N. Korea Women Banned from 2015 World Cup #Soccer for Illegal Doping with . . . Deer Gland?

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August 28, 2011

You really don’t need much more than that headline, do you? On the other hand, the North Korean soccer officials do get first prize for the most original excuse for getting caught juicing: They claim they were treating the five now banned players with “traditional therapy” after they were “struck by lightning at a pre-tournament training camp.”

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#Miami Internal Investigation: 8 Football Players, Including QB #JacoryHarris Believed to Have Committed #NCAA Violations

Sources are saying those eight players have been declared ineligible, but could still play for the Hurricanes this season. How? The NCAA can start the reinstatement process almost immediately (think how fast they moved on Auburn’s Cam Newton last season) and could mean players will only have to sit out a game or two . . . or maybe the entire season. Who knows?

August 26, 2011
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SI Column: Fix “Miami” Problem by Putting Compliance Officers Under NCAA Control

Right now, each university has an NCAA regs compliance officer that reports to the school. You can sorta see why they might have a conflict of interest if they find something bad is going on. But what if those compliance officers actually worked for the NCAA? That’s the recommendation of Josh Luchs, a former agent who admitted paying college players. And while we’re at it, a suggestion we came up…

August 19, 2011
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#Miami Scandal Update: Lawyer for Ponzi Scheme Victims Wants Players to Pay Money Back!

Oops! Past and present members of the Miami Hurricanes’ football and basketball teams may want to check their bank accounts. According to a lawyer for the victims of Nevin Shapiro’s Ponzi scheme is now saying that those athletes who received proceeds of his ill gotten gains should be paying it back.  When he heard about the request, one of the players who received a free prostitute from Shapiro asked if…

August 18, 2011
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#SportsByBrooks.com: Alabama Booster Scandal Deepens — Where is the #NCAA or SEC?

Brooks has gone WAY deeper on this one than we could ever hope to get, but if you visit his website, the trail of evidence linking current and past players with a suit-store owning booster who displayed signed ‘Bama memorabilia in his store sure makes you wonder why this isn’t getting more national press.  Is it enough to have coaches and the university claim that nothing improper happened. Isn’t that…

August 16, 2011
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Jailed University of #Miami Booster Claims He Gave Cash, Prizes to 72 #Hurricane Players Since 2002

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August 16, 2011

You have to give credit to #YahooSports for breaking a big story AGAIN! The question now: will the NCAA be able to take action against players who are already in the NFL? How do you punish one of the most corrupt programs in college football history? Will we see the “death penalty” handed out for only the second time in NCAA history? (At right, the University of Miami logo, where…

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