CA State Court Judge Voids NCAA Show Cause Penalty

CA State Court Judge Voids NCAA Show Cause Penalty

Submitted by k.o.k.Law on October 10th, 2018 at 6:24 AM

This goes back to USC assistant McNair and Reggie Bush recruiting.  McNair lost the rest of the suit. 

But as to the show cause penalty, which effectively keeps member institutions from hiring coaches hit with it, the state court trial judge ruled:

The show-cause provisions, Shaller wrote, "are void in California as they constitute an unlawful restraint on engaging in a lawful profession."

Are we over-protecting QBs?

Are we over-protecting QBs?

Submitted by ScruffyTheJanitor on September 25th, 2018 at 8:14 AM

After the Monday night game Ben Roethlisberger made a few interesting comments about roughing the passer penalties.

"There's a lot of them," Roethlisberger said. "I don't want to criticize the officiating, especially when you're talking about a penalty that helps the quarterback out...  I can't imagine the fans at home are enjoying it too much."

This new NFL rules are really making things difficult to watch. The new targeting rules aren't so bad, but the new rule about allowing the full weight to land on the QB is just nonsense. 

CBS Sports: Shea Patterson details scope of Ole Miss deception in lengthy letter to Michigan

CBS Sports: Shea Patterson details scope of Ole Miss deception in lengthy letter to Michigan

Submitted by copacetic on April 19th, 2018 at 10:58 AM

CBS has viewed the 9 page letter Shea provided to Michigan officials detailing the timeline of events and allegations against Ole Miss. They don't reveal the details of the letter yet since the case is still ongoing, but there are still some interesting bits in the article. 

 

In a scathing nine-page rebuke of Ole Miss to the NCAA, Patterson begins by saying, "I'm not going to hold anything back …"
In his filing, Patterson said he found "a trustworthy, high-caliber coach" with "values, integrity and leadership qualities" in Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.
Patterson stated he began having conversations with his father about transferring in the middle of October 2017. When the NCAA dropped the second year of a bowl ban on Dec. 1 that year, "I knew I'd made the right decision to leave Ole Miss."
Patterson spends most of the document describing, in detail, how he was allegedly misled by Freeze and, at times, athletic director Ross Bjork. "It doesn't seem fair to me that the only thing standing in the way of Coach Freeze making $5 million a year at another school was the discovery that he wasn't the trustworthy, straight-laced role model that he claimed to be," Patterson states.

It also sums up some of the other details about the case, most of which I think were discussed here before. And it ends with some info about the man incharge of handling the case, and his linkedin page/qualifications... but says he has no direct role in deciding the case. Worth the read imo

LINK

OT(slightly): Best NCAA Moments Last 8 Years

OT(slightly): Best NCAA Moments Last 8 Years

Submitted by Gavia immer_MI on March 4th, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Nothing novel about this post or content, other than to remind everyone to savor this time of year, win or lose. It's pretty magical and creates moments to remember (or to forget) for a lifetime.

Michigan makes an appearance five times (3 good, 2 bad).

Go Blue, beat Purdue!

NCAA Proposes new kickoff Rules

NCAA Proposes new kickoff Rules

Submitted by carolina blue on March 2nd, 2018 at 7:38 PM

This article from ESPN.com talks about a couple of new proposals for kickoff and timing rules changes. The timing rule changes include a 40-second play clock after touchdowns and kickoffs. If this speeds up the game, then I'm all for it. They also propose a ten second runoff if, inside one minute of the half ending, a play is overruled and that the correct ruling would not have stopped the game.  The first scenario that comes to mind is if a pass is completed a yard short of a first down but the initial ruling is a first down, but then instant replay correctly rules short of a first down, then you'd see a ten second runoff.  I'm very suspicious of this rule change and feel it may be an unwarranted disadvantage to the team with the ball. 

The kickoff rule change allows a team to call a fair catch anywhere between the goal line and the 25 and have it count as a touchback, placing the ball at the 25.  This simply increases the number of touchbacks and it takes out a HUGE advantage by the teams with good kickers and sound strategy.  Pinning kicks inside the five near the sideline could then be fair caught.  I hate this rule for that reason, and really hope they don't implement it.  But, because they're so concerned with head injuries (or at least good PR of looking concerned) this rule will probably be implemented.

NCAA Men's Basketball Corruption Case may involve up to 50 top teams

NCAA Men's Basketball Corruption Case may involve up to 50 top teams

Submitted by Bo_Knows on February 15th, 2018 at 9:29 PM

According to some reports (linked below), the corruption probe involving Louisville, Adidas and a few assistant coaches may expand greatly based on banks records of Andy Miller and Christian Dawkins currently in possession of the F.B.I. and wiretaps:

Multiple sources who’ve been briefed on the case and are familiar with the material obtained by feds told Yahoo Sports that the impact on the sport will be substantial and relentless. Sitting under protective order right now are the fruits of 330 days of monitoring activity by the feds, which one assistant US Attorney noted Thursday was “a voluminous amount of material.” That includes wiretaps from 4,000 intercepted calls and thousands of documents and bank records obtained from raids and confiscated computers, including those from notorious NBA agent Andy Miller.

“This goes a lot deeper in college basketball than four corrupt assistant coaches,” said a source who has been briefed on the details of the case. “When this all comes out, Hall of Fame coaches should be scared, lottery picks won’t be eligible to play and almost half of the 16 teams the NCAA showed on its initial NCAA tournament show this weekend should worry about their appearance being vacated.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/sources-college-hoops-corruption-case-poised-take-hall-fame-coaches-top-programs-lottery-picks-224417174.html

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2759734-report-top-college-basketball-coaches-players-programs-involved-in-corruption

I say blow it all up.

OT: UCF Kicker Ruled Ineligible by NCAA due to YouTube Channel

OT: UCF Kicker Ruled Ineligible by NCAA due to YouTube Channel

Submitted by umjgheitma on August 1st, 2017 at 4:51 PM

NCAA I guess just feels like making more enemies. Kid is just having fun and earning money for himself and family. I can understand if it was objectionable content but seems harmless enough (didn't see a lot of videos). I really don't think people were flocking to his page solely because he was a UCF kicker but that's his life and I can see why the content would revolve around it. 

 

https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/31/college-football-player-loses-schol…