Wow! What can you say to that? Puts a little more vinegar in BYU's losses
to them.I don't know how serious or not these sanctions are
relatively speaking, but to lose two scholarships seems like a significant
issue. In some cases, NCAA rules may be ridiculous, but everyone
needs to abide by the same set of rules IMHO. If the rules are draconian or
stupid, lobby to change them; is what I say. But I think everyone should be
held accountable for the same set or rules.
Six of the current roster on St. Mary's 16 players are from overseas. four
are from Australia. Dellavedova, there star player and their center are
included in that group.Were these current players involved? If so,
why are they still playing?
I really hope that Dellavedova was not in the know with any of these violations.
In my mind, he could be the next John Stockton. If he is guilty, though, then he
fails to pass the test of being a great example on and off the court as Stockton
was and is.
Love that picture!
Dave DI don't think you can blame Dellavedova or any other
Saint Mary's recruits for any NCAA recruiting violations committed by Saint
Mary's. It's doubtful any of them, especially the foreign recruits,
have a clue about the specifics of NCAA recruiting rules.The blame
lies entirely with Randy Bennett and his coaching staff who apparently knowingly
violated the rules even after they had been warned.I'm
beginning to understand Gonzaga fans' contempt for Saint Mary's.
Hey Chris, I notice Utah played really well last night. Have they had a
reduction in scholarships?
Love the punishments. Hey Chris B, how's your team on the hill doing?
Christy only loves the picture because it's something her rundown Utes are
incapable of doing anymore.149-145; 7 in a row; 11 of the last 12;
three straight 20-point blowouts at the HC---------Looks
like Dellavadova is getting out of Dodge just in time and the Australian
pipeline just sprang a serious leak.
Chris B. my friend,I bet you do love that picture. Notice how
there are actually fans in the stands. If only huh? If only...
WOW!The NCAA really came down hard on the Gaels. These are the types
of sanctions that could severely cripple a small program like Saint Mary's
for years.I don't understand why they chose to continue
violating the rules after they'd been warned.
A quick search on Yahoo yielded:"...While Saint Mary's rise
has been predicated largely on its Australian pipeline... the major violations
handed down by the NCAA involved the recruitment of French players by the former
assistant. None of those players ever attended the university..."."...The potential violations were brought to the attention of the NCAA in
March 2011... The university said it has fully cooperated with the NCAA since
that time and already has made improvements in its athletic department,
including hiring another compliance officer and beefing up background checks on
If only the NCAA could sanction that ridiculous mouth guard...
Too bad but the slur comments ruin what could be a good conversation about the
problems at St Mary's.
SMC certainly is a good scapegoat for the NCAA to flex their muscle on and make
an example of. These look like very minor violations compared to larger, more
profitable schools, but the Gaels are renowned enough to attract national
attention, but not a large enough fanbase to hurt NCAA for viewership and
attendance. Too bad for a program that has made great strides to make itself
nationally relevant and produce some great players.
Wow, I can't believe it takes that long for penalties to be enforced.
I have trouble seeing how these sanctions are enough to deter future violations.
They should have been banned from all post-season play, as Ohio State and USC
were. A reduction of two scholarships and the other "penalties" are a
mere slap on the wrist.