TomVH Article: Cookie Cake Icing Not an NCAA Violation

TomVH Article: Cookie Cake Icing Not an NCAA Violation

Submitted by Marley Nowell on August 5th, 2014 at 9:09 PM

I wish this was a joke but this involves the NCAA.  I can't believe its someone's job to decide whether "cake icing" is considered "decorative items" under NCAA bylaw 13.6.7.9.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11312949/south-carolina-… 

In case you needed more of a reason to hate the NCAA...

In case you needed more of a reason to hate the NCAA...

Submitted by modabomb on May 16th, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Saw this on my timeline this morning:

 

Stauskas: he and Steph Curry had shooting match set up for his Mississauga backyard for last year, TSN would televise. NCAA rules nixed it.

— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) May 16, 2014

Fuck the NCAA.

Athletic Department Response, Re: Austin Hatch Donation

Athletic Department Response, Re: Austin Hatch Donation

Submitted by MGoBender on July 13th, 2011 at 12:18 AM

I emailed the athletic department regarding Austin Hatch's teammates giving away (and accepting donations for) "Austin is my brother" wristbands:

 

Hello Mr. Ablauf,

I was unable to find a contact email for compliance on the athletics web site, so if this question is better suited for someone else, please feel free to forward it on.

http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-basketball/hundreds-mourn-for-hatch-family-in-fort-wayne-friends-support-austin-hatch-with-wristbands/

AnnArbor.com posted a story (linked above) about Austin Hatch's high school teammates giving out wristbands in support of Austin.  They are also accepting donations on his behalf.  Myself and some friends would like to purchase (donate) in support of Austin, yet we are worried of potential NCAA violations.  Would you have any information on whether or not there may be issues with donating to this cause, since Austin is a Michigan recruit?

Thank you,

************
BS, LSA '10

 

Dave Ablauf's response:

 

*****,

Thanks for the email. I wanted to respond to your email and hoped I would have been able to by now but we still haven’t heard back from the NCAA. Our compliance office is working with the NCAA to find out what we can do or tell our loyal supporters in regard to donating to a fund for Austin. We still don’t have an answer back from the NCAA at this point. I appreciate you contacting us to make sure you weren’t doing something that affecting the University. We will be in touch once we getting an interpretation from them.

Dave

David Ablauf | Associate Athletic Director | Public & Media Relations
University of Michigan Athletic Department

 

So right now it seems like we should probably wait and hope for a response from the NCAA.

Interesting read by Dan Wetzel: Pryor the unwitting whistleblower

Interesting read by Dan Wetzel: Pryor the unwitting whistleblower

Submitted by Logan88 on January 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 PM
I just read this interesting piece by Dan Wetzel of Rivals.com and his take on Pryor as an unwitting whistleblower on the shenanigans that take place at OSU as well as the general hypocrisy of the NCAA. I really think I am going to miss Pryor when he goes pro after this season. No wait, he pinky swore that he was coming back, right? http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news;_ylt=ArSueEV0iSL5I_uQlb5aAF4…