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GAMBLIN'. You can now place bets on Bodog on who the next Penn State coach will be. Naturally, the leader at the moment is Urbz, but I was surprised to see Mike London and Kevin Sumlin's names so high on the list. Not because I think either of them are bad coaches, but because I'd genuinely never thought of them as potential successors.
So this is awkward. It feels weird to discuss other programs having problems with the NCAA. Honestly, it doesn't feel like it really matters. However, the rules are the rules, and teams are going to get dinged if they break them.
Central Florida got some bad news this week, in the form of one of the most truly excellent Notice of Allegations I've seen in a long time. Basically, the school was connected to someone the NCAA identified as both a booster and a runner for an agent, who was involved in the recruitment of both football and basketball players. The ham-fisted execution of all of this really puts the seasoning on a fine dish of DERP.
Ohio State isn't out of the woods yet, either. Yesterday they were hit with a failure to monitor charge, which is the second most serious charge the NCAA can level against an institution. This stems from discoveries made during OSU's own investigation, in which additional players were found to have received extra benefits from shady booster Bobby DiGeronimo. OSU has self-imposed a loss of five scholarships over the next three years, but the NCAA is free to increase the penalty if they see fit.
Catch the fever! I would advise you to get in on the ground floor of Endurance Football. This has all the makings of a SlamBall-like success story.
FYI. Michigan State and North Carolina are playing a basketball game on an aircraft carrier tonight.