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Old 09-25-2013   #221
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Universities make a fortune off those kids, BUT not every student athlete is some underpriviledged ghetto type whose "hoop dream" is getting him an education.

I DO think these kids are being exploited and SHOULD get 3 squares a day and access to doctors. But they ARE still getting free tuition. I enlisted to get money for school so I'm not shedding a tear for some guy whose athletic ability gets him the opportunity to play ball at college level AND get an education on top of that.
Two words for "starving" college students with a paid for dorm room and paid tuition: "Top Ramen". Bon appetite muff-hugga.
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Check with your son and see if this was not also true at SFA. I know the scholarships at D1AA schools are a little different, many schools offering only partial schollies. Maybe they make it up by giving the players better meals/accomodations?
Will do, man, and I'll get back to you and we can compare notes.

Thanks for a great reply and it's a very interesting conversation.

(p.s. SFA is Stephen F. Austin up in Nacogdoches, Tx.)
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David Cutcliff former OC for Tennessee during Foster's years responds:

Cutcliffe, who was Tennessee’s offensive coordinator during 2006 and 2007, Foster’s sophomore and junior seasons, wasn’t believing his story when asked about it Tuesday, saying, “That may have been as weak of interview as I’ve heard. Arian never looked hungry.”“As long as I’ve been around it, and it’s a long time, longer than sometimes than I even think, athletes have been treated pretty well. I don’t see anybody getting abused

Cutcliffe added that during his three decades at Division I schools – he was an undergraduate assistant at Alabama and coached at Tennessee, Mississippi, Notre Dame (for a few weeks before resigning because of heart issues) and Duke – he has never met an athlete so destitute that he lacked food and shelter.“You understand that if they are need-based Pell Grant, every bit of that money goes to them, OK?” Cutcliffe said. “You’re looking at one that was need-based. I thought I had it pretty darn good. You understand what I’m saying?

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/...#storylink=cpy
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