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College athletics sellout
We know it's all about the money but here is the proof college athletics is selling its soul. For those who don't want to read the story, thanks to a five-year deal, rather than call them Michigan State Spartans, they'll be announced as the "MSU Spartans Presented by Rocket Mortgage"

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michigan-st...57968.html

Question: So can STF sell us as the "NIU Huskies Presented by Purina One" or do we go local as in the "NIU Huskies Presented by Fattys".
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(03-11-2021 08:25 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  We know it's all about the money but here is the proof college athletics is selling its soul. For those who don't want to read the story, thanks to a five-year deal, rather than call them Michigan State Spartans, they'll be announced as the "MSU Spartans Presented by Rocket Mortgage"

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michigan-st...57968.html

Question: So can STF sell us as the "NIU Huskies Presented by Purina One" or do we go local as in the "NIU Huskies Presented by Fattys".

I can't believe a publicaly funded university (in essence, property of the state of Michigan) is allowed to legally do this.
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“Your Northern Illinois Huskies Presented by THE Paperback Grotto!”
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(03-12-2021 06:29 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  “Your Northern Illinois Huskies Presented by THE Paperback Grotto!”

That sponsorship would be hard to pass up.
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(03-12-2021 06:29 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  “Your Northern Illinois Huskies Presented by THE Paperback Grotto!”

Dog Fan, you are a one trick pony lol.
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(03-12-2021 10:45 AM)klake87 Wrote:  
(03-12-2021 06:29 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  “Your Northern Illinois Huskies Presented by THE Paperback Grotto!”

Dog Fan, you are a one trick pony lol.

True, but that one trick can really put a smile on your face and a lump in your....um.....
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Gross. Can I call Sparty a no dignity whore now? They have managed to exceed NASCAR for corporate prostitution. That's not easy.
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(03-12-2021 12:15 PM)georgia_tech_swagger Wrote:  Gross. Can I call Sparty a no dignity whore now? They have managed to exceed NASCAR for corporate prostitution. That's not easy.
You gotta almost admire the dedication to decadence

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All I can say is not surprised. Rocket is majority owner is D. Gilbert, MSU grad and huge fan as article states. They sponsor every and anything, all over college sports. And not surprising his Cavs were the 1st to have practice jerseys sponsored (Goodyear)

And don't kid yourself. Corporate sponsorship, logos on uniforms in college are right around the corner.

Has done Nike and others well.
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(03-11-2021 11:30 PM)Big Red Wrote:  
(03-11-2021 08:25 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  We know it's all about the money but here is the proof college athletics is selling its soul. For those who don't want to read the story, thanks to a five-year deal, rather than call them Michigan State Spartans, they'll be announced as the "MSU Spartans Presented by Rocket Mortgage"

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michigan-st...57968.html

Question: So can STF sell us as the "NIU Huskies Presented by Purina One" or do we go local as in the "NIU Huskies Presented by Fattys".

I can't believe a publicaly funded university (in essence, property of the state of Michigan) is allowed to legally do this.

While I think it's tacky, what is the difference between that and name on arena, sponsorship all over stadiums and on air ads?

What I think is more of a conflict of interest is allowing beer companies to sponsor collegiate athletics. But no one a has an issue with that when their school gets $ from it.
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Just wait until marijuana growers latch onto this in states where legal, looking to appeal directly to the college market. Then somebody will sue to block it, they'll lose, and the lid will be off.
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(03-14-2021 09:43 AM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(03-11-2021 11:30 PM)Big Red Wrote:  
(03-11-2021 08:25 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  We know it's all about the money but here is the proof college athletics is selling its soul. For those who don't want to read the story, thanks to a five-year deal, rather than call them Michigan State Spartans, they'll be announced as the "MSU Spartans Presented by Rocket Mortgage"

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michigan-st...57968.html

Question: So can STF sell us as the "NIU Huskies Presented by Purina One" or do we go local as in the "NIU Huskies Presented by Fattys".

I can't believe a publicaly funded university (in essence, property of the state of Michigan) is allowed to legally do this.

While I think it's tacky, what is the difference between that and name on arena, sponsorship all over stadiums and on air ads?

What I think is more of a conflict of interest is allowing beer companies to sponsor collegiate athletics. But no one a has an issue with that when their school gets $ from it.

At this rate, we will be the NIU huskies presented by Northwestern Medicine...
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The sick part about this, imo, is that current sponsorships are for facilities, and the Nike and Adidas types put their names on their products anyway, like uniforms and shoes, but now it appears some are willing to sell a team, which is people.
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(03-14-2021 11:19 AM)pvk75 Wrote:  The sick part about this, imo, is that current sponsorships are for facilities, and the Nike and Adidas types put their names on their products anyway, like uniforms and shoes, but now it appears some are willing to sell a team, which is people.

And I'm sure, those "people" are making money off of this deal, right?
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(03-14-2021 09:43 AM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(03-11-2021 11:30 PM)Big Red Wrote:  
(03-11-2021 08:25 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  We know it's all about the money but here is the proof college athletics is selling its soul. For those who don't want to read the story, thanks to a five-year deal, rather than call them Michigan State Spartans, they'll be announced as the "MSU Spartans Presented by Rocket Mortgage"

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michigan-st...57968.html

Question: So can STF sell us as the "NIU Huskies Presented by Purina One" or do we go local as in the "NIU Huskies Presented by Fattys".

I can't believe a publicaly funded university (in essence, property of the state of Michigan) is allowed to legally do this.

While I think it's tacky, what is the difference between that and name on arena, sponsorship all over stadiums and on air ads?

What I think is more of a conflict of interest is allowing beer companies to sponsor collegiate athletics. But no one a has an issue with that when their school gets $ from it.

There's a big difference between naming a building and replacing the school name (or changing it in this case). What's to stop them from the school becomming MSU presented by "fill in corporate sponsor that changes ever 10 years"?

At what point does a publicly funded university not have free reign in it's names?

I want to say back in the 90s (or late 80s maybe) there was a push to change Northern Illinois University to the University of Northern Illinois and it faced backlash and maybe even was voted down. That's a miniscule change compated to what Michigan State could be opening the door for.

I mean....Boise State had their blue turf and now Eastern Michigan has gray turf.

This is the same thing (basically....;-)
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(03-14-2021 11:44 AM)Big Red Wrote:  
(03-14-2021 11:19 AM)pvk75 Wrote:  The sick part about this, imo, is that current sponsorships are for facilities, and the Nike and Adidas types put their names on their products anyway, like uniforms and shoes, but now it appears some are willing to sell a team, which is people.

And I'm sure, those "people" are making money off of this deal, right?

I should have been more clear to avoid being so easily misunderstood. When I said "people" I was not just referring to the athletic department or teams. I was also referring to student-athletes. Wearing a uniform with the manufacturer's name is not the same thing as "I play for NIU presented by ... ." Event announcers already cheapen sports by using such phrases as "this basket was sponsored by ... ," almost like the sponsor paid for the points, or they wouldn't have been scored without the sponsor.

A line has to be drawn somewhere, and imo MSU crossed it.
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"What I think is more of a conflict of interest is allowing beer companies to sponsor collegiate athletics. "

Why! Because college students don't drink beer! Or your desire to live in a nanny state!

>>Friday, Michigan State was clear to point out that it would not actually be changing its name. A statement was released to clarify any confusion on the matter. “Michigan State is not renaming its men's basketball team." <<

never mind.
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Got to find every revenue stream. Covid bad for everyone's athletic budget. We dont have a billionaire funding our athletics. You can only go to the Chessick, Yordon, Barsama well every so often
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(03-14-2021 10:54 AM)HUSKiESbelieve Wrote:  
(03-14-2021 09:43 AM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(03-11-2021 11:30 PM)Big Red Wrote:  
(03-11-2021 08:25 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  We know it's all about the money but here is the proof college athletics is selling its soul. For those who don't want to read the story, thanks to a five-year deal, rather than call them Michigan State Spartans, they'll be announced as the "MSU Spartans Presented by Rocket Mortgage"

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/michigan-st...57968.html

Question: So can STF sell us as the "NIU Huskies Presented by Purina One" or do we go local as in the "NIU Huskies Presented by Fattys".

I can't believe a publicaly funded university (in essence, property of the state of Michigan) is allowed to legally do this.

While I think it's tacky, what is the difference between that and name on arena, sponsorship all over stadiums and on air ads?

What I think is more of a conflict of interest is allowing beer companies to sponsor collegiate athletics. But no one a has an issue with that when their school gets $ from it.

At this rate, we will be the NIU huskies presented by Northwestern Medicine...

Don't even joke. You many cause serious health concerns among some on here.
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