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The NCAA Compliance Hotline

A little fictional story about what might happen if the NCAA had a hotline student-athletes could call to resolve any rules questions they might have. Any resemblance to recent events involving UNC players is purely coincidental…wink-wink.

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The Post Where I Rant Aimlessly About NCAA Rules

Consider yourself warned.


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NCAA Investigating UNC Football[UPDATED]

UPDATE: Via Inside Carolina:

Inside Carolina has learned that the NCAA investigation surrounding the UNC football program centers on improper benefits provided to the NFL Draft prospects that elected to come back for the 2010 season. The NCAA inquired about benefits that included rent, jewelry and travel.

The investigation includes seniors Marvin Austin, a defensive [...]

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Updating The Implosion Of College Athletics As We Know It

Let me toss these out here more so as talking points for discussion than anything else. As of today here is what is going on:

Nebraska is poised to join the Big Ten.

Colorado has received an offer to join the Pac 10 and accepted it.

As someone pointed out on Twitter, the Pac 10 [...]

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NCAA Continues To Be Stuck On Stupid

The NCAA had a press conference at the Final Four yesterday during which they made the effort to sell people on the idea of an expanded NCAA Tournament. To really get the full entertainment value of NCAA senior VP Gary Shaheen’s presentation, check out the back and forth with the Washington Post’s John Feinstein. It [...]

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THF Vacation Open Thread

I am heading to the beach with THF Family after which we will delve head first into football.

In the meantime, go ahead and chew on this hard hitting piece from Gary Parrish who basically asks why Duke got a free pass over Corey Maggette when Memphis had their season vacated when both were guilty [...]

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It’s Official: We Now Get To Complain About Missed Foul Calls Under The Basket

Well more so than usual with the added bonus of endless YouTube clips from any number of angles showing a defender was/was not under the basket at some crucial moment. Joy.

When you read Ken Tysiac’s explanation of the rule which has now been approved by the NCAA, it sounds even more ridiculous than I [...]

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You Want To Know Why The NCAA Won’t Paint The Charge Area Arch?

Because the NCAA is an oversized, red taped, bogged down in it’s own asinine processes monstrosity. But I digress.


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Surprise! Memphis Accused Of Major Violations

Well not really but if Kentucky fans are looking for a preview of possible things to come here it is.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal first reported the story on Wednesday after obtaining a letter detailing the allegations through the Freedom of Information Act.

The allegations include “knowing fraudulence or misconduct” on an SAT exam [...]

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More Stupidity From The NCAA

The NCAA has decided that an NCSU freshman’s Facebook group “John Wall PLEASE come to NC State” constitutes a violation of recruiting rules.  Not sure how it plays that a student with no connection to the athletic department or the basketball team can get in trouble simply by being a student of a NCAA signatory [...]

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Logic 1 NCAA 0

Actually the score is probably higher for Logic in this particular matchup but here is another ruling from Indianapolis that makes absolutely no sense.


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