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  1. When I was a freshman in high school,"back in the day" a lot of guys,including me,used the "Peterson". You had to be careful,since if a guy knew it was coming,you could end up on your back. By the time I was a sophomore,nobody on our team used it. During a couple of matches in college,it "looked like it was there". Apparently,nobody expected a college wrestler to try it. I did,twice,and got 2 pins. Then guys found out I had used it and "wised up".
  2. They already have men's and women's air rifle and air pistol. Let's add Nerf Guns and how about individual and team Laser Tag ?
  3. A couple of questions: 1.Does anyone know if any D1 team,other then Maryland,is using the two piece uniform ? 2.Does the whole team have to use the same uniform (singlet/two piece) ?
  4. This has been a hot topic of conversation on football and basketball boards,ever since Ca.started the ball rolling back in September. Obviously this will impact football and basketball the most. There are few tricky issues that have come up. One is,what if a player wants to sign an endorsement deal with Adidas,and their school uses Nike ? Players can be paid for "endorsements". Question is,what constitutes an endorsement ? For example ,what would stop boosters from forming a "Sports Information" company and then giving endorsement contracts to every football and/or basketball player. The other potential rub it that,based on one of the news stories I saw last night,some people in Congress want to pass legislation that ,if a player does sign an endorsement deal,their scholarship would be considered "taxable income".
  5. To this day my dad,a Lehigh grad, refers to them as the Engineers. As far as MIT,a number of colleges share the same team name. Off the top of my head I can think of several :"Bearcats","Wildcats","Bulldogs","Trojans","Tigers". So what's the problem with both Lehigh and MIT being the "Engineers". When they first proposed this, Lehigh said they were considering changing the team name to reflect the diversity of the university's curriculums ,beyond just engineering. At the time, they polled alumni. They were overwhelmingly against it. Didn't matter.
  6. First off,he wasn't terminated,he was only suspended. There's an article about this in today's The Record (sorry,I can't get it to link). Based on the article,neither N.J.'s Division of Civil Rights (DCR) or the NJSIAA specified the rationale for the official being suspended. All it says is its the result of an agreement between N.J.'s DCR and the NJSIAA. The article spends more time talking about the changes to the "hair rules" and "Implicit Bias Training", then the actual incident. I presume that,at some point,the NJSIAA's decision will be made public. Then we will hopefully know a lot more.
  7. Wouldn't he have to have dual citizenship ?
  8. There were a few stories on the news the past few days that, going back to at least 1996 ,officials of the Ohio Medical Board were aware that Strauss was abusing male athletes. But chose to do nothing.
  9. This. I have a friend who is big Rutgers booster. He parks in the Scarlet Lot. He was worried about Rutgers joining the B1G from when it was first announced. I was with him for a tailgate for RU's last home game,before the conference switch. He said to the people there, "Enjoy this.Its going to be a long time,if ever, in our life time (he's in his 60's),we're gonna be happy at the end of a football season. " Most people there agreed . Rutgers has had a loyal following of die-hard fans like him and his friends,going back to their darkest days in football. Rutgers loses them,then the look out for the "when and where".
  10. I know that there have been a number of complaints from Rutgers fans concerning the "quality" (number of "stars') for football recruits. The fact that Rutgers seems to be regressing, would indicate that at least their football team is getting worse. As best as I can recall,before Schiano,the Rutgers fans were calling for new coaches,not conference. As I also recall,talk of possibly joining the B1G started when Schiano was coach.
  11. If their record in football and men's basketball are any indication,they have gotten much worse since moving to the B1G. Before moving to the B1G Rutgers was at least competitive in these sports. Its seems even their women's basketball program has suffered a downturn since moving the the B1G.
  12. Agree,money makes the world spin. When Rutgers was invited to join the B1G,there were a number of news stories about how one of the B1G's primary motivations was being able to push the Big Ten Network into the NYC area. The network is here,and isn't going away. I don't know if any AD's want Rutgers out of the B1G or not. From their perspective,at least in football and men's basketball,why would they ? What's not to love about playing Rutgers? No question,Rutgers gets a lot of money from the B1G. But,now that "the shine has worn off" and when donors and fans get fed up with being the B1G's doormat in football,and,to some extent ,men's basketball,they may have to look into other options. Even now,they can't convince N.J.'s top prospects in football to "stay home" and go there. Do you really think continuing to get destroyed by teams like OSU,PSU,Mich.,MSU etc.in football is going to somehow elevate the program ?
  13. Living in New jersey I know a lot of die hard Rutgers fans. For the most part,they think moving to the B1G ,at least when it comes to football and men's basketball ,the only sports they care about,was, at best,premature. Rutgers "not being as competitive as they would like" in football,is an understatement. Right now,and for the foreseeable future,they feel RU isn't going to be close to competitive in football,and marginal in men's basketball. No question,the money from the B1G is great. But the fans I know really hate being embarrassed ,pretty much every week during football season. The consensus is that,unless there is some glimmer of hope on the horizon,money or not, Rutgers should at least consider going to another conference.
  14. Does anyone know what kind of attendance the Big 10 Championships get. The RAC is relatively small (8000 seats I believe). I know when it was first announced that Rutgers would host the championship, a lot of people around north Jersey where i live,thought they should consider holding it at a larger arena,like the Prudential Center or Izod,especially since by then American Dream will be open.
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