Looting Begins for Penn State Football Players

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The vultures are already forming circles overhead State College.

In the 48 hours since the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the program, an extraordinary recruiting frenzy has played out on Penn State’s campus, where players are working out. At noon Wednesday, several groups of coaches from opposing teams were waiting in the Lasch Football Building parking lot to recruit Penn State players.

Let’s call this what it is, folks. A top house got put on probation because of the House Dad’s total disregard for Risk Management, and the IFC is letting bottom-tiers like Illinois openly and publicly dirty rush its kids with promises of grade money scholarships and formals in Pasadena.

The raiding of the Penn State players like they were assets of Bluestar Airlines was to be expected. The repercussion-free transfer of players was Exhibit 1 for all those who buy into the (completely ridiculous) “this penalty is worse than the Death Penalty” argument. This team will be fielding a roster that could barely hang with the Dillon Panthers.

But I never imagined that the process of pillaging the Nittany Lions would be handled with such a complete lack of tact by the other programs of the Big Ten, a conference that has always prided itself on doing things the “right” way.

“Leaders” don’t set up rush banners on opposing teams’ campuses. “Legends” don’t come across as tacky, desperate, and overly-aggressive. And only pompous jerks name their divisions “Leaders” and “Legends.”

Whatever happened to the days of backroom deals, secret texts, and tattoo parlor transactions? Not only has the Big Ten lost its ability to look down on the SEC; it’s apparently accepted the mentality of “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”

It almost brings me a tear to my eye. The Big Ten is all grown up.

36 days ‘til kickoff.

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    OldCrowBourbon

    I don’t know about questioning the other Big Ten schools, here. Illinois is the only school I’ve heard that actually sent representatives to Happy Valley. Other than I’ve only heard of USC trying to poach these players – and let’s be honest, no one is surprised that Kiffin would be the first one in line.

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      Jon M Fratsman

      ^ My mom’s master’s degree is in international business from South Carolina, and yes, it is. Not that she’s ever worked a day in her life but I thought it was relevant.

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      Halls_Of_Ivy

      Jesus Christ, enough. Neither conference really blows you away with academics, who gives a fuck. Northwestern’s decent academics don’t change the fact that most B1G schools suck. Michigan is an outstanding place to hunt and fish, and the SEC offers a quality experience most people miss out on. All of this coming from an unbiased outsider

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      yourfavgeed

      #12 Northwestern. #28 Mich. #42 Wisconsin. #45 PennSt. #45 Illinois. #55 OhioSt. #62 Purdue. #68 Minnesota. #71 MichSt. #71 Iowa. #75 Indiana. #101 Nebraska. (All AAU schools by the way)

      #17 Vandy. #58 Florida. #58 TAMU. #62 Georgia. #75 Bama. #82 Auburn. #90 Mizzou. #101 Tennessee. #111 SCarolina. #124 Kentucky. #128 LSU. #132 Arkansas. #143 Ole Miss. #157 MissSt. (lol)

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      T_HSC_M

      Alright, lets be real here. SEC=athletics. Big10=Academics. Each conference is good at both, but this is the way she goes if we break it down

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      JeopardyPledge

      The Big Ten top to bottom has better, but certainly not significantly better, academics . The SEC still has decent academics and is almost completely superior in athletics. Perhaps noteworthy that South Carolina supposedly has the best International Business Program in the nation, but the Big Ten definitely does have some quality schools.

      Anyways, CAN WE ALL SHUT THE FUCK UP AND FRAT ON NOW? Goddamn bitch fest.

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      To The Hazement

      Halls of ivy, no i think an alumni from my chapter would be more willing to give me a job out of college over some kid from a northern chapter, and from what i have seen while i have been here, the majority of the guys have jobs before they even graduate. Almost all of the jobs come from alumni themselves or through their connections. This is what happens when you come from a single letter chapter in the South. Fuck off.

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      ice cold frat

      ^ Northwestern > Vandy any day, dumbass. I’m not even from the B1G, but the big ten totally outclasses the SEC when it comes to academics.

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      Success

      Bottom line “Sparty” is that if you do well at a B1G school or a SEC school you’ll do just fine and Lord knows I’d much rather spend 4 years in a SEC town than a B1G town and athletically…. well….there’s no comparison.

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      To The Hazement

      it doesn’t matter how superior you think your big ten degree is because if someone from an SEC school is in a good fraternity with a large successful alumni base they probably will already have a good job before leaving school. So quit hiding behind your “superior” degree like it actually matters. It is all about who you know.

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      yourfavgeed

      ^ but can you put random numbers next to universities, look down one space, and see how the link posted relates to those random numbers next to universities? That’s the real question.

      To be fair, I’m just bitter I didn’t get into an SEC school. I failed the admissions IQ test when I showed up to my interview on-time and at the right location.

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      ReaganKA

      Hey sparty looks like My education from the University of Georgia #62 is better than your Michigan St. degree #71. Our women are also far more attractive and our greek like is far superior. If you went to an actual good school in the Big Ten like Northwestern or Michigan then you could talk. Also the AAU doesn’t impress me when schools like Iowa St., Oregon, and Arizona are members and Wake Forrest and Notre Dame are not.

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      madeinthesouth

      Fun Fact: Michigan has the #1 rated freshwater shoreline in America.

      Detroit is small part of Michigan. You would know that if you had a real education.

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      TFAFTCFM

      The north blows in every category the south is better. And for all of you big 10 fags who think your “education” is so much better, “itll never be what you know, always who you know”- Bush II

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      Halls_Of_Ivy

      ^^^Wouldn’t someone from the B1G in the same fraternity with the same alumni base have a roughly equal chance of succeeding? And yes, degrees still matter. You strike me as the kind of person who doesn’t understand the meanings of names like “Sloan” “Wharton” or “Kellogg”

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    Lld3

    We all know the Big 10 is a joke. That is why they took on stellar teams like Nebraska with potential Heisman quarterbacks like Taylor Marqueernez.

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