Boise State to appeal football penalties levied by NCAA

By Chadd Cripe
© 2011 Idaho Statesman

Boise State will appeal the NCAA penalties imposed on its football program, the school announced Tuesday.

The appeal is limited to the penalties the Committee on Infractions levied in excess of the penalties self-imposed by the university.

The additional penalties were three scholarships for the 2012 and 2013 football seasons and three fewer contact practices during spring ball in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Boise State’s self-imposed penalties were three scholarships for 2011 and three fewer preseason practices in 2011 and 2012.

The appeals process is expected to take two to three months (see timeline below). There is no timeline for a decision after that. Only one of 13 appeals has been successful since the NCAA changed its appellate rules in 2008.

The appeal is decided upon by the Infractions Appeals Committee (members here). It appears the only argument available to Boise State, because the school is appealing only the football penalties and not any of the findings of violation, is that the COI decision "was excessive and is an abuse of discretion."

Boise State coach Chris Petersen said he was “disappointed” when the penalties were announced Sept. 13. Later that week, on his radio show, Petersen hinted at frustration.

“We could talk for days, I’ve got so many thoughts and opinions on this deal,” Petersen said. “But I’ve kind of learned that it’s probably best that I say that we were surprised by it, but we’ll do what we have to do. The one thing I appreciate about this program and our kids is whatever we have thrown our way, we’ll adjust and adapt and we’ll keep rolling.”


Here's the appeals timeline, according to Boise State officials:

— Boise State had until Wednesday to notify the NCAA of its intent to appeal. The NCAA then will acknowledge receipt of Boise State's decision.

— Boise State will have 30 days from the acknowledgement to file its brief.

— The COI will have 30 days to answer the brief.

— Boise State will have 14 days to file its rebuttal.

— It's unclear whether Boise State will have an in-person hearing or how long after the process has been completed that a decision will be announced.


Notes on the appeals process, from the NCAA:

— There are five members on the committee. At least one of the members is from the general public and isn’t associated with a college, professional sports organization or athletes in any way. The other members must be a staff member of an NCAA school or conference.

— An appeal is NOT a new hearing that provides a second chance to argue the case. The Infractions Appeals Committee will reverse or modify a ruling of the Committee on Infractions only if the individual or school can prove one of the following:

• The ruling by the Committee on Infractions was clearly contrary to the evidence;
• The individual or school did not actually break NCAA rules;
• There was a procedural error that caused the Committee on Infractions to find a violation of NCAA rules;
• The penalty was excessive and is an abuse of discretion.

— The appeal can be handled in written form or through an in-person hearing.

give it up kustra

the university committed the violations the chances of winning on appeal less than the school getting a bid to a major football gamor as usual Kustra blame the fall guy as usual

You were flagged for speaking English


I've just failed miserably trying to be incognito.

Ω Thanks a bundle FO. razor gags ...

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OBJECTION : Sustained

I thought trolls were exempt? Honoring a troll?

Ω Hey, at least FO ...

... owned it. You'll have to file a motion for a retrial. Maybe FO will recommend flogging instead.


based on tne Cam Newton presidence pretext preponderance of associational malfeisability and other non related hoshposh and mumbo jumbo. In other words ; somebody else did worse than me excuse!

Ω Like I said ...

... take it up with FO. He was the side judge on the play and made the call.

Good post.

Is Hoshposh anywhere near Oshkosh?

The other side

of Kansas through OZ and keep going. FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD!

Ω Will you attend ...

... either of the meetings?


I don't do meetings. I did butcher a chicken today though. Meetings remind me to much of my school daze! Clouds up my mind. Then I start reflecting on my coaching stint and I get to nostalgic and wig out.

If you do that you might reach Ashtabula or He11's kitchen (?)

Oh well.


I've just failed miserably trying to be incognito.

"You were flagged for

"You were flagged for speaking English"

I love it!!! Great comment!


....Obviously you don't have a life besides griping about BSU. I don't comment on here often, but certainly read the comments, and well I'm awarding you the YAWN award. Your award is that in your next life, you will bleed blue and orange and will forever be ensconced in the Buster Bronco suit! lol

I love to bust the chops of your fellow Bronco haters on other websites. The garbage you spew is just boring...maybe you ought to change your spiel. lol


The Babe

Hey Babe

Do you have a nice fishing boat?

Are you a good cook?

We'll start there.

We'd love to have you comment here more.

Yawn award...LOL purrrfect!

Down wiz

down boy.....

and would she mind a

tag along?



Ω Questions, ugly.

Are you going to show at either of the next two scheduled meetings?

Are you going to show at the payoff of the bets?

Two other posts and you ignored both in attempting this "end run".

Answers, please.


The dufus you so respect.

ps - Blue and orange goalposts would be cool.

razor....sorry about the

dufus was directed towards the combo-flags....

yes, I will be at one of the two....not sure which one yet....I need to get a truck back to that area (Boise), so this would be good timing....and I have friends that travel to Pocy area, so I'll drive truck to Boise and then hitch a ride back to Pocy after Board Meeting....

hate to go to Boise and not have a few brewsky's....

so I need to get arrangements made....

But ugly will be at one of the two....which one, depends on the availabilty of the ride back....

Ω Good

See ya there.

razor - This translates to . . .

Being able to blame a third party for not being able to make a Board Meeting. A convenient alibi is being staged. All that remains for us to get is the news that Pugly will be in Boise returning a truck, but not on the days of the Board Meetings because the folks giving him a ride back to Pocatello are only available on certain days.

I can see it all unfolding now.

I don't think Pugly has any honest intention of ever going to a Board Meeting and he is just shining us on.


Yeah VNDL...All Sounds Like A

handfull of cheez whiz...

Truck to Boise sounds like cover for showin up with 1A plates...thye have those in Pocy?

Ω One of my neighbors ...

... is a BPD dispatcher. I can get her to run the plates.

Wiz - good catch - Pugly drives a yellow school bus

I hadn't thought about the cover for 1A plates. Yes, that's the deal. Good detective work.

Pugly is toast - we will figure him out yet. It is time to get the Copernick fired up and start going deep and find out more about this Pugly fellow.

He is not a Vandal.

He is not a potato farmer.

He is prolly not even a runner - maybe more like 5'7" and 300 pounds and is really a school crossing monitor/flagger at an elementary school in Boise somewhere or even a school bus driver, which would explaian how he has all the time during the day to post on these boards.

Just a matter of time to discover who he really is.

If he was a gentleman he would level with us and tell us now - honesty in action- a catharsis of sorts - cleansing of his bowels and soul.


PS - After my recent 'bowel cleansing' procedure before the operation - I learned it is absolutely amazing how much 'crap' is stuffed up in those bowels. It is amazing the volume that is compressed and how much volume it takes up when it is uncompressed and allowed to roam free. I had no idea the human body could have so much stuff up there. Maybe Pugly wants his bowels cleansed and we could easily do it with some surgical tubing and a couple gallons of warm water and a garden hose tip. You could hold him down and do it and I could watch from afar and give directions, advice, and encouragement.

Ω Stop editing.

I can't take any more.

Yeah We Done Dicktective Work Before...

not like this is new turf or nuthin.

Plus he's been to more colleges than the States got and he "kinda" knows stuff bout Moscow and "kinda" knows Pocy stuff..all stuff you can get on the web..but also knows Boise real well.

Remember that lovers parkin area over near Pocy? He never knew bout it and I'm bettin the area don't descriminate agin Homes or Heters or Bi' he shoulda known, IMO..

Then The Clock thingy up North...

We better dig in....

Ω I sell ...

... anti-flag insurance on the side.

For the price of a box of Top-Flite X-Outs, we can cover you for 30 days.

On the Pro V1 level, you get 4 months.

Nothing down and no credit check.

Pro V1's

should get me at least 6 months........

Ω Wrong plan

That's the Bridgestone 330s. And good for one year, $149.95.

Taylors will get you 9 months, $109.79.

Srixons for 8 months, a steal at $79.50.

I Only Need

1 ball every 36 holes..

Ω Bet it looks ...

... ugly after that.

Safe driver discount for you.

Nice Pin !


Ω It's on him ...

... to stand up or get lost. We'll know soon enough.

No excuses.

Pretty clear

you don't follow college football and you are pretty far out of your league. Better let the big boys handle this.

We're so sorry...

Bronco Bobby


I've just failed miserably trying to be incognito.

first mistake - we shouldn't of sanctioned ourselves

we should just make a rule that from here on out all football campers will have to stay at the rescue mission or sleep in a van down by the river

Good for them

I've always wondered how we went from "Summery Judgement" to penalties just because they found an idiot tennis coach...........


No wrath like a woman scorned!

Who's being penalized?

Taking away scholarships? Seems that's against some deserving students/athletes.

Remember to vote

Vote once a day everyday

SIF and tfunky are right about Bronco Bob & Bad Karma

He has been saying all along about Bad Karma caused by Bronco Bob's comments about Vandals, (students, family, friends, and fans being Nasty and Inebrated).

I used to think that the initials 'BK' stood for Bob Kustra.

Now I can see where SIF is right on target and I now think Bronco Bob's real initials stand for 'Bad Karma'.

Where will all this Bad Karma lead to. It is kind of like the Limbo Rock - How Low Can You Go?

It is very interesting being a Bronco Fotball Fan and watching how the Bad Karma is affecting BSU. I don't want it to affect the Bronco Fotball Team - just Bronco Bob. So far the Bronco Football team is still winning games and in contention to get a BCS Bowl Bid. But the GB firing thingy did make Bronco Bob look kinda bad, mean, and ruthless. Maybe Bronco Bob had cause for the firing, but it still was a chicken chit way for him to have handled it, by being out of town when the announcement came, like tfunky has reminded us.

Tfunky is right on with that one, regarding how Bob Kustra handled the GB firing announcement and how it was all very low class and crummy the way Bronco Bob handled it. Unless I misundersdtood what tfunky was saying. Maybe I read itwrong and tfunky was saying it was god that Bronco Bob was low class. I get confused sometmes.

All I know is the Bad Karma thingy seems to be catching hold and gaining momentum.


You crack me up VNDL

First, you may be one of 4 people in the entire state that even remembers what BroncoBob said about attending games at U of I, let alone believe that all bad things can be tied to the "bad karma" contributed to such a minor issue.

Second, Yes, I thought BroncoBob not being in town for the announcement was a bit chicken chit.

Third, the "bad karma" is only gaining momentum in your vivid imagination.

tfunky Correct Me If I Am Wrong...

but didn't Gene pick the date for release? He knew about the termination prior..and wasn't Kustra on a pre planned triP? Certainly they both knew and discussed that. If I'm correct, then I don't know if I'd call it c.s.

Kinda sorta

From what I understand, Gene wanted some time before an announcement was made,BroncoBob gave him until a certain date. The date he picked happened to fall on a day BroncoBob was out of town. And from what I understand a somewhat important out of town trip. I still think BroncoBob should have been here, You and I have both run businesses, you don't can key (and popular) management without being there.

Well Funky...Certainly

BK had the ability to control the the onus falls in his lap. And you;re right..I'd certainly want to make sure I was available for enumerable reasons..having run businesses, we both know what they are.

tfunky - Broncos need to have 'Woodies'

You prolly think that the Men's Room on the first floor of the SUB by the book store running out of toilet paper the other day was coincidence.

Nope, not at all. It is Bad Karma in action.

Just wait and see. More stuff is gonna happen at/to BSU and it will all be attributed to Bad Karma, in time.

Once the Bad Karma wave is in motion the only thing that can dampen it and stop it is for Bronco Bob to issue a statement of retraction and/or an apology. Until then - don't ever walk under any ladders at BSU or break any mirrors. And, it is critical to carry a small piece of wood in your pocket to knock on. Those without the wood will perish and vanish. Nobody will know what hapened to them. So if you make a phone call someday to somebody and they are not there to answer the call - chances are they haven't been knocking on wood and are gone to the Great Beyond.


PS - A small yellow # 2 pencil would be good for wood, cuz that is what it is made of. Having Kleenex or toilet paper in yuor pocket or paper from books and such, technically does not qalify as 'wood' even though they are made from wood pulp fibers. Other chemicals have been added during the manufacturing process, to the point where the identification of 'wood' is no longer legitimate. So a pencil would work. Or even just break off a part of a tree limb and stick it in your pocket or backpack or brief case.


No worries, lining my windows with tinfoil as I type............

Does A Big Pair of Socks...

stuffed in your jeans work as a substitute for a lil pencil?


leprechauns and chainsaws..........................


Yeah..and a Guiness Mug O Beer !

Wiz - are you saying . . .

you don't have any lead in your pencil anymore?


PS - If you are gonna stuff a big pair of socks in your jeans, please make sure it is the front of your pants and not the back, otherwise people might think you are wearing Depends.