Theory: The NCAA is Making an Example of OSU, Just Not the Way We All Think

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Poke4Christ

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So I think just about every person on here can agree the penalties against OSU are way too severe. It cam out of left field with a hammer. Many, including myself, were quick to think that we would be disproportionately punished in comparison to the cash cows like Louisville and Kansas that would likely get slaps on the wrist. Well, I don't feel that way anymore.

OSU is the first school to get any bribery scandal related punishment announced. I think the NCAA is using this to set the expectations for punishment as high as possible. They know and expect that our punishment will get reduced with an appeal. The reason why they are doing it though is to set the stage. I think they want to clean up the places where there are actually major issues and they are using OSU to set the expectations high. OSU is almost like the opening round of negotiations. Starting hard on a small case like OSU in order to allow for more power against much more major offenders.

Anyway, that is just my take. Cade's announcement today just affirmed for me. At this point I think the chances we actually have a post-season ban is small. I expect that will get overturned and the scholarship penalty will be reduced to one or two per year. I also think that OSU realizes this and has used it to calm the fears of many recruits and players.
 
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I think the NCAA is embarrassed the FBI uncovered this and dumped it in their lap, so now they are trying to make up for it. I would think these other schools would have good reason to be worried.
 

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So I think just about every person on here can agree the penalties against OSU are way too severe. It cam out of left field with a hammer. Many, including myself, were quick to think that we would be disproportionately punished in comparison to the cash cows like Louisville and Kansas that would likely get slaps on the wrist. Well, I don't feel that way anymore.

OSU is the first school to get any bribery scandal related punishment announced. I think the NCAA is using this to set the expectations for punishment as high as possible. They know and expect that our punishment will get reduced with an appeal. The reason why they are doing it though is to set the stage. I think they want to clean up the places where there are actually major issues and they are using OSU to set the expectations high. OSU is almost like the opening round of negotiations. Starting hard on a small case like OSU in order to allow for more power against much more major offenders.

Anyway, that is just my take. Cade's announcement today just affirmed for me. At this point I think the chances we actually have a post-season ban is small. I expect that will get overturned and the scholarship penalty will be reduced to one or two per year. I also think that OSU realizes this and has used it to calm the fears of many recruits and players.
The current scholarship penalty is only one scholarship lost, per year, over a three year period. It's not three scholarships lost per year, over a three year period.
 

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The current scholarship penalty is only one scholarship lost, per year, over a three year period. It's not three scholarships lost per year, over a three year period.
Are you 100% sure on this? I keep hearing it interpreted both ways.
I'm 1000% sure. You can take the time to look up articles or tweets, the info out there.
 

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I wish it wouldn't have scared Yor away though.
Still nothing official with him though right? Cade's decision could change things.
Cade made it official way early this morning.

https://twitter.com/CadeCunningham_/status/1275059334356054016?s=19


https://twitter.com/DickieV/status/1275151068687511553?s=19


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Cade made it official way early this morning.

https://twitter.com/CadeCunningham_/status/1275059334356054016?s=19



https://twitter.com/DickieV/status/1275151068687511553?s=19



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Oh man, that Vitale vid is epic in such a granddad/Lee Corso kinda way
 

Poke4Christ

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The current scholarship penalty is only one scholarship lost, per year, over a three year period. It's not three scholarships lost per year, over a three year period.
I actually learned this today when they were debating it on the radio. That is actually much better as 3 lost for three years would have been pretty devastating. Anyway, if they can overturn the post season ban we should be solid.
 

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Cade made it official way early this morning.

https://twitter.com/CadeCunningham_/status/1275059334356054016?s=19



https://twitter.com/DickieV/status/1275151068687511553?s=19



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I understand what cade did. My point was cade sticking with his commitment could possibly cause Yor to reconsider.