OT: Oklahoma State faces 1 year probation

Submitted by Gulo Gulo Luscus on April 24th, 2015 at 12:29 PM


• A one-year probation period from April 24, 2015 through April 23, 2016.

• A $5,000 fine

• A $3,500 fine representing $500 for each of the seven games in which a football student-athlete participated when he should have been withheld.

• A limit of 30 official visits per year during the 2015-16 and 2015-16 years (self-imposed by the university).

• A reduction of coaches participating in off-campus evaluations by one (from 10 to nine in the fall and nine to eight in the spring) during the 2015-16 and 2015-16 years (self-imposed by the university).

• A reduction in the number of evaluation days by 10 days in the fall and spring during the 2015-16 and 2015-16 years (self-imposed by the university).

• The school and football program may not use the Orange Pride program, and may not organize another student group to assist in recruiting prospects for four years.


Gulo Gulo Luscus

April 24th, 2015 at 12:40 PM ^

If all the (nt)OSU fans in the world shrug at once, does it make a sound?

Seriously, though, I'm with you.  Screw the NCAA.

“(Investigators) combed us through and we were clean,” Cowboy coach Mike Gundy said in December. “They came in and combed this place … (and) that’s all they found? We ought to be having a party. You can write it any way you want. It’s my opinion.”



April 24th, 2015 at 12:40 PM ^

Too bad the NCAA is such a farce. They do not punish with consistency and they have no teeth when it counts. They are all over the place when it comes to the rules. They have no real investigative authority and if something isn't in plain sight,  they fail to find it. Then throw the USC & PSU mess on top of that and you really lose any trust for the NCCA as an organization.

As for Okla St, they will weather this storm with ease.


April 24th, 2015 at 1:12 PM ^

Too bad the NCAA is such a farce.

Unfortunately, I don't think Mark Emmert and the rest of his cronies are too worried as they lounge in leather chairs, sipping on 30 year old scotch and lighting their cigars with $100 bills.

Walter E. Kurtz

April 24th, 2015 at 12:55 PM ^

Good thing they didn't open up a satellite camp!  Then the collection of impotent hypocrites would have really dropped the hammer on Okie State.  Bunch of shambolic fools. 

Blue In NC

April 24th, 2015 at 12:58 PM ^

Wow, remind me again of the incentive for not breaking the rules?  Seems like you can pay a recruit's father, oversign and cut kids, provide very sketchy recruiting "perks" or report hundreds of "minor" violations per year and get basically nothing but stretching too long gets you in a bit of trouble.  I mean I want UM to do things right but it's turning into a pretty decent competitive disadvantage to, ya know, actually comply with all of the NCAA rules.


April 24th, 2015 at 2:23 PM ^

Another student-athlete who was enrolled at another institution and was not named in the SI article reported that he had sexual activity with a woman (during) his official visit. The young lady was not a member of Orange Pride, although the prospect assumed that a coaching staff member arranged it.

Not sure why one would assume this unless the recruiting coordinator pulled up in a 1976 Eldorado and gave a rather painfully clear and vivid rundown of what would happen should certain parameters of the visit be violated. 

In any case, as others have said, it is a shame the NCAA is what it is....unless there are bagels or other side items from your normal continental breakfast involved. Then you have to pay the $5 or so for what you consumed over and above the allowed amount or you're done with sports.


April 24th, 2015 at 3:22 PM ^

"NCAA hits OSU" . . . perhaps a gentle tap with a rolled-up newspaper (SI magazine?) would be a more accurate characterization?  But hey, let's not forget that hefty $8,500 in fines -- that should just about cover about a day's worth of the attorney fees racked up in the 13-month investigation.