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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #150 on: April 01, 2014, 10:21:10 AM »

He was the king of Saudi Arabia, hence the name "King Fahd."

And yes, back in the 1990s the Saudi government endowed some scholarships for a Middle Eastern Studies program.  It was in place when I was a political science major there in the late '90s.  The lady that headed the program was named Gwenn Okruhlik, and she wound up getting fired or something and then suing the school over it (see this link if you want to know more about that).

But anyway, there was such a program, as odd as that may sound.

 

interesting.  we've had classes together.   :hmmm:
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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #151 on: April 01, 2014, 10:21:35 AM »

I don't know about that.

There is still a King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the UA, though.

I think it's still a pretty big deal.  Believe Kiko's parents are professors in that dept.
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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #152 on: April 01, 2014, 10:23:25 AM »
it has a huge endowment (insert your own joke here) and will be around for a long time.
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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #153 on: April 01, 2014, 10:27:47 AM »
it has a huge endowment (insert your own joke here) and will be around for a long time.

I've heard it's a pretty difficult major but I would have to think that if you get a degree in middle eastern studies you are going to make serious money.
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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #154 on: April 01, 2014, 10:37:15 AM »
I've heard it's a pretty difficult major but I would have to think that if you get a degree in middle eastern studies you are going to make serious money.

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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #155 on: April 01, 2014, 10:43:55 AM »
Where?

With any company that does business in the middle east.  Being able to speak Arabic I would think would make a person a pretty attractive job candidate.
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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #156 on: April 01, 2014, 10:47:52 AM »
With any company that does business in the middle east.  Being able to speak Arabic I would think would make a person a pretty attractive job candidate.

To study the Middle East means you learn Arabic?

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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #157 on: April 01, 2014, 10:48:06 AM »
With any company that does business in the middle east.  Being able to speak Arabic I would think would make a person a pretty attractive job candidate.
Same hold true for Hebrew?

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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #158 on: April 01, 2014, 10:50:00 AM »
To study the Middle East means you learn Arabic?

Pretty sure that's part of the curriculum. 
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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #159 on: April 01, 2014, 10:59:56 AM »
Pretty sure that's part of the curriculum.

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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #160 on: April 01, 2014, 11:51:20 AM »
If they are employees, do they have to pay taxes on their scholarships?

It would likely be handled similarly to grad students who are TAs or research assistants:  they can receive an academic scholarship which is non-taxable because it goes toward tuition, fees, & such.  They also--separately--receive a salary for the work they do as employees, which is taxable.
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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #161 on: April 01, 2014, 12:01:11 PM »
It would likely be handled similarly to grad students who are TAs or research assistants:  they can receive an academic scholarship which is non-taxable because it goes toward tuition, fees, & such.  They also--separately--receive a salary for the work they do as employees, which is taxable.
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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #162 on: April 01, 2014, 12:29:01 PM »
oh wow I wrote that two pages ago.

I ignore your posts.  In this case I went back and looked and no, you didn't write that two pages ago.  Although I'm quite certain you are sure you did.


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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #163 on: May 14, 2014, 12:30:29 PM »
I watched the doc "Schooled: The Price of College Sports" on Netflix. 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3057718/

Pretty solid flick.

I guess I didn't really realize that the term 'student athlete' is a bullshit term invented back in the day for limited liability reasons.

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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #164 on: May 14, 2014, 02:28:11 PM »
I watched the doc "Schooled: The Price of College Sports" on Netflix. 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3057718/

Pretty solid flick.

I guess I didn't really realize that the term 'student athlete' is a bullshit term invented back in the day for limited liability reasons.

Great documentary that every sports fan should watch!

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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #165 on: May 14, 2014, 02:39:56 PM »
Great documentary that every sports fan should watch!

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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #166 on: May 14, 2014, 08:50:10 PM »
Big Davis gives it TWO THUMBS UP!



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Re: Restraint of trade lawsuit filed against NCAA and major conferences
« Reply #168 on: August 17, 2015, 12:24:18 PM »
Frick the National Labor Relations Board those leftist socialist sumsabeeches.  Time for a purge.


Those leftist sons of bitches unanimously today overturned the ruling from last year that allowed the Northwestern players to unionize.  There are three Democrats and two Republicans on the NLRB, for those who are counting.   

National Labor Relations Board Dismisses Ruling to Allow College Athletes to Unionize

Here is today's entire ruling by the NLRB:

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