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2020-08-02 3:13:54 PM  
I hope it emboldens other players.

Forcing players to play in an epidemic is nuts.
 
2020-08-02 4:56:51 PM  
All their demands are reasonable.
 
2020-08-02 4:57:19 PM  
I hope management withholds their paychecks while they strike.
 
2020-08-02 4:59:49 PM  
Good on them
 
2020-08-02 5:05:56 PM  
and it demands that Stanford use its $27 billion endowment to reinstate the sports it cut earlier this summer.

Sitting on 27 billion but tuition goes up every year.
 
2020-08-02 5:06:39 PM  
Good for them!
 
2020-08-02 5:21:05 PM  

meanmutton: All their demands are reasonable.


Well, maybe not the one where players unrelated to a private University "demand" that that private University reverse a decision that it made that had nothing to do with PAC-12 Football.
 
2020-08-02 5:39:13 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I hope management withholds their paychecks while they strike.


Well atleast the boosters will pay those young men (under the table obviously).
 
2020-08-02 6:00:54 PM  
what are they going to do? not pay them?

LOL
 
2020-08-02 6:12:28 PM  

buttercat: I hope it emboldens other players.

Forcing players to play in an epidemic is nuts.


Self-quoting from the other thread, they're growing up fast because someone has to be the adult in the room.
 
2020-08-02 6:16:17 PM  

i_dig_chicks: and it demands that Stanford use its $27 billion endowment to reinstate the sports it cut earlier this summer.

Sitting on 27 billion but tuition goes up every year.


I have no position on their endowment but a large endowment allows for big returns.

If you have $27B and get a 10% return that you pull out and use for scholarships isn't that better than drawing down your endowment and getting a 10% return on $20B?

/yes I sound like a university admin person
//I'm not
///did work for a major research university twice in accounting
 
2020-08-02 6:21:26 PM  
I was going to post a pic of a hottie wearing a tight Stanford T-shirt with the caption "What a large Stanford endowment might look like," but then I remembered this isn't the awesome 2005-era Fark anymore.
 
2020-08-02 6:43:32 PM  
Yikes!  The Sunbelt and MAC might go next.
 
2020-08-02 6:43:48 PM  
So, basically, BLM wants everything focused on blacks. Not equally focused, totally and entirely focused on blacks. Yeah, okay.
 
2020-08-02 6:51:57 PM  

i_dig_chicks: and it demands that Stanford use its $27 billion endowment to reinstate the sports it cut earlier this summer.

Sitting on 27 billion but tuition goes up every year.


But how else will they get to $28B?
 
2020-08-02 7:12:51 PM  

meanmutton: All their demands are reasonable.


Really?  It's "reasonable" for a college sports conference to end Racial Injustice in society?
 
2020-08-02 7:16:21 PM  

kkinnison: what are they going to do? not pay them?

LOL


Those on athletic scholarships could lose those scholarships.

How many of the players that lose scholarships because of this do you think can just come up with the amount of money required to attend the universities in question?
 
2020-08-02 7:40:05 PM  
Do athletic profits feed academics at all?  If not just cancel it all and let these student athletes get a year of free education
 
2020-08-02 7:53:12 PM  

bfh0417: So, basically, BLM wants everything focused on blacks. Not equally focused, totally and entirely focused on blacks. Yeah, okay.


And? You're having a hard time believing that the focus of civil rights movement is the group that needs civil rights changes?

Or are you oppressed too? You poor thing
 
2020-08-02 8:04:01 PM  

WillofJ2: Do athletic profits feed academics at all?  If not just cancel it all and let these student athletes get a year of free education


At big boy programs, the money that the athletic department makes off of football often gets donated back to the university proper and pays for buildings and salaries of the idiotic professors who complain about how much a coach gets paid but can't be bothered to find out where the money comes from.
 
2020-08-02 8:38:36 PM  

bfh0417: So, basically, BLM wants everything focused on blacks. Not equally focused, totally and entirely focused on blacks. Yeah, okay.


Perhaps you fail to grasp what BLM means, n00b. It is not the Bureau of Land Management.
 
2020-08-02 8:42:24 PM  

TDWCom29: bfh0417: So, basically, BLM wants everything focused on blacks. Not equally focused, totally and entirely focused on blacks. Yeah, okay.

And? You're having a hard time believing that the focus of civil rights movement is the group that needs civil rights changes?

Or are you oppressed too? You poor thing


But if an organization advocating for a specific group of people doesn't advocate for ALL people on ALL issues, it's obviously just hypocritical!
 
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2020-08-02 9:35:02 PM  
I saw this yesterday and my immediate thought was "good for you, that's admirable. But you're pac 12, ain't nobody gonna give a shiat NOT during a pandemic, sorry you lost your college education for doing the right thing"
 
2020-08-02 9:44:33 PM  

WoodyHayes: WillofJ2: Do athletic profits feed academics at all?  If not just cancel it all and let these student athletes get a year of free education

At big boy programs, the money that the athletic department makes off of football often gets donated back to the university proper and pays for buildings and salaries of the idiotic professors who complain about how much a coach gets paid but can't be bothered to find out where the money comes from.


It also goes to pay for the lesser sports that alumni don't pay for and sells no tickets: field hockey, crew, etc...
 
2020-08-02 9:54:07 PM  

151: I saw this yesterday and my immediate thought was "good for you, that's admirable. But you're pac 12, ain't nobody gonna give a shiat NOT during a pandemic, sorry you lost your college education for doing the right thing"


why'd they lose their college education?  they are free to take out loans and attend any of the other schools that are willing to accept them.
 
151
2020-08-02 10:02:36 PM  

Hyjamon: 151: I saw this yesterday and my immediate thought was "good for you, that's admirable. But you're pac 12, ain't nobody gonna give a shiat NOT during a pandemic, sorry you lost your college education for doing the right thing"

why'd they lose their college education?  they are free to take out loans and attend any of the other schools that are willing to accept them.


Pretty sure you answered your own question there bud.

Who am I to say somebody I don't know isn't smart enough to get qualified for and accepted at a "big" University. Traditionally though, football players meet that requirement with, "non academic" numbers. I hope all of them get a college education, honestly. But this move is not in their favor of achieving that. Statistically.
 
2020-08-03 3:47:25 AM  
That's not how endowments work. Usually there are stipulations a university accepts as part of being granted an endowment. They may not be able to touch the principal at all and require a certain percentage of the interest be rolled back into the endowment.
 
2020-08-03 5:00:29 PM  
No PAC 12 football? Nothing of value is lost.
 
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