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Myron Rolle defends Jameis Winston, says Bobby Bowden wrong to criticize QB

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Former Florida State star Myron Rolle says Bobby Bowden was wrong to say Seminoles supporters believe Jameis Winston was an embarrassment to the school. Rolle won a Rhodes Scholarship while playing for Bowden at Florida State and has known Winston since the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was in high school. The 85-year-old Bowden said last week during an interview on “The Paul Finebaum Show” that he thought it is a “consensus among Florida State fans and boosters that (Winston) was an…

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Spending on sports vs. spending on teaching

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Here’s a great chart Chad Alderman pulled from a Knight Commission report taking a look at spending priorities in the SEC: It’s important to note here that the vast majority of schools lose money off athletics. In 2008, less than a quarter of sports powerhouses made money off their athletics programs, and collectively these same institutions lost nearly $1 billion on sports. These funds must be made up by state taxpayers or student tuition bills. Find out how much your school spent with this…

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