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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.




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Since: Feb 7, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 9:28 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes




Since: Feb 7, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 9:27 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

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Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 9:24 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

Correct me if I am wrong, and I may very well be, but isn't doyel leaving out a very key points? I could have sworn I heard one of the violations was that Boise had a player compete in a sport (tenni) who was not even a Boise student. Yes JT lied, and he should be punished, but to just leave out parts of the stor about Boise to make tOSU look bad is poor reporting on his part. In the grand scheme of things I would say that playing someone who isn't a student is having far less control than lying about selling stuff.



Since: Apr 12, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 8:42 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

The surprise was Boise State sitting at #4 with 18 players who had criminal records



The Statesman’s investigation revealed very different numbers:

• Ten players have been cited with minor in possession, including five 2010 players and one 2011 recruit on the same night in October 2010.

• Two charged with driving under the influence.

• Two charged with failure to appear, including one also cited for minor in possession.

• One charged with petit theft.

• One charged with trespassing.

• One charged with battery.

• One charged with sexual assault stemming from a high school hazing incident.



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Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 8:31 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

Don't even start to imply that Boise State is a victim, or isn't running a factory. Sports Illustrated published an article based on several years of examining athletes on Div-1 football teams that had prior criminal records. The results were enlightening. Pitt led the list with 22 players with criminal records. Suprisingly Penn State was in the top three (not too good for the Keystone state). The surprise was Boise State sitting at #4 with 18 players who had criminal records. On second thought, maybe it's not too surprising. There is a price to be paid for recruiting the "athletes" necessary to compete. Boise State was obviously willing to pay that price. It is what it is. And Boise is what they are. No sugar coating, no excuses, no further rationalization is required. They are who we thought they were. Enough said.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 7:41 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

I am not sure but I think tOSU makes the most cash for the NCAA, that being said you could say that for any sport or about our government  etc  etc.  I am sorry you had to live in ohio and are a FL grad doyle maybe if you didnt  you would not have as much anger towards my beloved school. I doubt it though.

Buckeye, you're an idiot.  Maybe if it wasn't your "beloved school" and you were capable of acting like an adult you would know the NCAA has always favoured Ohio State and continues to do so today.   You would know that Ohio State has been getting away with murder for a very long time and the NCAA has never done a thing about it.  Why hasn't the NCAA ruled yet?  What are they waiting for???
If the school and its leaders have any morals at all, why did they let those kids play in the bowl game when they knew they did wrong?  Ohio State is a joke... Doyel didn't say it, but I'm saying it.
And the NCAA is the biggest joke of all....



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 7:26 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

When Ohio Sate doesn't know what happen and it head coach covers it up they clearly don't have control. Is control when a coach contols the cover up?



Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 7:21 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

Way to miss the point Buckeyes.  Doyel's taking a jab at the NCAA, not OSU.  The NCAA has become a sad joke.



Since: Sep 26, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 6:54 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

I do believe this is the first time that Doyle has written an article that I agree with. Keep up the good work.



Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 6:52 pm
 

NCAA attacks Boise State's nickels and dimes

I didnt know the NCAA rules on tOSU violations yet?  So isnt it premature to attack their rulings when they have not made one?


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