Penn State Pounding

For Penn State students, alum, and fans who were holding their breaths this weekend awaiting word on what the NCAA will do to the football program there is good news: the Nittany Lions will not face the death penalty. The bad news? They may wish they had. According to sources, the NCAA will likely announce today some blistering punishments including the loss of scholarships, bowl appearances, and a hefty fine. …

July 23, 2012

#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

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
Read More >> 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

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…


Say It Ain’t So! Did #Duke’s #CoachK Violate NCAA Rules With Scholarship Phone Call? #Krzyzewski

I’m not expert on the massive bible of regulations known as the NCAA Bylaws, but it certainly appears that Duke’s long time basketball coach may have crossed the line when he offered 2012 recruit Alex Poythress a scholarship over the phone. The real question is: if it is a violation, will the NCAA have the balls to actually enforce their rules against a big name coach of a hallowed program?

August 1, 2011

#NCAA to #GeorgiaTech: Failure to Cooperate During Investigation Will Cost You 2009 #ACC Title

Kevin Scarbinsky, of the Birmingham News, has a great article about how the boys at the NCAA always claim they’re not “sending a message” when they hand out sanctions, but the reality is that they really, really do. Latest case in point: Georgia Tech’s football program which managed to turn a minor violation into a major infraction by not following the rules of their investigation process.

July 18, 2011