Boise State accepts NCAA scholarship penalty as final rather than appeal

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2012 Idaho Statesman

UPDATE:

Boise State has accepted the Committee on Infractions decision as final rather than go through another appeal, the school said in a statement Wednesday evening.

“The Infractions Appeals Committee favorably recognized that Boise State had a compelling case for reconsideration of an appropriate penalty,” Boise State President Bob Kustra said in the statement. “However, the Committee on Infractions disregarded the ruling. We will abide by the decision, but we are disappointed in the outcome and the lack of meaningful review.”

As a result, Boise State will operate with 82 football scholarships instead of 85 in 2013. The school already had taken three-scholarship penalties in 2011 and 2012.

Boise State could have appealed the latest decision to the same panel that originally sided with the school.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions on Wednesday re-affirmed the nine-scholarship penalty against the Boise State football team, despite the ruling of its own appeals committee.

Boise State still must forfeit three scholarships per year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The school self-imposed that penalty in 2011 and took the penalty in 2012 despite the ongoing appeal because coach Chris Petersen didn’t want the penalty to drag beyond 2013.

The Infractions Appeals Committee in June called the penalty “excessive” and an “abuse of discretion.” It sent the case back to the COI for reconsideration.

The penalty stems from Boise State’s violations stemming from how it housed incoming players during the summer before enrollment. They stayed with veteran players, often on couches or floors. Violations occurred when players did not pay the market rate and when coaches helped them find a place to stay.

“While past infractions cases and their respective penalties are a part of the institutional memory of the Committee on Infractions when it tailors the penalties in a case, they do not provide a ‘one-size-fits-all’ measure of whether a penalty is fair and appropriate,” the committee stated in its report. “Each case – and the fairness of the penalties imposed in each case – ultimately stands on their own facts.”

The COI said in its report that it could have levied more serious penalties, including a postseason ban. The report specifically mentions a bowl ban for Ohio State, which was not hit with a “lack of institutional control” finding.

“The penalties that are being imposed must be viewed in light of the serious penalties which were available to the COI but not imposed,” the report says.

Boise State can appeal the COI’s latest decision again — to the same appeals committee.

Here is the NCAA press release.

Here is the COI’s response to the appeal.

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Lame

I honestly wonder if there's a lack of respect from the NCAA at play here. Boise State was not treated fairly at all and they know it but they don't care.

Life Is Not Fair

And Who Said It Would Be?

Behind door number three...

was a trip to Cancun!

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You fry wants with that?

I would love to go to cancun

with you.
You, me, sunscreen and a beach.

Interesting

"The COI said in its report that it could have levied more serious penalties, including a postseason ban. The report specifically mentions a bowl ban for Ohio State, which was not hit with a “lack of institutional control” finding."

In other words, COI is pizzed that the appeals committee "called the penalty “excessive” and an “abuse of discretion.”

If the COI says "all cases are not a one size fits all" and "each case stands on its own facts", why bring up Ohio State and say the Broncos could have been punished worse for lesser trangressions (than OSU)?

Oh, because its the NCAA.

Now Broncos, take your punishment like a man, accept it, vow to not break/bend the rules (like you've already stated) and lets move on.

The fact that

OSU was not hit with "lack of institutional control" is laughable at worst!

Deal With It

I love Boise State just as much as the next one, but get over it. They messed up and hopefully they will not appeal, take your medicine like big boys and move past it and learn from your mistakes. At the end of the day they have now been on probation, if anything that makes them a big time program. Who hasn't been on probation...

Curious statement...

“The penalties that are being imposed must be viewed in light of the serious penalties which were available to the COI but not imposed,” the report says.

Am I reading this wrong or does it say in essence; The penalties themselves are probably too harsh, but because they could have been worse, you should be happy with what you got.

Weird...............

Yup thats how I read it

...like "Be grateful. It could be a lot worse."

Boise State will be....

9-3 next year !!!!

Great timing ugly

LMAO......

And thats bad because....

Ugly, are you trolling?

Ugly, 9-3 next year probably equals a BCS bowl

so, not bad huh?

P2....Bowl probably if the

Broncos win the Big East with a 9-3 record....

The team we are seeing right now, minus the seniors, is the team leading the AQ into the Big East for 2013....

The Broncos BCS bowl chances are improving each week this year....the other AQ attenders have a tougher finishing schedule than the Broncos, so the ball is in the Broncos court again....

Ugly, are you saying

LaTech and Ohio have tougher schedules than Boise State the rest of the year?

BSU4342....Yes LaTech has a tougher

remaining schedule than BSU....remember I said remaining, not total....

Ohio has probably a slightly easier remaining schedule than Boise....

but those 2 are not the only ones in the hunt for top non-AQ....

Oh ugly....

Every time I think you've taken a step forward, you take two steps back.....

so BSU4342....are you saying....

U= 1-2 ???? then, lets say Ugly (U) starts at 100% then

U = 100 - (1-2) then,
U = 100 - (-1) then,
U = 100 + 1 then,
U = 101

Thus U is increasing with mathematical evidence !!!!

Thanks bro....Im in tears....didnt know you held me in such high regards....

Φ ugly math

more like:

U = 100 + (1-2)
U = 99

Extrapolate this negative influence over the past 750-800 posts, and we find that ugly passed oblivion on or about 11/14/2011.

Time for ugly to find the end of pi.

This is the same ugly who declared he was quitting the IS blogs. Why didn't he?

razor, you are wrong !!!! You must look at the statement to

establish the variables....

First, BSU4342 statement was negative, not positive....thus a negative is part of the equation....

Then we start with a start point....Ugly is 100

Second, BSU4342 said 1 forward (positive) and 2 backwards (negative)

thus, U = 100 - (1-2)
U = 100 - (-1)
U = 100 + 1
U = 101

Since 101 > 100 the conclusion is BSU4342 thinks Ugly is increasing !!!!

Maybe you need a laptop !!!!

Φ ugly's summation

fails, as usual.

Trying to fudge addition by negative subtraction will never make it past rational discernment.

This is why ugly has proven himself an abject failure in economics (macro and micro), payout and payout sources to visiting teams, BSU football gate and TV revenues, athletic department and stadium improvement funding, scheduling and conference alignment planning and implementation; and has suffered constant gastric distress at the termination of his longed-for "Great Rivalry".

This is ugly, the guy who vowed to quit and didn't. Who can believe anything he writes? He'll say anything. ugly must be running for office.

My bad ugly

I meant 3 steps back.....

I want better gum with those cards!

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You fry wants with that?

Save your gum

I want it to save and sniff every night.

Oh, to be your gum. Tangling with your tongue in your mouth.

Φ ugly

Just got back from the golf course. Could you tell if I was cheating from wherever you are?

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Donts wants no fries.

Back to the gc.

Who's cheating who, and who's being true?

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And who's cart is parked next door?

Thats my car next door.

I watch you all the time.

9-3!!

that's a big improvement from the 6-6 predicted for this year by..... can't remember.

Gene, Gene the AD Machine

This is why Gene is at San Jose State now and not Boise State. Mess.

San Jose is not that bad, padre.

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You fry wants with that?

I know

my little dirty sanchez....

Whatever

Get on with it...you really think the NCAA is going to admit the over reacted to the Boise State situation? These guys are so spineless they allow the BCS schools to dictate to tem on a weekly basis. The Bronco's will survive

And so why is there a

Infractions Appeals Committee?

Appeals Committee vs. COI

So......the COI is telling everyone that the Appeals Committee has NO say in the matter - so what's the purpose of the Appeals Committee? If the Appeals Committee says it was excessive & now the COI now basically says we will impose whatever we want - why even have an Appeals Committee. The NCAA is such a JOKE!

Send them to the COMFY CHAIR!

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You fry wants with that?

That chair

has stains on it.

BSU knew this was coming

I'm sure BSU had to know what was coming & that's why they went ahead & took the 3 penalties this year.

Couch Surfing?

Hmmm, What is the value of couch surfing in Boise? BOI is a great place, but come on! Couch surfing is an instutuional violation? Oh yes, don't forget the 22 year old Camry with 300K miles on it. Now that is really a big dollar violation. Cruizing Boise in old Camry style. If it was his real parents vs. host parents, it would not be a violation at all. i.e. a players real parents are allowed to provide a crappy old ride, but not host parents.

COI was in a corner

The COI backed themselves into a corner on this one. By dropping the LOIC on BSU, the Committee had to go hard on the Broncos or else the LOIC ruling wouldn't have any teeth.

The question is really whether the LOIC ruling was appropriate or, more specifically, if the football violations fit within the scope of LOIC. I think that the Appeals Committee was of the mind that the LOIC ruling was independent of the football infractions, but the COI didn't see it that way.

Unless there is a mechanism for the Appeals Committee to either make a recommendation to the COI or to issue its own ruling upon appeal, there's not much onus on the COI to change their decision.

I suppose BSU can appeal again and see what happens, but it seems pointless to do so.

I can see it now

Boise State Re-Appeals
Appeals Committee rules penalites were excessive - sends it back to COI
COI - upholds their own ruling

Boise State Re-Re-Appeals
Appeals Committee rules penalites were excessive (again) - sends it back to COI
COI - upholds their own ruling

Boise State Re-Re-Re-Appeals
Appeals Committee rules penalites were excessive (again) - sends it back to COI
COI - upholds their own ruling

Boise State Re-Re-Re-Appeals
Appeals Committee rules penalites were excessive (again) - sends it back to COI
COI - upholds their own ruling

The only one getting any satisfaction out of all this - the Lawyers - they're getting RICHer!

My SEC friends

continue to laugh and shake their heads at the absurdity of the NCAA sanctions against BSU.

While the NCAA has been looking at the BSU appeal, $100 handshakes between SEC alumni and atheles continue unimpeded.