USC gets the Finger..again

Another NCAA sanction, another sad sad day in Trojan land 😦

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Seriously there should be a free happy hour at USC on campus somewhere every time the NCAA announces new sanctions to another University……to drown their sorrows in an endless amount of PBR.  That would at least help……for an hour.

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Finally after lengthy two and a half-year investigation, the NCAA announced their sanctions on Miami University Athletics that is docking the Hurricanes Football program a total of 9 scholarships over the next three years.  The NCAA forgot to ban the team from playing in bowl games.  Mind you, this is the last year college football is going to see BCS Bowl Games (THANK GOD).  But seriously, what gives NCAA?

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Oh wait.  Wouldn’t you know?  The NCAA cited lack of “institutional control” of the Hurricanes decades of violations:

The University of Miami lacked institutional control when it did not monitor the activities of a major booster, the men’s basketball and football coaching staffs, student-athletes and prospects for a decade, according to findings by the Division I Committee on Infractions.

Approximately 30 student-athletes were involved with the booster. Several football coaches, three men’s basketball coaches and two athletics department staff members were also involved in the case. These staff members had a poor understanding of NCAA rules or felt comfortable breaking them. Furthermore, some of the coaches provided false information during the enforcement staff and university’s investigation.

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Interesting choice of phrases here: “lack of institutional control,” “decades of violations” and “30 Student-Athletes were involved.”  It’s just baffling to hear these words come out of the NCAA fat cats’ mouths.

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I am almost certain I am not the only blog erupting with anger and frustration about these Miami sanctions.  How long are College Presidents, coaches and athletes going to listen to these NCAA ass clowns?

I know Pat Haden must be fuming with rage.  The man is literally doing all he can do to save the USC football program, the one football program who got the harshest sanctions since the SMU scandal. (Look below, you can just see the fires of Mordor in his eyes, patiently waiting to pounce and kill).

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SMU….funny I should mention them because the Miami scandal is quite similar.  Many student athletes and staff were well aware of Texas oil tycoons handing out money and gifts to players, even including the nefarious “slush fund.”  The “Slush Fund” was used for under the table payments to players starting in the 1970’s to 1986.  So it makes sense why their penalty was so severe.  Over a decade of violations, lack of institutional judgement and down right smug nature, SMU’s football program was, and possibly now, dunzo.  Well dunzo for a while….they still have yet to fully recover.

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Now next up on the chopping block is USC.  There was 1 player over the span of 2 years that received money and other gifts, while the NCAA cited lack of “institutional control.”  Seeing how institutional control over many players vs. just 1, the punishment would less severe of course.  How can you expect a University to keep multiple players in check?  The NCAA did the right thing, a University should at least have control over 1 player versus many. Puke in my mouth……

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Oh the absurdity is just running rampant up in Indianapolis, IN.  Absurdity or Idiocy.  Take your pick.

I just don’t know if I can take another released sanction from the NCAA.  I don’t know if they can even take it themselves.  Every sanction that is released is just a laugher.  Do they seriously feel that they have any credibility and integrity left?  I have Mad Magazines that hold more integrity than the NCAA.

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As College Sports fans, we can only hope that nobody (and I mean NOBODY), no players, no coaches, no administrations, no mascots, no Universities, no NOTHING commit another violation in the near future.  Come on NCAA, is it too much to ask to bring back some honesty and principle back into College Football?   Lee Corso is just killing us over here.

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