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  1. "Market Rate" is terrible legal jargon that has been thoroughly dismissed in the courts in this context. You are reading it as the average of what everyone else gets which is fine when determining what reimbursement rates might be. However, if you can get that rate then it is literally "market rate". There is nothing that says where any individual would fall on the spectrum of current rates. It is well documented that Kylie Jenner makes over $1,000,000 per Instagram post. Saying that only a handful of athletes will be significantly impacted is likely short-sighted. It might still be illegal to
  2. Researchers at universities have to give LARGE percentages, sometimes north of 50%, of their funding to their departments to help fund other stuff. E.g. Grad student stipends, etc. Wonder if any schools repeat the model in sports to help spread the money around to other athletes. Also, has there been any sort of disclosure database announced? There has to be some system to keep in compliance with the university's rules. Just wondered if they were making it public.
  3. There has been some efforts done, mostly using the star rating based on 247/rivals/etc. So "analysts" select their favorite recruiting service and map that to what happened in the draft. I haven't seen one with a team/offers focus but there are things like a 5-star is 80% likely to make the NFL but 5-stars only make up about 10% of players drafted in a given year. The numbers for a given year also get skewed when players leave early for the draft. From a data perspective it is almost entirely garbage in/garbage out.
  4. My guess is aggregating independent studies. There are a staggering number of ongoing small studies being done by strength coaches, asst strength coaches, kinesiology majors, pt folks, etc. They have been gathering data for decades. You might not know the exact details for a given athlete at a given school but being able to determine averages by height/weight/age is likely pretty standard at this point.
  5. What in the hell is a BA in Multidisciplinary Studies?
  6. Can't recruit St. Louis with a damn. KC generally isn't a problem though.
  7. Seems more like 'Minimum Security' might be more appropriate
  8. I don't think it is all that peculiar. Frost's offense is all about creating space but you get in the red zone and the other team starts to put 8 or 9 guys in the box. When you can't run straight ahead very well the defense will cheat to the edges. Fade/corner type routes could help to neutralize but Frost doesn't seem to like them or maybe the WR group isn't that effective in jump ball situations. Regardless, if you can't go forward and can't get to the edges you kick a lot of field goals.
  9. No ESPN ranking hurts quite a bit in the average. 247Sports Composite The 247Sports Composite Rating is a proprietary algorithm that compiles prospect "rankings" and "ratings" listed in the public domain by the major media recruiting services. It converts average industry ranks and ratings into a linear composite index capping at 1.0000, which indicates a consensus No. 1 prospect across all services. The 247Sports Composite Rating is the industry's most comprehensive and unbiased prospect ranking and is also used to generate 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings. All m
  10. So a QB is only successful if they win games? Isn't there an entire sideline of other people that directly contribute to that as well?
  11. Not getting to pad stats against 3 or 4 weak non conference teams would be my guess.
  12. Safety bar is 75, not 45 lb. Total is 405. Not sure if it is meant to be impressive but didn't look hard. Probably just advertising the gym to other high schoolers. Teddy wasn't the one who posted it.
  13. @ZRod Something is broken with the rankings/graphic. According to the B1G site Nebraska is still in last. Looks like they use overall conference wins, then divisional wins, then head-to-head as tie breaker Here are the current standings. There are 5 B1G west teams with two wins going into the last week. Wisconsin plays Iowa(5-2) Purdue plays Indiana(6-1) Illinois plays Northwestern(5-1) Minnesota and Nebraska play each other. If Nebraska wins it is certainly possible to go from last to third this week. Wisconsin being the biggest question ma
  14. Actually we don't. The final games during championship weekend are based on seeding within the division and everyone plays. With cancellations in both divisions already this will be an issue. It might be to decide who is 3rd/4th, 7th/8th, etc. but it will be relevant.
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