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NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

Posted on: May 4, 2011 5:58 pm
Ohio State employs a football coach who hid violations by his star player, violations that would have made that player ineligible -- an ineligibility that would have rendered Ohio State something short of the Big Ten champion it became.

The NCAA decided that Ohio State has institutional control.

Then along comes Boise State. That school saw 79 student-athletes in several sports receive excessive lodging, travel and meals worth $5,652 over four years. That might sound like a lot, but it's not. It's an average cost of $71 in excess items per player. That's one lunch here, one cab ride there. That's nothing, in the grand scheme of things -- and it's certainly nothing nefarious.

The NCAA decided Boise State lacks institutional control.

This, NCAA, is why so many people think you're so full of crap. Because you think Ohio State is on top of things. And you think Boise State isn't.

Category: NCAAF

Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2011 1:31 pm

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

What difference does it make? Jim T will now and forever be known as a liar and a cheat.
That is the real punishment. It doesn't matter how many wins he has or national championships.
He is a liar and a cheat. He can and probably will beat Michigan the next ten years in a row. He will still be known as a liar and a cheat.
That is the problem with covering things up. When you are caught you are done. Over. Never to be trusted again.
OSU fans will say they don't care. They do. I have to say I saw this coming. I figured sooner or later this would be Tressles legacy.
He is a great coach but maybe he should move to the NFL and get away from the 18 year kids that need more than a coach.

Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2011 11:58 am

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

I remember when "duh ohio state" news broke and Mark May blasting the NCAA and saying that if this would have been Ryan Mallet instead of Twitty Pryor that the NCAA would have CRUCIFIED Mallet and Arkansas.  This just goes to show you he knew exactly what he was talking about.  Outside of the mot delusional fan base aka "duh ohio state" fans know that the NCAA is aparently in love with osu.  It just makes everyone hate osu a little more which makes me happy because I hate the fan base they carry.....Pure idiots!

Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2011 11:16 am

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes


Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2011 10:52 am

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

Cry me a river Doyel.........Frown

Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2011 10:49 am

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

YES, Doyel, THAT is what I'm talking about.  Down with the NCAA and the BCS!

Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2011 9:21 am

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

Exactly, Buckeye Nation.  One is a violation that involved one source informing one coach about player violations (i.e. the Institution, aside from employing mind readers, couldn't be expected to know about this).  The other violation (Boise) involves an entire system of inappropriate recruiting.  I agree with Doyel that Boise's violations appear to be less nefarious, but they also appear to be more institutional.

Seeing as they're really different circumstances, this would've been a perfect chance for a CBS writer to NOT talk about Ohio State.  I'm starting to think it's just too hard to resist.

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2011 7:07 am

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

I am a huge OSU fan so forgive me if I look biased.  Anyway, I read this article and my immediate thought was "what did OSU do that involved any 'real' money or gave them a big advantage on the field"?  Answer  . . . Nothing.  The institution did nothing wrong.  Tressel should be fired and I am ashamed to be a Buckeye because of the way they act beholden to him.  He's a liar.  I only wonder if Smith (AD) is staying loyal because he knew about the violations too and Tressel hasn't outed him.

Regardless, Boise really didn't do anything wrong either.  That said, I assume the money came from the University or with University knowledge.  In that case, they lacked institutional control.  One school has no idea what is going on and really has no way of knowing (unless it BS coach infkrmed them when he found out) and, I assume, the other school knew or easily could have known about the payments no matter how small. Lack of institutional control.

I am not a NCAA conspiracy theorist.  I also dont think they are without their issues.  In the end, people need to think about what they are asking for.  If we switch to a playoff, every week of NCAA football is no longer do or die.  That urgency about having one loss is not there.  The Michigan OSU game at the end of the season (my personal number one) means less.  I like it just the way it is.  Every week is a playoff!

Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2011 5:33 am

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

What, like we needed yet another example of how it is? I'm pretty sure the nay-sayers at this point are too delusional to flip so give up on em.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: May 5, 2011 3:20 am
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2011 3:19 am

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

This article is dead on target. 

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