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NCAA issues notice of allegations to Tennessee...

Here are the ESPN reports: basketball and football.    Here is the redacted version of the official letter that UT has released. Bruce Pearl and his staff repeatedly violated recruiting rules and...

Ignorance is Bliss: NCAA Opens Huge Can of Worms by Reinstating Auburn Tigers QB Cameron Newton's Eligibility

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The NCAA found a rules violation on Monday, the Auburn Tigers declared quarterback Cameron Newton ineligible on Tuesday, and the NCAA reinstated the Heisman Trophy frontrunner on Wednesday. How big...

As infractions go, this isn't buying recruits or letting players live in mansions for free,...

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As infractions go, this isn't buying recruits or letting players live in mansions for free, granted. But it is a serious case of "where there's smoke, there's probably fire." Yes, sure, these are "technicalities" but remember what technicalities are: they're rules. Even aside from the competitive advantage that sneaking practice hours gets you (in Michigan's case, I guess the answer to that appears to be "very little") we have to recognize that being a student athlete, especially in the modern era of graduation rate requirements, is a difficult job, and allowing coaches to take hours here and there just makes it worse. If the NCAA's mission is to protect the student athlete, this is one of the most legitimate infractions cases they've pursued in quite some time because, in a very real sense, they're protecting athletes (at Michigan and everywhere else) from "practice creep" where the 4 hour-a-day limit morphs into four-and-a-half, and then into five, and the only option the athlete has is to just grin and bear it because you know there's some hot-shot freshman who's just dying to get on the field. The bottom line is that the rules are the rules, and if the limit is four hours a day, a coach with competence and integrity would ensure that his workouts didn't exceed that limit.

At a time when reactions to the NCAA accusations against Michigan range from the disinterested to the apoplectic, Pete Holiday offers a measured and reasonable argument for why this matters. I have not always been on the best of terms with Holiday, but I have to take a moment (as someone without a 'Dawg in this fight) to say: "Good job."
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