Minor NCAA rule violations happen all the time in the organization known as the NCAA. Whether it be accidentally sending a recruit a text, or serving just too much pasta, schools have to report every single minor “violation” the organization has. So it should (key word here being should) come as no surprise that another program has come forward with a list of self reported violations, with this edition being the South Carolina Gamecocks. However, I think this go-around might just literally be the icing on the cake of flat-out absurd minor NCAA violations.
Within the 22 self-reported violations from the ole’ ball coaches team was one that… honestly, you just have to read it to believe it:
From The State (Columbia, S.C.) –
“One infraction from last winter involved impermissible iced decorations on a cookie cakes given to prospects. Another occurred when the team laid out trophies and jerseys on a table inside the locker room, which is against NCAA rules since trophies aren’t generally in locker rooms.”
So after telling Oklahoma that their players needed to pay the organization back $3.83 (!) for an extra scoop of pasta, they are now going to get fussy with South Carolina for giving their recruits a cookie? Have we really hit the point with these “rules” that were not too far off from a sip from the water fountain being a violation (It’s not yet, but honestly would you put it past them)?
Plus, since when have trophies been considered items that don’t normally belong in a locker room? But hey, my question is what would happen if UK just set this up in their locker room in Rupp for all the recruits to see and devour?
Regardless, this report out of South Carolina is just the icing on the nit-picky minor violation cake my friends. I could rant on and on about this, but I will spare you all the trouble and just let you shake your head at this absurd report.