It’s the end of college hockey as we know it!

I’m sure one of you staunch defenders of the amateurism status quo can explain something to me.

Why is that okay for hockey, but not for football?

Eh, don’t worry about constructing a reply.  It was a rhetorical question.  I think we all know the an$wer.

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17 responses to “It’s the end of college hockey as we know it!

  1. The Quincy Carter of Accountants

    The guy I sit next to at work coaches kids hockey – it’s a weird world. You have both club teams and school teams for high school age kids. I think the elite guys tend to go from club to professional rather than high school to college…anyway hockey is weird, cold, and should only be played by Canadians and Communists.

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  2. Russ

    The inconsistency is what’s maddening. I remember Jeremy Bloom, an All-American football player at Colorado being declared ineligible because he was also a world class free skier that competed in World Cup and Olympic events. Makes zero sense.

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    • I think it was because he dared to get outside representation. As long as you don’t have an agent, you can be a professional in one sport and be eligible to play in college in another as long as you don’t have an agent.

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  3. NHL rules are different therefore it is needed. I would not be surprised to see soccer get the same exemption though it is not nearly as brutal as hockey.

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    • I see. So amateurism depends on the professional league.

      Do you realize how idiotic that sounds?

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      • “So amateurism depends on the professional league.”
        I didn’t say that. I said you don’t need an agent when you are not eligible to play the Professional sport of your interest. Not at all the same thing.

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        • “So amateurism depends on the professional league.”
          I didn’t say that. I said you don’t need an agent when you are not eligible to play the Professional sport of your interest.

          They just amended the amateurism rules for this… how is it not the same thing?

          BTW, the idea that a student-athlete only needs an agent when he’s eligible to go pro is, um… interesting. For that matter, since a senior football player could have elected to go pro, does that mean he wouldn’t lose his eligibility if he signed with an agent while in school?

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          • “For that matter, since a senior football player could have elected to go pro, does that mean he wouldn’t lose his eligibility if he signed with an agent while in school?” I’m quite certain you know the answer to that question. I personally would not have a problem with it though it would probably make it a detriment to the other players on that players team.

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  4. AthensHomerDawg

    Athletic Scholarship Averages for NCAA I Equestrian teams:

    NCAA I Equestrian Teams Average Low High

    Scholarships awarded per team 41 36 47

    Average Scholarship per team $ 10,462 $ 5,677 $ 17,196

    Who knew? Anyway, can the horses transfer?

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  5. AusDawg85

    Look Senator, quit being so obtuse about this. If a SA has legal and financial representation, then the SA would be well informed and able to make decisions in his/her best interest…but they would be WRONG! Nick Saban and every other HC would tell you that they truly have the best interests of their SA’s at heart. So who you gonna trust…some contract lawyer or NICK F*ING SABAN!!!!?????

    Man you can be dense sometimes. 😉

    P.S. When you going to do “Observations from the 35” about the NC?

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  6. 69Dawg

    I just don’t get why things like this don’t bite the NCAA in the butt. They are either all amateurs or none of them are. This picking and choosing should weaken any future defense they have in court. The whole thing has become a farce run by idiots (sorry I meant university administrators).
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