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(ESPN)   Uh oh, SpaghettiOU: NCAA is hitting the sauce again and penalizes players for eating too much pasta. No, really   (espn.go.com) divider line 29
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2014-02-19 09:40:00 PM
The article says the NCAA said it wasn't a violation, submitter. The university self reported what it mistakenly thought was a violation.
 
2014-02-19 10:07:33 PM

Nabb1: The article says the NCAA said it wasn't a violation, submitter. The university self reported what it mistakenly thought was a violation.


But doesn't that really say a bit about the NCAA though.  It's penalty rule book is so damn broad that universities must self-report how much their players eat because it MIGHT be a rule violation.
 
2014-02-19 11:46:18 PM

5 star chef of tv dinners: Nabb1: The article says the NCAA said it wasn't a violation, submitter. The university self reported what it mistakenly thought was a violation.

But doesn't that really say a bit about the NCAA though.  It's penalty rule book is so damn broad that universities must self-report how much their players eat because it MIGHT be a rule violation.


No, it doesn't.  But feel free to construe it that way.
 
2014-02-19 11:53:55 PM

bborchar: No, it doesn't. But feel free to construe it that way.


They think they have to. That's pretty much all that matters in the end.
 
2014-02-20 12:00:17 AM
Amazing. The NCAA is simultaneously so powerful, incompetent, Byzantine, and bureaucratic, it's got schools self-reporting for players going back for seconds. This might be the zenith of American sports culture. Drink it in, people.
 
2014-02-20 12:02:15 AM

bborchar: 5 star chef of tv dinners: Nabb1: The article says the NCAA said it wasn't a violation, submitter. The university self reported what it mistakenly thought was a violation.

But doesn't that really say a bit about the NCAA though.  It's penalty rule book is so damn broad that universities must self-report how much their players eat because it MIGHT be a rule violation.

No, it doesn't.  But feel free to construe it that way.


And yet, the players still had to pay for the "infraction".  It may have been a token payment, but it was still a payment (and $3.83 gets you a week's worth of prime ramen!)
 
2014-02-20 12:02:52 AM

5 star chef of tv dinners: Nabb1: The article says the NCAA said it wasn't a violation, submitter. The university self reported what it mistakenly thought was a violation.

But doesn't that really say a bit about the NCAA though.  It's penalty rule book is so damn broad that universities must self-report how much their players eat because it MIGHT be a rule violation.


Wat?
 
2014-02-20 12:04:07 AM

IlGreven: And yet, the players still had to pay for the "infraction". It may have been a token payment, but it was still a payment (and $3.83 gets you a week's worth of prime ramen!)


Who did they pay it to?

NCAA didnt want the money.
 
2014-02-20 12:10:25 AM

Gosling: They think they have to. That's pretty much all that matters in the end.


According to whjom? I want to know who the kids paid their money to since NCAA did not want it.

Were they reinstated after they paid their "fines" to not-NCAA after they were uninstated by not-NCAA?

The whole farking thing sounds like a 5 dollar scam by a 3 card monte dealer. Or a media stunt.
 
2014-02-20 12:14:32 AM
I "get" that being outraged at NCAA is what cool kids do NO MATTER THE CIRCUMSTANCES but this is an OU being pants on head retarded and stealing $5 from a few student athlete thing not an NCAA thing.
 
2014-02-20 12:37:26 AM
The NCAA may currently say it's not a violation, but they're probably just saying it.  Knowing the NCAA, it probably was a violation, and the NCAA tried to distance themselves from this controversy before the talking heads of ESPN went off on them.
 
2014-02-20 12:52:23 AM

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: The NCAA may currently say it's not a violation, but they're probably just saying it.  Knowing the NCAA, it probably was a violation, and the NCAA tried to distance themselves from this controversy before the talking heads of ESPN went off on them.


this
 
2014-02-20 01:00:16 AM
Thanks, Obama!
 
2014-02-20 01:10:32 AM
them oklahoma boys have always been fans of a limp noodle.

/and they roll their joints all wrong
 
2014-02-20 01:15:36 AM
If it's not an NCAA violation, the school should reimburse those kids their five bucks.

(Then again, that could be a violation in itself.)
 
2014-02-20 01:30:32 AM
If they kids don't make any money from appearances and such, how can they pay for the fines!
 
2014-02-20 01:31:06 AM
www.reactionface.net
 
2014-02-20 02:50:42 AM

mikaloyd: IlGreven: And yet, the players still had to pay for the "infraction". It may have been a token payment, but it was still a payment (and $3.83 gets you a week's worth of prime ramen!)

Who did they pay it to?

NCAA didnt want the money.


FTFA:  To have their eligibility reinstated, the three had to donate $3.83 each (the cost of the pasta servings) to charities of their choice.

And to be clear, this was OU's punishment, not the NCAA's. But OU only enforced said punishment and reported it for fear of NCAA sanctions if they didn't.
 
2014-02-20 03:22:36 AM

mikaloyd: 5 star chef of tv dinners: Nabb1: The article says the NCAA said it wasn't a violation, submitter. The university self reported what it mistakenly thought was a violation.

But doesn't that really say a bit about the NCAA though.  It's penalty rule book is so damn broad that universities must self-report how much their players eat because it MIGHT be a rule violation.

Wat?


I'll break it down for you.  What Nabb1 said was correct.  It wasn't a NCAA violation and the penalty was imposed by the university and not the NCAA which is pants on retarded all around.  I'm saying that the fact that the university even considered self-reporting how much their players ate shows just how much the NCAA rule book is so out of control and the organization is randomly prone to just start investigations (see that story about a runner who completed in an off season costume fun run and was suspended for a year as an example) that the university did something retarded just to appear tough to avoid any chance of NCAA stepping in.  That's my point and yes, that last sentence was probably a run on and full of grammar errors.
 
2014-02-20 06:47:16 AM
Seriously? This is all they have to worry about?
 
2014-02-20 07:10:45 AM
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2014-02-20 07:30:58 AM
Nothing to see here, overzealous compliance officer.

/Which isn't a bad thing considering the laughable state of things today
//imagine if they'd put cream cheese on that pasta
 
2014-02-20 07:58:12 AM
how about they figured, let's run one over on them. Create more work than the incident required and have them "investigate" this.  Make it hurt for the NCAA and just fill them with utter nonsense "violation reports".

Kinda like prisoners in jail, clog the court system with lawsuits about lima beans being too mushy.
 
2014-02-20 08:41:25 AM
As we all know this clearly wasn't a NCAA penalty.  That's ludicrous.  You have to do something truly serious like use a hose on campus to wash your car to receive a penalty.
 
2014-02-20 08:46:45 AM

The Smails Kid: Thanks, Obama!


My money is Nick Saban found out Texas A&M binged out on pasta and petitioned the NCAA to implement new rules on eating too much pasta for "player safety" reasons.
 
2014-02-20 08:51:51 AM

toetag: how about they figured, let's run one over on them. Create more work than the incident required and have them "investigate" this.  Make it hurt for the NCAA and just fill them with utter nonsense "violation reports".

Kinda like prisoners in jail, clog the court system with lawsuits about lima beans being too mushy.


This. Report hundreds of frivolous possible violations and then, when caught actually committing a violation, point to the schools history of self-reported violations to avoid the "lack of institutional control" charge.
 
2014-02-20 09:36:24 AM
Actually this can be construed as an "additional" benefit. No, I doubt the NCAA says you can't have more pasta but colleges are very scared about "impermissible benefits".
Example, my wife works on a D1 campus, big campus. Her office has a golf cart to go from her office to the Dean's Office on the other side of campus. She gave a ride to a student she was advising because he had a bum ankle and both were going to that far side of campus.  He was an athlete. After the ride she got a call from the campus compliance office asking if she gave rides to any non-athletes and she said no she'd never given a ride to anyone else ever. That "incident" got self-reported to the NCAA.
Is it paranoid, yes. Is that exactly the mindset the NCAA has created...yes.
 
2014-02-20 10:28:36 AM

soakitincider: them oklahoma boys have always been fans of a limp noodle.

/and they roll their joints all wrong


They're too damn skinny, and way too long.
 
2014-02-20 03:54:11 PM
Three players...penalized about $4 apiece for taking too much food...Tell me, can you say
"buffet"?...I knew you could...
 
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