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Friday, November 27, 2015

NCAA Violations

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

NCAA reportedly investigating Johnny Manziel for paid autograph signing

Johnny Manziel is being investigated by the NCAA for allegedly accepting a flat five-figure fee to sign autographs in January, ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reports. According to the report, Manziel was approached by autograph broker Drew Tieman after landing at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport the day before attending the BCS National Championship Game between…Read More

Ex-Tiger Mike McNeil accuses Auburn of changing grades, paying players

Mike McNeil, a safety on Auburn’s 2010 national championship football team, has accused the program of academic fraud, paying players, violating recruiting rules, and targeting players based on looks for random drug testing, according to a report by Roopstigo. McNeil is one of four former Auburn football players who were kicked off the team after…Read More

NCAA bans Instagram photo filters

The NCAA is often criticized for its strict rules and practices, and restrictions like this are not going to help the organization’s image. In an “educational column” posted on the NCAA’s website Wednesday, rules pertaining to photos sent to prospective student-athletes (aka recruits) were discussed. There was one particular rule that stands out because it…Read More

Jamar Samuels reportedly accepted $200 wire transfer from his AAU coach

Kansas State held out Jamar Samuels from its NCAA Tournament game against Syracuse Saturday because of an eligibility issue. Samuels reportedly accepted a $200 wire transfer from his AAU coach. Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports spoke with Curtis Malone, Samuels’ former AAU coach with DC Assault, who confirmed he transferred the money to his former…Read More

I’m Beginning to Lose all Faith in the Sanctity of College Sports

It’s becoming harder and harder to find a saving grace in college sports. Personally, I’d like to believe that the arena of college athletics is still the bastion of fine, upstanding amateur student-athletes and coaches who not only lead their teams on to the field of play but help to become mentors to sports’ next…Read More

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