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RIP: Jack Bruce

Today, 04:31 PM

The bass player for Cream passed today in England at 71. Cream was Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Bruce and the band received the first ever platinum record.

 

As one-third of one of rock's greatest trios, along with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, Bruce was the voice and songwriter behind classic tracks like "White Room," "SWLABR," and "Sunshine of Your Love," which Bruce co-wrote with Clapton. Considered to be the first rock "supergroup," Cream pumped out four studio albums in three years – three of which landed on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – before going their separate ways.

 

 

One of the greatest bass players ever.


O-Line: What Does This Week Look Like?

Today, 01:12 PM

Anyone have any idea who/what the O-line is going to look like tomorrow?


The Class of 2015 (High School, That Is)

22 October 2014 - 06:25 PM

Sorry, nothing about this seems like a good thing...

 

http://www.msn.com/e...otos/ar-BBaCFgy

 

Students at a high school in Nebraska will now be allowed to pose with guns in their senior portraits.

 

The Broken Bow School Board made the decision to allow guns in school photos this week after a student asked to be photographed with a gun last year but was denied the option, according to local outlet KOLN-TV. The school board voted 6-0 to allow the guns in photos as long as the images are tasteful, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

 

Broken Bow Public Schools Superintendent Mark Sievering told the Omaha World-Herald that the school was initially afraid that allowing students to pose with guns would promote violence. However, the board decided to allow it because hunting is a big

part of the local community.

 

“The board, I believe, felt they wanted to give students who are involved in those kinds of things the opportunity to take a senior picture with their hobby, with their sport, just like anybody with any other hobby or sport,” Sievering said, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

 

Students will not be allowed to be photographed brandishing the weapon or pointing it at the camera. If students do so, the photos will not be allowed to go in the school yearbook, according to the Associated Press.


UNC "Paper Class" Scandal Report Released & In NCAA Hands

22 October 2014 - 05:01 PM

http://www.dailytarh...-scandal-at-unc

 

For almost two decades, former administrative assistant Deborah Crowder and former department chairman Julius Nyang’oro created fake classes that allowed student-athletes to receive high marks and maintain eligibility, according to a University-commissioned report released today.

 

Kenneth Wainstein, a white collar defense attorney and and chairman of the investigations group at the Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft law firm, said he found clear evidence that academic counselors from the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams asked for players to be enrolled in bogus independent study classes in order for them to be eligible.

 

"We found evidence that both Crowder and Nyang’oro received requests that they award specific grades to certain student-athletes," the former federal prosecutor said in his 136-page report.

In an interview Wednesday, Wainstein said athletic counselors knew these classes were grade point average boosters and steered athletes toward them for that reason.

 

Between 1989 and 2011, the report said there were 2,707 student enrollments in independent study classes. Of those 2,707 enrollments, Wainstein’s team determined 686 were student-athletes.

Of the 30 students who took six or more independent studies, 50 percent were athletes.

 

By the time Crowder retired in 2009, there were 3,906 students enrolled in these courses. Of those enrollments, 1,852 students, or 47.4 percent, were athletes.

While Wainstein’s team had difficulty determining a precise number of how many students were impacted, the report said more than 3,100 students received irregular instruction in the Afro and African-American studies paper classes.

 

More:

http://abcnews.go.co...ud-unc-26377833

 

 

More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina.

 

The report released Wednesday by former high-ranking U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein found more far-reaching academic fraud than previous investigations by the school and the NCAA.

 

Many at the university hoped Wainstein's investigation would bring some closure to the long-running scandal, which is rooted in an NCAA investigation focused on improper benefits within the football program in 2010. Instead, findings of a systemic problem in the former African and Afro-American Studies department could lead to NCAA sanctions. At least nine university employees were fired or have had disciplinary procedures started against them in light of the report, chancellor Carol Folt said. She wouldn't identify them.

 

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Waiting for UNC faithful to respond with:

"Well, everyone else does it..."

"It was just one disgruntled advisor/professor..."

"Someone with an axe to grind..."

 

 

 


Another Hardy Thread....

22 October 2014 - 06:30 AM

Ray Rice is getting his suspension appealed and will likely be reduced now the NFLPA has finally filed a grievance. He'll be on a roster within a couple weeks.

 

Aldon Smith is getting his suspension reduced for "good conduct" and will likely be playing within a couple weeks.

 

Why do you suppose throughout all of this, Hardy's name has not been mentioned?

 


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