Because boosters have significant influence. If the booster doesn't want their influence with the university curtailed, not to mention see their team shackled, then it might behoove them to fly straight.So what did the programs do wrong? They recruited talented kids who were befriended by advisors who took money to steer them in one direction or another. Penn State had one guy help the advisor in order to keep in in college. This has to happen at every top 50 program...how can you stop a booster from paying an advisor, brother, uncle or parent?
Exactly!!Now we know why the SEC has been dominant. BIG needs to step up its game and put a couple zeroes behind those.
Maybe for tax purposes, he was trying to stay below the annual gift tax exclusion amount. Of course the better way is to have the parents set up a church/non-profit/charity and then boosters can make "donations" as they wish.1000 to 3000.... one guy for 10k. Yawn
Sounds like this is something a bit different. Usually we hear about enticements to get kids to attend a specific school. This was more after the fact to get to stay so this person could be their manager.Yep, this is something we all know happens. It’s just a matter of time before it got out. Now the NCAA and there gutless ways won’t do anything anyways. So move on....
I would wonder which coach might be involved.There's been a good deal of speculation on the Northwestern board about whom this guy possibly could have paid off on our team during the time period mentioned. It's not as if we were a pipeline to the NFL within that period.
I don't think it will. People are crazy about money. They love it. Even if they have enough, more is more....... but everyone thinks making player payments legal and part of the process will change everything about college football
this would make sense if it were your or my money, but it's the university's, so to me it is completely nonsensical to be so protective of itI don't think it will. People are crazy about money. They love it. Even if they have enough, more is more.
If the players were stipened, some would still not mind taking a little more on the side.
They can have a job, in fact that itself has been a bone of contention where the players are getting jobs making 25 bucks an hour or more sweeping the floors for 15 min.this would make sense if it were your or my money, but it's the university's, so to me it is completely nonsensical to be so protective of it
make it part of the game, and allow them to have off-season jobs if they want to make more. I do not understand why there is such insistence on keeping this under the table, if it in fact is as rampant as @Nate004 says it is
That's good, because I like purple NU kicking some tail around the pasture...except red NU's tail of course.It wouldn't necessarily have to involve a coach. Apparently this guy was trying to recruit players to represent them. If that got out to Fitz, I guarantee the brakes would be put on it very quickly.