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West Georgia used 119 ineligible athletes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by John, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. John

    John Well-Known Member

    The NCAA placed all 11 West Georgia athletics programs on probation for four years and barred all teams from postseason play after it was discovered that the school had no compliance system in place and that 119 ineligible athletes competed from 2004-09.

    All this happened under the former AD's watch -- that AD being Ed Murphy; the same Ed Murphy who used to coach basketball (poorly) at Ole Miss.

    From the AJC story:

    Murphy said, according to the (Carrollton Times Georgian), the university's handbook was unclear on whether a student on academic probation could participate in sports.

    But when the NCAA issued its decision, Murphy said. "then it became obvious that ... we’ve had ineligible players on every team we’ve ever had.”

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/ncaa-puts-west-georgia-281137.html
     
  2. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    Didn't we have the sports editor job for this town posted here awhile back?

    Bet that SE's having a blast about now ...
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Gonna be a pretty easy job for the next 4 years, anyway.
     
  4. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    If ever a program needed a death penalty.....
     
  5. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    The AD, dean, president and just about every administrator should be fired. No compliance system? That's just laziness, but also balls. At least in schools like Minnesota they had tutors/advisers doing the work for the athletes. West Georgia just said F it, they're here to play a sport let's not bother with the charade.
     
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    AD's already retired (or maybe "retired" would be more accurate), but he got a two-year show-cause order just in case.
     
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    what the fuck, no it isn't

    :eek: :eek: ::) ::)
     
  8. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I hadn't noticed that the AJC is so impotent that it's allowing the Carrollton paper to do its legwork -- and inserting a typo into the second reference to said paper's name.
     
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This is the same school (Full disclosure: My alma mater) that changed its mascot from Braves to Wolves because it was cheaper to print new signage, t-shirts, uniforms and bumper stickers than it was to implement the NCAA-mandated sensitivity and social awareness programs for schools with native American mascots. So the compliance thing to me seems likely to be tied in part to financial concerns. They were operating on a shoestring. Doesn't excuse this, which seems kind of obvious. The current AD, Darryl Dickey, has designs on going Division I. This cannot help.
     
  10. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Oh, and the Times-Georgian focuses primarily on preps. It's a two-person sports shop, and West Georgia has always taken a back seat. The AJC hasn't paid more than cursory attention to small colleges in the state in at least 20 years.
     
  11. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    If you change planes at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, and plunk down three quarters to pick up the AJC, you'll notice.

    Bastards yanked Steve Hummer's column. Put him on GA, take-outs, that kind of thing. Dude writes his ass off.

    Exhibit A on how fucked up newspapers have become. Wait, check that. Newspaper managament, newspaper companies. It's so fucked up I wanna puke.
     
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Like the NCAA will ever use that again.
     
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