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News - December 2, 2022

Stanford's winningest football coach resigns

David Shaw decides to close door on 'magical' tenure at university

by Glenn Reeves

A remarkable era in Stanford football came to an end with coach David Shaw's announcement of his resignation Saturday night, Nov. 26, after a season-ending loss to Brigham Young University.

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Posted by NeilsonBuchanan
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 28, 2022 at 9:04 pm

NeilsonBuchanan is a registered user.

College football has entered its world of moneyball. For better or worse, the player portal is a version of free agency. It is a free flow of human skills and individual capital. It is, however, a clear redefinition of the academic university.

Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) is monetization; its impact is far beyond my understanding. Clearly individual athletes, athlete groupings and outisde investors seem to be carving up a pie. How it will be divided is to be determined. What is its destiny? Chicago Board of Trade?

Finally, massive gambling has reared its head and is not hiding. It scrolls across the TV screen during games. It is actively pushed and pulled to college students. Unnown troubles are implied but they not clear to leaders within the college-to-NFL industry. This is too complex for my speculation.

Journalists across the US will be addressing the good, bad and ugly aspects as they unfold. The New York Times has just publlshed an excellent guide to the future. I will post a link later.

As Coach Shaw moves on to other endeavors, I hope he will leverage his years of learning and teaching to the future of university-based atheltics. Very few men and women are as capable to address the strains on our universities and their talented, young athletes.

Posted by NeilsonBuchanan
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 29, 2022 at 9:34 am

NeilsonBuchanan is a registered user.

Crisp analysis by the New York Times

How Colleges and Sports Betting "Caesarized" the university function

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