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NCAA (Not Caring About Anyone)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by CFPBuckeye, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Indiana U. apologizes to freshman DB Bryant Fitzgerald for eligibility mistake

    Amateur athletes want paid. Schools and the NCAA make billions. We have heard all about that.

    The NCAA is truly about the student. In this case, it would seem almost impossible to not do the right thing but the NCAA surely never disappoints. Here's to you, NCAA, the institution that one-ups even themselves on mind-boggling fuckupery.

    I understand that the initial mistake is made by Indiana but the NCAA has a chance to right a wrong and they dropped the money bag ball.
  2. DiamondBuck

    DiamondBuck Football is 100% physical, 100% mental.

    What is the NCAA "money bag" angle on this one?

    Fitzgerald, a defensive back, will remain on full scholarship and will receive all student-athlete services but, as a non-qualifier, cannot play in games or practice this season.
  3. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The "money bag" statement is more just about the NCAA and it's operations as a whole however...

    The university is letting him remain on scholarship. That part makes him no different than any other student athlete being profited off of (other than he won't be profited off of this year.) The NCAA dropped the "money bag" by continuing to profit off of these kids but once again, not looking out for the student athlete.

    What I don't get is he hasn't even had a chance to fail a class. He was accepted by the university. He can take his classes. He just can't play football. If he is qualified to attend the university and hasn't failed anything, why can't he play football? Based on the statement from the AD, this seems like something pretty silly and petty that the NCAA just can't find itself to budge on.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
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  4. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    Sorry if this is posted elsewhere, but can anyone explain why the FBI would be involved in this; i.e. how violation of NCAA regulations relates to federal crime?


    The FBI claims Jim Gatto -- the Director of Global Marketing for Adidas Basketball -- paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to funnel top prospects to Adidas sponsored colleges ... including Louisville. [cont.]
  5. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Crossing state lines and some type of "wire fraud" and/or use of FDIC insured banks would be my guess as to why the feds are involved.
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  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Securities fraud or tax evasion, most likely.

    Uncle Sam will rock your world if you fail to report $10.01 annual interest on the idle savings account that doesn't even have $2,000 in it. Once sums of $15,000 and $20,000 start changing hands, it's pretty easy to figure out, eventually.

    FBI did all this with only one rat. Just wait until the Adidas exec and coaches start singing ...

    Titus summed it up pretty well,

  7. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

  8. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

  9. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Rick Pitino 'bout to get served egg noodles and ketchup from his favorite Italian joint.
  10. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I believe it has to do with accepting bribes as employees of schools receiving federal funding.
  11. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

    So, this is where we say thanks to Thad for all he didn't do?
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  12. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ


    I don't think Pitino's making it out of the room.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
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  13. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior


    *wrong coach dont care
  14. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    I hope so. Not unlike Fred Taylor who was criticized for not signing players off a great Columbus East team. Fred claimed the kids were demanding cars and money and they ended up signing with Louisiana Tech I believe.

    While I have little doubt as to the ineffectivness of the NCAA, it's up to the colleges and the conferences to step up to the plate if they want to clean up college sports. They, not the NCAA, own the games. I think in most instances, including Ohio State, the acamadicians hold their breath and pray their coaches don't get caught before they can retire.
  15. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    So, the NCAA delayed handing down UNC's punishment yesterday because they didn't want to interfere with UNC announcing a new capital campaign. Not sure what signal that sends.

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