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Golden expects to hear from NCAA within 48 hours

Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:34 am
Edited on: August 29, 2011 10:37 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

Miami head coach Al Golden has delayed the release of the Hurricanes' week one depth chart due to the eligibility questions surrounding eight current players and potential violations committed with former booster Nevin Shapiro. The school filed the official paperwork to declare the players ineligible late last week, with hopes the NCAA will make a ruling on their eligibility before the Hurricanes' open the season on Labor Day against Maryland.

According to's Brian London, Golden was on local radio Monday morning and expects to get a ruling by the NCAA "within 48 hours." The new Hurricanes coach did say that he would coordinate with Maryland's Randy Edsall on the official release of the depth chart, but was hoping to learn the fate of the reported eight ineligible players.

Among those eight players reportedly includes senior quarterback Jacory Harris, who has engaged in a fierce position battle with sophomore Stephen Morris. Both players have received praise from coaches and teammates alike for their performances in fall camp, and Golden even described the race as a "dead heat." Harris confidently told reporters at the team's media day on Saturday , but did not elaborate further on the status of the NCAA investigation.


Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:23 am

Golden expects to hear from NCAA within 48 hours

Wow! I didnt know Hookers and Abortion Clinics gave reciepts. Wheres the Proof?!?! And even IF there was an abortion. How do we know whos kid it was? Shapiros' a Scum-Bag, maybe it was HIS! As for pictures with players, I have pictures of ME with players too! (Kellen Winslow and Ken Dorsey) It doesnt mean I gave them money! If YOU were close with YOUR favorite football team, wouldnt you take pictures too??

Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:40 am

Golden expects to hear from NCAA within 48 hours

It's simply amazing that a vast majority of society hangs off the word of a convicted felon who's known specialty is lying.  This is evident by the way he manipulated and coerced successful businessmen.  Just because Yahoo reported the news first really doesn't mean anything, just about every newswriter has mentioned lack of journalism credibility (obviously for good reason) on Charles Robinson's part and it's sad that he did all the leg work based off phone records, documentation, and photos where you can't verify when most of these were taken.  Last time I checked it's not against NCAA ruling for a PROFESSIONAL athlete to go to clubs with a booster.  I also haven't noticed any pics of Jacory Harris, Sean Spence, Ray Ray Armstrong, etc. with Nevin Shapiro as well.  The guy has a vendetta and has let it be known, this gives even more reason on why he would make false accusations to try to bring anybody down with him.  But please continue the talks of death penalty, it makes you look more naive with every breath you take.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:06 am

Golden expects to hear from NCAA within 48 hours

The SCAM ARTIST is in prison for LYING & SCAMMING people out of 930 MILLION dollars...and he is LYING about the what the kids got from him.  There is ZERO proof, except for photographs of players, proving nothing about the scumbags lies.

That scumbag spent most of money on hookers, strippers, booze, alcohol and making himself look important.  LOSER.

Since: Sep 21, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:27 pm

Golden expects to hear from NCAA within 48 hours

I understand that these kids should "know better", but c'mon, how can you punish a few kids, let a lone the whole university for being coercerced by a conman. Anyone ever been tricked by a conman? Maybe these kids didn't realize they were doing anything wrong. What would you do, being a student-athlete, are invited to a party and then all of a sudden are surrounded by a person with millions of dollars who wants to spend it with you. I just don't understand. If the booster wasn't illegal, than I can understand the punishment. This booster Nevin was a complete Fraud and illegally gained all this money and tricked the University into livelyhood.  The conman, if proven, will go down as one of the most notorious college booster ever. It's a shame and a sham. Let the kids play. Ban the boosters from player involvement. It sucks to be a U fan right now.

Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:10 pm

Golden expects to hear from NCAA within 48 hours

I've been trying to keep quiet due to the fact that I am a hurricanes fan and so I don't think that I can be objective.  It then occured to me that I'm not the only one who can't stay objective.  You guys equate what the Hurricanes are alleged to have done to what SMU did.  I won't even try to change anyones mind on this but I think if anyone would actually look at the facts of the SMU case they would see the differences between what they did do and what Miami is alleged to have done.  I say alleged because the longer this story is examined the more false it seems to be.  This is not my opinion but one from the ESPN radio show (Scott VD) In which both hosts were in agreement that the miami story is far from being proven true.  In fact shapiro's claims are really hard to back up and lets face it he is a big big liar.  I'm not saying we don't deserve to have big sanctions put on us but lets hold off on the death penalty talk.   

Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:50 pm

Golden expects to hear from NCAA within 48 hours

I don't understand this now?  they should let them play with the understanding that if they get the official proof that they would have to vacate wins....  does this mean that if the ncaa says ok and they go through the evidence later that they will be ok?  It doesn't look good for miami, just looking at the yahoo story and if it is all correct, i think they should get the death penalty,  this is the worst case ever, far worse than smu.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:26 pm

Is this THE Charlie Tuna

from St. Louis?  Did you really use (another) racial slur, I mean, suggest some form of incompetence because of race/color?  Say it ain't so, Charlie!  I always liked your schtick, Charlie.  You make me laugh.  It's a shame that you are so biased and ill informed, because you really are a fun guy, and have, for the most part, a great sense of humor.  However, there isn't a klansman under every rock.  Maybe under some, but it's a new day.  We have a president of color.  Are we not at least making progress?  Please, don't keep playing to racial stereotypes.  That only slows progress.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:19 pm

What is the dollar value for a pro on a yacht?

Or a room with a call girl at the local 5 star hotel?

These extra benies need a dollar value, so they know how long to suspend them.

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:30 pm

Golden expects to hear from NCAA within 48 hours

As this off-season flies by, more and more allegations surface regarding NCAA football program violations. It is clearly evident that the NCAA infractions committee has a grandiose problem on its hands. The sport has gotten too big and involves way too much money for it to be policed by a bunch of old white guys sitting in a semi-circle and ruling on what's what.

The whole system of enforcement needs to overhauled. When Auburn allows their quarterback to play a full seaon and win the BCS title; bringing millions to Auburn University even after Cam Newton's father clearly sought to sell his son's talents to the highest bidder, then the injustices rise to a level never seen before in college football. Not to mention the University of North Carolina's troubles and now LSU and Oregon and Boise St. The beat goes on.

As for the UM players who were linked to pseudo-booster midget Nevin Shapiro, they should be excluded from playing until the almighty NCAA gods decide if they were truly given extravagant gifts like cash, jewelry and other non descript BS. It's the system and you have to play the system as it stands. Nevermind that many inner city kids who grew up in dire poverty within fractured families in crime ridden neighborhoods would accept a little cash on the side to help out his own situation or his family's and not think twice about it because family comes first. Nevermind that most FBS football programs have the same problem. Until the broken NCAA system can reach a level of pragmatism and reality, many more major football programs will be facing scrutiny from the self-important NCAA infractions committee.

The reality lies in the fact that the young men who play collegiate football are, for the most part, impressionable and naive. They are 18 and 19 year old kids. It's the responsibility of the adults that make up the coaching staff, the compliance office, the athletic director, and the college administrators who bare the brunt of the blame collectively. Oversight and supervision has to be increased if the current level of infractions, worthy or not, are to be mitigated. Why not hire ex-FBI agents as part of the prevention of having future Nevin Shapiro's corruptive influence infiltrate your athletic program? The NFL does it, and successfully. 

For the big time programs, it should be a priority. Ask USC how much money they are losing because of being banned from bowl games after the Reggie Bush fiasco. They will tell you that they cannot afford to lose the millions of dollars from being excluded from bowl appearances because of trivial infractions by a select few of privileged players. Overhaul the rules so they concentrate on  major infractions only and hire intelligence professionals, like the NFL does, to prevent this crisis in the future.

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:11 pm

Golden expects to hear from NCAA within 48 hours

I can't say that the writer who claims the Big Ten is the "Toughest Conference" and has the teams with the "Best Morals" is being very logical.  Probably just a Big Ten fan who is speaking out, however misguided his statements are, for his favorite conference.  Using the most current Sagarin Rankings for BCS Series Conferences and Teams, we find that the computers not only don't think the Big Ten is the toughest conference, they actually rate them fifth behind 1. SEC 2. Pac 10 3. Big 12 and believe it or not,  4.  ACC.  Furthermore, it would be an interesting seris of games if you took the highest rated (Sagarin preseason rankings as of August 11, 2011) SEC team and matched it against the highest rated Big Ten team, #2 SEC vs #2 Big Ten, and so on.  It would look like this (Sagarin rank in parenthesis):  (1) Alabama vs (3) Ohio State, (6)Florida vs (17) Wisconsin, (8) LSU vs (18) Nebraska, (11) Auburn vs (19) Iowa, (13) Arkansas vs (24) Penn State, (25) Georgia vs (36) Michigan State, (26) South Carolina vs (54) Michigan, (39) Mississippi State vs (56) Illinois, (42) Tennessee vs (66) Northwestern, ( 50) Mississippi vs ((80) Purdue, (55) Kentucky vs (81) Minnesota and finally, (90)Vanderbilt vs (96) Indiana.  Regardless of the clear dichotomy in many of the match-ups, the final outcome might be closer than a lot of people would think.  Personally, I see the SEC winning 7 or 8 of the 12 games.  Still, there would be some very good, very tight games.  If I were a Big Ten fan, I think I might be more concerned about being ranked fifth behind the ACC than worrying about being #1.   As for morals...I think Jim Tressel is teaching a course on that this semester.  Unfortunately, not at Ohio State.

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