Hmmm let me think. Wonder if Ed Martin would be able to help me on this.....
SI Investigation: Oklahoma State Has Been Paying Players
I just moved to OKC about a year ago. This ought to get interesting. The cfb fans here are a differnent breed. I've already been asked if I am a Sooner fan yet. I said, "No, I already have a team that I have been obsessed with since I was 5...thank you." The person then insisted that I would become a Sooner fan in no time. No progress on that. osu fans here aren't much different, except they (in my experience) are even less informed about the sport. It wouldn't surprise me if many fans remained completely unaware of the scandal.
This will get interesting.
I lived in Enid (shudder) for a year. Bedlam is basically the whole reason Oklahoma exists.
Lived in Enid for four(I.... win, I guess?). Couldn't agree more about Bedlam, but I always found Cowboys fans much more reasonable than Sooner fans, so I am a little sad if this is true as I'd expect these shenanigans at Norman, not Stillwater.
Isn't Lloyd on the NCAA infractions/enforcement committee now? If so, this could get interesting as far as Les is concerned. Aren't those two at the top of each other's Christmas list?
Usually with a limitations period, it doesn't begin to run until the entity entitled to enforce the violated rule is on notice of the violation. I wonder if the NCAA's limitations period works this way too, or if the NCAA's history of simply ignoring older infractions is part of its general cop-outitude.
Tangential question that I just started thinking about: Has ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, ever broken one of these stories? I can't remember any, and I was just curious if they do any real journalism work or just repeat the same tabloid-style stories over and over as is obviously their preference.
Espn is really much more interested in cross- promotion and whether brett Favre is really coming back.
Ohio State has gotten away with every NCAA violation listed in the OK St story for at least the ten years of Jim Tressel's tenure with minimal consequences. Then again, since OK St isn't a "traditional power," I can easily see them getting hammered and being made an "example" to show everyone how "tough" the NCAA is on cheaters.
Yet another reason why striking out on Miles has paid off for UM. Even if he wouldn't have tried the same purported tactics at UM, the stink would have been pretty strong.
I kind of doubt much will happen, save for (maybe) some self-imposed sanctions and a couple of admins being fired.
"Has been paying players?"
According to the WWL, no one currently involved in either the football program or team is within the scope of this story.
the ESPN report says that Oklahoma State says "the allegations outlined don't involve any current coaches or players." It also says "The university said Sports Illustrated didn't provide all of the specifics of the accusations," so maybe the school itself isn't the best source of information on this point.
i for one am stunned.
of all the colleges that i took as being on the up and up, this one particular u in question, was, undoubtedly, somewhere in the mix of the various places i would think of variously when i thought of places as being on the up and or up.
NCAA is going to remain toothless until they can somehow make all the cheating illegal and get the police involved. Their investigators are worthless.