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FOOTBALL Craziest/worst conditions you’ve been in for a game?

‘84 Liberty Bowl.
Boston College and Notre Dame.
Coldest I’ve ever been at a football game.
I was there with buddies and left at halftime. It was so cold my eyes would water then turn to ice. A friend had a hospitality room across the street at the old Airways diner. It was warm, plenty of food and beverage. Somehow they were able to get the game on TV.
The most miserable was the Marshall game where it rained buckets. My group stayed until the end. What a bunch of idiots.

UNIVERSITY NEWS Trustees to Vote on Proposed Tuition and Fee Hike

I will say I would not be where I am today without a degree. I’ve watched a lot of the construction world shift to needing a college degree of some sort. I’m only 32 but it has changed drastically in my career.

You’ll no longer see a project manager without a degree moving up in the company. Most of the new superintendents have a degree. Sales, ops, and even my admins both have at least an associates degree. While it isn’t “required” without it you’re highly likely to get passed over.

Can you make it in the trades? Absolutely! I’ve got an HVAC tech on staff making a lot, carpenters are doing very well, plumber doing well and same with a welder. It’s just hard work and takes a toll.

I don’t buy the idea that a college degree is worthless because I can say definitively it would be almost impossible to work in an office capacity with the companies I’ve worked for without it. I would say it maybe doesn’t give you the competitive advantage it use to but you’ll not even be in the race without it now days.
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FOOTBALL College Football Hall of Fame

I guess this occurred 12-13 years ago while at work. I officed next to a guy who played DT at a D-3 school in the Midwest. Also knew his team didn’t lose a game during his 4 years.
One day he & I were working late and he came over to my office and threw these folded papers on my desk and said “you follow this stuff, fill it out and give it back “.
I look it over and it’s that years HOF ballot.
I go back to his office and say “ how did you get this and without looking up he says I’m in the College Football HOF and I get to vote every year “.
I said “you & I worked together 5-6 years and you never told me you were in the HOF. To which he said, you never asked”?
One of the most humble people I know. Played at a D-3 school and was elected the first year he was eligible.
Pretty much every year the past 7-8 years several of us get together and help him complete his ballot. We convene next Tuesday to help him fill out this years ballot.
Everyone takes it pretty seriously and we have some spirited debates. Proud to say the first year we helped him do this, Boots was on the ballot and got in!
Pretty blessed to say I have 2 good friends in the college football HOF: Boots & LT.
Hopefully we can get another Blue Raider in one of these years.

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UNIVERSITY NEWS Trustees to Vote on Proposed Tuition and Fee Hike

A literal McFee.

Education is becoming a huge option. As in. You don’t need a four year degree.

We have every amount of information at our fingertips.

It’s an old system that, past the liberal arts, doesn’t contribute much.

A lot of wasted time and unnecessary classes in a huge financial commitment.

My view on university has dramatically shifted in the last 20 years. Credentialism is a terrible measure and needs be reevaluated in the modern world. In fact, I look at those with multiple degrees with a high degree of suspicion. Get out and do something.
I've started that view.

I'm starting my Master's in Jan but only because I need to be a Certified Fraud Examiner to move up to the roll I want in my company. So there are reasons for it, but not like there used to be.

My son-in-law has his Associates in Engineering and has an amazing job with the electric company. I have a friend that simply went to VoTech and makes bank doing HVAC. Another welding.

College isn't the requirement it used to be unless you are doing something of a professional nature. It's why I think it is even more important for MT to have those things. Engineering, Pharmacy, Optometry, Accounting, and of course the ball dropped law school. Make those the focus over Fermentation Science, etc. The investment in Aerospace has done wonders for the school. There are other things like that out there we should go after.
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UNIVERSITY NEWS Trustees to Vote on Proposed Tuition and Fee Hike

A literal McFee.

Education is becoming a huge option. As in. You don’t need a four year degree.

We have every amount of information at our fingertips.

It’s an old system that, past the liberal arts, doesn’t contribute much.

A lot of wasted time and unnecessary classes in a huge financial commitment.

My view on university has dramatically shifted in the last 20 years. Credentialism is a terrible measure and needs be reevaluated in the modern world. In fact, I look at those with multiple degrees with a high degree of suspicion. Get out and do something.
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FOOTBALL Craziest/worst conditions you’ve been in for a game?

2013 Marshall game. Oct 24. Night, easily single digit wind chills. Raider Tees was running Lightning's Locker Room at the time and sold out of gloves and blankets. Still take rainy weekend naps with that blanket. Haha.

With the last second TD I can barely be seen on screen jumping up, with my wife and daughter huddled together under the blanket. I'm lucky I didn't have to find my own ride back to WV after that. She laid down the law of no more under 50 games for her.
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