Oregon No Longer Ducking the NCAA?

April 16, 2013 at 9:58a    by Jeremy Birmingham    

It's been a while since the NCAA formally announced they would be investigating the Ducks for their involvement with Texas "scout" Willie Lyles and yesterday documents were released that illustrate exactly what the Ducks are agreeing they did wrong. With the potential of receiving "repeat offender" status, the Ducks could be in for some heavy sanctions:

The school has acknowledged "at least one major violations" by its football coaches alleged by the NCAA during the ongoing investigation into the Ducks' recruiting practices 2008-11.

According to the Oregonian, the school has proposed to self-impose a two-year probation and reduction of scholarships for the next three seasons.

Sounds almost exactly like what Ohio State proposed during its own NCAA investigation. The NCAA ended up handing out a little more than just that.




Unky Buck's picture

Does anyone else find the photo the staff posted funny?


Buckeyebrowny919's picture

never gets old. I think it is almost a sarcastic jab at that outburst we had not too long ago. I appreciate it.

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Unky Buck's picture

That's what I was thinking, Browny. That same photo started the whole thing. I actually tried to look for the thread, but I have no idea when that got started, what the name was under, etc. so I gave up.


JakeBuckeye's picture

Something lost out of that whole situation is that Jason (site leader) actually informally asked posters to tone down with the pictures of girls... So, no I would assume this is not a sarcastic jab.

Unky Buck's picture

I had a paragraph written back explaining a little on what occurred and led to what was pointed out here...and then I realized that it may spawn a debate that I don't want to start (again) or be involved in. So I'll leave it at this... I agree that it's not a jab but the inclusion of this image and the debate that raged on for a good day or two is why I find it humorous that it has been posted.


One Bad Buckeye's picture

Funny? No, this was my first reaction to the photo

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

My reaction would get me downvoted into oblivion.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I was looking around for a certain poster after I saw it. He still may show up.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Hovenaut's picture

Sure did.
But it was damn disgusting too.....there's this huge cranial melon behind the third blonde from the left.....

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Hovenaut's picture

She's pointing him out:

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Unky Buck's picture

and she's laughing at him.


Hovenaut's picture

So the NCAA is going for 1 win (vs Oregon), 1 loss (The U) and 1 no contest (Auburn)?
That pic is quacktastic.

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CALPOPPY's picture

What do you think about that Mr. Blue Duck?

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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Hovenaut's picture


Miss Lippy is okay.

But Veronica Vaughn......so hot, want to touch the hiney.

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JYBUCKEYE's picture

lol  That Veronica Vaughn is one nice piece of assshe... I can tell ya from experience

CALPOPPY's picture

If peeing your pants is cool, then I'm Miles Davis.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

OSUStu's picture

Well, you can pretty much guarantee that the Ducks are going to get more than they self-imposed.  They could cut the thumbs off their star wide receivers but the NCAA will always strut in with additional penalties.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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acBuckeye's picture

Oregon is now realizing that they won't get out of this unscathed, and are trying to soften the blow. But when you pay recruits/players, the NCAA will make sure that you remember to never do it again..... at least under the school's current regime. Miami and USC have obviously forgotten those lessons from long ago.

Jack Fu's picture

It's hard to see how the NCAA can get from point A:

"There were underlying major violations coupled with failure to monitor violations involving the head coach (2009 through 2011) and the athletics department (2008-2011)," NCAA enforcement staff wrote in the report. "While the violations were not intentional in nature, coaches and administrators of a sports program at an NCAA member institution have an obligation to ensure that the activities being engaged in comply with NCAA legislation."

To point B:

...NCAA enforcement staff said they had "no finding of lack of institutional control and no finding of unethical conduct."

... considering the following "findings" in the report:
1. Will Lyles had impermissible contact with prospective student athletes.
2. The school paid for recruiting services that violated NCAA rules (mostly, Lyles's).
3. Section is "heavily redacted," likely because it contains a lot of names, but the university and the NCAA "agree a violation happened and that it is a 'major violation.'"
4. The school made 730 impermissible phone calls over a four-year span.
5. Between 2009 and 2011 Oregon had one too many coaches working on recruiting activities than the rules allowed.
6. Regarding whether or not the head coach met his responsibility to "promote an atmosphere of compliance," both sides agree that "a violation happened, although the NCAA cautions that the report does not include a finding that [redacted] failed 'to promote an atmosphere of compliance.'"
7. The school failed to properly monitor recruiting practices.
Is there any limitation at all to plausible deniability? Do you need, like, signed photographs of coaches actually committing the violations in order to shoot down claims like "whoa, we didn't know about that," or "that was totally unintentional"?

Kaceybrown's picture

"Is there any limitation at all to plausible deniability? Do you need, like, signed photographs of coaches actually committing the violations in order to shoot down claims like "whoa, we didn't know about that," or "that was totally unintentional"?"
yes. Unless your name begins with a "J," and ends with "im tressel."

Grant Edgell's picture

After two quarters of play it's the NCAA 1, Oregon 0 but look for the NCAA to break it wide open after halftime. They're definitely a second half team.

Hovenaut's picture

With the exception of Penn State. That was over at the half.

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MediBuck's picture

The half? Things looked grim the moment that non-conferencer was even scheduled!

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twalsh's picture

Let's not forget that lsu was doing the same thing, but the sec will get away it.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

Well if it walks like a duck...

jeremytwoface's picture

The NCAA is a joke.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

BukFan's picture

Oregon has a culture problem.  Their fans just don't "get it"

Maestro's picture

"one major violationS."
Plural violations in that quote.

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BuckeyeChris's picture

What is, "Yes. No. No. Yes. No. Yes." Alex? 

Hovenaut's picture

There's not a "no" in that bunch.
In my younger, and single, days I'm yes - 6x.
Then, of course, I wake up.

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Kevbo714's picture

Off topic, but that picture really makes me miss college...

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