Appears there are more details about calls and contacts made by Tressel following his original notification of player involvement in selling their memorbilia. What continues to be of note is there is no record of him contacting the compliance staff at OSU at any time.
We'll see how the NCAA looks at this further example of covering up the matter. I do not see how they cannot throw the book at him for "not fostering an atmosphere of compliance".
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So the coverage on Mealer has been pretty much unanimously positive at Mgoblog and UofM. How could anyone be grumpy? It's such a feel good story.
I'm curious, though, especially for those living in Ohio and in Columbus: how has OSU covered the story? Do they ignore it? Give it props? Does it embarass them? Obviously, the story reflects very well on the generosity of the Strength and Conditioning Staff, and Barwis. But the fact that an OSU fan ended up on the Michigan team, and that an OSU student dissed OSU and is being treated at UM, has to grate on some. Any links on how they have covered this would be appreciated.
Where do you think we will be in the rankings if ND wins? Where do you think we will be if MSU wins?
Forgive me if this is old news, but Time Warner Cable in New York City now has the Big Ten Network (in HD) on channel 472. Just in time to watch Purdue . . .
Nice article on Espn from Mark Schlabach, detailing how CMU and Dan Levour are going to prepare for their game versus Georgia this week.
In the article Schlabach tails Levour for the entire week. He follows him to his classes, the first one he mentions is this:
"Tuesday, 11 a.m., Billiards Class
LeFevour takes his position near a pool table in the Student Athletic
Center, which is known as "SAC" on the CMU campus. For the next 45
minutes, LeFevour practices breaking balls on the felt-covered table.
The class is taught by a graduate assistant coach on the school's
softball team. She carries a textbook entitled "Precision Pool,"
apparently teaching as she learns."
So apparently CMU not only has classes designed for football players to take, not only are they not taught by real professors, but by other people in the athletic department, who are learning as they go along, Who wants to bet that normal students are allowed to take this class?
How you feel about academic integrity now. Of course if the Ann Arbor News had this on Umich it would take 4 days of front page news, when other schools do it, it's mainly filler information in a fluff piece.
Basically the whole summer the Ann Arbor News held us hostage saying it was going to bomb the Michigan Programs, however it was things that not only occur at big time programs such as Michigan, but small time as well!!
To be fair, the article also mentions him taking a Yoga class and says that he is on track to graduate in interpersonal communication, you know instead of just personal communication, which I geuss is just communication with yourself or extraterrestial comminication. I don't know how Yoga and Billiards help you get there, but I digress.
"I took all that algebra and calculus when I was a freshman," LeFevour said.
As a math teacher and former engineering grad, I find this dubious. For two reasons, for his major it is doubtful that he needed calculus even with the focus in insurance. Very few people take calculus for fun. Second, if he did take algebra in college, which is quite possible , he would at least have to take some other classes such as trignometry, or geometry before he could even attempt calculus. Possibly, he took stats.
Again, I'm not belittling Lefour or CMU just pointing out the double standard. How one media source's fluff, is another's hard hitting atom bomb news.
Good luck to CMU with their game on Saturday, and I wish Lefour was in the maize in blue.