3 Important Issues the Ongoing Discussion About Paying Student-Athletes is Distracting Us From Dealing With

Taylor Branch’s cover story in this month’s The Atlantic, “The Shame of College Sports,” added some zest to the already spicy debate about how to compensate student athletes, particularly those in revenue sports.

Branch asserts, “The tragedy at the heart of college sports is not that some college athletes are getting paid, but that more of them are not.”

Branch obviously is not the first person to suggest that some college athletes receive money beyond that which pays for tuition, board, books, and food, but Branch’s piece is significant for its look at the history of the NCAA and the concept of amateurism and for its explanation of how the NCAA and its member schools have colluded to place an artificial cap on athlete compensation. Branch examines the dubious origin of the term “student-athlete”: The NCAA invented the phrase so that college athletes, who are not just “students,” would not have to be held to the same academic admissions standards as their peers and so that college athletes, who were students and not employees, would not be entitled to worker compensation benefits. Branch also walks us through a gallery of victims of the NCAA’s arcane policies.

What are you doing this weekend? You

Last week Branch published The Cartel, an e-book including everything in the Atlantic article and much more. The Cartel is available in all major e-book formats for only $3.99. It’s about 125 pages (depending on your e-reader). Read it if you haven’t already.

Seth Davis, of Sports Illustrated and CBS, wrote a rebuttal to Branch’s piece in which he correctly points out that the vast majority of college athletic departments lose money (and lots of it). Even many Division I men’s basketball and FBS football programs operate in the red. Thus the question of a player’s market value applies to a very small percentage of college athletes. Davis is also correct that the value of a college scholarship (and lodging, meals, books, coaching, tutoring, and so forth) is not insignificant. (Anyone who has spent a decade paying off student loan debt knows this.)

But Davis doesn’t address the charges of collusion. He gets around it by arguing that athletes have the right to eschew college altogether and play professionally. This has always been a viable option for baseball, hockey, and tennis players. Basketball players have to wait one year after leaving high school to declare for the NBA Draft, but they can spend that year playing overseas or in the NBDL. I’m not sure what Davis expects football players to do.

Maybe young athletes can avoid “the cartel,” but in the United States college sports is the best option (in terms of coaching, facilities, competition, etc.) for most talented young people who wish to continue their athletic endeavors beyond high school. And the fact that some college athletes have alternatives to the NCAA isn’t an excuse for the NCAA to treat athletes unfairly.

Pay-for-play is only one aspect of a much larger conversation about the NCAA’s treatment of student-athletes, and it is an issue that—again—affects very few players. Athlete compensation is a worthy topic of conversation, and if you are interested in the question of whether to pay student-athletes, I recommend this paper by Andy Schwartz, “Excuses, Not Reasons: 13 Myths about (not) Paying College Athletes.”

This question of whether to pay players is great fodder for blogs, columns, and talk radio shows, but it has gotten so much attention that it is distracting us from more important matters involving the NCAA’s treatment of student-athletes.

The shame of one-year scholarships

The University of Evansville, upon accepting my application so many years ago, offered me an academic scholarship. The scholarship was good for 4 years, provided I earned a certain number of credit hours and maintained a certain grade-point average. Athletic scholarships at NCAA member schools don’t work this way.

In 1973 the NCAA put a rule in place prohibiting its member schools from offering student-athletes anything more than a one-year scholarship. A four-year athlete’s college tuition isn’t covered by a single scholarship but by four smaller scholarships. While Andrew Luck and Harrison Barnes will have scholarships waiting for them for as long as they still have eligibility, many other student-athletes aren’t so fortunate. According to Branch, 22 percent of “players from top Division I basketball teams” did not have their scholarships renewed from 2008 to 2009. It is not unusual for new coaches at high-profile programs to clear from their rosters some of the undistinguished players whom they didn’t recruit.

Branch tells the story of former Rice football player Joseph Agnew whose scholarship was not renewed for his senior year. To complete his degree at Rice, Agnew would need about $35,000 to cover tuition and other expenses. Last year Agnew filed a class-action antitrust suit asking the NCAA to strike down the one-year rule.

The rule allowing universities to grant only single-year scholarships is antithetical to the NCAA’s supposed commitment to the student-athlete’s educational experience, as many athletes whose scholarships are not renewed do not finish their education.

The NCAA could replace this rule with one of two alternatives:

  1. Mandate that schools award athletic scholarships that cover the duration of an athlete’s eligibility, provided that the student-athlete adheres to certain, clearly defined athletic and academic standards (e.g. missing too many classes and/or practices could result in the loss of a scholarship).
  2. Allow coaches and administrators to choose the length of scholarship they would like to offer. For example, say that Naomi is a point guard from Chicago. Notre Dame and Purdue are both interested in her and both offer her a one-year scholarship. Xavier is also interested but, knowing that playing in the A-10 isn’t as attractive to Naomi as playing in the Big Ten or Big East, offers a 2-year guaranteed scholarship. Bradley, aware that more esteemed programs are vying for Naomi’s services, guarantees her scholarship for 4 years. Naomi can choose to attend a school that vows to pay for her to complete her degree or she can choose to attend a school that will decide after one year whether or not to offer her another scholarship.

Player likenesses and endorsements

The International Olympic Committee hasn’t paid Michael Phelps one cent for any of his 14 gold medals. But thanks to endorsements and appearance fees, Phelps has made a nice living as an elite athlete. The sanctity and pageantry of the Olympics haven’t suffered as a result.

Georgia could make money selling this A.J. Gr ... I mean #8 football jersey. A.J. Green could not.

NCAA student-athletes aren’t afforded the same opportunity. Last year the NCAA suspended Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green for selling the jersey he wore in the Independence Bowl. (Check this out, man! A.J. Green wore this in the Independence Bowl! In Shreveport! When he led the Dawgs to an 8-5 season!) Meanwhile, the University of Georgia sold all varieties of A.J. Green #8 jerseys in bookstores, stadium stores, and online. Profits from jersey sales, it goes without saying, went entirely to Georgia. None went to Green.

When I was in college, one of my roommates acquired the latest NCAA basketball game (from either EA or 989) for PlayStation. (Forgive me for forgetting the details. My video game expertise is limited to games created between 1979 and 1989 and games in which Mario is a central character.) We were delighted to learn that we could play the game as the Evansville Purple Aces, and we were surprised to find that the Evansville players so closely resembled their real-life counterparts. Even back then, before hyper-realism had pervaded sports video games, it was obvious that #50 was Kwame James. Of course, there were no names attached to the players, so the NCAA and EA or 989 could argue that #50 wasn’t supposed to be Kwame James but a fictional player who just happened to have James’s height, build, and skill set.

If video game manufacturers were already mimicking the likenesses of Evansville basketball players back in 1998, chances are they’ve been doing the same with players from Hofstra and Montana State and Middle Tennessee. While the question of whether to pay players involves a small percentage of athletes at a small percentage of schools, the questions of whether the NCAA should profit from student-athlete likenesses and whether student-athletes should also be allowed to is much bigger.

Former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon is the lead plaintiff in lawsuit against the NCAA over the use of player likenesses. Other former student-athletes, including Bill Russell, have joined this effort. Russell, who won two NCAA titles at the University of San Francisco, is featured in a “Tournament of Legends” feature on a game in EA’s NCAA Basketball series and has not be compensated for it. O’Bannon’s likeness also has appeared in video games, and both players are featured prominently in DVDs of classic games that the NCAA has for sale. Neither has seen any money from DVD sales.

Of course, both Russell and O’Bannon are suing on behalf of former student athletes. These lawsuits don’t address the question of whether student-athletes should be able to earn money from jersey and DVD sales or video game royalties while they are still on scholarship.

The problem, for current and former student-athletes alike, is that the NCAA requires all incoming athletes to sign an agreement authorizing the use of their “name or picture … to promote NCAA championships or other NCAA events, activities or programs.” While the NCAA prohibits student-athletes from profiting from their name and likeness, the NCAA and its member institutions don’t hold themselves to the same standard.

NCAA spokesperson Erik Christianson maintains (presumably with a straight face) that “to claim the NCAA profits off student-athlete likenesses is also pure fiction.” Moreover, while the NCAA does not allow college athletes to endorse products or businesses, the association has no problem requiring athletes to wear patches on their jerseys promoting Tostitos, Allstate, Chik-Fil-A, and other sponsors of games and tournaments; nor does the NCAA have a problem with schools making deals with companies such as Nike, Adidas, and Under Armor and using their student-athletes as living billboards.

Seth Davis says that, while allowing college athletes to earn money from endorsements sounds good in theory, it would be a nightmare in practice:

Then there’s the idea, promulgated by Jay Bilas among others, that athletes should have limitless opportunity to pursue ancillary marketing deals. This works much better in theory than it would in practice. Do we really want a bidding war between Under Armour and Nike to determine whether a recruit attends Maryland or Oregon? Do we want Nick Saban going into a kid’s living room and saying, “I know Bob Stoops has a car dealership who will pay you $50,000, but I can line you up with a furniture store that will give you $75,000?”

Davis is probably right. It would be a mess. The NCAA would need to put rules in place prohibiting schools and coaches from arranging endorsement deals for players. Enforcing such rules would be nearly impossible, but it would be no more cumbersome than enforcing current NCAA statutes. And just because allowing players to earn money from their names and images would be difficult doesn’t mean it isn’t the right thing to do, especially since the NCAA has no qualms about making a buck from player names and likenesses.

The obvious beneficiaries of a rule change would be star players at high-profile programs. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see a car dealership in Omaha hire Creighton star Doug McDermott to do some commercials. Nor would I be surprised if a small-town hardware store hired the Division III cross country champion from the local college as its spokesperson.

(I wrote about this issue in more detail back in March.)

Student-athlete representation

Taylor Branch devotes a chapter in The Cartel to the history of the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) and the Olympics. For much of Olympic history the AAU held sway over the U.S. Olympic Committee and was more despotic than even the NCAA about upholding an archaic notion of amateurism. Olympic athletes, who were not allowed to accept money from endorsements or appearances, were expected to live in near poverty while they trained for the Games.

Now, of course, things are different. Most of the competitors in the Olympic basketball, hockey, and tennis tournaments are professionals, and medal-winning swimmers and gymnasts shill for Subway and Gatorade.

What changed? Representation.

In 1978 Congress passed the Amateur Sports Act, taking control of the United States Olympic team out of the hands of the AAU, establishing private governing bodies for each Olympic sport, and (most importantly) mandating that 20 percent of seats in these new governing organizations go to athletes. Athlete representation begat widespread reform, and the Olympics have not suffered as a result.

The NCAA does not give student-athletes a voice. The association regulates college athlete’s studies and finances; ut the athletes, for their part, have no representation. While Seth Davis, Taylor Branch, and Jay Bilas have differing views on how to reform the NCAA and whether or not to pay players, all three agree that the players deserve a seat at the table. Athletes should have a say in what is permissible under NCAA rules, how TV revenue is distributed, how scholarships are awarded, how many hours players should be permitted to practice, and so forth.

The conversation about whether we should pay college athletes in revenue sports is an important conversation to have, but we shouldn’t let it distract us from more pressing issues that apply to a larger number of NCAA student athletes.


Josh Tinley is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports. Follow him at twitter.com/joshtinley or send him an e-mail.

About Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.


  1. I do consider all of the ideas you have introduced
    to your post. They are very convincing and can certainly work.
    Still, the posts are very brief for starters.
    May just you please extend them a little from next time? Thank you for the

  2. Im thankful for the blog post. Great.

  3. Im grateful for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  4. Hello there! This article could not be written any better!
    Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to
    send this information to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a good read.
    I appreciate you for sharing!

  5. I really enjoy the blog. Really Great.

  6. Hello to all, the contents present at this website are really amazing for people knowledge, well, keep up the good
    work fellows.

  7. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and test again here regularly.

    I am slightly certain I’ll be informed many new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  8. It’s awesome designed for me to have a web site, which
    is good in support of my know-how. thanks admin

  9. always i used to read smaller articles or reviews which
    as well clear their motive, and that is also happening
    with this paragraph which I am reading now.

  10. I want to to thank you for this very good read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it.
    I’ve got you bookmarked to look at new stuff you post…

  11. If some one needs expert view about blogging and site-building then i propose him/her to pay a quick visit this webpage, Keep up
    the pleasant job.

  12. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about estate classifieds.

  13. My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a number of websites for about a year and
    am concerned about switching to another platform. I have heard good things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it?
    Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

  14. Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested
    to see if it can survive a thirty foot drop, just so
    she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views.
    I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  15. I pay a quick visit everyday a few websites and information sites
    to read posts, however this web site gives quality based writing.

  16. Pretty part of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to claim that I
    acquire actually loved account your weblog posts.
    Anyway I’ll be subscribing in your feeds and even I
    success you access consistently fast.

  17. Very neat post.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

  18. Great blog here! Also your site loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  19. Every weekend i used to visit this website, for the reason that i wish for enjoyment, for the reason that this this web page conations truly good funny stuff too.

  20. This is a good tip especially to those fresh
    to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise information… Thank you for sharing
    this one. A must read article!

  21. Every weekend i used to pay a visit this web page, because i want enjoyment,
    for the reason that this this website conations truly nice funny material too.

  22. Hi Dear, are you truly visiting this web page on a
    regular basis, if so then you will definitely take nice experience.

  23. Heya terrific website! Does running a blog similar to this take a large amount of work?

    I’ve no understanding of computer programming however I was hoping to start
    my own blog soon. Anyhow, should you have any ideas or techniques for new blog
    owners please share. I understand this is off subject nevertheless I simply had to ask.

  24. Howdy! I simply would like to offer you a huge thumbs up
    for the great info you’ve got here on this post. I’ll be returning to your web site for more soon.

  25. I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should also go to see this web site
    on regular basis to obtain updated from latest news.

  26. It’s going to be end of mine day, but before
    finish I am reading this impressive piece of writing to increase my experience.

  27. If some one needs to be updated with latest technologies afterward he must be pay a visit this web page and be up to
    date every day.

  28. I just couldn’t go away your web site prior to suggesting
    that I really loved the standard info a person supply to your visitors?
    Is going to be back continuously to check out new posts

  29. What i don’t realize is if truth be told how you’re no longer actually
    much more smartly-liked than you might be now.
    You are very intelligent. You know thus considerably with regards
    to this matter, produced me in my view imagine it
    from numerous varied angles. Its like men and women are not interested except
    it is something to do with Woman gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding.
    At all times take care of it up!

  30. Link exchange is nothing else except it is just placing the other person’s web site link on your page at proper place and other person will also do same in favor of you.

  31. Great delivery. Outstanding arguments. Keep
    up the great effort.

  32. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Ie.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to
    do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
    The design look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Cheers

  33. Howdy! I simply want to offer you a huge thumbs up for
    the excellent info you’ve got right here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  34. Do you have any video of that? I’d love to find out some additional information.

  35. Truly no matter if someone doesn’t be aware of afterward
    its up to other people that they will help, so here it takes place.

  36. My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally
    right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine just how much time
    I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  37. Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

  38. Hi! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content.
    Please let me know. Thank you

  39. Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

  40. Currently it sounds like BlogEngine is the best blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  41. Hi there, all is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s
    truly fine, keep up writing.

  42. Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful article.
    Thank you for supplying these details.

  43. Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and
    both show the same outcome.

  44. Thanks a lot for the post. Awesome.

  45. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an email.
    I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

  46. magnificent issues altogether, you simply received a new reader.
    What might you suggest in regards to your post that you simply made a few days in the past?

    Any certain?

  47. Say, you got a nice post.Much thanks again. Great.

  48. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site provided us with helpful info to work on.
    You have done a formidable task and our whole neighborhood will be thankful to you.

  49. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment
    is added I get four e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Thanks a lot!

  50. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old
    daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
    She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  51. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later on. Cheers

  52. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed
    reading it, you may be a great author.I will ensure that I
    bookmark your blog and will eventually come back sometime
    soon. I want to encourage you to continue your great writing,
    have a nice afternoon!

  53. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This article posted
    at this website is really pleasant.

  54. Hi to every one, it’s truly a fastidious for me to pay a quick visit this site, it includes useful Information.

  55. Good way of telling, and nice post to get information regarding
    my presentation topic, which i am going to deliver in institution of higher education.

  56. Thanks for finally writing about >3 Important Issues the Ongoing
    Discussion About Paying Student-Athletes is Distracting Us
    From Dealing With <Loved it!

  57. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How lengthy have you been running a
    blog for? you make running a blog glance easy. The whole look of your site is wonderful, let alone the content!

  58. As the admin of this web page is working, no doubt very soon it will be well-known, due to its quality contents.

  59. Terrific post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
    Appreciate it!

  60. I’m not sure where you’re getting your info,
    but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  61. Definitely imagine that that you said. Your favourite reason seemed to be at the net the easiest thing to take into account of.
    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed whilst other folks consider worries that they just
    do not recognise about. You managed to hit the
    nail upon the highest and also outlined out the whole thing with no need side effect , other people
    could take a signal. Will probably be again to get more.
    Thank you

  62. We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your website provided us with valuable information to work on. You’ve
    done a formidable job and our whole community will be grateful to you.

  63. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but
    after browsing through many of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back

  64. Your style is so unique compared to other people
    I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the
    opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this page.

  65. If you are going for finest contents like myself, just pay a visit this web page every day since it presents quality contents, thanks

  66. Very good website you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any discussion boards that cover
    the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks!

  67. It’s really a cool and helpful piece of information. I’m satisfied that you just shared this useful info with us.
    Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  68. Fastidious answers in return of this difficulty with real arguments
    and describing all regarding that.

  69. Hello there! Would you mind if I share your
    blog with my facebook group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy
    your content. Please let me know. Cheers

  70. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images
    on this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if
    its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  71. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr…
    well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just
    wanted to say excellent blog!

  72. When I originally commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new
    comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever
    a comment is added I receive four emails with the same comment.
    Is there a way you are able to remove me from that service?
    Thanks a lot!

  73. Incredible! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
    It’s on a totally different topic but it has pretty much
    the same layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!

  74. I visited several web sites but the audio feature for audio songs current at this web page is in fact

  75. Hi there, I discovered your website via Google at the same
    time as searching for a comparable topic, your web site came up, it appears great.
    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, just became alert to your weblog via Google,
    and found that it is really informative. I’m gonna watch out for
    brussels. I will be grateful in the event you proceed this in future.
    Numerous other folks will be benefited out of your writing.

  76. I am actually pleased to read this web site posts which carries
    tons of helpful facts, thanks for providing
    these data.

  77. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you might be
    a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and may come back down the
    road. I want to encourage you to continue your great work, have a
    nice afternoon!

  78. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my blog thus i got
    here to return the choose?.I am attempting to find issues to improve
    my website!I assume its good enough to make use of some of your concepts!!

  79. Its such as you read my thoughts! You appear to know so much about this,
    such as you wrote the ebook in it or something. I think that you just
    could do with a few percent to drive the message home a little bit, but
    other than that, that is wonderful blog.
    A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

  80. Hi there everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at
    this web page, and paragraph is genuinely fruitful in favor of me, keep up posting these content.

  81. Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that
    would be ok. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  82. Great site. Lots of useful information here. I am
    sending it to a few buddies ans additionally sharing
    in delicious. And naturally, thank you on your effort!

  83. Great blog here! Also your web site loads up fast!
    What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  84. Hey there! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog.
    Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal
    but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but
    I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any points or suggestions?
    Thank you

  85. This piece of writing will assist the internet viewers for setting up new weblog or even a weblog
    from start to end.

  86. Wonderful, what a blog it is! This blog provides helpful facts
    to us, keep it up.

  87. This article presents clear idea in support of the new
    users of blogging, that truly how to do blogging.

  88. Hi there, I want to subscribe for this weblog to get most recent updates, so where can i do
    it please help out.

  89. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this
    from. many thanks

  90. Asking questions are genuinely pleasant thing if you are not understanding something entirely, however this paragraph presents
    good understanding even.

  91. Simply want to say your article is as astounding. The clearness in your post is simply cool and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject.
    Fine with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated
    with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the rewarding work.

  92. Hi there, just wanted to tell you, I liked this article.
    It was practical. Keep on posting!

  93. whoah this weblog is excellent i love studying your posts.
    Stay up the great work! You recognize, a lot of persons are hunting around for this info, you could aid them greatly.

  94. Unquestionably believe that that you said.

    Your favorite reason appeared to be at the internet the simplest thing to bear in mind of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed whilst other folks consider worries that they just do
    not realize about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top as neatly as defined out the whole thing without having side effect ,
    people can take a signal. Will likely be again to get more.

  95. My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was entirely right.

    This put up truly made my day. You can not believe simply how so much time I had spent
    for this information! Thank you!

  96. Hi there I am so grateful I found your blog page, I really found you by accident,
    while I was researching on Aol for something else, Anyhow I am here now
    and would just like to say thanks a lot for a remarkable post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse
    it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS
    feeds, so when I have time I will be back to
    read more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

  97. That is very attention-grabbing, You are an excessively
    skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look ahead to in the hunt for more
    of your fantastic post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks

  98. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!

    Very useful info specially the last part :) I care
    for such information a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a long
    time. Thank you and good luck.

  99. Hello! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog
    platform are you using for this site? I’m getting sick and tired
    of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m
    looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if
    you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  100. Incredible quest there. What occurred after? Good luck!

  101. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for
    today creating visalus

  102. First off I would like to say great blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask
    if you don’t mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing.
    I have had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10
    to 15 minutes are lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips?

  103. Awesome blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring
    writers? I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform
    like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out
    there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Thanks a

  104. Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the challenges.
    It was really informative. Your site is very helpful. Many thanks for sharing!

  105. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this site.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual
    appearance. I must say that you’ve done a awesome job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads extremely quick for me on Safari.
    Outstanding Blog!

  106. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs?
    I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and would really like to have you
    share some stories/information. I know my subscribers would appreciate
    your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send
    me an e-mail.

  107. I was curious if you ever thought of changing the structure of your blog?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with
    it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures.

    Maybe you could space it out better?

  108. Link exchange is nothing else except it is just placing the other person’s blog link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do similar in support
    of you.

  109. Hi! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site
    mobile friendly? My website looks weird when viewing from my iphone4.
    I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to
    correct this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share.
    With thanks!

  110. I’m not sure why but this website is loading very slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end?
    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  111. Awesome article.

  112. What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious
    experience concerning unpredicted feelings.

  113. Inspiring quest there. What happened after? Good luck!

  114. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to
    assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted
    keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains.

    If you know of any please share. Cheers!

  115. At this time it sounds like Expression Engine is the top blogging platform
    available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  116. Hurrah, that’s what I was exploring for, what a stuff!
    present here at this web site, thanks admin of this website.

  117. Hello, I enjoy reading through your post.
    I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

  118. Great blog you have here.. It’s difficult to find high quality writing like yours
    these days. I truly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  119. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice,
    keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website
    to come back down the road. Cheers

  120. Thanks for the good writeup. It if truth be told was once a leisure account it.
    Look complicated to more delivered agreeable from you!
    By the way, how could we be in contact?

  121. If you are going for best contents like myself, just go to see this website all the time because it offers quality contents, thanks

  122. Hi, i believe that i saw you visited my website thus i came to
    go back the desire?.I am trying to to find things to enhance my web site!I guess its adequate to use a few of your ideas!!

  123. you are actually a excellent webmaster. The website loading pace is amazing.

    It kind of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
    Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a magnificent process in this

  124. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about ig. Regards

  125. Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your
    situation; many of us have developed some nice methods and we are looking to swap solutions with other folks, why
    not shoot me an email if interested.

  126. Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful post.
    Thanks for supplying these details.

  127. Your means of explaining the whole thing in this post is truly fastidious, all be capable of without difficulty be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

  128. Asking questions are truly good thing if you are not understanding anything entirely, however this paragraph offers pleasant understanding yet.

  129. Excellent post. I’m dealing with a few of these issues as well..

  130. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate!
    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this
    page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read.
    Thank you for sharing!

  131. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I am gonna watch out for brussels. I will be
    grateful if you continue this in future. Many people will
    be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  132. It’s truly very complicated in this active life to listen news on Television, therefore
    I only use the web for that reason, and obtain the latest information.

  133. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to
    see a great blog like this one these days.

  134. Hey there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog
    platform are you using for this site? I’m getting fed
    up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at
    options for another platform. I would be fantastic
    if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  135. It’s remarkable to visit this website and reading the views of all mates regarding this post, while I am also eager of getting experience.

  136. Hello! I’ve been following your site for some time now and finally got the
    bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic job!

  137. I really love your website.. Very nice colors & theme.
    Did you build this amazing site yourself?
    Please reply back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would love to
    learn where you got this from or just what the theme is named.
    Many thanks!

  138. I always used to study article in news papers but now as I
    am a user of net thus from now I am using net for posts, thanks to web.

  139. I do not know if it’s just me or if everybody else
    encountering issues with your website. It appears as if some of the text within your content are running
    off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let
    me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a issue with my web browser because I’ve had this
    happen before. Kudos

  140. Just wish to say your article is as amazing. The clearness for your put up is simply spectacular and i can suppose you’re an expert on this subject.
    Well along with your permission let me to snatch your feed to stay updated with imminent post.
    Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  141. Someone essentially help to make seriously articles I would state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and thus far? I amazed with the research you made to create this particular publish incredible. Wonderful job!

  142. Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks

  143. Hey! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when browsing from my apple iphone. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to correct this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share. Thank you!

Speak Your Mind