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Car Washing = NCAA Violation? Asking Who Texted You Too?
May 30, 2013 10:46 AM   Subscribe

An unnamed West Coast Conference school has a golfer who received extra benefits. Washing her car with a hose not available to all students. And on Wednesday we learned from Portland basketball coach Eric Reveno that a WCC coach committed a violation by texting a recruit. The message? "Who is this?"
posted by theichibun (24 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
The fine was $20, which seems oddly reasonable for the NCAA.
posted by schmod at 11:29 AM on May 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


Any chance we could just make this whole thing a private sports business and allow educational institutions to license their trademarks while they get on with the job of actually educating people?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:33 AM on May 30, 2013 [11 favorites]


How do you make the determination that the hose is not available to all students?
posted by boo_radley at 11:41 AM on May 30, 2013


Christ, I love the NCAA. They're like the platonic ideal of a kafkaesque bureaucracy. Comically inept at stopping obvious, systemic corruption; depressingly talented at ferreting out the smallest infractions (see you in the pros, Shabazz).
posted by no regrets, coyote at 11:52 AM on May 30, 2013 [6 favorites]


Don't forget exploiting the athletes, endangering their long term safety, profiteering off their images, likeness and actions all the while forbidding them from being compensated for their endeavors. Raking in billions in TV contacts and working hand in hand with the professional leagues of several major sports to essentially require that anyone who has aims of going pro take part in what is essentially an un-paid farm club system. They're in the business of selling Tostitos all the while trumpeting about the integrity of amateur athletics. Fuck the NCAA.
posted by nathancaswell at 11:58 AM on May 30, 2013 [14 favorites]


How do you make the determination that the hose is not available to all students?

Hey, can a regular student even drive here, or do you need a parking pass for the athletic center?
posted by zippy at 11:58 AM on May 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Any chance we could just make this whole thing a private sports business and allow educational institutions to license their trademarks while they get on with the job of actually educating people?

Reported to Homeland Security.
posted by TrialByMedia at 12:04 PM on May 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


And on Wednesday we learned from Portland basketball coach Eric Reveno that a WCC coach committed a violation by texting a recruit. The message? "Who is this?"

He should get fined. The correct reply is "who dis?"
posted by discopolo at 12:07 PM on May 30, 2013 [5 favorites]


As far as the car washing incident, the NCAA disclaims involvement: NCAA spokeswoman Dana Thomas emailed Thursday that her organization did not participate in the decision and does not consider the car wash to have been an extra benefits violation.
posted by mkb at 12:14 PM on May 30, 2013


If the water and use of the hose is $20, there are a lot of car washes losing a lot of money.

/insert "$20, same as in town" joke here.
posted by randomkeystrike at 12:23 PM on May 30, 2013


no hose before the pros
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:28 PM on May 30, 2013 [15 favorites]


she should have done what the football team does - get drunk and drive it though a campus pond a few times
posted by pyramid termite at 12:31 PM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


There is nothing more all american than making it illegal for some people to make money while others make millions of their labor.
posted by srboisvert at 12:33 PM on May 30, 2013 [5 favorites]


The NCAA has clearly seen all the great work that the IOC, FIFA and the UCI have been doing, and have decided to step up their game.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:53 PM on May 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Meanwhile, Auburn.
posted by tallthinone at 1:08 PM on May 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


As far as the car washing incident, the NCAA disclaims involvement: NCAA spokeswoman Dana Thomas emailed Thursday that her organization did not participate in the decision and does not consider the car wash to have been an extra benefits violation.

It would be nice if some journalists did some real work here. As the story has been reported so far, it's impossible to tell what happened. The texting incident is even more weakly sourced; as far as I can tell, this entire story is from just a single tweet?
posted by mr_roboto at 1:18 PM on May 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


mkb: "As far as the car washing incident, the NCAA disclaims involvement: NCAA spokeswoman Dana Thomas emailed Thursday that her organization did not participate in the decision and does not consider the car wash to have been an extra benefits violation."

The NCAA could have easily dismissed the school turning themselves in. But that didn't happen. By allowing the sanction to take lace, no matter how small, the NCAA has (at least in my eyes) agreed that the car wash was an extra benefits violation.

tallthinone: "Meanwhile, Auburn."

As a Georgia fan, have some shots. As a Charleston resident, I'm taking you to the Firefly distillery to get them.
posted by theichibun at 1:19 PM on May 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Any chance we could just make this whole thing a private sports business and allow educational institutions to license their trademarks while they get on with the job of actually educating people?

No. There isn't.

For the very simple reason that one of the few remaining bulwarks stopping corrupt and anti-intellectual state legislators from trying to shut down educational institutions altogether and auction off the land and buildings to their buddies, using the excuse that all necessary education can be handled by MOOCs far more cheaply, is that no one has yet figured out how to do that and have a ranked football team at the same time.
posted by jamjam at 1:21 PM on May 30, 2013 [6 favorites]


The NCAA could have easily dismissed the school turning themselves in. But that didn't happen. By allowing the sanction to take lace, no matter how small, the NCAA has (at least in my eyes) agreed that the car wash was an extra benefits violation.

It's not clear that the NCAA even knew about it until someone decided to email them about this story.
posted by mr_roboto at 1:31 PM on May 30, 2013


How do you make the determination that the hose is not available to all students?

There's only one hose, and some golfer is already using it?
posted by anonymisc at 2:06 PM on May 30, 2013


I wonder how the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit is going?
posted by srboisvert at 2:30 PM on May 30, 2013


Yeah.... I have no problem with either of these near-nothing penalties.

Does the NCAA have bigger fish to fry? Sure. But who is to say they aren't working on those issues too?
posted by markkraft at 2:34 PM on May 30, 2013


jamjam: “For the very simple reason that one of the few remaining bulwarks stopping corrupt and anti-intellectual state legislators from trying to shut down educational institutions altogether and auction off the land and buildings to their buddies, using the excuse that all necessary education can be handled by MOOCs far more cheaply, is that no one has yet figured out how to do that and have a ranked football team at the same time.
But—By God!—Georgia is going to try.
posted by ob1quixote at 2:36 PM on May 30, 2013


How do you make the determination that the hose is not available to all students?

It does not make the determination whether the hose is available, or else it gets the hose again.
posted by jonp72 at 7:31 PM on May 30, 2013


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