If at first you don’t succeed…

What the fuck

A ruling by the NCAA after a lengthy investigation into Baylor University’s athletic department was supposed to be announced by the end of the summer, but the process may be pushed back to the beginning as part of a new procedure that changes the way investigations are conducted.

According to sources, in early August the NCAA informed Baylor that it may send its case to its newly created “independent adjudicative authority.”

This is a new form of rule and enforcement that is clear of the traditional NCAA’s Committee on Infractions that previously decided cases involving potential rules violations.

The NCAA opened an investigation into Baylor’s athletic department in June 2017 after the sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles in May 2016, and the eventual resignation of president Ken Starr.

In September 2018, it sent Baylor a “notice of allegations,” with charges against Briles and a “lack of institutional control” on the part of administrators.

Sources familiar with the process felt the case would be resolved in the spring of 2019, and then, at the latest, the summer.

On Aug. 1, the NCAA announced a new “Independent Accountability Resolution Process.” This was created after the recommendations were made by the Commission on College Basketball, which was chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.

After more than two years, a complete do-over?  Leave it to the NCAA to come up with a way to make me feel at least somewhat sympathetic to Baylor.  I didn’t think that was possible.

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18 responses to “If at first you don’t succeed…

  1. DCBasham

    SEC, along with the other major conferences, should juts exit the NCAA. Even if they lose tax-exempt status, with the right kind of streaming media deals (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus), they likely could make more than enough money to make up for the difference. Everybody wins, but everybody pays. And players get to make a profit off their likeness? Great. Now they get to pay taxes off it. Welcome to the real world.

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    • ASEF

      The SEC is the NCAA. Same people running it.

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      • ASEF

        SEC and the other P5 conferences, that is

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        • Mayor

          I agree ASEF. The Power 5 conferences ARE college athletics. Just form a new organization similar to what they all did with the CFA 30 years ago when we had the tv controversey. I wonder if the old CFA still exists or can be revived and is still a viable organization. That could be the vehicle right there. Just all the P5 teams jump ship and watch the NCAA wither and die. Overnight it would become another NAIA.

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          • As long as the schools determine they can’t match the money with March Madness, the P5 isn’t leaving the NCAA.

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            • Macallanlover

              Just football, the NCAA and schools could still do their BB stuff, would not hurt their money on smaller sports. NCAA has no real jurisdiction over post-season football anyway (perhaps eligibility, but the new organization could adopt their rules/guidelines, if need be.)

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              • NCAA controls eligibility, and no way does football end up with a different set of rules than men’s basketball.

                If the P5 are going to break away, they will have to do it all and tell the remainder of D1 to go pound sand.

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  2. Got Cowdog

    What does this have to do with influence and Baylor being undefeated? Asking for a friend

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    • Mayor

      I don’t know about influence but I predict this will end up similar to the North Carolina debacle with absolutely nothing being done to Baylor.

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    • DawgPhan

      You know. that is just a coincidence. it just sort of happened that way. nothing to worry about here.

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    • 92 Grad

      My initial reaction too, or the other way around, when Baylor just manages to get their act together and the rug gets yanked out again.

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  3. Jerry Tarkanian agrees.

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  4. Doug

    I’m gonna withhold my sympathy for Baylor until I’m convinced all of this isn’t just a long, drawn-out way for the NCAA to let them off the hook. Either way, it does nothing to erode my suspicion that the NCAA determines punishments by rolling a 20-sided Dungeons ’n’ Dragons die.

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  5. FlyingPeakDawg

    A new book is being released tomorrow to counter critics, titled “Good Things from the NCAA”. It’s a quick read at less than half a page.

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  6. Go Dawgs!

    The people involved in the scandal have all been fired, rightfully so, and Art Briles has basically proven to be unemployable in collegiate sports, rightfully so. I guess my question at this point is, what else does the NCAA need to have happen in this case to justify further gnashing of teeth and potentially two more years of fighting? Does the laundry really need to be kept out of postseason games when the actual people responsible have been punished with the loss of employment and in many cases the loss of future employment? Just smack the rest of the administration expats with show cause orders and be done with it. There’s nobody on the campus of Baylor University who is responsible for what happened. Punishment would seem to have been doled out to the people who should have been punished, and further NCAA action will not further penalize those who were responsible.

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  7. TXBaller

    Tre’Von Lewis
    John Arthur
    Shawn Oakman
    Tevon Elliot
    Sam Ukwuachu
    Tre’Von Armstead
    Shamychel Chatman (x2)

    Thug rapist…………

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  8. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Ex post facto for the win!

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  9. ApalachDawg

    NCAA says… “nothing to see here, move along”

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