August 30th, 2011 at 6:34 PM ^

What happened to Mich. football,Notre Dame is the team I personnally hate, Im just a fan who pays money to go watch every year.  Guess what with brandon under the lights, he will sell a lil ceacers pizza.



August 30th, 2011 at 6:36 PM ^

was the AD at Miami when all of this was going on. It's not like he's going to come down hard on them. And plus, they want Miami to be somewhat decent against OSU. That's a big money game. The NCAA wants money. End of story.


August 30th, 2011 at 6:57 PM ^

It would be sensationalism if it weren't backed up by records and documentation.  They worked on the story for months and wouldn't release something like that as "the guys who are going to release a huge story" if it weren't backed up. Miami fan?


August 30th, 2011 at 7:04 PM ^

Are you kidding me?!?! Sooooo then where are other players suspensions? Y isn't Marve and the Brown bros suspended?? They were all listed as having taken money and hotels. I'm not a Miami fan but I am a fan of the truth and this just smacks of BS!! A professional liar professing the "truth" to a reporter?? Seriously??

Mr Miggle

August 30th, 2011 at 7:16 PM ^

Marve and the Brown brothers were given limited immunity by the NCAA in return for their cooperation. It's clear that the NCAA is going much harder after Miami than the players. The original source is a liar, but no one is just taking his word for this story. The reporters found a ton of corroboration and the NCAA is looking for more.


August 30th, 2011 at 7:17 PM ^

They said that if those guys gave testimony, they wouldn't face suspensions. The NCAA did this because of the extraordinary nature of this case.

Also, while you claim to not be a Miami fan, you have previously stated on this blog that your girlfriend is a diehard Miami fan and many of your posts have been about Miami football. As such, I highly doubt that you are unbiased on this issue.


August 30th, 2011 at 8:39 PM ^

You do realize that what the players are required to pay back matches yahoo's reporting almost exactly. Contrast it to the difference between the si report on OSU and the  NCAA's failure to hand down further sanctions. These suspensions are incredibly bad news for Miami because they suggest the reporting is dead on.


August 30th, 2011 at 8:43 PM ^

Glad someone pointed this out.  This is terrible news for Miami becase the NCAA is confirming everything in the Yahoo article and maybe more.

The worst part is this sentence: "the student-athletes received varying levels of recruiting inducements and extra benefits from university booster Nevin Shapiro and athletics personnel."

Not only was Shapiro involved, so were employees of the university.

This will not end well.



August 30th, 2011 at 7:56 PM ^

If it isn't nothing, it's very close. Conferences control TV contracts, schools own stadiums and the bowls own themselves. If the NCAA makes any money off of football it would be like a small flat fee that it charges every school (if it even does that, I have no idea) for belonging to the NCAA.

Edit: MBB Tournament TV Contract. NCAA Revenue Details.

Mr Miggle

August 30th, 2011 at 8:46 PM ^

We've seen before that smaller schools have a lot of pull withinh the NCAA because of their numbers. Somehow, I doubt most of the member schools are lobbying for Miami to get extra consideration. They'll get hit hard. I don't think these penalties are out of line with what's been done in the past.

Also, that former Miami AD is no longer the chair of the COI.


August 31st, 2011 at 5:15 PM ^

I though the Miami allegations surfaced late last year, maybe that's why he left. To me selling something shouldn't be as bad as getting things for free. That's just me though, I'm not the NCAA. Although, I wish...


August 30th, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

I mean, I want Miami to get hit hard too, but I want them at full strength against OSU.

I take that back, I want them to beat OSU.  Whether or not they do it at full strength is immaterial.


August 30th, 2011 at 6:53 PM ^

before they can play, that might be hard for some of these players... unless there is another booster handing them cash, which might not be too surprising at this point.

PS What is the deal with Cigarro Cubano downvoting almost every single thread? 


August 30th, 2011 at 8:01 PM ^

the mention of michigan in that article, just before the quote about recruiting violations involving third parties, is very misleading.


August 30th, 2011 at 8:28 PM ^

I continue to lose faith that the ncaa will one day clean up all this mess. They need to make an example out of someone and i was hoping that someone would be osu.


August 30th, 2011 at 11:04 PM ^

Unfortunately (and you know that truely unfortunatley if youve been following mgoblog/sports news this summer) osu wont be receiving the brunt of whatever the ncaa doles out this year, its going to be Miami, and their going to be hit much harder than osu or usc regardless of whether or not each of those schools should have been hit as hard or harder than the U.

MI Expat NY

August 30th, 2011 at 10:37 PM ^

People really don't get the importance of this.  The players got suspensions they deserved based on the yahoo story.  4 games or so seems to be the going rate for $1000+ benefits.  They really weren't any worse than the OSU players.  But the key is that they either admitted or the NCAA took as fact all of Shapiro's allegations.  With the players, keeping them in limbo is essentially a suspension, so they move a lot quicker. The school's penalty is still to come, and the NCAA will make sure they have as much information as possible before making that decision.  But make no mistake, this is the first "official" sign that Miami is in serious trouble.