Business As Usual Down South

By Jason Priestas on September 12, 2012 at 2:17p

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painterlad's picture

No tattoos? Then there is nothing to see here.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

Grayskullsession's picture

S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

buckeyeEddie27's picture

theft?  pfff.    cash?  pfff.   academic fraud?  pfff.  bogus recruiting info and practices?  pfff.     cash,boosters,yachts,women,drugs?  pfff.                   ......tattoos?   DEFCON 1!!

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

spqr2008's picture

There's also the fact that the NCAA had easily obtainable evidence in the case against OSU, and any of the evidence in the Scam Newton case is simply unobtainable in a small town culture, where Newton's dad is a big deal.

CincyOSU's picture

Buckeyeeddie - Don't think the NCAA isn't going to drop the hammer on Miami as well. Just because nothing has been reported lately doesn't mean there won't be severe sanctions. Oregon falls in the same category(although I can see them coming out relatively easy).

buckeyeEddie27's picture

@cincy,   i know, i know.  Just tryin to drive the point home.   Its going to be glorious when those hammers fall.  

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

johnblairgobucks's picture

NCAA's investigation into OSU lasted about 1 year.  News of Tat-gate Dec. 2010...ruling Dec 2011 and that's with other issues popping up during the investigation other than Tats
Maimi's situation came to light in August 2011
Oregon's stuff is more than a year old.
Based on how I see it, both programs skate.....move along, nothing can be proven.

CincyOSU's picture

John - And at the time, there were very few open investigations into other programs thus allowing ours to progress quicker. It's already been stated that Miami's penalties won't come out until later this year, or even into early 2013. With Oregon...who knows what will happen there.

johnblairgobucks's picture

during the time of OSU's investigation:
Miami's started
Oregon, LSU with willy Lyons
North Carolina- was going on and not yet finished???
Miss State

BrewstersMillions's picture

Interesting how that whole Duke\loans\jewelry thing is just sort of under a rug huh?

rdubs's picture

You know what I have always wondered is about loans to big time college football players (or basketball).  Since Matt Barkley has a pretty big future earning potential (which is one of the main basis for qualifying for credit), it seems that a bank ought to be able to give him a loan the same way that they could to anyone with a high future salary.  It is sketchy if that loan is coming from a booster or some other individual directly or indirectly linked to a program, but if it is just a normal bank that anyone could walk into, would the NCAA care?  Should they?
I seem to remember something somewhat similar with Lebron when he was in high school.  His mom was able to qualify for a loan for the Hummer he crashed.  It seems likely that wasn't based on her job at the time.