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Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Cleveland, OH
Biography:native of Pensacola - MA from LSU (grad. asst. with band), former band director at Louisville (still follow UL sports as well), Ph.D. from Illinois - now teach at a small college in Cleveland
Interests:music, reading, sports, politics, skiing, biking
Occupation:college professor
Number of Posts:376
Registered on:11/29/2009
Online Status:Not Online

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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]you have no idea what you are talking. LSU is a solid school of music and is one of the best in the country. You will not find near the level of talent in other smaller liberal arts schools. The simple fact that LSU hires Eastman graduates is a sign that they are a top tier school. (There may...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]whether this is a money grab or not, it doesn't disprove the allegations made against Roy King, if he directly disobeyed his superiors than he should be fired.[/quote] In the statement put out by the LSU "investigators" there was only one allegation that Roy "directly disobeyed" his superi...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]you guys didn't read my post, I said that I know people in the SOM, but even the average professor won't know everything going on. I personally don't remember the stories (I wasn't told much anyway) and they really don't matter now because everything is public, but there was talk about this i...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]Maybe it is time to give music scholarships to musicians and not dancers. Money is tight these days. The Governor just signed a Law yesterday limiting TOPS money for future students and raised the bar for getting the money. It is what it is. [/quote] Well, again, we're talking about a rela...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]Is that why the Golden Girls and baton twirlers were not supposed to be getting the scholarships designated for the band musicians (limited funds)?[/quote] Well, indirectly. The SOM is definitely hurting for money, and they have long looked enviously at the money available to Tiger Band. ...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]Really? Never? Please feel free to elaborate? School of Music is a solid example of a luxury degree than can be acquired at a smaller liberal arts school[/quote] Well, not really. Music schools are extremely expensive, both because of the amount of private one-on-one instruction that g...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]I believe this is more than a money grab, Roy King was doing some bad stuff that was going to get him fired eventually, LSU just waited till now to do it. [/quote] If you are so connected to the SOM, please share your intimate knowledge of this alleged "bad stuff." ...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]And yet, the final recommendation of the auditor includes this admission: 1. The College of Music and Dramatic Arts management should assume full responsibility for the oversight, distribution, and management of LSU Athletic Band Scholarship funds, within established guidelines, with annua...
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re: Roy King is suing LSU - TigerCard
[quote]IMHO, I think it was a mistake for LSU to name Roy director in the first place. TGBTL took a clear step back from what it used to be, under his direction.[/quote] The following is what I wrote in an earlier thread about similar complaints: The scholarship money available for Tiger Band ...
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re: Roy King Fired - TigerCard
[quote]Roy not only controlled the stipend money that every member of Tiger Band received, he also controlled the full scholarships that the Band used to recruit top high school musicians who were interested in playing in Tiger Band. These scholarships also include requirements for those musicians t...
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re: Roy King Fired - TigerCard
[quote]Be very careful about Roy King's attorney's comments. What she says doesn't make sense. Looks to me like the administration handled this one fairly well - for a change.[/quote] Stay tuned...I think you'll be changing your mind on this as the facts come out....
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re: Roy King Fired - TigerCard
[quote]And maybe now they will consider playing actual lsu tradional band songs instead of coming up with new bullshite[/quote] And, of course, other people complain that they don't play enough new music. There is no way to win. Students are not the only people in the audience, and some of the o...
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re: Roy King Fired - TigerCard
[quote]The band degraded massively with him at the helm. The quality of band from, say, 2011, put this year's band to shame. That's pretty much true of almost any band from the 2000's as well. The last couple of years have been horrible in comparison to what it used to be. [/quote] The scholarshi...
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re: Petition to support Roy King - TigerCard
[quote]Roy may administer the band budget, but the budget is under the athletic department and thus not at the discretion of any one individual, be it Roy or anyone else.[/quote] Yes, Roy administers the budget for the Athletic Bands as directed by the athletic department. That means he is trust...
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re: Petition to support Roy King - TigerCard
[quote]Once the facts come out we will know more. If funding related, that's on him and he has to do what his superiors tell him. [/quote] Well, the scholarship money in question is to be used specifically (and only) for Tiger Band students and is provided for that purpose by the Athletic Depart...
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re: ESPN on our chances to win NC next season - TigerCard
[quote]I think it was about what it appeared to be. We had some pretty good passing games, but during the meat of our schedule for the last five games, we had 4 TDs and 6 INTS. Against aTm in the home finale, we had 83 passing yards and were just barely hanging on 13-6 until Fournette scored with ju...
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re: ESPN on our chances to win NC next season - TigerCard
Sorry, I didn't realize at first this was Insider content. I'll go back and put a brief summary in my original post....
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ESPN on our chances to win NC next season - TigerCard
Interesting to see what they say about our passing game last year. [quote]The Tigers' passing game was their biggest weakness last season, yet in reality, it was a lot better than generally thought.[/quote] [link=(http://espn.go.com/college-football/insider/story/_/id/14934942/lsu-loaded-win-c...
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re: LSU Navy Helmet Concept - TigerCard
My problem with every variation of this helmet is that the dark band across the lower back makes it look like those California Highway Patrol motorcycle helmets the guys used to wear on the old TV show CHiPs. So when I see it, my first thought is always "bad 70s TV." [link=(https://en.wikipedia....
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re: LSU's natural recruiting advantage - TigerCard
I don't think anyone would argue that we can fulfill all our needs with Louisiana players. Of course we need to go OOS for great players or to fill in holes in our depth chart. (Even there, however, we have a geographical advantage, with Texas right next door and with talent-rich states like Georg...
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