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LSU’s Compliance Office Offers Some Unsolicited Advice to UNC, Boise State, Ohio State, et al

May 5, 2011

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I’m not sure if the folks down in Baton Rouge ever got a handle on that pesky “Glory Hole” problem, but I’ll be damned if they run afoul of NCAA regulations anytime soon — thanks to “The Most Compliant Man In the World,” of course.

Somewhat convenient timing, it being Cinco de Mayo and all, I suppose. Dos Equis’ “The Most Interesting Man in the World” may or may not be flattered, but I imagine compliance nerds the NCAA over respect LSU’s efforts here.

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Did UNC’s hiring of Brian Baker, recruitment of Delvon Simmons violate even more NCAA regulations?

February 13, 2011

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Was Brian Baker hired by UNC solely to land DT Blue Chip Delvon Simmons

***UPDATE MARCH 8th, 2011: Delvon Simmons has reportedly asked to be released from his LOI (Letter of Intent) to the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Not entirely sure as to why, but I’m sure it all may or may not come out eventually…***

    ***UPDATE March 10th, 2011: UNC is reportedly refusing to release Simmons from his LOI. This could get interesting…***

The dark, tempestuous cloud of investigations looming over Chapel Hill’s Kenan Stadium apparently isn’t a menacing enough threat to the sanctity of Tar Heel football. In fact, it appears Butch Davis’ program still doesn’t shy away from spitting into the NCAA’s wind.

As you may recall, UNC landed a big prospect when McKeesport, Pennsylvania’s Delvon Simmons signed his Letter of Intent on February 2nd, 2011. It was quite a National Signing Day coup.

Why a coup? Well, the 6’5″, 265 pound defensive tackle (Rivals’ #5 DT, #80 overall; Scout’s #3 DT, #15 overall; ESPN’s #25 DT, NR overall) had actually eliminated the Tar Heels only a couple weeks prior and — adding to the enigma of it all — never took an official visit to Chapel Hill.

Simmons’ coach, Jim Ward, even chipped in with a great quote to make the matter that much more curious, and just hours before National Signing Day: “I can tell you that UNC has been added. We had a meeting behind closed doors, and that is all I can say. The rest stays there.

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Frump Day Links: 1-5-2011 — Or: “Just how much more can UNC get away with?” Edition

January 5, 2011

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Duck getting humped by a dog

  • Frump’s questioned some suspicious practices over in Chapel Hill in past, but it seems the hits just keep on coming. Perhaps taking a page out of Ohio State’s book here? [StateFans Nation]
  • Staying in the great State of North Carolina, it appears — surprise, surprise — that the Panthers are in need of a Quarterback, and that they think said need could be filled by that Andrew Luck guy [Panthers Report]
  • Ben Roethlisberger is apparently getting married to a lovely, formerly obscure and anonymous, physician’s assistant named Ashley Harlan. As long as they don’t honeymoon in Afghanistan, Bahamas, Brunei, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Yemen, or Zambia, I think things should work out just fine. [Last Angry Fan]
  • Sticking with the theme of QB scandals, Kurt Warner weighs in on Brett Favre’s legacy in the wake of epic ambivalence, not to mention dong pictures [With Leather]
  • Yes, you too could have won $50,000 for winning a beer pong tournament [Busted Coverage]
  • Running a successful professional hockey franchise out of Atlanta, Georgia requires a bit of creativity, however gratuitous, from time to time [The Score]
  • Frump’s done about all it could to inform its readers about the hidden dangers of turkeys, pandas, and even otters .  If you refuse to pay heed to our warnings, perhaps you’ll at least listen to this one. About bloodthirsty, “unkillable” cows. [Sportress of Blogitude]
  • If you haven’t caught the video of “Homeless Guy With Golden Radio Voice” yet, do yourself a favor and check out the new Voice of America [Awful Announcing]
  • Venus Williams’ house is fairly nice. Well, by this economy’s standards, I mean [Sharapova’s Thigh]


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UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp Attempts to Exorcise the Demons

November 2, 2010

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It’s been a scary year for North Carolina’s football program, but I’m sure the ghouls and ghosts bedeviling Franklin Street this past weekend offered a welcome recess from the NCAA investigators that have been haunting Chapel Hill for months.

Now, I’m by no means certain, but I highly doubt UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp would have been caught dead amongst that aforementioned crowd of 35,000 specters (just a hunch). However, as you’ll see below, that didn’t stop Thorp from participating in the general spirit of the festivities.

Caught on tape by the N&O, here’s Holden taking part in what appears to be some sort of ceremonial dance; perhaps a cleansing ritual to lift the Heels out of their current pit of despair…

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