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Could Dr. Dre help USC recruiting?

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06:29 PM ET 05.16 | News item! Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the record executive who helped discovered him, are donating $70 million to USC, founding a degree program through which students learn how to meld marketing, business, and music-type stuff to learn how to become music moguls like Dre and Iovine. It's going to be called the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation. There are NCAA rules that prevent coaches from leveraging celebrities to demonstrate the benefits of a college sports team. Air Force couldn't even let their players teach Prince Harry how to play football, and there is a zero percent chance that the prospect of meeting Prince Harry would ever sway any college football recruit towards attending a service academy. So having the possibility of selling kids on taking classes in or near Classes by Dre Classes? As close as football coaches will ever get, within NCAA rules.

Jenna Wortham/New York Times

Dr. Dre (center), Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Dr. Dre (center), Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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May 16, 2013  08:43 PM ET

There should be lots of courses in that new program to keep football players eligible for a couple more semesters.

May 16, 2013  10:57 PM ET

..... academy for arts, technology, and the business of selling utter crap to a hapless dumbed-down society. and for kids who want to read betterer. "music type stuff".............only in lala land.

May 17, 2013  06:29 AM ET

I wonder if Jenna Wortham is on staff at the NYT, or if her "music-type stuff" article is a special contribution penned freelance?

May 17, 2013  06:54 AM ET

"... learn how to meld marketing, business, and music-type stuff to learn how to become music moguls ..."

What an absolute crock.

May 17, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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"... learn how to meld marketing, business, and music-type stuff to learn how to become music moguls ..."

Is it just me, or are others thinking she's spent some time assimilating into Southern California?

May 17, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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Is it just me, or are others thinking she's spent some time assimilating into Southern California?

The only reason gangsta rappers became "moguls" is because Americans spend their money on crap.

May 17, 2013  10:33 AM ET

His headphones are da bomb diggity.

May 17, 2013  12:43 PM ET
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..... academy for arts, technology, and the business of selling utter crap to a hapless dumbed-down society. and for kids who want to read betterer. "music type stuff".............only in lala land.

Agreed that its utter crap-I'm still amazed about how much $$$$ they make off it.

May 17, 2013  06:06 PM ET
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Agreed that its utter crap-I'm still amazed about how much $$$$ they make off it.

it is yet another shining example of the decline of this once great nation.

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May 18, 2013  11:34 AM ET

America is slowly winding down the crapper........

May 18, 2013  11:37 AM ET
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America is slowly winding down the crapper........

Get with the times....

May 18, 2013  11:39 AM ET



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