I'll put my money on ND or Illinois. Seriously how did Zook that level of player to Illinois when they were 2-10 year after year.
Major D-1 University Is About To Be In Hot Water
On the time period that these violations took place?
My money is on Tennessee.
There has been no word on that.
Man...there are so many schools in which I would like to schadenfreude (yes, I know it isn't a verb).
Let's see here...I hate OSU...MSU...ND...and as much as it would help recruiting, I can't root for it to be one of them. It seems just to close to home...plus, even blind people can see that those schools are moral and ethical leaps and bounds ahead of the SEC West.
Please, please, please be any or all of the following: Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Ole' Miss, South Carolina. Regardless of oversigning, the business of recruiting and educating student-athletes is a joke in the SEC, but especially among those schools. Hell, if you've got the president of a member school (and arguably the most powerful, if not most then top tier) writing an open letter to SI because the rules have been bent and broken so badly.
Please just give Bama and Auburn the Death Penalty and I'll be more than happy. I'm tired of the media comparing that rivalry to the M-OSU rivalry just because that state is filled with dumber and more vindictive people with free time.
Please, please, please be this.
my wishlist is:
5. Ole Miss (unfortunately not a DI power in anything major)
6. South Carolina or Clemson (same deal)
"They have to get all of their facts straight before coming out with it."
Well we know it's not the Freep, then.
A "major news outlet" is about to break the story. Surely that entails actual journalists and a readership in triple figures, at least . . .
Your "readers in triple figures" reference made me laugh out loud in class. Well worth the ineffective +1 I can send you in return.
My top 5:
Top 25 class this year out of nowhere including Brandon Phelps, who chose Virginia over Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Penn State and Nebraska, among others. Granted he is local and may have wanted to stay closer to home but how does Virginia randomly start nabbing recruits?
Because Brandon Phelps' parents both went to UVA. And literally almost everyone else in the class is from either Virginia or a private school in Maryland - those schools are UVA pipelines on and off the athletic fields.
It'll be Virginia Tech before it's Virginia.
how I do wish it were Stanford. I have an unhealthy hatred for that school that may or may not stem from being rejected by them. Twice.
Clemson would be an obvious choice after this past NLOID. If it were Stanford, that would explain how Harbaugh got them up and running so quickly. No one could say that we didn't dodge a bullet there. I think the other ones are iffy at best.
Clemson? They keep pulling in top class after top class.
That was my first thought as well
Damn it its slippery rock. Theyre a major program, they always get announced at all of our home games so they must be a major program.
I heard it is the Naval Acadamy...
It has to be the Black Knights. I mean, their players are trained marksman in numerous weapons, for chrissakes! Teaching college football players to shoot heavy machine guns and artillery has to be against some kind of NCAA rule, right?
Actually, the academies DO pay their players. They're active duty military.
I got a dollar on Stanford.
It fits the criteria of a school that people would not expect. It might not get the attention that it deserves because people in Palo Alto don't care about football.
OMG INSIDERZ, are you guys getting clues? Where are they pointing?
They usually have raging clues pointing somewhere.
I really would like to see it be an SEC team preferably LSU!
I was thinking a SEC school like LSU, Alabama, or Auburn.
The caveat is that we all expect schools like Bama, Auburn and LSU to be dirty programs.
What makes everyone thiink it's a Big 10 school? The excerpt Dirk Diggler posted above doesn't indicate that.
Surprised no one's mentioned Texas. Obviously a major program, and would definitely be surprising as Mack Brown is widely considered to run things pretty cleanly. Yet, in the end, would really not be *that* surprising....anyone that saw the Pony Excess documentary knows how shady Texans can geet when it comes to their football.
The reasoning behind it is that Bill Greene (the man who posted it) is a midwest analyst for Scout. You could be right, though.
That plus "major news outlet" points to Chicago Tribune to me - so hoping ND. Then again, there have been enough statements and issues leaked from tUOS that there is something to start with, however that would make it less of an unexpected surprise.
Iowa, Wiscy, or PSU maybe. The respect for Jo Pa makes PSU more likely I guess.
and the whole story will turn out to be totally overblown.
The Freep is reporting that South Dakota State University is being investigated for "major" issues involving their football program.
One source indicates that the third string long snapper was issued a warning ticket for J-walking. The student reported, "but I was on a 2-track in the middle of the forest. There wasnt a soul near me for 2 miles and I looked both ways before I crossed." There was a Volunteer Student Compliance Officer watching and reported this Major Violation to the NCAA.
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And I don't see any way it could be us. PSU or ND would be a real surprise. Is it definitely for football? Basketball recruiting seems shadier.
There was stuff about Auburn a while ago? Who knows. We'll see soon enough.
The OP stated it was a school most people wouldn't expect. I'm guessing most people wouldn't be surprised if Auburn (or any other SEC school except for maybe Vandy) was caught with major ncaa violations.
I have it on good authority that it's not Temple.
does not think much of the hiring practices in the SEC!
Put me down for TCU.
I'd be cool with Wisconsin after last night and Bielema's dickery all the time.
reading posts where people think it might be a southern school. The OP states that it's about a school not many people would expect. Do people really think southern schools don't cheat? I don't think to many people would be surprised if an SEC school got nailed for cheating.
It's probably the ESU Timberwolves.
More people haven't said Auburn.
It's supposed to be surprising.
Honestly, if this school is supposed to be a "surprise" then it isn't going to be anyone in the South (maybe Florida or Georgia), and it won't be OSU or probably even us, simply because there have been well published if not overblown violations in the last few years.
Notre Dame gets recruits because they're the Dallas Cowboys of college football. Everyone around the country wants to play for them and people will pick them to be good even when all evidence shows otherwise. I don't think you can look at their recruiting success and point to violations. It could be them but I don't think they're recruiting success would be the reason.
I think it's too early to make any real predictions outside of those.
He said it wasn't an obvious choice. Any school in a former confederate state save Vanderbilt is an obvious choice.
My first thought was Oregon. I think they realized the shit that USC was pulling and figured the only way to compete was to go with the crowd. They probablyy even picked up the tab on a couple of Usc transfers