NCAA Findings

Here’s the first phrase from the NCAA release announcing its findings against USC:
“The findings in this case include a lack of institutional control, impermissible inducements, extra benefits, exceeding coach staff limits, and unethical conduct by an assistant football coach.
“The penalties include four years probation; a two-year football postseason ban; a one-year basketball postseason ban; vacation of regular and postseason wins for all three involved sports; scholarship reductions for football and basketball; and recruiting restrictions for men’s basketball. They also include a $5,000 financial penalty; forfeiture of revenue from the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament; and limitations for the access granted to boosters and non-university personnel to team charters, sidelines, practices, locker rooms and camps for men’s basketball and football.”

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  • Stu

    Tough break Trogans.

    Don’t sweat it though, the truth shall set you free.

  • sureshot

    The findings also say, “(Schools) must commit comparable resources to detect violations and monitor conduct with a realistic understanding and appraisal of what that effort entails, and what it will cost.”

    I take that to mean, if your program makes a lot of money, you are required to spend a lot of money tracking down players’ activities and policing them when away from the field. I’ve never heard the NCAA take this stance before. I don’t like it.

  • Stu


    I don’t think it means that. I think it means that if the school has a history of violations, it has to take greater efforts to prevent future violations. Seems reasonable to me.