Vols' opponent Oregon expects NCAA ruling, penalties soon

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2012 file photo, Oregon football coach Chip Kelly walks out of the tunnel with his team before their NCAA college football game against Fresno State in Eugene, Ore. The University of Oregon proposed a self-imposed two-year probation and the loss of a scholarship for three years because of possible recruiting violations involving the Ducks' football program. The university released documents late Monday, April 15, 2013 that included a proposed summary disposition from September which discusses the violations and characterizes at least one as 'major.' Kelly was head coach of the Ducks for the past three seasons. He left Oregon to become head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this year.  (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2012 file photo, Oregon football coach Chip Kelly walks out of the tunnel with his team before their NCAA college football game against Fresno State in Eugene, Ore. The University of Oregon proposed a self-imposed two-year probation and the loss of a scholarship for three years because of possible recruiting violations involving the Ducks' football program. The university released documents late Monday, April 15, 2013 that included a proposed summary disposition from September which discusses the violations and characterizes at least one as "major." Kelly was head coach of the Ducks for the past three seasons. He left Oregon to become head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this year. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

The NCAA Committee on Infractions is soon expected to release its report -- and hand down penalties -- in the University of Oregon case involving the Ducks' use of recruiting services. In a failed attempt at summary disposition with the NCAA last year, UO officials agreed that the case was "major" in nature and proposed a two-year probation and loss of one scholarship for each of the next three seasons, among other smaller sanctions.

The infractions committee released its findings Friday in a case involving Mississippi State. Bulldogs officials reportedly appeared before the committee on April 19 -- the same day UO officials appeared before the committee.

Britton Banowsky, chairman of the Committee on Infractions, told reporters that penalties weren't more severe in part because of Mississippi State's cooperation in the case. The committee essentially accepted the school's self-imposed penalties.

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tomatosoup writes:

In looking at the picture above and after reading the title of this article, I'm thinking it would be great if the NCAA were to penalize the Ducks and hopefully, make a few of there players ineligable for our game!!! I knew this was going to be a great year for Tennessee (were heading back in the right direction) and then this news comes out....WOW! What's great is that it's not Tennessee making noise about violations, fights, and beer bottle throwing...it's Oregon! This is really funny the more I think about it. I would think that a team like the Ducks would learn from the beer bottle debockle of Tyler Bray last year. Oh well, stinks to be a Duck. Go Vols!!!!

mikethehistorystudent writes:

These penalties don't sound that bad. They're losing one scholarship per year for three years. That's not a huge deal IMO and it has no impact on our game with them.

Henley-Street-Bridge writes:

I would think the NCAA should spot the VOLS 21 points to begin the game Sept 14th @ Eugene.

GO VOLS

shipperman#280095 writes:

in response to Henley-Street-Bridge:

I would think the NCAA should spot the VOLS 21 points to begin the game Sept 14th @ Eugene.

GO VOLS

They would still beat us by 21

MikeNPS writes:

in response to mikethehistorystudent:

These penalties don't sound that bad. They're losing one scholarship per year for three years. That's not a huge deal IMO and it has no impact on our game with them.

Read the article again. Oregon has proposed that their penalty only be the loss of one scholarship per year.

suggest_removal_4_all_troll_posts writes:

They should be heavily penalized for wearing those uniforms.

mikethehistorystudent writes:

in response to MikeNPS:

Read the article again. Oregon has proposed that their penalty only be the loss of one scholarship per year.

Oh, ok that makes more sense. Thanks.

mikethehistorystudent writes:

in response to suggest_removal_4_all_troll_posts:

They should be heavily penalized for wearing those uniforms.

(LIKE)

mocsandvolsfan writes:

Did anyone read the extended article? Lot's of schools had violations...including Tennessee.

Most of it was the same old story of punishing the "left behind" players and mostly new coaches. It will never make sense. If they'd punish just the participating players and coaches AND any involved wouldn't it make more sense? The NFL could help with this but instead they reward these guys with multi million dollar contracts...at least in some cases. If it proves to be a school wide problem then go ahead and punish the school. But punishing new coaches and players for other's mistakes is just dumb. I WILL say it has gotten a little better...maybe.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to mikethehistorystudent:

(LIKE)

Painting an entire field should be the "death penalty"! I forgot who has the purple field.

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