Please tell me that this is not the "10 out of 10" story.
OT: 3 PM Announcement re: GT Fb Violations
10 out of 10 was supp to be a top 15 program
I'm hoping that it's not them either. I want it to be a Big Ten team (not Michigan, of course).
LSU'd be fine by me. I hope it's not a Big Ten team (seriously, with OSU already having its problems, who is there to wish ill on? Purdue?) and frankly, this wave of scandals has so far totally missed NCAA Infraction Central down south, except for a blip and a "nothing to see here" at Auburn. If LSU were caught up in a huge shitstorm, putting the crosshairs back on the SEC would sort of restore a little order to the world.
Me, I would just cackle with glee if it were Virginia Tech, but still.
Here is a possible preview of what's to come, from my favorite GT blog:
4 years of probation and vacating the 2009 ACC Championship game as the end result. Not too shabby; wonder what it will mean for OSU.
Did they send loose a stream of malware to rival programs' sites?
It certainly appears that the NCAA's pretensions of having finally found a set are just that: pretensions. THE Ohio State University has gotten rewarded for obstructing almost every investigation ever done in Columbus; seeing GT rewarded for the same behavior is not a good sign. I was hoping they would stop rewarding schools for this.
They are probably running around with no pants in Columbus right now.
Yeah, this is very disappointing. OSU's issues are not much more significant than what GT had--based on what the current NOA charges--and GT has no punishment that affects their future (e.g. no scholarship reductions and no bowl ban).
I am now officially terrified that OSU is going to skate by with little more than a few extra years of probation added on to what they self-imposed and their 2012 recruiting class will be salvaged by getting a bunch of the recruits who were anticipating a lot of PAIN for OSU to jump back on board the bandwagon.
Being that they were already on probation when they did essentially what OSU did - let players play who they knew might have been ineligible - and merely had to vacate a win and get four more years of probation, I'd say, yeah, a disappointing result for anyone looking for OSU to be burned at the stake. Looks like Gene Smith's gamble just got a little less gambley.
probation and stripped of their ACC title for what were essentially secondary violations had they cooperated with the NCAA.
This is not a light sentence in my opinion.
sentence either one since its after happy hour
GT did at least and possibly worse than OSU.
They did not cooperate with the NCAA where OSU has.
The media's global mind might implode if OSU gets off with the same penalties.