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41 minutes ago, CS85 said:

 

They're looking tough...

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And sounding tough...

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When asked if the players were worried about losing scholarships for their boycott, Wolitarsky responded: "We're all in this together. What are they going to do, pull 120 guys off the team? They won't have a team if that's the case."

 

Let's see how long they hold out.

http://m.startribune.com/gophers-football-players-plan-to-threaten-boycott-of-bowl-game/406928136/

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University's official statement:

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And per USA Today's Nicole Auerbach, the president suspended all 10 unilaterally w/o the head coach's input or thoughts.

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The one thing that hasn't been said is if suspending students accused of sexual assault is the standard at Minnesota. If it is, then I don't see how the players win this fight. If it doesn't normally happen then there's probably other details that can't be released or the school was under pressure to not just put the case to the side. Either way, the players demanding that they deserve to know all the facts are wrong. There's a reason we don't put all the info out prior to cases going to court and I hope the coaches and the administration are actively reminding them of that.

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3 hours ago, dfwabel said:

They're looking tough...

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And sounding tough...

Let's see how long they hold out.

http://m.startribune.com/gophers-football-players-plan-to-threaten-boycott-of-bowl-game/406928136/

 

Sure they'll have a team next year.  It'll probably not be much good and not have any of the current players or coaches, but they'll have a team.  Meanwhile the players and coaches won't be playing or coaching at this level for the rest of their lives.

 

The university is not going to cave, because you absolutely, positively do not want to set the precedent that players can get any punishment overturned just by boycotting.

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3 hours ago, DG_Now said:

And that's how you dismantle the NCAA. The players have all the power.

 

Not as much as you think.  There are always more players.

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10 minutes ago, rams80 said:

 

Not as much as you think.  There are always more players.

Tend to agree as intercollegiate athletics, espcially the money generators, preys on the poor. The 5* kid would be replaced with a 4/3* one and the lesser scouted kids would move up a level in the queue.

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37 minutes ago, MJWalker45 said:

The one thing that hasn't been said is if suspending students accused of sexual assault is the standard at Minnesota. If it is, then I don't see how the players win this fight. If it doesn't normally happen then there's probably other details that can't be released or the school was under pressure to not just put the case to the side. Either way, the players demanding that they deserve to know all the facts are wrong. There's a reason we don't put all the info out prior to cases going to court and I hope the coaches and the administration are actively reminding them of that.

We do know the following:

The Hennipen County DA did not charge any player after the sexual encounter with the student stadium worker following the team's first game this season.

http://m.startribune.com/sex-assault-allegations-triggered-suspension-of-gophers-football-players/406564806/

 

The Minnesota athletic department has been a mess for the last 18+ months.

 

Former AD Norwood Teague resigned after his drunken text to coworkers and female press members were found and an audit of his spending showed he used the school's card to buy lots of booze.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/07/teague-athletic-director-resigns

 

http://www.twincities.com/2015/12/08/umns-norwood-teague-swapped-stadium-use-for-mlb-perks/

 

Richard Pitino spent freely.

http://www.twincities.com/2016/05/11/richard-pitino-on-private-jet-expenses-everything-we-ever-spent-was-approved/

 

And noted wrestling coach J Robinson was fired for handing out (or selling) pills, such as Xanax, to his team.

http://www.fox9.com/sports/gophers/203202546-story

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5 hours ago, CS85 said:

 

Ah, yes, the proper response to a fellow player being accused of sexual assault is to pull a "Screw you guys, I'm going home."

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Just now, dfwabel said:

As an LSU alum and fan, I have no problem with this.  That ankle has been a problem for him, and even when he was trying to play on it, it was obvious he wasn't 100% and probably caused more harm than good.

 

Also, more for Derrius Guice....

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I can't blame him.  Plus bowl games for all but four teams are essentially an exhibition.  LSU can just get ready for the Post-Fournette era now.

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2 hours ago, CS85 said:

 

Looks like the Minnesota players.....

 

1. Realized that allegations of sexual assault aren't equivalent to racial injustices.

2. Stepped outside this morning and thought "A few days in San Diego isn't a bad thing right now."....

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I can't believe Stoops saw that video that got released today and let that POS stay on the team. ALL of these big programs are dirty. Not a single one of them isn't a harbor for terrible people, be it among the players, coaches, administration, whatever. I normally don't get worked up over stuff that doesn't directly affect me, but to see that human garbage punch that girl and all those losers just strut out was disgusting. Would love to see that coward suffer even half the injuries he inflicted, we all know no other punishment is coming. 

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App St. leads Toledo 31-28 in the Camellia Bowl. App St. last postseason? 31-29 over Ohio in the Camellia Bowl.

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On 12/17/2016 at 10:14 AM, HedleyLamarr said:

Looks like the Minnesota players.....

 

1. Realized that allegations of sexual assault aren't equivalent to racial injustices.

2. Stepped outside this morning and thought "A few days in San Diego isn't a bad thing right now."....

The 82 page report (w/ names redacted) from the university's EOAA office, along with the police report were made public on Friday night, so many likely read it in full and were forced to call that 6am meeting  on Saturday.

 

http://kstp.com/kstpImages/repository/cs/files/U of M EOAA redacted5.pdf

 

There were 16 other students interviewed outside of the ten suspended and the accuser. One of those 16 was a fellow football player.

 

The stories of the ten didn't add up and they tried to intimidate the accuser via Snapchat and other social media.

 

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A seemingly run-of-the-mill story that broke on Monday but could set an ominous precedent going forward: Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, has announced he's skipping the Sun Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft, despite being healthy (unlike LSU's Leonard Fournette who is also skipping his team's bowl game, but due to injury).

 

The message apparently being sent by McCaffrey: If it's not the College Football Playoff, it's not worth playing.

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