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RGIII's Heisman brought Baylor $250M boost

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10:44 AM ET 12.08 | When Robert Griffin III won the Heisman trophy last year, the University began garnering more national attention. What was once the laughing stock of the Big 12, the Bears received college football's highest individual honor. The University also received a lot of money following RG3's win. The Sports Business Journal reports that Baylor received around $250 million in "extra donations, increased ticket sales, licensing fees, sponsorship deals (and) an expanded deal with Fox Sports Southwest."

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December 8, 2012  10:51 AM ET

Good for Baylor. RGIII working his magic in Washington now. Fans love him. He's a great ambassador for the sport.

December 8, 2012  11:16 AM ET

WOW, $250M!!! But hey, RGIII got a trophy!

December 8, 2012  12:07 PM ET

It does raise the question, should the players get paid?

December 8, 2012  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It does raise the question, should the players get paid?

NO!!

December 8, 2012  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good for Baylor. RGIII working his magic in Washington now. Fans love him. He's a great ambassador for the sport.

I agree and if RGIII can stay healthy, he will be a force for years to come. It's amazing what Shanahan has done for that team. The Skins average over 160 yards a game rushing the ball.

December 8, 2012  12:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I agree and if RGIII can stay healthy, he will be a force for years to come. It's amazing what Shanahan has done for that team. The Skins average over 160 yards a game rushing the ball.

Too bad he wasted 2 seasons thinking he could turn Rex Grossman into an NFL QB.

December 8, 2012  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Too bad he wasted 2 seasons thinking he could turn Rex Grossman into an NFL QB.

This is true!!!!

December 8, 2012  12:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Good for Baylor. RGIII working his magic in Washington now. Fans love him. He's a great ambassador for the sport.

+1. He's got IT between the ears and between the shoulders in addition to the athletic ability in his arms and legs. Not many have IT to the degree he does.

December 8, 2012  12:33 PM ET

Shouldn't the Pros be on today, the Navy Army game is it. Not much of an excuse to put off the chores

December 8, 2012  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Too bad he wasted 2 seasons thinking he could turn Rex Grossman into an NFL QB.

Everyone has to take a worthless and futile trip sometime.

December 8, 2012  12:55 PM ET

This FCS playoffs is looking like a possible excuse to do nothing, Georgia Southern vs Old Dominion is looking like a good game,, plus it means something.

December 8, 2012  12:59 PM ET
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This FCS playoffs is looking like a possible excuse to do nothing, Georgia Southern vs Old Dominion is looking like a good game,, plus it means something.

Yeah. I watched some of the Sam Houston St - Montana St. game last night. Pretty good game!

December 8, 2012  01:12 PM ET
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Yeah. I watched some of the Sam Houston St - Montana St. game last night. Pretty good game!

Cold didn't bother them Texas boys at all.

December 8, 2012  01:28 PM ET

Tommy Tuberville is leaving Texas Tech for Cincinnati!!! Why????

December 8, 2012  01:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It does raise the question, should the players get paid?

Yes, they should.

December 8, 2012  01:32 PM ET
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Tommy Tuberville is leaving Texas Tech for Cincinnati!!! Why????

Maybe he snatched too many headsets off in Texas.

December 8, 2012  01:46 PM ET

It does raise the question, should the players get paid?
---
Nope. They received an education, which is a very powerful thing. We tend to take that for granted these days.

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December 8, 2012  01:49 PM ET
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Tommy Tuberville is leaving Texas Tech for Cincinnati!!! Why????

From what I have read on here from some,, Lubbock Texas is no place to live.

 
December 8, 2012  01:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

It does raise the question, should the players get paid? ---Nope. They received an education, which is a very powerful thing. We tend to take that for granted these days.

Yes this is true but the players do generate a large sum of money and they are adults with rights.

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