In the company of Lowder

Arkansas blog asks the musical question “whether those around Auburn University have ever quit paying players” and then provides enough facts and speculation to suggest the answer is in the negative.  (h/t Team Speed Kills)

Say what you will, but it sure is a long post.

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11 responses to “In the company of Lowder

  1. Scott W.

    Razorbacks, always slinging mud and squealing.

  2. Macallanlover

    Why would anyone believe The aU would be different after being rewarded for ignoring the rules? The standard Slime and Emmert set last season, as in zero, will hardly result in more ethical behavior by a program/fanbase who not only acted embarrassingly in 2010, but has been doing so for decades. AubieCanes: dirtiest in the SEC by far, and contender for national honors in this category.

    • 69Dawg

      +1 Seems to me the NCAA should apologize to SMU. This just proves that no State school has or will be given the death penalty. AU could and should have lost football for a season at least 3 times according to that article.

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        All the more reason for the top football schools and conferences to just get out of the NCAA altogether. Form a new association that actually enforces rules that mean something rather than petty Mickey mouse BS about selling a player’s own property.

  3. MauiDawg

    I will be surprised if Auburn doesn’t get the death penalty this summer.

  4. Sanford222View

    Is that blog available to download on a Kindle? I don’t have enough time to read that novella at work.

  5. Hey guys, thanks for the link and more importantly for reading. Arkansas fan “ThrowItDeep” asked me initially about Alabama. I ran across an article on al.com which has a good overview of the NCAA findings of major infractions against both Auburn and Alabama. With that as a base I had decided to find those articles and stories, however, along the way, it started to appear that Auburn had accusations against it in a lot of years. At times they seemed almost non-stop. By the time I was finished, since 1974, it appears that Auburn has been found to have or has been accused of some form of paying players or playing ineligible players in 24 of the last 37 years.

    I hear about the length of my blogs all the time. Even out of this one I cut a more detailed explanation of the time before the 1952 NCAA meeting when the NCAA solidified its position in college football. I also didn’t go into detail on stories which fans have more likely read about elsewhere, such as the ones on the HBO4 or Cam Newton.

    SharpTusk