Friday, February 1, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 1, 2013

Friday. Hey, put a smile on your face. Things are coming your way… like these six college football stories from around the country.

Big 12 wants NCAA to allow conference title game

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says the league likely will seek permission from the NCAA to hold a championship game even though it doesn't have the 12 members required under the current rules.

Robert Nkemdiche tweets 'LSU tomorrow,' LSU player confirms visit via Twitter

On Thursday, Robert Nkemdiche tweeted: "LSU tomorrow what up!" LSU receiver Avery Johnson confirmed the visit via Twitter.

Aztecs go Long with contract extension

Tapped as Brady Hoke‘s successor in January of 2011, Rocky Long has landed some well-earned recognition for the job he’s done in his short time at San Diego State.

Former Arkansas coaches say some Razorbacks quit on 2012 season

The 2012 football season at Arkansas was an unmitigated disaster and this week several of the coaches responsible for a preseason top-10 team producing a 4-8 record blamed it on the athletic director and some of the seniors who might have quit on their teammates.

Iowa, Nebraska want to keep playing Fridays

Iowa and Nebraska want to continue playing each other on the Friday after Thanksgiving.\


This NCAA investigator, who demanded anonymity, raised a different angle to that issue. It broke no law, he said. It didn't involve a twisted ethical question, he said.

"There are a lot of us wondering just what the purpose of (Emmert's news conference) was — and why it happened in the first place,'' the investigator said.

Do you know how unusual this is? An investigator questioning the NCAA itself? A foot soldier wondering what is at work inside the college castle?

When asked if there was an ethical question in an attorney using legal means to depose someone the NCAA otherwise couldn't, the investigator was certain.

"This was good, investigative work,'' he said.

The investigator then listed similar officials the NCAA has worked with through the years to gather evidence against schools or individuals: U.S. Attorney offices, private investigators, former FBI agents and various lawyers.

"Even in the Miami case, this wasn't a solitary issue,'' he said.

[ed note: This quotable is important. it shows that what the NCAA enforcement staff did in Miami is not new. They did not invent this in 2011. This is learned, practiced and oft-repeated behavior. They didn’t make this stuff up yesterday, y’all.]

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