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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by IUP CRIMSON HAWKS View Post

    I think that it is absolutely time for that for the actual revenue sports on the big college campuses. It's already happening in the darkness and has been for many years. Just make it official and we can read about how much cash the latest hotshot football or basketball recruit earned in a sign on bonus. I heard somebody say that Zion Williamson got $350,000 under the table. Just bring this stuff out to the light of day once and for all.......pay these guys what they are worth and what they bring their academic institutions in terms of dollars.

    Anybody who believes that big time college sports is purely an amatuer sport is living on Fantasy Island.

    The whole premise is so screwed up.

    So, Zion Williamson is, say, a senior in high school -- and by far the No. 1 recruit in the country. He could go Top 5 in that year's NBA Draft. But, instead he has to be one year removed from his high school class. OK. So, he can go to college for a couple months. Or, play in Europe, whatever, ...

    To you're point, why do we even pretend these are 'student athletes'? The NBA guys don't go to another class once the final whistle blows of their one and only season. Duke happened to win/buy the rights to his services for one season.

    The under-the-table recruiting just continues to get worse and worse -- and much more sophisticated (minus Tennessee football giving wads of cash with your Big Mac).

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  • IUP CRIMSON HAWKS
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    Originally posted by CALUPA69 View Post

    The whole transfer portal mess reminds me of the baseball free agency debate back in the day in one particular way. Instead of getting ahead of the curve and controlling how free agents could move, MLB fought it tooth and nail until it was forced on them and they lost control. NCAA could have established a reasonable and favorable transfer structure years ago and instead kept insisting on a penalty year and here we are. Highly likely the same result is coming down the road as far as athlete compensation. You have a pretty good idea when Congressional hearings begin and you're getting slammed by both parties, you're in some deep [email protected]#&.
    I think that it is absolutely time for that for the actual revenue sports on the big college campuses. It's already happening in the darkness and has been for many years. Just make it official and we can read about how much cash the latest hotshot football or basketball recruit earned in a sign on bonus. I heard somebody say that Zion Williamson got $350,000 under the table. Just bring this stuff out to the light of day once and for all.......pay these guys what they are worth and what they bring their academic institutions in terms of dollars.

    Anybody who believes that big time college sports is purely an amatuer sport is living on Fantasy Island.

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  • CALUPA69
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    Originally posted by IUP CRIMSON HAWKS View Post

    Christ Almighty, is there just one player in North America who is NOT in the transfer portal?
    The whole transfer portal mess reminds me of the baseball free agency debate back in the day in one particular way. Instead of getting ahead of the curve and controlling how free agents could move, MLB fought it tooth and nail until it was forced on them and they lost control. NCAA could have established a reasonable and favorable transfer structure years ago and instead kept insisting on a penalty year and here we are. Highly likely the same result is coming down the road as far as athlete compensation. You have a pretty good idea when Congressional hearings begin and you're getting slammed by both parties, you're in some deep [email protected]#&.

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  • IUP CRIMSON HAWKS
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the WPIAL has approved the transfer of star IHS player Eve Fiala (from Indiana to Pine-Richland).

    She currently has offers from a slew of P5 programs including Pitt, Penn State and Ohio State.
    Christ Almighty, is there just one player in North America who is NOT in the transfer portal?

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  • IUP CRIMSON HAWKS
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Tom has offered Holidaysburg point guard Marin Miller. She will be a senior in the Fall. Very decorated player.
    Interesting name. Just wait until Tom gets a look at Armstrong High School 8th grade point guard Marlo Mellish. At least the names are in the same spirit. LOL.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Tom has offered Holidaysburg point guard Marin Miller. She will be a senior in the Fall. Very decorated player.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the WPIAL has approved the transfer of star IHS player Eve Fiala (from Indiana to Pine-Richland).

    She currently has offers from a slew of P5 programs including Pitt, Penn State and Ohio State.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    The Penn had an article about the women's team a couple days ago.

    Tom said he's planning to have the team play some scrimmages this Spring (likely in April).

    Their No. 4 preseason ranking was the highest 'preseason' ranking in program history.

    They have two current high school seniors signed. Tom also has a verbal from IHS guard Hope Cook (currently a junior).

    That's about all the news out of the KCAC.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by IUP CRIMSON HAWKS View Post

    I guess my two nephews (3rd and 4th grade) just started back to practice after everything was shut down for a considerable time. Tough times to say the least.

    I want to say that my niece may have played against the Indiana player in question a few years back. Yeah, she was a good player.
    Fiala is 6'4" and athletic. She has offers (as a sophomore) from Minnesota, Penn State, Pitt, Virginia Tech and Virginia.

    IHS also has a junior guard (Hope Cook) committed to IUP.

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  • IUP CRIMSON HAWKS
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    Originally posted by IUPalum View Post

    There are a lot of players taking the year off this season. I don't blame them one bit as a coach.
    I guess my two nephews (3rd and 4th grade) just started back to practice after everything was shut down for a considerable time. Tough times to say the least.

    I want to say that my niece may have played against the Indiana player in question a few years back. Yeah, she was a good player.

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  • IUPalum
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    Originally posted by oakleafmold View Post
    Off-topic, but since the last few posts are about the Steelers I'll just shrug it off...anyone have an "in" on IHS girls basketball. I noticed their 6'4 sophomore phenom Eve Fiala isn't on the roster. Is she sitting out covid or has she left town for a private school? Or something else? Fiala's been getting some national attention. It's too bad if IHS loses her.
    There are a lot of players taking the year off this season. I don't blame them one bit as a coach.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by oakleafmold View Post
    Off-topic, but since the last few posts are about the Steelers I'll just shrug it off...anyone have an "in" on IHS girls basketball. I noticed their 6'4 sophomore phenom Eve Fiala isn't on the roster. Is she sitting out covid or has she left town for a private school? Or something else? Fiala's been getting some national attention. It's too bad if IHS loses her.
    She's taking the season off for 'personal reasons'.

    She's still at IHS.

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  • oakleafmold
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    Off-topic, but since the last few posts are about the Steelers I'll just shrug it off...anyone have an "in" on IHS girls basketball. I noticed their 6'4 sophomore phenom Eve Fiala isn't on the roster. Is she sitting out covid or has she left town for a private school? Or something else? Fiala's been getting some national attention. It's too bad if IHS loses her.

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  • IUP CRIMSON HAWKS
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    Originally posted by IUPalum View Post

    Any other year I would guarantee they draft O-line early but this year is different. They have a ton of free agents after this season to try and sign to go with Ben's 41 million cap hit next year. It's going to be very interesting what they do this off season. This might be the last good run for a few years. Cleveland and Baltimore are definitely trending up with their rosters.

    Free agents:
    OL: Feiler, Villanueva, DeCastro (1 year left), Banner, Hawkins
    WR: JuJu, McCloud
    RB: Connor, Edmunds
    QB: Ben (1 year left), Dobbs

    DL: Alualu, Wormley
    LB: Dupree, Ola, Williamson, Spilane,
    CB: Sutton, Hilton
    S: Allen, Dangerfield, Davis, Brooks


    I only named mostly key cogs other than safety where it will be Fitz/Edmunds and that's it. No Depth!!! Could be a crazy offseason!
    Wow! I knew they had some major offseason front office work in front of them (see post I just made in the PSAC football forum) but this is going to be real tricky here. Of the names you mentioned on the list I would probably be most concerned with JuJu, Dupree, Spillane, Alualu, and maybe Sutton and Hilton.

    I would assume that such studs as Watt and Fitz will up for contracts soon as well. That would be major money to sign them.

    The Stillers might want to take a look and kick the tires on guys like Darnold and Wentz who both appear to be heading out of town for a QB audition. But Wentz's contract would likely preclude a trade being made.

    I would make an offer to Detroit ILB Jarrad Davis as a UFA in the offseason. I was high on him coming out of Florida. He didn't do so well with the Lions, but who really does?

    The Stillers did make some hay in recent years in going after other teams players. Nelson (Chiefs) and Haden (Browns) are probably the best CB tandem we have had in recent years. Ebron (Lions) as much as he can do wrong at times is their best TE since the days of Heath Miller.

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  • IUPalum
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    Originally posted by IUP CRIMSON HAWKS View Post

    Probably a pretty fair synopsis on the Steelers O-line. Too bad Wisnewski got nuked early on. Maybe the black and gold invest a high draft pick on the O-line next year. But they may have to use it on yet another member of the LB Corps. I wonder what the O-line coaching is like. I doubt this current line coach is any Mike Munchak.
    Any other year I would guarantee they draft O-line early but this year is different. They have a ton of free agents after this season to try and sign to go with Ben's 41 million cap hit next year. It's going to be very interesting what they do this off season. This might be the last good run for a few years. Cleveland and Baltimore are definitely trending up with their rosters.

    Free agents:
    OL: Feiler, Villanueva, DeCastro (1 year left), Banner, Hawkins
    WR: JuJu, McCloud
    RB: Connor, Edmunds
    QB: Ben (1 year left), Dobbs

    DL: Alualu, Wormley
    LB: Dupree, Ola, Williamson, Spilane,
    CB: Sutton, Hilton
    S: Allen, Dangerfield, Davis, Brooks


    I only named mostly key cogs other than safety where it will be Fitz/Edmunds and that's it. No Depth!!! Could be a crazy offseason!

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