February 9th, 2019 at 7:33 AM ^

This must be the consulting gig Middaugh got after Michigan.

My favorite violation is the athlete who competed 10 semesters AFTER his eligibility expired.  TEN!  I hope they red-shirted him too.

It's like the Nebraska QB you feel like was there forever...except that these guys REALLY did it.


February 9th, 2019 at 8:37 AM ^

It’s not that the compliance department had any intent to deceive. It’s that the compliance department is bad at, well, compliance. Next thing you know, they will all get jobs at NCAA in the enforcement department. It’s the Wild West people. 


February 9th, 2019 at 9:02 AM ^

Northwood University in Midland, MI is SVSU's rival.  They play each other in the "Axe Bowl", which is such a big deal that this game was streamed nationwide on ESPN3 in 2018.  SVSU beat Northwood 31-10 after consecutive losses to Ferris State and Grand Valley State the weeks before. 

No doubt many on this forum night have watched the SVSU Cardinals play the Northwood University Timberwolves as a warm-up for the Michigan vs Penn State game, if they knew the Axe Bowl was being streamed.  



February 9th, 2019 at 9:26 AM ^

From the full report: 

SVSU shall undergo an independent audit of the compliance department operations during the 2018-19 academic year. (self-imposed.) In addition, SVSU shall have a similar audit during its final year of probation.

Of course, the report makes it sound as if SVSU would first need to form a Compliance Department so that it can then be audited.


February 9th, 2019 at 11:42 AM ^

With all that cheating you would think they could win a few more games.  

I played there for 3 years in the late 70's.  Maybe I can go back for my 4th year?  I had a job offer and left because jobs were tough to find then.