((HT: WTOC-TV Savannah))
The AJC's Rhonda Cook lets us know that the University of West Georgia used 119 ineligible athletes in multiple sports and has been put on four years probation by the NCAA.
Not one sport for four years, but the whole f'n program. AD Daryl Dickey doesn't know how many losses he'll have to forfeit, yet. The school gave itself a one-year postseason ban.
This one was a doozy.
You had ineligible athletes- whether it was from lack of hours, lack of amateur status, or unsatisfactory transfer requirements. The former volleyball coach, Regan Adams, used frequent flier miles to send an athlete home, and other "impermissible benefits." Adams and ex-AD Ed Murphy have been given "show-cause" penalties- meaning any school that wants to employ them has to explain why they should be employed.
This is what we refer to as the "lack of institutional control" we've always heard about.
Pair this with the two years probation Georgia Southern's men's basketball team was placed on... and sources close to the situation in Statesboro wonder why the school wasn't placed on the death penalty.
You've got academic fraud, providing false and misleading information, and a "failure to monitor" charge. One of former head coach Jeff Price's assistant coaches gets a 5-year "show cause" penalty. The former director of basketball operations will have a similar 2-year period of show-cause. The charge is that the former assistant took tests on student-athlete's behalf ((among other lovely acts)).
Here's the interview WTOC-TV did with GSU AD Sam Baker after the verdict came down...