY (@%! WHO KNEW?". Please.

This is not to excuse the people who may have raped the woman at the CU party or anything, but this is what contributes to the smearing of my school. If a recruit is prized, the team may take it upon themselves to try and make sure s/he as a good time. Although acting as an agent(s) of the university, the university heads have no direct involvement. This is entirely up to kids to determine what is within the bounds of "excessive entertainment".

The Denver Post printed up an affidavit of the case and in it, one witness (If anyone also heard about this, I'd appreciate some help here) claimed that at the party, someone passed out condoms then turned the lights off. (*%Y#)(*@&)@>>!~??~??!?!? What do you think happens when you give a bunch of drunken/high college boys a shiatload of drunken girls, condoms and turn the lights off? I know it's hearsay, but that is what is in the news.

This is one of those things that re-inforces(sp, forgive me) negative stereotypes of athletes in general. Then again, it doesn't look like there's exactly a movement to curb this kinda stuff.

/end rant
/goes and cries from typing so much
2004-02-11 02:30:19 PM  
Headline: "Pimp, based upon no evidence that his ladies ever entertained any college athlete, nonethless dupes newspaper into giving his sleazy business a ton of free publicity."

This story should have been tagged "Genius"
2004-02-11 02:33:48 PM  

Bridge, not so much. But he's a demon at Foosball (it's truely amazing, I don't know how he can do it) and he's been known to play Dominos too. But yeah, he's still a whackjob. But still really nice. I got a couple of trips to New Orleans out of it. Nothing better than Doc C trips. During the day you wander around with him while he buys antiques, then at night you're sent out with an order to "get into trouble." which is sweet since you know he'll bail you out ;)
2004-02-11 02:34:13 PM  

Aren't they paying student-athletes with full-ride scholarships to the university? Even if they do plan to go pro (probably not likely for most football players at Rice or Houston) they are getting a free education.
2004-02-11 02:38:32 PM  
"But colleges and universities have absolutely no knowledge of these parties. They're paid for by players or friends of players, and they're not happening on campus."

Friends of the players being their coaches who claim it as a business expense. And how can he make the assertion that the universities know what's going on? He only knows that they are parties for prospective players if the girls tell him. His sources obviously arent that good as to know that the administration know nothing.
2004-02-11 02:40:55 PM  
Strippers need love too.
2004-02-11 02:41:07 PM  
Sometimes I go into strip clubs in H'ton wearing my UH shirt and I tell the girls I'm a basketball coach. Usually the girls act shocked that a coach would be there. But sometimes...
2004-02-11 02:42:25 PM  
Captain Obvious' job is done here?
2004-02-11 02:43:43 PM  
What, is this the new discovery everywhere? Nearly worthless student newspaper at Colorado State University (not University of Colorado with the rape issues) claims that the same thing is happening here.

Where isn't this happening then? Any college football recruiting NOT involving strippers? Perhaps a direct correlation between these parties and success of the team, so that we could determine which schools found either no strippers or ugly strippers by their record in any given year.
2004-02-11 02:43:48 PM  
Zack: Wow, a Doc C road trip??? What a concept. I never saw his suite -- he's got room for antiques? I hear they've cracked down on some of my favorite old activities, like steam tunneling, for instance. Pity that...
2004-02-11 02:44:05 PM  
In other news today, the Earth is round and revolves around the Sun, your parents had sex once, and Santa isnt real.

/Things you didn't know or care to know untill someone told you.
2004-02-11 02:44:32 PM  

Aren't they paying student-athletes with full-ride scholarships to the university? Even if they do plan to go pro (probably not likely for most football players at Rice or Houston) they are getting a free education."

Sure, but how many really take advantage of that free education ? But my point is, even with that, every so often a story comes around about students violating an NCAA rule regarding gifts, or whatever they call it. Hell, isn't even true that there's some kind of rule regulating how a student athelete brings in income ?

I say offer them the free education then (or not), but also any scholl in the higher divisions should just pay them. Not like they don't have the money to. How much money do you think all the colleges in March Madness will make ?

2004-02-11 02:45:50 PM  
Uh Oh, Surprise!
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