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No bowl ban, 18-month show-cause for Kelly in Oregon’s NCAA case

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Looks like Oregon, in fact, won the day. With its NCAA case, that is.

As promised from yesterday, the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions released its findings into its two-year-plus investigation into Oregon’s football program and its business relationship with recruiting service provider Willie Lyles. In conclusion, the NCAA claims the following:

“… The University of Oregon used a recruiting service provider, who became a representative of the university’s athletics interests, to assist the school with the recruitment of multiple prospective student-athletes,” the review states. “The representative provided cash and free lodging to a prospect and engaged in impermissible calls and off-campus contacts with football prospects, their families and high school coaches.

“Additionally, the football program allowed staff members to engage in recruiting activity, which resulted in the football program exceeding coaching limits. Both the former head football coach and the university agreed they failed to monitor the football program.”

Both Oregon and former coach Chip Kelly, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, agreed they failed to monitor the program adequately. As a result of the infractions, Oregon has been hit with multiple sanctions and Kelly has been given a show-cause penalty. However, the Ducks will not face a bowl ban as part of their punishment from the NCAA. The sanctions include:

– Three years of probation from June 26, 2013, through June 25, 2016 (the university had proposed two years of probation).

– A reduction of one scholarship per signing class (from 25) for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years (self-imposed).

– A reduction of total scholarships by one (from 85) through the 2015-16 academic year (self-imposed).

– A reduction of official paid football visits to from 56 to 37 for the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

– A reduction of permissible football evaluation days from 42 to 36 in the fall of 2013, 2014 and 2015 and permissible football evaluation days from 168 to 144 in the spring of 2014, 2015 and 2016.

– A ban on the subscription to recruiting services during the probation period.

– A disassociation of the recruiting service provider (self-imposed).

Additionally, Kelly faces an 18-month show-cause penalty through Dec. 25, 2014. The NCAA states if any member wishes to hire Kelly, he and the school “must appear before the Committee on Infractions to determine if the school should be subject to the show-cause procedures.”

Here are links to the Infractions Report and the Compliance Review.

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15 Responses to “No bowl ban, 18-month show-cause for Kelly in Oregon’s NCAA case”
  1. seabronco says: Jun 26, 2013 11:06 AM

    What bu**$**t there should atleast be a one or two year bowl ban on these cheaters. Hopefully a plane crashes on them

  2. delashmit says: Jun 26, 2013 11:06 AM

    Now we know for sure what we suspected is that is why Chip Kelly went to the NFL.

  3. thegamecocker says: Jun 26, 2013 11:07 AM

    @Donna Shalayla

    It pays to cooperate! Instead of fighting the system, shut your political incorrect mouth and take what’s coming. For Miami, the barn door is open and mediocrity will prevail as a result. Hope you’re catching all this Paul Dee! Is it hot up there? What you did to Southern Cal was criminal!

  4. mydixienormus says: Jun 26, 2013 11:08 AM

    Wow, the NCAA hit Oregon with a hammer.

    A hammer made of duck feathers that is.

    Totally weak.

  5. shen90 says: Jun 26, 2013 11:15 AM

    They told NCAA on themselves and cooperated entire way. Thus NCAA did the appropriate thing. When cop pulls you over and you give um shit they make your day very unpleasant but if you lose the attitude and cooperate then it is quick and easy, same with NCAA.

  6. bigdinla says: Jun 26, 2013 11:15 AM

    That is bullshit! It here is no excuse for Oregon to get off this light! This is much worse than what OSU was punished for doing and worse than Alabama’s textbook issue. Nike must have spent some serious money.

  7. jimbo75025 says: Jun 26, 2013 11:15 AM

    Weak indeed. Sure Kelly is sweating that considering he is gonna be pulling down how many millions in the NFL and how many coaches get canned after 1 year?

    Just another example that cheating pays.

  8. shen90 says: Jun 26, 2013 11:24 AM

    @ bigdinla

    Not even close to being as bad as Ohio State. OU was minor and they reported themselves. I hate the Ducks but come on.

  9. bucrightoff says: Jun 26, 2013 11:26 AM

    That Phil Knight cash can get you out of any situation.

  10. latchbeam says: Jun 26, 2013 11:38 AM

    The NCAA really prioritizes their anti tatoo movement… but cheating? Not so much…

  11. florida727 says: Jun 26, 2013 11:58 AM

    ANALYSIS, LINE ITEM BY LINE ITEM…

    The sanctions include:

    – Three years of probation from June 26, 2013, through June 25, 2016 (the university had proposed two years of probation). ANALYSIS: slap on the hand, no ramifications as long as future offenses aren’t tied to this one; the equivalent of mom counting to three to get her kid to obey her… and then stopping after two.

    – A reduction of one scholarship per signing class (from 25) for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years (self-imposed). ANALYSIS: useless; the 25th guy rarely sees the playing field unless he gets to the pre-game warm-ups early enough.

    – A reduction of total scholarships by one (from 85) through the 2015-16 academic year (self-imposed). ANALYSIS: see above; in reality, not a “penalty” at all; penalties are supposed to have consequences; this does not.

    – A reduction of official paid football visits to from 56 to 37 for the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. ANALYSIS: two words, SOCIAL MEDIA, if this refers to visits made TO recruits; if it’s visits BY recruits TO the school, they should thank the NCAA, it’s a cost-cutting measure.

    – A reduction of permissible football evaluation days from 42 to 36 in the fall of 2013, 2014 and 2015 and permissible football evaluation days from 168 to 144 in the spring of 2014, 2015 and 2016. ANALYSIS: useless; if you can’t evaluate your talent, which YOU recruited, and YOU coached, and YOU rank-ordered already coming into the “evaluation days”, you need to find another line of employment.

    – A ban on the subscription to recruiting services during the probation period. ANALYSIS: useless; most, if not all, of these services are more SELF-serving than UNIVERSITY-serving; hasn’t that just been proven? This isn’t a penalty, it’s a benefit.

    – A disassociation of the recruiting service provider (self-imposed). ANALYSIS: no sh*t! There’s a big freaking loss, huh?

    Bottom line: they got off easy. WAY easy.

  12. mhalt99 says: Jun 26, 2013 12:07 PM

    thegamecocker says:

    you are talking about a woman and a school who still send out alumni emails touting Michael “Two Hookers & an 8 ball” Irvin. The same man who was arrested multiple times and got in a knife fight….. and they are proud of it. They hold dinners and such to honor him.

    Says all you need to say about Shalayla and Miami doesn’t it??????

  13. oldforester says: Jun 26, 2013 3:13 PM

    That is what duck feathers do, they shed things naturally. What separates this from USC, Ohio State, etc. type decisions is crystal clear. They did not lie and cover up their mistake adding deceit, lack of character & ethics on top of the mistake. They stepped forward and admitted what they did. It wasn’t as much the mistake, it was what they did with it. Ohio State, USC, etc. were above it all, and lied………the second mistake outweighed the first. See you at a bowl game, and catch the Ducks if you can:

  14. rponciano says: Jun 26, 2013 3:26 PM

    Is anyone really surprised? If your a Duck fan, you are happy! If you are not a Duck fan, you are beside yourself! I for one expected this, now I hope and pray(unfortunately a court will decide) that a current, non high profile case continues through the court system. When it does, several NCAA personell will be held accountable for past misdeeds.

  15. thekatman says: Jun 27, 2013 10:32 AM

    He difference between NCaA penalties and sanctions against USC vs Oreegon, OSU, soon to be Miami, etc… Is this. The NCAA lied and made up scenarios that they used to penalize and sanction USC. Te Todd McNair case is in th courts and soon, the NCAA will be outed as the perpetrator of ill will, hatred, slander, etc., and that they, Paul Dee and his criminals on the COI, some of which are still on the COI board, falsified their ouwn documentation to justify their decision. The Reggie Bush money issue occured 120+ miles away from campus, not on campus, such as the Oregon problem.

    What the NCAA memo didn’t state is he part the AD had ithe Lyles case. He too, is guilty as much as Chip Kelly, as he also signed thank you notes, on Oregon letterhad, that went to Lyles. Where’s his penalty? Oh wait, a lawyer who represents the Oregon Athletic Dept is a member of the COI that reviewed this case!

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