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Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

Posted on: July 5, 2011 10:55 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 4:48 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Nebraska announced on Tuesday that it has self-reported NCAA violations regarding student-athletes receiving impermissible textbooks. Under NCAA rules players can receive required textbooks, but are not able to receive the benefit of the ones recommended for the course.

The university's compliance department found 248 student-athletes received impermissible textbooks between the spring of 2007 and the fall of 2010. The total value of the textbooks reportedly comes to $27,869.47. The school said 181 of the student-athletes received less than $100 worth of benefits, while the total value for the remaining 57 was more.

If this sounds like "not big a deal," then welcome to the new world of compliance in college football. With the Ohio State's, North Carolina's, USC's, and possibly Oregon's finding themselves in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, school's across the nation have taken note. A new era of pro-actively watching and investigating the activities of the department is necessary for schools to guarantee they do not suffer a similar fate as other violators. Athletic director Tom Osborne spoke on the issue Tuesday.

"The important thing to understand is that opposed to as some other NCAA cases involving books, no student-athletes received any money. In other words, they didn't sell their books and pocket the money," Osborne said. "There was no scam of that type. No one knowingly violated any rules. The student-athletes simply did what they were told they could do. The extra benefit was really simply the use of some books they probably normally would not have bought. ... There was no athletic competitive advantage. In other words, there was no recruit that came here, nobody that was given a leg up in terms of competitive ability and certainly no coaches were involved at all in this.

"The error that we made was we simply did not monitor the situation as we should have. We probably should have had regular communication with the bookstore from our compliance office, and in turn, it would have been very helpful had the bookstore at some point have given us a call and said, "Is this something we can do?"

In addition to each of the student-athletes donating the value of the textbooks received to a charity of their choice, the school imposed a $28,000.00 fine on the athletic department. Nebraska has not received any official response from the NCAA, though the violations will likely fall under the "failure to monitor" allegations. In many cases the athletes were provided benefits by the book store staff, who did not know the recommended books were not permitted to be given along with the required materials.

Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

Obviously you have never actually read the NCAA rulebook. It is not about the kids buying textbooks.  It is about them receiving, for free, textbooks that are not also given free to all the other kids on scholarship, thus making it an inpermissible bennefit.
Doesn't make it any less stupid. How can you sanction players for getting free TEXTBOOKS? Isn't learning supposed to be the whole point of college?




Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

You are an idiot have no clue what you are talking about....nice deflect thought.
The "Similar incident" report that you attempt to ridicule is, indeed correct, according to the facts reported by NCAA investigations at Alabama, FlaSt, Florida, and at least two more ACC and SEC schools during the past decade.  RebelRaider seems be the more appropriate recipient of the "no clue" barb.

Kudos, though, for the vocabulary that still has me stumped . . .  exactly what, pray tell, is a "deflect thought" ?


And so we are clear, DICK. My issue with his statement was mainly this "Alabama was Caught giving"..no Alabama was caught not properly monitoring....there's a difference.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

You are an idiot have no clue what you are talking about....nice deflect thought.
The "Similar incident" report that you attempt to ridicule is, indeed correct, according to the facts reported by NCAA investigations at Alabama, FlaSt, Florida, and at least two more ACC and SEC schools during the past decade.  RebelRaider seems be the more appropriate recipient of the "no clue" barb.

Kudos, though, for the vocabulary that still has me stumped . . .  exactly what, pray tell, is a "deflect thought" ?


It's exactly as it appears.....It's a fat-fingering while typing...I know you KU boys might be confused by that word, so just to clarify,..FatFingering has nothing to do with your mom...so don't go there please. thanks

Great job with being the grammar natzi....I mean, what else are you going to add to a football topic, your a KU fan? lol



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

You are an idiot have no clue what you are talking about....nice deflect thought.
The "Similar incident" report that you attempt to ridicule is, indeed correct, according to the facts reported by NCAA investigations at Alabama, FlaSt, Florida, and at least two more ACC and SEC schools during the past decade.  RebelRaider seems be the more appropriate recipient of the "no clue" barb.

Kudos, though, for the vocabulary that still has me stumped . . .  exactly what, pray tell, is a "deflect thought" ?


 



Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: July 7, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

Anyone else see "textbook violations" and Nebraska and ask yourself, "When did they learn to read?"  or "Was Lawrence Phillips hitting a co-ed with it?"  Ah, hell, I'll miss the horribly one-sided "rivalry" between my Clones and NU. The few shining moments would make my year as they would eat at the Cornhusker fans in my office for months.   Hey, imakansan, I hope you didn't wrinkle your skirt when you were on your knees blowing the NU fans on here with that last post. 
Good luck in the Big 10 (13) Husker fans.  Do the former Big 8 proud.



Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

This is all just stupid, if there was any intent on giving the kids more books for free all they would have had to do was have the teachers list the books as required for the class and there'd be no issue. When i go to college i don't pick out any books, i just hand a worker my class schedual and they put the books in a cart and that's that. Sometimes they point out that a book isn't required, other times they just throw the book in the cart without saying a thing. The person who ran the book store just didn't realize that they weren't spose to sell those books to the kids, just bad communication is all this amounts to.



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 11:50 am
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

Spoken like a true pompous Texan, fortyacres.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

Was anyone still awake after AD Tom's explanation?  What a politician! Holier-than-thou Tom Osborne is such a blowhard that he felt compelled to explain "no athletic advantage" and bore everyone to tears so he can keep his program squeaky clean.  Sorry Tom and Husker faithful, with the foul-mouthed whiny Pelini brothers that won't ring true.
But good move north so you can avoid being beaten by The TEXAS Longhorns every other year.



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

Seems strange to hear "Nebraska" and "NCAA violations" in the same sentence. Say what you will about the Huskers, but I have never known them to be rule-breakers. Their reputation is as sterling as Indiana's used to be before Kelvin Sampson ran the Hoosiers into the ground.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 6:37 pm
 

Nebraska self-reports textbook violations to NCAA

That wasnt the point he was trying to make.
And they were buying them with scholarship money, not know that they couldnt.
And usually when a teacher says get a book, you go get the book. 

YOU obviously don't get the point of his comment.
Which was- wow, the NCAA makes it a violation to get extra help books with scholarship money for the classes that these student athletes take and that THAT is what the ridiculous joke of the matter is... 
Have you actually read the whole entire rule book???
If you say you did you lie.
Unless you actually WORK for a school in that department, or WORK for the NCAA infractions committee, you have never even seen one of these books.
If so, what does it look like because I have one sitting next to me because I WAS an NCAA athlete and now I WORK in the department of a major University that monitors all these rules.
...Waiting....Waiting... 


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