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NCAA investigation into Iowa State comes to an end

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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 [more]

Iowa must feel like it got Punk'd

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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 [more]

Mayo associate sues NCAA for $25 million

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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 [more]

2008 title game just got a little more shady


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. [more]

Baylor also has a non-Dunn mess to clean up

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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,’s Jeff Goodman broke news that the program is being investigated by the NCAA for its involvement in the recruitment of a Colombia high [more]

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

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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. [more]