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I love the concept and the event. I think that it helped out quite a bit last year.
One of the few good things Rich Rod did.
wait a second, are you saying that it is common practice for schools to offer student athletes free ipads?
not to sound ignorant but this is the first i have ever heard of this. how is this not considered a recruiting violation regardless of how common it is?
id really like more info on this topic because it just sounds like an SEC tactic that should be illegal, but with some sort of loophole that allows them to get out of trouble
We do this.
UM and a couple other schools do it (i think Ohio just announced that they're doing it now)...the iPads are for academic purposes, come loaded with textbooks and other academic software plus I think we put the playbook in them now too.
so the SEC doesnt do this? we are about to get the smack down from the NCAA then. banned for life from the bcs or some garbage like that
Talk about over reacting. Perfectly fine and by the rules. It isn't "oh hi, here is a free ipad." It is academic related.
lulz. It's a very publicized fact. Pretty sure that if anything were wrong, it would have been brought up already.
iPads are probably cheaper than college textbooks, anyways
Yup. And don't worry about SEC, I'm sure their "oh hi, here is a free Escalade" program remains more attractive.
Just an fyi for the guy questioning the legality of the iPads. The students do not in fact own the iPads, they've given them as a utility until they are no longer affiliated with the university. Basically its like checking a book out of the library, but for your entire college tenure.
There's no probably about it. An iPad might be cheaper than a semester's worth of textbooks, depending on your courseload.
Urbie's sign "comparing" majors was thoroughly debunked months ago by Brian Cook and others at MGoBlog. If you are really interested, here are a couple links:
This post was edited by MrWoodson 22 months ago
They are not "given" the ipads. They have use of them. It's similar to shoulder pads and cleats. It's not an NCAA violation.
Add Parker Westphal
This post was edited by Uncle Newt 22 months ago
Not a chance. Do you follow the NCAA at all? Probably the least efficient, most unorganized group of people working in this country. I don't even think they know the rules. IMO should be completely overhauled emphasis on completely!
Many schools around the country offer laptops to their whole student body while affiliated with the school and returned upon departure.
This post was edited by Amazinglyblue78 22 months ago
This cracked me up, and I completely agree with you. IMO, the incompetency of the NCAA doesn't get nearly enough publicity.
General Studies is a real major at UM. It can be as easy or as hard as the student wants to make it. Basicly it's 60 upper level credits with no more then 20 in one subject. So hypotheticly you could take 20 credits math, 20 credits nuclear engineering and 20 credits anthropology. Mix and match however you want. It's usually used as a precursor to grad school, though in my case I do not see grad school coming up anytime soon.
I remember paying up to $400 in one semester for books, and that was over 10 years ago.
I remember paying $200 for one book and that was almost 20 years ago!!!
Frank, can you update this based on the other BBQ OP?
They do that at some high schools where I live.
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