Tag Archives: NCAA Violations

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CBD Opinion: NCAA needs to get with the times regarding MLB draftees

Oregon State left-hander Ben Wetzler’s senior season is on hold for what appear to be the weakest of reasons.

A fifth-round draft pick in 2013 by Philadelphia, Wetzler could not come to an agreement with the Phillies and opted to return to the Beavers for one more shot at a College World Series title. Reportedly, he left a mid-six-figure signing bonus in making that decision. Continue reading

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Southeastern Louisiana loses Scholarships in 2014 and 2015 Seasons

SELALogoSoutheastern Louisiana announced on Tuesday that the baseball program will lose a scholarship for the 2014 and 2015 seasons due to NCAA violations including 137 student athletes over five years for a lack of institutional control. You can check out the full NCAA press release on the case below. Continue reading

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East Carolina suspends Billy Godwin for Two Weeks

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
GREENVILLE, N.C – East Carolina University Director of Athletics Terry Holland announced Tuesday that Pirate head baseball coach Billy Godwin will serve a two-week suspension without pay as a department-imposed corrective action for a self-reported National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) violation that involved impermissible housing benefits for volunteer coaches. Continue reading

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Arizona State makes Appeal to NCAA

Arizona State is appealing their one year postseason ban today in Dallas, Texas. The Sun Devils had multiple major violations under former head coach Pat Murphy. ASU must prove in their hearing that it did not break NCAA rules, there was procedural error by the infractions committee or the penalties were “excessive and an abuse of discretion.” Continue reading

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Pepperdine Self-Imposes Postseason Ban on Three Spring Teams; Baseball Included

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
MALIBU, Calif. — Pepperdine University recently discovered that it had failed to properly administer financial aid awards to a number of its student-athletes. After discovering the error, Pepperdine contacted the NCAA and is taking immediate steps to rectify this issue and to review all of its athletics compliance processes. Continue reading

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Top 10 Storylines for 2011 Season

We are now within 50 days of the start of the College Baseball season. I thought we would take a look at my top ten storylines for the upcoming season. We did put out our 2011 College World Series Predictions back on July 6th. Continue reading

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Arizona State to Appeal Postseason Ban

Arizona State University will appeal the postseason ban which was levied against them this past week for NCAA violations under former head coach Pat Murphy according to the Arizona Republic. ASU president Michael Crow confirmed the appeal but Vice President for Athletics Lisa Love and baseball coach Tim Esmay have not spoken about the situation. Continue reading