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Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

Posted on: July 14, 2011 10:38 am
Edited on: July 22, 2011 4:22 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

UPDATE: The NCAA will make an announcement at 3 p.m. with the information related to the alleged violations.  University president Bud Peterson and athletic director Dan Radakovich will respond to the charges at 4:30 p.m..  Keep it here at the Eye on College Football (and follow us on Twitter) for updates throughout the day.
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Georgia Tech
was informed Thursday morning of some alleged violations by the NCAA. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the violations occurred in the football program "within the past several years."

An official announcement of the findings has been scheduled for 3 p.m. today.

The Yellow Jackets are only a half-decade separated from their last NCAA sanctions, which were tied to a misunderstanding of an academic eligibility rule. In 2003, the school learned that 17 academically ineligible players competed during the 1998 and 1999 seasons. As a result, the Yellow Jackets self-imposed a two-year probation, scholarship cuts and a reduction in signing classes in 2005 and 2006.

The NCAA recommended that Georgia Tech also vacate wins, but the school won its appeal and the victories stood.
Comments

Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

Don't you mean .00815394% chance? Laughing



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

From the engineers' last calculations, the odds of beating UGA just went from .08% to .008%.




Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

Really? How so?  As of now the players of OSU sold items they earned for tatoos.  These guys took gifts outright.  Seems like the same thing to me.



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:18 pm
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

Apparently D. Thomas and M.Burnett were visited by an agent in 2009 and given a watch and a shirt. They played that season. GA Tech didn't know about the contact or the "gifts".





Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

Although the infractions will pale in comparison to Ohio State/Oregon/UNC, the NCAA will set an example for a school like GT.




Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

For goodness sakes every d**n school violates the almighty NCAA in some way or another. Why don't they get rid of this bs and put in a rule system that isn't ridiculous!
A lot of those "rediculous" rules got added by the over 1000 NCAA schools because of team breaking or trying to break or trying to end run the existing rules. Cell phones and internet have created a whole lot of gray area and that means more rules.

The real question is how fair should things be? How level should the playing field be?

So, instead of just whining and such, why don't you take a stab at creating a comprehensive set of rules that covers all schools and all sports.

And make sure what you do is just as fair to Division III schools as it is to Georgia Tech.




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:40 am
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

And yes, I spelled "morning" wrong...was typing too fast while eating a sandwich.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:40 am
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

I usually don't comment on grammatical errors unless such errors are totally misleading.

Georgia Tech was informed Thursday morning of some alleged violations by the NCAA.

This suggests that the violations were made by the NCAA.  It should instead read:

Georgia Tech was informed by the NCAA Thursday monring of some alleged violations.

Writers getting paid should actually write like they are being paid.



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:21 am
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

The NCAA lives in an alternate reality from the rest of the world. There is really nothing more that needs to be said.



Since: Oct 21, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:08 am
 

Georgia Tech announcing alleged NCAA violations

For goodness sakes every d**n school violates the almighty NCAA in some way or another. Why don't they get rid of this bs and put in a rule system that isn't ridiculous!



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