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  1. NCAA investigation into Iowa State comes to an end

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    The NCAA’s investigation into ‘major’ violations at Iowa State is finally over, and the effect on the Cyclone program going forward will be largely negligible. There will be no additional penalties for the men’s hoops program, as Fred Hoiberg’s team has already worked their way through a handful of self-imposed recruiting restrictions, but the school…

  2. Iowa must feel like it got Punk'd

    Oct 31, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

    David K Purdy / Getty Images Contributor Words I never thought I’d write: Dick Vitale is a voice of reason. Iowa ran afoul of NCAA rules recently when recruits Josh Oglesby and Marcus Page met Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore at a Hawkeyes football game last month. The Des Moines Register reports school officials admit…

  3. Mayo associate sues NCAA for $25 million

    Oct 30, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT

    Rodney Guillory, the events promoter in the middle of the O.J. Mayo scandal and ensuing sanctions at USC, says the NCAA defamed him and mischaracterized his relationship with Mayo (even though he wasn’t named in the NCAA’s report). So he’s doing what most mad people do today. He’s suing. His $25 million suit against the…

  4. 2008 title game just got a little more shady

    Oct 26, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT

    For those keeping track, we’re up to three players who played in the 2008 NCAA tournament title game under questionable circumstances: Derrick Rose, Darrell Arthur and now Brandon Rush. A report by Yahoo! Sports indicates Rush participated in a pre-NBA draft workout in the summer of 2007 that was conducted by the New York Knicks.…

  5. Baylor also has a non-Dunn mess to clean up

    Oct 13, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

    Reuters Baylor’s would-be dream season is turning sour. Less than a week after star guard LaceDarius Dunn was charged with aggravated assault and suspended indefinitely for an incident involving his girlfriend, FOXSports.com’s Jeff Goodman broke news that the program is being investigated by the NCAA for its involvement in the recruitment of a Colombia high…

  6. Don't lie to the NCAA if you're an athlete

    Oct 12, 2010, 7:39 PM EDT

    Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl lied to NCAA investigators during an early summer interview. As a result, the Vols self-imposed recruiting sanctions and docked Pearl $1.5 million in salary over the next four years. Yet North Carolina football players were ruled permanently ineligible partly for lying to the NCAA about extra benefits they received from agents.…

  7. UConn's lengthy self-review missed two things

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:29 AM EDT

    Connecticut filed a 562-page response to NCAA allegations of major rules violations by Jim Calhoun’s program in an effort to show how thoroughly the school investigated itself. It conducted 60 interviews and made 350,000 phone calls and text messages during its four-year probe. But, according to the Hartford Courant, at least two items could prove…

  8. Are UConn's woes just motivation for Calhoun?

    Oct 9, 2010, 11:36 AM EDT

    Connecticut’s admission of major NCAA violations committed by its men’s basketball program produced reactions one might expect: Gloom and doom ahead for the Huskies. Calhoun’s a bumbling boss, ignorant of what happened under his nose. And outright indignation, aimed directly at Calhoun. Tony Ding/AP Tough to argue with any of those. When a program admits…

  9. Pearl also violated recruiting rules in '04

    Oct 4, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT

    When Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl reportedly played host to a pair of high school recruits in 2008 – a no-no according to NCAA rules – he took a photo with one of them. Why would he chance such a brazen move? Because he’s done it before. A report from ESPN’s Dan O’Neil and Pat Forde…

  10. Barkley admits he took agent money at Auburn

    Sep 17, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

    Charles Barkley’s never been shy about speaking his mind. But he’s outdone himself this time. The NBA legend admitted on the Dan Patrick Show that he received money from agents while playing at Auburn in the ’80s. And — no surprise — he doesn’t have any regrets about it. “If a guy wants to borrow…

  11. How much cheating are we willing to tolerate?

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:08 PM EDT

    New NCAA president Mark Emmert supports tougher penalties for schools who break the rules. It’s sure to be a popular statement among fans and pundits, who’ve watched as the summer months turned into a bit of a dramatic mess. Forget the notable arrests and just focus on the NCAA issues: UConn and Tennessee self-imposed penalties…

  12. Arizona's down 19 wins. Let's move on.

    Jul 29, 2010, 10:59 PM EDT

    The NCAA decided Arizona’s self-imposed sanctions (two years probation, a reduction of scholarships and recruiting days, among others) for recruiting violations involving former coach Lute Olson weren’t stiff enough, so it tacked on the loss of another scholarship and vacated 19 wins from the 2007-08 season. Not to sound too flippant, but can we all…

  13. The story that surprises no one

    Jul 18, 2010, 9:07 PM EDT

    David and Dana Plump are reportedly at the center of a Kansas ticket scandal and have been a conduit for Final Four ticket scalping. It’s no wonder the NCAA doesn’t want its coaches anywhere near the family’s foundation. From Yahoo! Sports: Due to the Pumps’ financing of elite summer prep basketball teams, the NCAA has…

  14. USC hoops did its penance

    Jun 10, 2010, 10:34 PM EDT

    Kevin O’Neill is a happy man. USC’s self-imposed ban from postseason play, a reduction in scholarships and vacating victories from O.J. Mayo’s lone was enough to ensure the NCAA didn’t levy serious penalties on the men’s basketball team. Then again, given what the NCAA did to the Trojans football program, maybe it just forgot about…

  15. More oversight an answer to NCAA issues?

    Jun 4, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Guess Eric Bledsoe’s one of the (un)lucky ones. Turns out a fraction of athletes approved by the NCAA’s eligibility center actually have new information surface that causes a review. Question is, why didn’t the NCAA do an extensive review in the first place? The Lexington Herald-Leader posed that very question to the NCAA, and received…

  16. Bledsoe goes on offense with allegations

    May 31, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT

    New wrinkle for Eric Bledsoe concerning the N.Y. Times story about possible NCAA violations: He might sue. Didn’t see that one coming. One aspect of the report was a boost in Bledsoe’s high school grades. According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Bledsoe is thinking about suing whoever leaked his high school transcripts. If that happens, we’ll…

  17. Waiting game begins for Kentucky faithful

    May 30, 2010, 11:41 PM EDT

    Questions surround Eric Bledsoe’s college eligibility. The NCAA is investigating issues regarding academics and extra benefits, according to a report from the N.Y. Times. Andy Lyons/Getty Meanwhile, Kentucky fans have only one question: What does this mean for the Wildcats? At best, nothing (though we won’t know for a while). At worst, it’ll be as…