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Last night, The Daily Show investigated the story of Joel Bauman, who was stripped of his wrestling eligibility by the NCAA for putting out a rap song on YouTube. Not surprisingly, other hypocrisies were exposed. See it after the jump.
Back in 2009, former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon led a group of athletes in filing an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA regarding the use of their likenesses in promotional materials. The suit was immediately recognized to have far-reaching implications for the NCAA – and thanks to some changes to the suit and a recent decision by a judge, the stakes are even higher.
The University Of Iowa Is Still Defending Its Re-Hiring Of Peter Gray, The Man Accused Of Trading Football Tickets For Sexual Favors
The University of Iowa may have just taken the first few steps in covering their tracks concerning Peter Gray, the disgraced former academics advisor for the University of Iowa athletic department who resigned last Monday in the wake of sexual harassment accusations.
Everyone knows that the NCAA’s recruiting rules are both behind the times and unfairly punitive. But it appears that the NCAA has taken it one step further, banning coaches from “altering photos for recruiting purposes.” Which, in short, essentially bans them from using Instagram.
“Pony,” “Panties,” And Other Words You Can’t Say On Facebook If You’re A Student-Athlete At Louisville Or Kentucky
In an age where social media is constantly expanding, what’s being said by college athletes on Twitter and Facebook is always under the microscope. After all, it only takes one instance of talking about how you “need some p-ssy tonight, man” for your scholarship to go up in smoke.
Penn State football as it was is dead and buried, at this point – I can’t imagine many parents wanting to send their kids to the scandal-embroiled school, espcially when recruits of Penn State’s (former) caliber probably have multiple offers on the table anyway. It would seem difficult, then, for the NCAA to hurt the program further – the damage has been done.
The University of North Dakota is wearing the jersey above as they have been banned from wearing the Fighting Sioux name and logo on their equipment in NCAA sponsored tournaments. Some UND fans decided to make a statement by buying commercial time during an NCAA Hockey Tournament simulcast.
An Omaha resident caught the ball from the final out of the College World Series. And he’s not giving it up.