PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
This can't be good for Auburn.
If it means the John Caliparis of the world stop getting off scott free by making their subordinates take the blame, I'm all for it.
I still can't understand the rationale for Calhoun's punishment (or rather lack thereof).
The NCAA cited more than one member of the basketball staff with lying or supplying misleading information to the NCAA. One can be placed on a rogue assistant. Two or more and it is being directed from the top.
In addition, the basketball coaching staff exchanged over 1400 calls and 1100 texts over a three year period with the booster that is at the heart of the NCAA charges. With that much contact there can be no doubt that the staff knew what was going on.
There are differences between the cases, the kid at UConn never played a game. And no assistants were implicated at OSU, it pointed right at Tressel. But as opposed to Tressel getting the info well after the fact with the violations and not contributing to the violations but strictly covering them up, the UConn basketball coaching staff seemed to know about these violations from the start and worked hand in hand with the booster involved.
You couple that with the slap on the wrist that South Carolina got over violations that involved a far greater number of athletes, and a much higher dollar value of illegal benefits, or the seeming indifference being paid to the UNC academic scandal. The inconsistencies in the NCAA penalties is striking.
How does Butch Davis not have a - show cause (Miami and UNC)?
Teeny, tiny little fractures of non-weight bearing NCAA rules.
That looks like some of Walter and Jesse's handiwork.
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