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Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:09 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2011 1:09 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

So much for just being able to enjoy a Saturday of college football. Along with the latest in conference expansion from CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy, Oregon also released a statement on Saturday morning saying that it has received a Notice of Inquiry from the NCAA.

“This notice has been anticipated and is simply the next stage of the process,” said Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens in the statement. “The University of Oregon football program, from Head Coach Chip Kelly through the entire organization, has tremendous respect for the NCAA’s important role in monitoring collegiate athletics and, to this end, continues to fully cooperate with the NCAA ‘s ongoing examination.
 
“The Athletic Department, Coach Kelly and the entire staff remain committed to operating the athletics program consistent with the highest standards and ensuring our program follows best practices.” 

While Oregon wouldn't get into details in the release, this is related to the school's connection to Willie Lyles and his scouting service. Oregon originally paid Lyles $25,000 for scouting reports on high school recruits that was reportedly two years old at the time. Some have speculated that rather than pay for Lyles' scouting reports, Oregon was paying Lyles for his influence with recruits like LaMichael James and Lache Seastrunk.

In fact, Lyles himself has said that was the case.

As for what this Letter of Inquiry means for Oregon at the moment, the truth is not much. At least, not yet. It's merely the NCAA's way of letting a school know that it has begun investigating the school.
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Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
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Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

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Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Who is Phil Lyles?

I think you meant Will Lyles.   And btw, Will Lyles has already told NCAA investigators he was paid money to influence athletes towards Oregon.  This of course, came after they turned their shoulder on him.



Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

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Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

Phil Lyles also stated that he never influenced any player to join Oregon...case closed.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

Don't forget the Oregon Chess Team's travel vouchers! Shame on them football boys!



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: September 17, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

Wild-Turkey1, of course they haven't. There have been many allegations by Sheridan and even many SEC coaches that everyone new Newton was paid to play, but the NCAA has looked the other way because Auburn is in the SEC. Now that Auburn has lost and is no longer in the championship hunt, you might start to see some sort of investigation. I doubt it, but you never know. You notice how low your score was for your post when you bring up something bad about CBS's mighty SEC? What a joke!



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

Is it tacky to point out Auburn has not received a notice except for unsubstantiated claims by Danny Sheridan?



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

In the NCAA's definition of fairness regarding violations and the appropriate punishment, after finding oregon quilty of all accusations, the NCAA will penalize the women's swim team 3 scholarships a year for the next three years. And, cutting right to the heart of the violations, they will restrict the oregon marching band to only one tuba player for the remainder of this season.

Sufficient punishment.



Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: September 17, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Oregon receives notice of inquiry from NCAA

Now if only the NCAA can track down some Nike money that no doubt gets funneled to recruits.


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