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NCAA Infractions committee chief steps down

Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:23 am
Edited on: September 10, 2011 10:26 am
 

Dennis Thomas, chairman of the powerful NCAA infractions committee, has stepped down citing personal reasons.

The commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference cited "unforeseen personal reasons" in leaving the committee after five years.

The infractions committee is responsible for hearing cases of wrongdoing handed over from the enforcement department. The nine-person committee then decides penalties. Thomas had been criticized lately for his knowledge of the cases and being evasive during media conference calls regarding recent cases.

For the first time in recent memory last month, that traditional media conference call was split up between two committee members. Thomas was assisted by committee vice-chair Britton Banowsky during the call to announce the Tennessee penalties in late August.

Banowsky will now take over as interim chair and is assumed to be in charge when the Ohio State penalties are announced, possibly later this year. Thomas, 58, had overseen the high profile USC and Florida State cases among others.

During his nine years with the MEAC two of Thomas' schools were slapped with major football violations within three months of each other in 2006.

Banowsky, 51, has been Conference USA commissioner since 2002. He has a law degree from Oklahoma. His father was president of Pepperdine and Oklahoma. 

Comments

Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2011 9:22 pm
 

NCAA Infractions committee chief steps down

Yep that is true and they should get rid of the NCAA   and redo the rule book so it is understandable and doable wihtout compliance people having tiotry to decide what a rule means or  does not mean and put the rules in plain words and also have a predeermined penalty for each of the stated rule violation so if you cheat you know the consequence.



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: September 12, 2011 11:03 am
 

NCAA Infractions committee chief steps down

Nothing is what is going to happen to THE Ohio State University former coach Tressell forced the resignation.  Haters never win!!
Go Buckeyes! Teres, you need to be well "rounded"



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2011 6:31 pm
 

NCAA Infractions committee chief steps down

USC has been buying players for as long as USC has had a football program.  USC fans should be happy they got off so lucky.

and ur proof of this is where??



Since: Apr 29, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2011 11:48 am
 

NCAA Infractions committee chief steps down

If you are a school that's about to get whacked (OSU, Oregon, Miami) your bad timing to get caught now is confirmed. The new ncaa guy whether he's interim or permanent will take advantage of raising the bar for penalties with the first few cases he gets.  




Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2011 10:24 am
 

NCAA Infractions committee chief steps down

That's what happens when you leak to Danny Sheridan



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 7:13 pm
 

tear it down

the crooked, corrupt ncaa needs to be dismantled and shut down---a different model is needed in college sports, aSAp.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 4:29 pm
 

USC should have gotten the death penalty

They are the only program in the country that cheats more than THE Ohio State University and the SEC.  USC has been buying players for as long as USC has had a football program.  USC fans should be happy they got off so lucky.
 
If the new guy has any integrity, he will hammer Ohio State, and give them one year of probation with no bowl and a ten-scholarship reduction for every potential witness who has changed his story because of death threats.   That works out to at least ten years.  



Since: May 29, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 4:24 pm
 

NCAA Infractions committee chief steps down

The USC case was an astounding example of abuse of power.  When you read the entire 60+ page report, there is not one instance of anyone within the USC university academic or athletic staff having been aware of the free rent that Reggie Bush's family was alleged to have received.  Throughout the document, the phrase "they should have known" appears.  To effectively fine the instituion and the pac 12 millions of dollars because of the resultant post-season exclusion (years later) does bring the infraction committee into disrepute and does cause the anti-NCAA sentiment to rise.  Maybe those on the committee simply rose to their own level of incompetence and enjoy the free travel.  Heaven knows.



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 3:38 pm
 

NCAA Infractions committee chief steps down

I am always astounded at the ignorance in comments like "bring down the NCAA.' Too many people do not realize that the NCAA is an association of over 1200 colleges and universities and the committees, like the Rules Infractions Committee, exist only because the schools voted to have them.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 2:24 pm
 

NCAA жопа steps down

Hopefully, this will be the beginning of the demolition of the entire ncaa.


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