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Investigation finds 137 ineligible athletes at SE Louisiana

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12:50 PM ET 03.29 | An internal investigation at Southeastern Louisiana has revealed that 137 ineligible athletes competed for the Lions in unspecified sports between 2005 and 2010. In a statement, Southeastern said most violations occurred between 2005 and 2007 and involved instances in which the university failed to comply with NCAA academic requirements by mistakenly certifying athletes as eligible. The school says it will impose penalties such as reducing scholarships, vacating victories and imposing a two-year probationary period on itself.

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March 29, 2013  12:53 PM ET

Scared straight? Or will the NCAA investigators get busy with it?

March 29, 2013  01:17 PM ET

I guess that means they will be applying for SEC membership soon. (figured I'd go ahead and get it out of the way)

March 29, 2013  01:24 PM ET

And yet 86% graduated....

Southeastern Louisiana officials say an internal investigation revealed that 137 athletes who academically ineligible competed for the Lions in unspecified sports between 2005 and 2010.
In a statement released Thursday, the university says most violations occurred between 2005 and 2007 and involved instances in which the university failed to comply with NCAA academic requirements by improperly certifying athletes as eligible.
The report stresses there is no evidence Southeastern recruited athletes who weren???t in good academic standing, noting that 86 percent of the athletes in question graduated.
The university says it will impose penalties such as reducing scholarships and vacating victories while awaiting the NCAA???s review of its findings.
Southeastern spokesman Rene Abadie says the university isn???t releasing which particular sports are involved at this time

March 29, 2013  01:58 PM ET

Is that where Jim Tressell went after he left Ohio State?

On a more serious note, you guys have a Happy Easter, or Happy Passover, or just a good weekend for you heathern.

March 29, 2013  02:40 PM ET

And this is where Ducks backup QB Bryan Bennett transferred to...OOOF..

March 29, 2013  03:16 PM ET

137 violations!? Guess we now know where the SEC expansion is headed!!!

March 29, 2013  03:26 PM ET

ncaa will hammer 'em and then dismiss all the claims against da U

they will figure it all evens out

March 29, 2013  04:23 PM ET

1. It's a small school so they probably don't even have a full-time compliance officer...or even a part time one for that matter.

2. Averages out to 26-28 infractions per year. Hell, the big schools do that many a week-end...

3. As SL says...this will cause all claims against da U to be dismissed.

March 29, 2013  04:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

1. It's a small school so they probably don't even have a full-time compliance officer...or even a part time one for that matter.2. Averages out to 26-28 infractions per year. Hell, the big schools do that many a week-end...3. As SL says...this will cause all claims against da U to be dismissed.

LOL, it's a small school; therefore they will be made an example of!!!! You probably wouldn't have heard about this, if it was a big time school!!! :-)

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March 29, 2013  06:47 PM ET

I see a lot of SEC haters but 137 ineligible players come on now that is the death route.

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March 30, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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I guess that means they will be applying for SEC membership soon. (figured I'd go ahead and get it out of the way)

No! You have to cheat like hell AND not get caught in order to be a member.

March 30, 2013  09:09 AM ET

They are looking at the wrong Louisiana school.

March 30, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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Is that where Jim Tressell went after he left Ohio State?

That would put the phrase "Going South" into a whole new context. And a joyous Pascha to you too, JK.

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