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Trojan2003
07-31-2008, 02:52 AM
DOTHAN EAGLE

Troy players find a new way to ‘scoot’ around campus

Published: July 30, 2008

TROY — There’s a new trend now with Troy University football players.

Chained to the fence by the Tine Davis Fieldhouse are a number of electric scooters — mostly ones with seats that are easily purchased at Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club.

“It makes it a lot easier to get around campus,” quarterback Tanner Jones said. “It makes a five-minute walk about a minute.”

It started late in the spring, when running back Nate Nolin came home with a scooter. His two roommates, tight end Travis Boyd and linebacker Bear Woods, were wondering about it.

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-> http://www.dothaneagle.com/dea/sports/college/troy/article/troy_players_find_a_new_way_to_scoot_around_campus/29815/

Rette
07-31-2008, 08:47 AM
Do they look like this??

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/superkids_2012_1155410

TroyPremier
07-31-2008, 11:46 AM
We can't pay our coaches more money, but we can afford scooters for the players. Genius!

TU/JSU Fan
07-31-2008, 12:48 PM
Did you read anything in the article that said that these were being paid for by the University.. That would be an extra benefit and definitely against NCAA policies. These kids are buying them themselves. I think it is pretty bright. You don't have to worry about parking issues and gas... Wow.. gas is definitely a saver on these things..

TU Rob
07-31-2008, 12:58 PM
Did you read anything in the article that said that these were being paid for by the University.. That would be an extra benefit and definitely against NCAA policies. These kids are buying them themselves. I think it is pretty bright. You don't have to worry about parking issues and gas... Wow.. gas is definitely a saver on these things..

Yeah, I took it that one guy got one, and several of them liked it. It even said they drove to Dothan to get them.

KAjunRaider
07-31-2008, 01:02 PM
Are they riding these?

http://i.b5z.net/i/u/1577431/i/trikepics_009.jpg

socrgoly25
07-31-2008, 01:07 PM
Are they riding these?

http://i.b5z.net/i/u/1577431/i/trikepics_009.jpg

Looks like the Murfreesboro model to me. You should know that having been up in those parts.

SOTS_tuba
07-31-2008, 01:14 PM
lol that looking like something you would see around during pregame tailgating

KAjunRaider
07-31-2008, 01:20 PM
Looks like the Murfreesboro model to me. You should know that having been up in those parts.

Nope. Here is the prettier Murfreesboro model, ridden by our university prez Sidney McPhee:

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb141/BlueHillbilly/sidmcphee.jpg?t=1217303850

socrgoly25
07-31-2008, 01:31 PM
Nope. Here is the prettier Murfreesboro model, ridden by our university prez Sidney McPhee:

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb141/BlueHillbilly/sidmcphee.jpg?t=1217303850

I thought I recognized that thing.

TroyPremier
07-31-2008, 02:19 PM
Yeah, I took it that one guy got one, and several of them liked it. It even said they drove to Dothan to get them.

I didn't read the entire article. Florida State University provides their football players with scooters to get around campus. However, they are owned and kept by the university. I just assumed this was a similar situation.

Pcbtrojan
07-31-2008, 05:55 PM
I want to see a 6'7" 300 lb offensive lineman on one of those things.