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Myles Brand & OSU's Reform Proposal

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LightningRod, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    Myles is the man. It also doesn't hurt that he once was VP and Dir of Academic Affairs at Ohio St.

    NCAA President Praises OSU's Athletic Reform Plan

    University Deals With Allegations, Investigations

    <text id="txt_posted">POSTED:</text> 2:04 pm EST January 10, 2005
    <text id="txt_updated">UPDATED:</text> 2:17 pm EST January 10, 2005
    <!--startindex-->COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State has drawn rave reviews from the NCAA's top official for its plan to separate several academic and oversight programs from its troubled athletic department. "It is very interesting approach and Ohio State may become a model in that regard," said Myles Brand, president of the NCAA. "It's far reaching and it's thoughtful." Ohio State's football and men's basketball programs are currently being investigated by the NCAA after allegations that athletes were paid, had their classwork done for them and received high-paying, no-show jobs from team boosters. <table align="right" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <tbody><tr><td>
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    Athletic director Andy Geiger announced last week that he will retire on June 30. University President Karen Holbrook has asked Geiger to spend his final months on "important and difficult" issues, including: -- Moving direction of Student Athlete Support Services, which provides tutoring and other academic help, to the university provost. -- Shifting more policing of athletes and coaches to the legal affairs staff. -- Improving booster education with the help of the development office. <center> [​IMG]DISCUSS: Discuss Andy Geiger's Retirement
    </center> The overhaul comes as the university continues to deal with allegations from former running back Maurice Clarett that tutors wrote papers and boosters arranged easy jobs for players. Starting quarterback Troy Smith was suspended from last month's Alamo Bowl after receiving improper benefits from a booster. Ohio State has denied Clarett's allegations, although Geiger conceded at the bowl game that Clarett's charges have gained validity since Smith's suspension. <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="10" border="0" align="right"><tbody><tr><td><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="140"><tbody><tr><td colspan="3" bgcolor="#183e96" class="sidebarHeader">FeedRoom</td></tr><tr><td width="140" bgcolor="#000000" colspan="3">[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="#000000" width="1" rowspan="3">[​IMG]</td><td width="138" bgcolor="#dcdcdc" valign="top">
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    The NCAA is investigating problems in Ohio State's football and men's basketball programs. Geiger and Holbrook announced last month that the basketball team would not participate in any postseason tournament if asked, in order to mitigate upcoming sanctions from the NCAA. "Andy and I hope that by addressing these matters we can bring closure to some of the significant issues of recent months," Holbrook said during a news conference announcing Geiger's retirement. Geiger is ending his 11-year term because he said he was beaten down by a series of problems in the football and basketball programs over the past two years. "Controversy is always difficult," Geiger said. "Clearly, we are dealing with some difficult issues, and I will work with my colleagues to see them through to conclusion to the very best of my ability." Brand, speaking from Dallas where the NCAA was having its convention, said integrating athletics more into the university makes sense because it uses offices within the university that already exist for the same reasons. "Why do you need something autonomous?" he said. "This approach lowers the risk of things going wrong. I think Ohio State is ahead of the curve."To read Brand's State of the Association speech, click here.Stay with NBC 4 and nbc4i.com for more information.

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  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    What are the odds of this being posted on ESPN?
     
  3. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    Not good. About as good as Randy Moss being elected MVP ever!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Ginn4Heisman20

    Ginn4Heisman20 I'm a universal constant

    Whatever, it feels good just to see some relatively positive news concerning the athletic department come out. At this point as long as the NCAA is happy I couldn't care less about ESPN's opinion.
     
  5. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Screw espn- you really can't get a better endorsement than from Myles Brand on an issue like this. If he's happy, I'm happy.
     
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    You should email it to Ivan Maisel and see if you get a response.
     
  7. BB73

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

    I've been waiting for some type of statement like this from the NCAA - it's great to see.

    "Ohio State may become a model in that regard" - Myles Brand
     
  8. IrontonBuck

    IrontonBuck Walk On

    I've stated my belief several times on this board that Ohio State is already at the forefront of colleges in the area of NCAA compliance. While the statement by Myles Brand doesn't say that, it does seem to indicate that the new measures WILL be. I think this is important, because it's hard to criticize Ohio State's efforts in monitoring player and booster activities if they are already doing as much or more than the other colleges.

    I remain confident that Ohio State will be exonorated, and the statement by Brand just confirms my beliefs. If Ohio State was "dirty", I truly doubt he'd be making public statements of this kind during an NCAA investigation.
     
  9. njbuck

    njbuck Newbie

    Ohio State's Clean

    Ohio State is clean. How do I know this? Becuase I used to work in Compliance when I was in law school at Ohio State. The athletic department does everything in its power to make sure that the student-athletes understand the rules and follow them. Let me give you some examples: first, at the beginning of every season, each team meets with the compliance department. At that meeting, each student-athlete is reminded of the rules. They are told about Ohio State's and the NCAA's drug testing policies. They are also warned about how they can lose their eligibility (taking money from a booster, gambling, selling their football tickets, agents, etc). In addition, the student-athletes are required to fill out paper work which reinterates the rules. By signing that paper work the student-athlete certifies that they have not broken any of the rules. In addition, the student-athlete is required to provide the license plate number, registration information of all automobiles they may use. That information is given to Ohio State Police who runs checks to see who paid for the car, etc.

    In addition to the meeting, the student-athletes are monitored throughout the year. One example is football tickets. Each football player is given a number of football tickets so that their friends and family can go see them play. Because the athletic department was concerned that players could sell the tickets rather than using it for legitimate purposes the football players are required to give the name, address and telephone numbers of all people to receive the tickets. The ticket office and compliance department then calls all of the folks on the list to make sure that they are related to or know the players.

    Ohio State also has one of the premier programs relating to sports agents. Ohio State has agent day. Agent day is the day when all agents (who are registered with the university) are permitted to come on campus and meet with the student-athletes and their families under a controlled situation.

    As you can see from the above, Ohio State is clean. Of course, no school can stop a person and student-athlete from breaking the rules. The key here (at Ohio State) is that the athletic department does care and goes beyond the call of duty to make sure that all of the rules are followed.
     
  10. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    NJ, how long ago did you work there?
    Are we talking back under cooper, or under tress?
     
  11. IrontonBuck

    IrontonBuck Walk On

    Another question, NJ...

    Do you have any idea how Ohio State's procedures compare with other schools'. Thanks for all your info. It's needed around here.
     
  12. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    NCAA Investigation: What Brand thinks of reforms

    I think some of us will be upset to see tOSU President taking on greater responsibilities, but it looks like the NCAA is responding very warmly to what's going on at OSU. I have bolded some statements to draw your attention to them. To say that someone is a model is not to say that you think they are trying to hide something or failing to comply, is it? The changes make it much less likely that an ESPiN would be able to mount a charge or intimate that a "cover-up" is taking place. This is very, very encouraging. Doesn't mean nothing will be found but demonstrates a favorable view of Ohio State's compliance and cooperation with the investigation.

    Gosh, I hope this blows up in the face of ESPiN.

    "It is very interesting approach and Ohio State may become a model in that regard," said Myles Brand, president of the NCAA. "It's far reaching and it's thoughtful."

    Brand, speaking from Dallas where the NCAA was having its convention, said integrating athletics more into the university makes sense because it uses offices within the university that already exist for the same reasons.

    "Why do you need something autonomous?" he said. "This approach lowers the risk of things going wrong. I think Ohio State is ahead of the curve."
     
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  13. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    This looks very good for us...
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2005
  14. hawaiianbuckeye

    hawaiianbuckeye Where's YOUR Gold Pants?

    Sending it NOW to my ESPN boys!

    HAYN
     
  15. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Tom (un)Friend & the ESPiN crew can eat our dust or eat their own words.

    Its their choice now.

    Screw 'em if they can't respect us. Respect like their's we don't need.
     

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