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  • Derreck's Avatar
    16th July 2019, 08:33
    45 Days... Lets get ready Pack Nation!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    12th July 2019, 09:44
    Likely twice that number. NC State is the first because NC State was the school that cooperated the most with the NCAA and law enforcement. Consequently, the NCAA felt their case against "us" was the clearest and most straight forward. I agree that the lion's share of this scandal insofar as NC State is concerned is Smith, Early, and Gottfried. It should not be lost upon anyone that the people who "get away" with this stuff the most are the players. They receive the impermissible benefits and then leave the school before the NCAA manages to investigate and hand down punishments that hurt players who never benefited one iota. Ken
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  • Matt Nicholson's Avatar
    11th July 2019, 23:51
    Early should get a show-cause. Gottfried should be suspended if not fired outright. Some writers are saying at least 5 or 6 other schools will also be getting NOAs.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    11th July 2019, 18:48
    The consensus view of most sports analysts is that NC State is looking at a fine and vacation of the 15 wins from Smith’s lone season. Had we won any titles, then those would have been vacated also since the NCAA has ruled Smith ineligible for the entire season, in retrospect. Most people think the wording of the NOA points the strong finger at Gottfried and Early. Like I questioned Gott’s hire by Cal State Northridge within a month of us firing him is being roundly criticized now that the school will likely face a Show Cause stipulation to retain him. Gott ended up screwing himself in ways beyond even what we initially saw! He may have also killed Early’s career! Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th July 2019, 12:46
    Exactly. I field calls weekly wanting Mckenzie to play Softball every weekend. We dont to let her rest. Volleyball practice starts next week so she is pretty much done with softball (except for a rare weekend tournament) now. However many of her friends and teammates play on a different team nearly every weekend. One girl in particular has played for 5 different teams this year, has played every single weekend and that is not counting the two days of team practice during the week as well as the individual lessons on top of that. I have told her parents she is going to result in getting a serious injury.
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  • packinjax's Avatar
    11th July 2019, 11:06
    Agreed. Not just to a professional level though, a lot of the parents are hoping for a scholarship at the collegiate level. Although if you saved the money you spent on travel teams/ development, you could probably cover a lot of college expense anyway.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    11th July 2019, 10:46
    This ESPN article is just one glimpse at a worrisome trend in youth sports in multiple areas. The vast gap between most kids and those kids being groomed for collegiate and professional sports has grown. It used to be that kids were kids and would play a few games of baseball in the summer Small Fry and Little League venues, and go back to school. Then, in their junior high years they would play sports at that level. This article points out the explosion of stress related injuries that the NBA is facing now. And, it points a clear finger at the role of the AAU basketball circuit. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27125793/these-kids-ticking-bombs-threat-youth-basketball But, it isn't merely basketball that's been in the crosshairs. Baseball has been looking at this, and many Hall of Fame players have gone on record expressing serious concerns with the depth and duration of the many different youth leagues. It has turned into yearlong baseball competitions and training for kids in their junior high school years. John Smoltz in particular is noted for criticizing the over development of these youth leagues in baseball, saying that the explosion of Tommy John surgery points to over training. Doctors who perform this surgery, including the doctor who pioneered the technique, has warned parents that the surgery should not be considered a panacea nor a preventative elective surgery. Smoltz in particular believes kids should play a more limited number of baseball games, as well as participate in multiple sports simply to increase their joy of sports through diversity of effort.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th July 2019, 08:31
    https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/07/11/nc-state-basketball-ncaa-punish-wolfpack/ Good read.
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  • Stephen Sparks's Avatar
    11th July 2019, 07:24
    All I got to say is lawyer up! The Cheats essentially got away with institutionalized cheating with little to no consequences for decades, not years. If we don’t fight this tooth and nail, I will start pulling for another team, alma mater be damned.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th July 2019, 06:40
    The ESPN article listed is factually incorrect. The Level 1 allegations were directed at the coaches, Early and Gott. The allegations that were alleged against NC State were Level 2. From Pate Forde https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa-hits-nc-state-with-notice-of-allegations-tied-to-federal-hoops-corruption-case-220117755.html "In addition to being a problem for NC State, the charges specifically related to former coach Mark Gottfried — now the head coach at Cal State Northridge — could jeopardize his current standing at that school. Gottfried is charged with violating head coach responsibility legislation, specifically a failure to monitor his program and promote an atmosphere of compliance. In broader terms, this also could signal an effort by the NCAA to pin responsibility on those who have proven to be the most evasive of targets in cheating scandals — the head coaches.
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  • Matt Nicholson's Avatar
    11th July 2019, 06:12
    I'm serious. If we do not meet anything above and beyond vacating 15 wins from a meaningless season with anything less than the full force of a legal dream team, I will be PISSED!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    10th July 2019, 21:05
    Hot off the press. https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/27163940/nc-state-hit-dennis-smith-related-charges Two level one charges, including lack of monitoring by Mark Gottfried, plus accusations that Orlando Early funneled payments to Dennis Smith. One level two charge for a parking pass. It is serious. Ken
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