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Friday, September 4, 2015

NCAA Violations

Syracuse basketball director posed as athletes in sending emails to professors

Syracuse was penalized by the NCAA Friday for violations committed over the past decade, mostly involving the basketball program but also including the football team. The violations appear to be of the standard variety on the surface — boosters paying players, ignoring the school’s drug policy, academic fraud — but some of what was going…Read More

Syracuse loses 12 scholarships, vacates 108 wins, on probation for violations

The NCAA on Friday announced penalties for Syracuse’s athletic programs for committing multiple violations, and the sanctions against the basketball program are particularly harsh. The sanctions include losing 12 scholarships (three for each of the next four seasons); vacating 108 wins (from the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012 seasons); probation for five years; fines;…Read More

Johnny Manziel burned in autograph scandal by dealer he signed for?

Johnny Manziel may have been burned in the autograph memorabilia scandal last year by one of the dealers for whom he signed in an effort by the dealer to boost the sales market for the items. After seeing that a memorabilia dealer posting on Reddit predicted Todd Gurley’s suspension two weeks ago and mentioned it…Read More

Todd Gurley went overboard signing autographs and Reddit insider predicted suspension

Georgia announced on Thursday that they were suspending star running back Todd Gurley indefinitely pending an investigation into potential NCAA violations. A report from college football reporter Bruce Feldman says Gurley’s violation is memorabilia-related. What’s really interesting about this story is that a memorabilia insider went on Reddit and predicted this story was coming less…Read More

Todd Gurley suspended reportedly for memorabilia investigation

Georgia Bulldogs stud running back Todd Gurley has been suspended by the school indefinitely as he is investigated for a possible violation of NCAA rules. According to FOX Sports college football reporter Bruce Feldman, Gurley is being investigated for the same thing Johnny Manziel was popped for — memorabilia. Hearing the investigation into #UGA star…Read More

Joker Phillips resigned after Miami person turned in a photo of him with recruit

Joker Phillips resigned as wide receivers coach at Florida Wednesday citing “personal reasons,” with reports saying he resigned over a possible recruiting violation. Yahoo! Sports reports that Phillips resigned after a person with ties to the Miami football program turned in a photo of the former Kentucky coach with a recruit at a restaurant. This…Read More

Report: Johnny Manziel asked for money from second autograph broker

Johnny Manziel reportedly is being investigated by the NCAA for allegedly accepting a five-figure payment from an autograph broker to sign memorabilia while in Florida for the BCS National Championship Game in January. Now, ESPN reports that a second autograph broker says Manziel wanted to be compensated to sign autographs. ESPN’s Joe Schad reports that…Read More

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