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Old 02-07-2014, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Ole Miss assistant Derrick Nix said it best: Recruiting in Mississippi is a war.

Since 2008, Mississippi has been the 14th-best state in the country in producing Division I football players, but the number of schools recruiting the state exceeds the available number of prospects.Not only are there two SEC schools, three SWAC schools and a Conference USA school within Mississippi borders, but colleges from around the country recruit the Magnolia State.

The Clarion-Ledger studied five years of recruiting data to understand which out-of-state schools recruit Mississippi the hardest.Mississippi State and Ole Miss have both made in-state recruiting a major priority and had success. The two in-state SEC programs have fought off Alabama, LSU and Auburn for the majority of the state’s top-ranked talent in the last five years.
http://www.clarionledger.com/interac...nclick_check=1

We love college football!!!!
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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College football and basketball players are, by and large, meatheads who have no business at a four year college. Most of them have no interest in higher education, and some have no ability.

Up until a few years ago the players used to introduce themselves before the game. Then it got embarrassing when they all majored in "Family Development" (pronounced "fam'y 'veloment") and "Parks and Recreation" so they stopped it.

College football is a frightening drain on almost all colleges. Most people assume that football in a money maker, and at colleges like Ole Miss it may be. Studies, though, show football to be the out of control and expensive distraction that it really is. Students and their parents pay the price.

Nearly every university loses money on sports. Even after private donations and ticket sales, they fill the gap by tapping students paying tuition or state taxpayers.
Athletics is among the biggest examples of the eruption in spending by universities that has experts concerned about whether higher education can sustain itself.
The lethal combination of exploding spending, tuition and student debt could lead to a wider financial crisis, reminiscent of the Internet bubble of the late 1990s or the housing bubble in the late 2000s.
Athletics cost colleges, students millions
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Nearly every university loses money on sports. Even after private donations and ticket sales, they fill the gap by tapping students paying tuition or state taxpayers.
Athletics is among the biggest examples of the eruption in spending by universities that has experts concerned about whether higher education can sustain itself.
The lethal combination of exploding spending, tuition and student debt could lead to a wider financial crisis, reminiscent of the Internet bubble of the late 1990s or the housing bubble in the late 2000s.
Athletics cost colleges, students millions
Of course, students taking out larger student loans to cover whatever losses the athletic programs have is the solution. Nice racket! That's one reason why real estate is more expensive in a college town. The landlords know that the financial aid students get will pay whatever rent they want to charge.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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Mississippi has a good high school football system. Hazlehurst, Noxubee, Oak Grove, South Panola, Olive Branch, etc...
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Eli Manning attended "Ole Miss." Was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2004. Great QB, nice guy.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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Even low tier SEC schools like state and UM make killer $ on football. The yearly payout from the league office is like $20 mil, this in addition to the money they make on ticket sales, licensing, garment/hat sales, donations, etc. At non-basketball SEC schools, like state and UM, basketball probably breaks even in a good year. College baseball at these two school does much better than most colleges and likely makes a little. All other sports, especially women sports lose tons of money.

I don't know about non SEC schools, but guess a school Like USM has a tough time breaking even.
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:20 AM
 
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Don't forget the players at the junior colleges in Mississippi that can transfer and be an immediate starter at a Div. 1 school. Of the 71 schools in the NJCAA that sponsor football, 14 (19%) of them are in Mississippi. Only California has more schools (70) that play junior college football.
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