Today, the NCAA Committee on Infractions dropped its hammer on Boise State, including the football program:
The secondary violations involving the football program, which were initially found by BSU’s compliance staff and self-reported to the NCAA, stem from 63 incoming players receiving impermissible benefits that totaled just over $4,900. The benefits involved, the school stated in its official response to the NCAA inquiry this past May, "impermissible housing, transportation or meals, where an incoming student-athlete was provided a place to sleep (often on a couch or floor), a car ride or was provided free food by an existing student-athlete."
Now, for the rest of the news:
2011 John Calipari Coaches Clinic set for Oct. 23
With some of the vocal faithful, and I believe most of them post here, rationality is all but thrown out the window. They love to make fun of UK only bringing 60,000 to a football game but forget the pink seats that fill pictures of their games at the beginning and end.
Heh. Reminds me of a Biblical passage ...
We should all be careful about what we believe as this conference realignment story continues to change by the day. Don't forget that there's a reason most have long assumed the SEC would jump from 12 members to 14 members whenever it decided to jump, and a smooth-talking commissioner who specializes in semantics publicly suggesting otherwise isn't really a good reason to believe that still won't be the case.
One thing is for sure -- The SEC is not going to remain a 13-team league very long. On this point, Parrish is exactly right.
- The Governor's Cup game means a lot to recruiting for both coaches.
File this one under stories you won’t read too frequently. In a surprising decision Colorado recruit Damiene Cain, who was one of the top high school players in California last season, has decided not to play for the school, but not for the reason that more than 99% of major players decide not to play for a school. In this case, Cain has decided to not play college basketball and instead focus on his studies.
Read all about it over at Rush The Court.
But considering Pryor did indeed recently rat out his former Ohio State teammates to the NCAA in a brazen bid to curry favor with the same intercollegiate body to which the NFL ceded - blocking Pryor’s immediate admission into the league - it’s not unreasonable to think that’s why Pryor is hiding from the public. (And his former teammates in Columbus.)
Pryor is all about Pryor. This guy is a loser with a winner's skill.
- Martin's Career Day Leads UK on Day One
Brandon Knight has no interest in playing overseas.
He's preparing for the season as best he can.
- Review of The Leach Report.
- Alabama Reminds Penn State What Real Football Looks Like
U of L-UK Football Stat Potpourri
Comparison of a few key statistics.
- Glasgow's Hunter Bowles offered Kentucky football scholarship.
Catching Up With Stevie Johnson
John Calipari Undecided on Future with Dominican Team
I am not quite sure I agree, but I'm not sure I disagree with Anthony.