Category Archives: NCAA Violations

NCAA accuses Arizona State Baseball of Rules Violations

ASULogo The Arizona Republic has obtained documents that Arizona State was sent a notice of allegations on November 19th the day before Pat Murphy abruptly resigned. This goes against what Lisa Love stated when the resignation became public on November 20th. The notice states that ASU is facing nine violations including a key one that the university lacks institutional control. If ASU is found guilty in this case, it will be the ninth major violation since 1953 which ties them with SMU who had the football program cut for three years in the mid-80’s.

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ESPN talks about FSU’s Academic Scandal

FSULogo ESPN’s Outside the Lines recently looked into the Florida State Athletic program’s academic fraud case. Florida State is currently on four years of probation after it was found out that a learning specialist, an academic adviser and a tutor took tests and wrote papers for student-athletes. The baseball program was affected in the sanctions as they had a reduction in scholarships. You can check out the New York Times article which details everything by clicking here and checking out the NCAA Infractions report by clicking here. The Outside the Lines report focuses on how FSU deals with letting less then ideal college athletes and the full video report is included after the jump.

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Kentucky’s James Paxton Case Update for December 4th


As I reported on early Thursday morning about senior Kentucky pitcher James Paxton and his lawsuit against the University of Kentucky. Here is a brief run down of the events in this case from the court documents which are linked below. I highly recommend reading the response from Kentucky which gives a much more in depth breakdown of the events.

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James Paxton sues Kentucky

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University of Kentucky 2008_09 Season Kentucky senior LHP James Paxton filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the University of Kentucky. According to a New York Times article, Paxton was told in October to meet with an NCAA investigator but was instructed to not tell his parents or his lawyers about the interview. Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart told Paxton that he would not be allowed to play on the team without submitting to the interview.

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Andrew Oliver and NCAA settle Lawsuit

AOliver Andrew Oliver and the NCAA have come to a settlement in their lawsuit for $750,000. Oliver had sued the NCAA for the right to have representation in his MLB contract negotiations out of high school. The NCAA became aware of him using a lawyer and suspended him at the beginning of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Oliver brought the case to court and got an injunction so he could play during the 2009 season. The case continued throughout the season including a judge saying that the NCAA violated the law by not allowing representation of the players.

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Cracking down on Advisers

OSU TTU BASEBALL If you have been following this site for over a year, then you have heard me talk about the Andrew Oliver case at least a few times. The main issue in the case is whether or not drafted players could use legal counsel to help them negotiate a contract. The NCAA has been very strict that these advisers violate the amateurism rule if they are paid like they were in the Oliver case. This is very interesting as MLB teams have lawyers helping negotiate contracts but the drafted player can’t? Don’t you think something is wrong there?

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NCAA looking into cracking down on “Advisors”

AndrewOliver The NCAA is currently looking into cracking down on the Advisers/Agents in the MLB Draft negotiations. The reason for this comes from the Andrew Oliver case where he was deemed ineligible because he had an advisor (agent) representing him out of high school during his negotiations. MLB is also not happy with the current situation with how drafted players are receiving outrageous money from some of the large market clubs.

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Georgetown facing NCAA Probation

3504781 The Georgetown Athletic Department was placed on three years probation after an internal investigation discovered irregularities within the baseball program. The investigation focused on how 26 Georgetown student-athletes were members of a Work-Study program from the 2000-2001 to the 2006-2007 school years. Each of the student-athletes played for the baseball program while also working for the team doing various tasks, from laundry to trash pick-up or field preparations. The players were told by an assistant coach to fill out their time cards for blocks of time instead of the actual hours they worked. Of course, some of the time which the players were compensated for was never actually worked.

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OK State facing NCAA Hearing

oklahoma_stateOklahoma State is facing a meeting with the NCAA over a major rules violation a former player receiving a gift from an out of state congregation. The former player was not included in the documents but a hearing is scheduled on August 7th and 8th.

An OSU spokesman explained that the former player was on an out-of-state summer baseball roster in 2007, and during that summer attended a church. The player did not own a vehicle and had money problems, the spokesman said.

As anyone knows that has dealt with the NCAA, they do not look past these things that often so expect the Cowboys to face some sort of sanctions in the coming months.

You can check out the full article by the Tulsa World by clicking here.