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Eight Legger

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Interesting. So the Tennessee donors backed off, or does SLU have some deep-pocketed ones of its own?
 

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Sean McNeil to Ohio State. Think that wraps up all of the transfers we were mentioned with at any point.
 

I-M-UR

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why all? seems very socialistic. the argument for kids getting anything at all beyond a scholarship is that they bring in money to the schools. some have a bigger hand in that. a free market says they should get more.
It’s no longer amateur. Colleges will become the minor leagues system for the pros. The Power conference schools will walk away from the rest of us. Sad times.

pay to play opportunities were available outside of college, that should have been their option.
 

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UMASS has done well in the portal:


Frank Martin coming in hot to the A10 - brining two South Carolina guys, G. THompson from BC and one more p6 guy. Will be very interested to see how he does. I think they could be a force, Martin has shown the ability previously though kind of tailed off at SC. Seems like the A10 could be quite competitive next year with us, Dayton, SLU, Davidson - and some intriguing teams like Umass.
 
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why all? seems very socialistic. the argument for kids getting anything at all beyond a scholarship is that they bring in money to the schools. some have a bigger hand in that. a free market says they should get more.
These are college athletes and now we having booster openly paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for college players to play at their favorite school. Might as well just create a separate league for the BCS schools to play in if that is the case, because their is no way smaller schools can compete with boosters buying players. So, the schools with the most deep pocketed boosters will now have a huge competitive advantage.

And of course, Miami, is at the forefront.
 

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These are college athletes and now we having booster openly paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for college players to play at their favorite school. Might as well just create a separate league for the BCS schools to play in if that is the case, because their is no way smaller schools can compete with boosters buying players. So, the schools with the most deep pocketed boosters will now have a huge competitive advantage.

And of course, Miami, is at the forefront.
to be honest, they already have a huge competitive advantage for recruits. yet the little guy can still sometimes beat them. not sure it changes that much.
 

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Seeing now on VC for St Bonny that both P6 transfers and both JC transfers from last year entered the portal. Thought these four would be the 6-9 subs last year going forward but I guess not. Mark has some work to do lol.
 

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$800,000 and a car changes a lot of hearts and minds.
sure but he was always going high major with or without an NIL deal. just a question of which one.

Miami ... for whatever involvement they had in the NIL deal ... beat out Tennessee Duke Gonzaga Arizona Purdue Xavier Miami Ohio St NC St Marquette.
 
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spiderman

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pretty useless ranking, no?
just means we have 3 that came in and none that officially left yet. nothing about quality unless I'm missing something.
 

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It does include quality. He ranks Quinn at #63 (4 star), Bigelow at #241 (3 star), and Roche at #264 (3 star).

Sal at #511 and Zay at #384...both 3 stars.

Rankings are out of 1,484 in the portal.

Edit: Sorry...the #15 is activity, which I have no idea what that means. But we're #22 in incoming transfer class ranking.
 

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so are you against individual college athletes profiting from their NIL?
If I had to say yes or no to that question RIGHT NOW, my answer would be no given the rules as they are NOW. The dishonesty and corruption will further deprive college athletics of some of its better qualities.
I don't know the answer but it seems to me that if player wants all the money fine... Hes then a pro and not eligible to play in college. If he wants to stay in college some sharing seems necessary. How, with who, and when I don't know. My thoughts in this regard perhaps are borderline socialistic but give me amateur athletes/athletics any day and take your professional college team somewhere else.
 
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Damn, thought the bonies could avoid this by keeping Schmidt. Very surprising that the starters are transferring. Could be a rough couple of years
 
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Eight Legger

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Now we’re going to have the whole Miami team issuing ultimatums for $800,000 NIL deals.

There is so much wrong with this. First, wait, current players are allowed to have agents??

Second, schools are not allowed to orchestrate NIL deals, so why is he upset with Miami?

Third, the article says that HIS OWN AGENT is the one who got the $800k deal for the transfer, so why isn't he threatening to find a new agent instead of threatening to leave the school? I bet Larranaga would love to flip him the double bird and tell him sayonara. Maybe this is why Jay Wright retired, after all.
 

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Eight, he is threatening to leave the school.
Ruiz did this to himself. as soon as you give someone more, egos get bruised.
I'm not sure there are many Ruiz's out there throwing this kind of money around. Wong may burn a bridge he didn't mean to burn.
 
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Seems like an easy one for Larranaga. "If you don't want to be here, good luck to you elsewhere". He can be replaced. He has been there 3 years and shot 30% from 3 last year. If he were all that, he would be NBA bound instead of worrying about his NIL money in year 4. But, even if he were all that, once someone starts putting stuff about "I need more money" out there, I am ready to move on from them.
 

Eight Legger

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Eight, he is threatening to leave the school.
Right, my point is why is he taking it out on the school? The school can't set up an NIL deal for him – his agent can. If he wants to be mad at someone, he should be mad at his agent.
 

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I don't think he's necessarily mad at the school. It's just business to him and his agent. They're putting out a call to the booster community...pay me more.
 
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Who knew the NIL was actually referring to the colleges…..before too long the colleges will basically have naming rights contracts for teams of pro athletes. The other question is why is this Ruiz guy investing so much money in Miami basketball? I always thought of Miami as a football school, granted that is getting to be a faded memory.
 

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