Found October 04, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Syracuse college basketball coach and campus emperor Jim Boeheim made himself even more loathsome and detestable than he already is. If that’s possible. Jim Boeheim made remarks yesterday that will place him squarely on the wrong side of history. In the college basketball world, he’ll be like Mississippi Governor who tried to physically block integration at Ole Miss. Behold Jim Boeheim on the idea of paying college athletes: “That’s really the most idiotic suggestion of all time,” Jim Boeheim said, via The Post-Standard. “I think you have to understand something. It’s really very clear. This is really clear. … Our players get a $50,000 education. Some of them use Syracuse to develop their game, get the publicity they need, become a first-round pick and make money from basketball. Some of them like me get the scholarship, get the grades, get their education, get the chance to play basketball and then get to start life without any debt.” “People say that they should be getting compe...

Jim Boeheim takes stand against paying college athletes

Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim has taken a strong stance against the idea that collegiate athletes should be paid. At a New York State Associated Press symposium on Wednesday, Boeheim addressed what has become the most hotly-debated subject in collegiate athletics over the past few years. In short, the 68-year-old feels that his players […]

Nothing 'idiotic' about pay-for-play

This week, in a time when the very definition of amateurism in American collegiate sports is in doubt - when NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks about a "whole different governance model" for Division I sports, when Mike Krzyzewski, the winningest coach in college basketball history, speaks of the NCAA model as antiquated and compares the organization to General Motors, and...

Boeheim: Paying College Athletes 'Most Idiotic Suggestion Of All Time

Jim Boeheim is strongly opposed to paying collegiate athletes. "That's really the most idiotic suggestion of all time," Boeheim said. "I don't believe players should be paid. I believe they are getting a tremendous opportunity." Boeheim is the highest-paid employee at Syracuse at $1.8 million during the 2012 year.

Boeheim on paying players: 'Most idiotic suggestion of all time'

Opinions seem to be split regarding whether college athletes should be paid while they are in school. On Wednesday, legendary Syracuse Orange basketball coach Jim Boeheim chimed in with this thoughts on the matter. (Spoiler alert: He doesn't support the idea). “That’s really the most idiotic suggestion of all time. Jay Bilas has pushed it a little bit. And I respect Jay...

Syracuse's Boeheim not for paying student-athletes

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim isn't on board with paying college athletes. Speaking Wednesday in Syracuse at an annual Associated Press meeting of New York newspaper editors, Boeheim said he's heard the most recent talk about paying college athletes and calls it ''the most idiotic suggestion of all time.'' Boeheim took exception with retired NBA...

Boeheim against paying student-athletes

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim isn't on board with paying college athletes. Speaking Wednesday in Syracuse at an annual Associated Press meeting of New York newspaper editors, Boeheim said he's heard the most recent talk about paying college athletes and doesn't agree with it one bit. ''That's really the most idiotic suggestion of all time,'&...

Jim Boeheim Calls Prospect of Paying College Players ‘Idiotic,’ Says Student-Athletes Get ‘Tremendous Opportunity’

College coaches are divided over the hot-button issue of compensation for college athletes. Steve Spurrier, for example, believes his players deserve to be paid for their hard work. Jim Boeheim, as he made very clear Wednesday, does not. “That’s really the most idiotic suggestion of all time,” the Syracuse basketball coach said, according to The Associated Press. “I don...

Video: Dabo Swinney, Upon Learning Of Scott Shafer’s Outburst: “Were We Supposed To Take A Knee?”

Head coach Scott Shafer and his Syracuse Orange made more noise in the blogosphere than they did on the field today. Shafer, who admitted afterward that he needs to learn to control his emotions better, screamed some choice words at the Clemson sideline after the Tigers were stuffed on a fourth-down play late in the first half. Shafer was apparently upset that Clemson, which already...

Breaking Down Boeheim's Rant Against Paying College Players

You've been hearing a lot about the argument over whether or not to pay college athletes for their services as the lynchpins of a multi-million-dollar industry. What you haven't heard yet is a fully-operational James Arhur Boeheim on the subject. Until now. Jimmy B was asked about it at the NY State Associated Press symposium and has the transcript. It's...

Video: Syracuse Punter Riley Dixon Lets Off A 75-Yard Punt

It’s not usually a good sign when your best highlight comes in the form of a punt, but that’s where we’re at right now with the Syracuse Orange. Riley Dixon let off one of the longest punts you’ll ever see – 75 yards – midway through the first quarter of today’s game against Clemson. Unfortunately for him, the Tigers marched down the field and scored anyway – it’s 21-0 already.

The C.J. & Jerami Show: Silent G's Soccer Showdown

Last week we found out the latest incarnation of the greatest of all Syracuse Orange basketball traditions would be the pairing of C.J. Fair and Jerami Grant (with a hint of Michael Gbinije). As promised at the time, our dynamic duo trio took their talents to the soccer pitch in an attempt to play alongside the SU women's soccer squad. Well, technically it was just The Silent...

Boeheim's List of the Stupidest Things He's Ever Heard

Presented for your reading pleasure, here are a list of things that Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim thinks are the stupidest, most idiotic things he's ever seen or heard.   People Who Think Carmelo Anthony's Can't Be A Good Teammate "For somebody to assert that Carmelo Anthony can't play with somebody is the most ridiculous thing that I've ever heard...

Clemson Tigers versus Syracuse Orange: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images The No. 3 ranked Clemson Tigers will play against a fellow ACC school on Saturday in the Syracuse Orange. Clemson enters this game at 4-0 while Syracuse is 2-2. Coverage of Saturday’s game between Clemson and Syracuse will air on ABC or ESPN2 depending on where you live. The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York will host the game which has a 3:30 pm ET kickoff time....

Players Discuss Loss

Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt, h-back Ashton Broyld and defensive back Julian Whigham all give their thoughts on Syracuse's 49-14 loss to Clemson inside.
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