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Everything posted by Tofurky

  1. Yes Togrul Asgarov, he of the mighty shrug from Azerbaijan, was Junior World runner-up in 2010 and followed that up with a silver medal on the senior level some six to seven weeks later.
  2. I'm not getting any younger, nor anymore selective.
  3. Tricepless-atops Tricepless-osauraus Wrecks
  4. I'm still mad that my thread was deleted. Yianni's mom... call me!
  5. Would a guy like Lee Pritts entertain the idea of heading to SDSU, or is he waiting for Goldman to step down at Indiana?
  6. You do realize that private institutions don’t take tuition dollars from wrestlers and put it straight towards said teams, right? Because they are not receiving public funding via tax dollars to assist in supplementing tuition costs, the tuition dollars make up those costs that state schools take for granted. These same student wrestlers also don’t look at thousands of other schools because they don’t have wrestling or their majors. That point your trying to make holds little to no water. “Low cost state universities” are not as low cost as they used to be. Yes, they continue to be less expensive than small, private institutions that do not receive monies and securities, but that does not make the small schools “lower quality,” as you state. I cannot and would never speak for other academic institutions. So what is your solution? If Division 1 institutions aren’t falling over one another to add the sport, would you prefer no growth at all? If you have a better, feasible plan, by all means share it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I work at one of those so called "desperate" places you're describing here. Except that we're not so desperate when you see that our undergraduate enrollment of nearly 3,000 students includes all of just less than 30 wrestlers. While their numbers are great for admission, you have to be kidding yourself to think that kids come to most of those small colleges and universities just for wrestling. Our students attend our college because of its academic reputation, its size and the networking opportunities post-graduation my colleagues have worked hard to build, just as most other students do at almost every single other institution of higher education across the country. Wrestling recruiting in D3 is just like it is at any other college or university across the country, with the exception of places like the B1G, Ivies and maybe University of Chicago, Northwestern and Stanford. It's all about fit. If it weren't for wrestling, does Bo Nickal consider Penn State? Does Zahid Valencia consider ASU? Does Nick Suriano attend Rutgers? I work in admissions, so I have these same conversations every single day I am at work, whether the student is an athlete, wants to play the oboe and major in music performance, desires to major in education, is in a pre-professional program studying biology or physics or is a military veteran. Wrestling isn't boosting anyone's numbers the way you make it sound here. 95-plus percent of students on campus either don't know about or don't care that there is a collegiate wrestling program at their schools. It's a fallacy to think otherwise.
  8. It can’t be called the push out. Even in Freestyle you can’t simply “push” your opponent off the mat. There has to be technical wrestling involved. Calling it a “step out”, most times, correctly penalizes the guy with his back to the edge and rewards the aggressor in that situation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. As much as I like the idea, programs would drop like flies if most of these coaches had to fundraiser for their entire budgets. Only the strongest teams that currently exist at each level. One thing I think SHOULD be happening is that the club teams at each school hit up Fargo and recruit for Freestyle and Greco. It has to start somewhere, but after some success, donors will begin to support such clubs in effort to get more kids who don’t want to participate in American Folk. At that point, those teams can offer whatever scholarships they please to those kids, because there’s no connection to the NCAA. Someone has to take that first step. Maybe it happens at a JuCo... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you, KSchlosser. I am hazy on a few of the specifics you've mentioned. EMU and all of the other 129 FBS colleges and universities annually receive $2,000,000 from the FBS? I don't understand how the FBS impacts travel and championships for all the sports teams. What did swimming and diving have to do with this?
  11. Agreed; it reminds me of the folks who feel that a kid who smokes everyone in high school should then smoke everyone in college. Maybe Ronnie is just that good and was prepared for the match. That's no slam on ZR.
  12. Thank you both for saying that. I don't follow college football, so I am not aware of how all of that works. That said, what does an association with the FBS offer a school like EMU?
  13. The Uzbeki at 57 kilos who just won NJCAAs, does anyone know if he plans on continuing to wrestle for Uzbekistan or is planning on becoming a citizen here and rasslin' for the ol' U. S. of A.?
  14. Again, why does football not have to make sacrifices as well? Reduce scholarships, reduce staff... I'm not suggesting the university eliminate the program as a whole, but assuming they offer 85 scholarships for football and they cut back to 60, the athletic department saves anywhere from $569,050 to $949,350 (in-state resident vs. out-of-state). Does the university really need 19 coaches for one sport? What does that payroll look like without incentives/bonuses?
  15. Ugh... good kid. My stomach dropped when I read that; tried to recruit him when he was a senior... my thoughts are with his family. Also, for those interested, there's a GoFundMe page which appears to have been started by his dad, but I have yet to confirm this. Awful, awful, awful news.
  16. cbg, I love the idea of fully endowing scholarships and coaches' salaries. Also, I have to wonder if some forward-thinking AD would have the balls to not cut the football program, rather to say, "we're giving out 60 scholarships from now on instead of 85, so that other sports have the opportunity to be sustained and flourish." 60 scholarships is just short of 71% of an 85 man roster. Those 25 scholarships allocated somewhere else can go a long, long way towards improving an entire athletic department.
  17. I remember that sequence and after watching it again I am confident with the call on the mat being correct. Zain's constant motion and having the wherewithal to push on Perry's neck is, I believe, what saved him there. That said, I was psyched to see Ronnie Perry keep the match to a four point decision. Really good match!
  18. I just do not understand what an athletics director who heads a department with football, one that devours so many resources, thinks that football is a solution. There's a mindset change that needs to take place, and it's away from punishing sports that don't drain resources the way football does.
  19. Oh, also two, three and four nearfall points for appropriate swipes. Two swipes = two points; three swipes = three points; maxing out at four swipes for four points. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. My thoughts: Match structure length: one period, five minutes or two periods of three minutes each Riding time: cumulative and it only counts when nearfall points have been awarded. Add the step out rule; no more ambiguity in refereeing. One point per step out. Season: Open tournaments can begin after the first semester/trimester ends in December and season will run through mid-April Riding clock: top man has 20 seconds to turn bottom man; no nearfall, you go back on your feet. Cumulative riding time will be kept, but only administered in case of the second point.
  21. https://www.flowrestling.org/video/6145941-would-chael-sonnen-shorten-the-ncaa-season What are people's thoughts on this? I like his rationale for shortening college match length. I don't agree with him on lengthening the college season, but we all love wrestling as he does, so I understand his point. I like CS. His perspectives are interesting, if nothing else.
  22. Fan Fest, is that where the football players were manning a table? Why can't wrestling have something like this come Super Bowl time? Same guys (and more) who talk about how wrestling helped them become better football players.
  23. Marianetti, but, yes, that was the one I remember best. His wife was beside herself and his mom was yelling at the camera guy.
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