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Comment 20 Nov 2011

Bowl games don't go strictly off of conference standings; OSU won't be going to the Pizza Bowl basically ever. Other then the Rose, teams are picked by selection committees, they can pick any team within two wins of another (so 6-6 OSU would be able to get picked ahead of 7-5 Illinois, but not 8-4 Nebraska). If all the favorites win next weekend, you're probably looking at the fourth or fifth pick if Michigan gets a BCS at-large bid. I'd put my money on OSU playing in the Gator or Meineke Car Care Bowl if that happens.

Comment 14 Jul 2011

I'm on MGoBlog all the time and I can tell you that M Man is not Section 1. He has a completely different writing style, so at least you have one less user to guess from...two actually if you'll take my word that I'm not also M Man.

Comment 14 Jul 2011

Actually that isn't correct. Michigan was subject to repeat violator status, but the NCAA declined to do anything about it. From the NCAA report:

The committee further notes that this institution comes before us as a Repeat Violator per NCAA Bylaw  The committee declines to impose enhanced penalties because, among other reasons, 1) it has been an unusually long time since the violations in the previous case occurred.  The violations were not uncovered and processed until 2003, even though they occurred from 1992 to 1999.  They came to light through the efforts of the institution, which pressed the federal authorities handling a related criminal prosecution to require certain individuals in that case to cooperate with the institution to discover the truth; 2) the violations in both this case and the previous case were limited to one sport, and they were different sports; 3) there was no lack of institutional control or academic fraud found in the present matter; and 4) the violations detailed in Findings B-1 and B-2 of this report are relatively technical.