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Episode 041 – NCAA Violations and an announcement

NCAA punishes Oklahoma, Tennessee hearing set, USC appeal pending


How many violations did the NCAA find at Tennessee under Lane Kiffin? We may find out today. Photo: Getty Images.

I wake up this morning and am flooded with AP stories regarding NCAA violations, probation, and investigations. Just another day in the life of a college football writer? Perhaps.

The big news is the expected release of the list of allegations from Tennessee later today, with most of the attention being placed on men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl but also dimes out former football coach Lane Kiffin. We’ll see just what Kiffin and his staff are being accused of once the allegations are released and analyze what it means for Kiffin later on.

Meanwhile Oklahoma self-reported a handful of secondary violations to the NCAA, which resulted in the loss of organized offseason practices. I commented on this story on Examiner this morning but I’ll say again that I do not feel that the Sooners are in store for any further punishment as long as the appropriate actions are taken to ensure the rules are being followed.

USC continues to play the waiting game to find out if the NCAA will be kind in accepting an appeal against some NCAA sanctions levied on the athletic program, including football and men’s basketball. We are now four weeks in to a decision period that is supposed to span four to eight weeks.

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Coming March 14.

The time has come for the College Football Examiner Podcast to take the next step in evolution, and on today’s episode of the podcast I try to explain the thought process and planning for the College Football Examiner Radio Show, which will debut on Blog Talk Radio on March 14, as well as what this means for the podcast.

You can view the web page for the show on Blog Talk Radio’s site and set yourself up for reminders, and eventually check out the archive of shows. Of course, I’ll be sharing the shows through the podcast as well so current iTunes subscribers will automatically be getting the latest episodes without doing a thing!

Once there you can view the links to follow me on Twitter (in case you are not already), join the Facebook page (what’s taking you so long?), and check out the phone number you can use to call in with your thoughts and questions during the show!

I will have plenty more information on this later but for you loyal readers, Twitter followers and podcast listeners (hopefully subscribers!) consider this advance notice of what is to come.


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Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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