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The Icing On The Cake Of Obscure NCAA Minor Violations?


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.


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Article written by N. Jourdan

14 Comments for The Icing On The Cake Of Obscure NCAA Minor Violations?

  1. Fooled by Cookie
    8:06 pm August 2, 2014 Permalink

    Admitting mistakes like these are to hide the big ones. Covering up the cookie is what it is called.

    • In the know
      9:25 pm August 2, 2014 Permalink

      Not true. If you read about NCAA operations, self reporting secondary violations is expected. The NCAA actually monitors the number of secondaries that are reported. If the number is not high enough they launch an investigation. Many top notch schools have very detailed compliance programs. They are expected to report many secondary violations. If there aren’t enough, it means something is wrong. The real question is: how many did UK have? If the answer is none or only a few, then something is wrong.

  2. Emmert
    8:13 pm August 2, 2014 Permalink

    “They don’t PAY ME Enough to watch out for this stuff.”

    • Emmert
      8:15 pm August 2, 2014 Permalink

      addon: WHAT? you think I have a support staff?

  3. arlo
    8:23 pm August 2, 2014 Permalink

    how about some news about the immenent penalties against unc. i bet they get death by wet noodle whipping.

  4. GraBeardCat
    8:42 pm August 2, 2014 Permalink

    Arlo, don’t you know that UNC (along with Duke, among others) belongs to the Teflon Association of Colleges. Every reported or apparent violation just slides off. The “witnesses” at UNC will not be considered as having truthful looks, or having ill feelings toward UNC. The investigation will drag on until many people have forgotten about it, then nothing will happen. Emmert will pat ole Roy on the back and say “Sorry we had to do this, but don’t worry about it!”

  5. inside info
    8:52 pm August 2, 2014 Permalink

  6. caveman2
    9:29 pm August 2, 2014 Permalink

    Meanwhile UNC*** runs a diploma mill.

  7. Oklahoma
    12:05 am August 3, 2014 Permalink

    Not to knit-pick, but it was Oklahoma, not Oklahoma State who was the center of the “pasta-gate” dinner situation

    • N. Jourdan
      12:12 am August 3, 2014 Permalink

      Fixed. Nice catch.

  8. dictionary
    9:55 am August 3, 2014 Permalink

    nitpick this.

  9. Gary Motley
    1:13 pm August 3, 2014 Permalink

    If you give a recruit a cookie

    • Gary Motley
      1:14 pm August 3, 2014 Permalink

      Written and published by the NCAA

  10. beavis
    7:00 pm August 3, 2014 Permalink

    Yep,,,,and I bet old Mark never wondered how a Duke basketball player got 30K to put down on 100K worth of jewelry. Or maybe wonder who paid off the other 70K to get the jewelry store to drop the lawsuit. Complete crap. NCAA is a complete joke.