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Boise State guilty of, well, nothing really

Posted on: September 13, 2011 4:00 pm
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You know what would have been appropriate in the case of The NCAA vs. Boise State? It would have been appropriate for the NCAA to look over the violations and say, "You know what? This stuff was clearly inadvertent, and more to the point, it was nothing. No sanctions for you. The NCAA isn't into sanctioning schools for inadvertent piles of nothing."

Instead, the NCAA justified its existence, not to mention its hundreds of man-hours into the Boise "case," by giving the Broncos three years of probation along with some small scholarship and practice restrictions. All in all, the NCAA slapped Boise State on the wrist. Which is nice, but this would have been nicer:

Patting Boise on the head, telling the Broncos, "No harm, no foul," and calling it a day.

That would have been appropriate, given that Boise already had self-imposed penalties on itself, including some lost scholarships and lost practice time. The NCAA then added to the scholarship-and-practice reduction, and wrapped a bow on the whole thing by imposing three years of probation -- as if Boise is guilty of something nefarious, something North Carolina-like or Ohio State-like or Miami-like.

Nonsense. Boise State basically committed some bookkeeping errors in terms of housing and transportation for athletes in the summer, including the ridiculous sin of allowing one athlete to bunk on the couch of another athlete.

Anyway, Boise State will survive this, especially if it stays out of trouble over the next three years. Then again, according to this very case, the NCAA has defined "trouble" with a bit too broad a brush.


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Category: NCAAF
Tags: Boise State, NCAA
 
Comments

Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Boise State guilty of, well, nothing really

Chazmonk, you are my hero.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Boise State guilty of, well, nothing really

Sports Illustrated's expose on NCAA football teams with the most players with criminal records says it all. Boise State ranked 3rd with 18 players listed. Everything isn't as rosy as one would be led to believe.



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Welcome to the NCAA "Witch Hunt"

  It is probably that the regular fan does not own or possess the thousand page volument of NCAA rules and restrictions for allowing teenagers and those in their early 20's to compete, so we are not aware of the evident childish and inane rules / regulations that supposedly govern athletics.
   The US of A should have such a governing body to levy fines and restrictions on their Governing Body, i.e. the United States Congress.  How about we put some of those Representatives and Senators on probation, particularly after their adulterous and slimy acts have come out in the public.
  I realize this is not the forum for such a comparison . . but the NCAA seems to have too much time on their hands and must therefore justify their existance on a continual basis.



Since: Apr 1, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Boise State guilty of, well, nothing really

I told you, Doyel can't read.  If he'd read what the NCAA came out with in their findings, it was much more than someone sleeping on the couch of someone else.  What else do you expect from this guy though, though he's not alone in the so-called "journalism" world of sports blogging.  If he'd actually been able to read and comprehend, he'd quit mentioning OSU with USC, NC, and Miami, but what are you going to do.  He does make me want to give to a local charity that helps adults learn to read....



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Boise State guilty of, well, nothing really

Don't kid yourself.  Boise St is applying for membership of the big-boys (haves) club.  Anything the good ol' boys club can do to keep them down is what is going to happen.  If this would have been the infractions that Ohio St or Miami would have actually committed, they would have barely seen a penalty.

So, are you pro-Boise, or anti-Boise? Those comments aren't completely clear.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Boise State guilty of, well, nothing really

Doyel has to get in his daily shot at Ohio State.



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: September 13, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Boise State guilty of, well, nothing really

Mr. Doyel - At what point will you be able to cover a NCAA violation, major or minor, by a school and not mention Ohio State?  Seriously.  



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 13, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Boise State guilty of, well, nothing really

Don't kid yourself.  Boise St is applying for membership of the big-boys (haves) club.  Anything the good ol' boys club can do to keep them down is what is going to happen.  If this would have been the infractions that Ohio St or Miami would have actually committed, they would have barely seen a penalty.


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