Friday Arroves [Check back for updates]

We will have a lot more to come on the UNC-CHeats academic/football/agent/tutor/recruiting scandals as the afternoon progresses.

For now, the NCAA’s findings are detailed here.

The penalties in this case include the following:

* Public reprimand and censure.

* Three years of probation from March 12, 2012, through March 11, 2015.

* Three-year show-cause penalty for the former assistant football coach prohibiting any recruiting activity. The public report contains further details.

* Postseason ban for the 2012 football season.

* Reduction of football scholarships by a total of 15 during three academic years. The public report includes further details.

* Vacation of wins during the 2008 and 2009 seasons (self-imposed by the university). The public report includes further details.

* $50,000 fine (self-imposed by the university).

* Disassociation of both the former tutor and former student-athlete who served as an agent runner (self-imposed by the university).

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103 Responses to Friday Arroves [Check back for updates]

  1. Sweet jumper 03/12/2012 at 2:23 PM #

    Hiring the chief for those 8 win seasons and Tire Bowl championships was totally worth it.

  2. CaptainCraptacular 03/12/2012 at 2:23 PM #

    You mean Zero win seasons

  3. GAWolf 03/12/2012 at 2:24 PM #

    But the Chief skates… I cannot believe he walked unscathed.

  4. 1.21 Jigawatts 03/12/2012 at 2:24 PM #

    Wrist slap. This punishment doesn’t fit the crime. No way will schools look at this situation and say to themselves it isn’t worth the risk if we can keep it from going public.

    The real problem is the NCAA, they aren’t serious about stopping this from happening in the future because the punishments aren’t enough to deter a school from taking the chance on getting caught.

  5. Alpha Wolf 03/12/2012 at 2:27 PM #

    The NCAA proves once again that their words are hollow when it comes to cleaning up college sports.

  6. ncsu1987 03/12/2012 at 2:28 PM #

    ^agree. More than I expected, but certainly not enough to deter this in the future. Hopefully the NCAA is serious about probation.

    More that I thought, but still somehow disappointed.

  7. PackerInRussia 03/12/2012 at 2:30 PM #

    Help please: what specifically do 3 years probation mean?

  8. Wufpacker 03/12/2012 at 2:32 PM #

    The media was right all along. Nothing to see here other than a rogue assistant coach. Good thing the BOG didn’t waste time, money and resources with this hiccup.

  9. 4PackinMB 03/12/2012 at 2:33 PM #

    Lets see what Little Johnny tacks on…..and then watch Clemson and FSU start raising the roof! What a joke! tOSU should have been awarded extra scholarships by comparison.

  10. Wufpacker 03/12/2012 at 2:33 PM #

    Unless I’m mistaken, it means if they misbehave again in the next three years (or more correctly, if they GET CAUGHT misbehaving), then the NCAA is really gonna be mad.

  11. vtpackfan 03/12/2012 at 2:35 PM #

    3 years prob means The Hat keeps it clean for that long and the book is closed.15 schollies may end up hurting a lot more if NCAA drops limit from current 85 to 80 proposed.

  12. wilmwolf80 03/12/2012 at 2:46 PM #

    I think it’s time for a new moniker for the former Heel Heed Coach. We should changed it to “BTD” for Butch Teflon Davis. He leaves another program with sanctions and once again skates free to do whatever he pleases.

  13. tjfoose1 03/12/2012 at 2:46 PM #

    It means to those who lack the personal morality to police themselves, cheating is worth the risk.

  14. albunde6 03/12/2012 at 2:47 PM #

    Was hoping for larger impact on scholarships. Still want the 216 records.

  15. bluelena69 03/12/2012 at 2:52 PM #

    They should have received the death penalty. Seriously. However, history will now maintain that UNC is the dirtiest program in the history of the State of North Carolina. They can never again take the high road re: anything the NCAA has ever found us in violation of.

  16. Wufpacker 03/12/2012 at 2:53 PM #

    Can you imagine how bad it would be for them if Blake had participated in a pickup game with a player?

  17. bluelena69 03/12/2012 at 2:55 PM #

    Or if Starvin’ Marvin had decided to sell a pair of his shoes…shoes he owned?

  18. TopTenPack 03/12/2012 at 2:55 PM #

    On a different topic…Was the Yow letter a fake?

  19. Wufpacker 03/12/2012 at 2:58 PM #

    No, it was not a fake.

  20. bluelena69 03/12/2012 at 3:00 PM #

    So, will we now get a Poole Commission now that the NCAA has issued their findings? Surely, the University system will now see that, with what the NCAA has found, it would be in the best interests of the state’s University system that they look further into what is happening over on the Hill.

  21. Hungwolf 03/12/2012 at 3:03 PM #

    Current Players lied to, they were told nothing to worry about, be no bowl ban etc. How about recruits that just signed LOI, guess what all the quick playing time you was promised, forget it. No bowl means rebuilding year. Hello Redshirt!

    Thorpe should be fired ASAP. He let Davis skate clear and free with 2 million hush money. He let Baddour off the hook and walk away with a years salary and retirement money intact.

    I am pleased as long as the NCAA imposed more than the self imposed sanctions it gives the Cheaters a black eye. Also exposes their arrogance for not self imposing a bowl ban like Miami did, claiming they had nothing to worry about.

  22. Texpack 03/12/2012 at 3:06 PM #

    Off by three scholarships and Butchie show cause.

  23. Hungwolf 03/12/2012 at 3:08 PM #

    Hello North Carolina High School Football Recruits.
    1) NCSU has scholarships to give, we have not lost ours.
    2) Want to go to bowling, NCSU the school for you, we can go!
    3) Want honesty, not lies how their will be no sanctions and how you can compete to play right away.
    4) Want to earn a degree with real help and one that will equal a career, then NCSU the program for you!

  24. AirWolf 03/12/2012 at 3:09 PM #

    The loss of 15 scholarships will do more damage than any trip to a meaningless bowl. besides, the holes would be bowl eligible this year any way. A .500 record at best.
    And 6 in a row.

  25. Wulfpack 03/12/2012 at 3:11 PM #

    Just heard a very good anology on the radio: UNC was not taking behind the woodshed (ala USC), but not a slap on the wrist either. More like a “pop”.

    What is telling is some of the language used to describe how impressed the NCAA was with UNC’s response. Seriously?

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