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Auburn Boosters

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LightningRod, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    The NY Times has selected Auburn as the new target.

    Auburn Next
     
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    good, go down there and cause a stink.....
     
  3. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Three thoughts...


    Why is it that, with all their digging, ESPiN didn't find anything like this at Ohio State?

    Why is it that this situation at Auburn has not received attention at ESPiN?

    How many other programs have such problems?
     
  4. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    Don't they have to win a title before they start the flack with them?
     
  5. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Let's see how much air time this gets tonight!!


    :roll2:
     
  6. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Down in Birmingham.. they love the guvnor.

    Hoo, Hoo, Hoo.

    Anyway... this is all very bizarre...
     
  7. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    The FCA at Auburn.

    That stands for:

    FUNNEL
    CASH
    ANONYMOUSLY

    doesn't it?

    I think if the NY Times, ESPN, and/or the NCAA want to do some digging into that program, they'll find something. That's true of most of the top-20 programs, but I think especially so there.

    I hope it's somebody else's turn in the barrel.
     
  8. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    It wasn't/isn't like that here?

    A - Auburn has had problems of this or related type before and in recent memory. They were reported, Auburn didn't get of scott free.
    B - Auburn has now risen from its own ashes. Now they (like all programs experiencing success) will get dinged at the first opportunity.

    You mean the ones down South were Slush Fund and Slush Puppies go hand in hand? Or do you mean across the land regardless of whether they are experiencing success? Just asking rhetorical questions I guess.
     
  9. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    OSU fans more than anyone should know that media induced perception often falls short of reality. While I realize everyone will find some solace in removing some of the national spotlight from our program, remember how it feels and try to remember our own situation before throwing rocks at any other program.

    Hopefully our recent issues will help us remain sympathetic towards other programs in similar circumstances. I'm more disturbed with the state of collegiate athletics and also the effect that the media is having on university images. I don't find any pleasure in this...it won't make our own investigation go away.

    ...If only it could've been at scUM :biggrin: .
     
  10. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    DING DING DING!! We have a winner. How much airtime did espin give the Troy Smith story before The Alamo Bowl? Dig away fuckwads.
     
  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Honestly I just wish I could watch a football game without seeing all of this shit all the time. No wonder the Army-Navy game is still one of the best rivalries in sports. You don't see any players from there in the news for something negative.
     
  12. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Not a single mention before, during, or after the game.

    Oh well.
     
  13. spraguezilla

    spraguezilla Rookie

    Exactly. but I know, I know they didn't need to keep the viewers attention because it wasn't a blowout. Screw ESPiN. I hope Tubberville and the Auburn A.D. are as cool as Geiger and company under all the pressure.
    :scum4: ​
     
  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    I sure wish during Va Techs last scoring drive Tirico would've turned and said, "Hey Terry, now about those tapes of you a year-and-a-half ago ...?" :biggrin:

    I don't know what to make of the article above. Auburn's and 'Bama's trials are pretty well documented, but what sticks out like a sore thumb to me is that Larry Blakeney, one of the first of Pat Dye's staff to leave the program under a cloud of suspicion in '91, suddenly takes over Troy State and runs off a string of 10 win seasons, takes the program from D2 to D1AA to D1A in 10 years, and gets a mammoth amount of donations and booster money to renovate everything about the athletics department.

    That Larry Blakeney is involved isn't suspicious at all ... :roll2: Good thing Troy was this years media darling!
     
  15. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    I believe Auburn is the Next Target

    How many believe that there are only "minor violations" in this nonprofit entity? Come on Auburn, take the Buckeyes off the front pages.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/08/sports/ncaafootball/08auburn.html?oref=login
     

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