The NCAA's Enforcement Division Is A Mess, And That's A Good Thing

This week's Sports Illustrated (print edition) includes a lengthy rundown of the bureaucratic troubles plaguing the NCAA's enforcement division. SI's take: That the ineptitude created by these troubles is preventing the NCAA from properly administering its rulebook. SI treats this as a problem, as something we all… » 6/12/13 7:42pm 6/12/13 7:42pm

A Miami Player Filed A Police Report Over The NCAA's "Intimidation"

On Friday, UM defensive lineman Dyron Dye filed an incident report with Coral Gables police, claiming NCAA investigators coerced him into giving certain answers regarding their investigation into the Hurricanes' potential violations. Why yes, this giant mess can get messier. » 6/04/13 10:58am 6/04/13 10:58am

The NCAA's Miami Investigation Didn't Actually Stop Using Unethical…

The NCAA fucked up its investigation of Miami in oh so many ways. But the single largest fuck-up, the one that required a timeout in the case for an outside investigation of its practices, was the NCAA paying the lawyer of imprisoned booster Nevin Shapiro to help them gather evidence. The independent probe found that… » 3/28/13 10:59am 3/28/13 10:59am

NCAA Investigator Asked Judge To Take It Easy On Convicted Ponzi…

An NCAA investigator wrote a letter on Nevin Shapiro's behalf before his 2011 sentencing, the Associated Press reported last night. This should feel surprising: The NCAA is nominally devoted to preserving beautiful, ancient Greek ideals: competitive integrity, athletic amateurism, and scholarship, while Nevin Shapiro… » 3/07/13 4:00pm 3/07/13 4:00pm

The NCAA And Miami Prepare For Battle

The NCAA has always gotten what it wanted. Because it made up the rules, and is the sole enforcer of them, the NCAA has never not been able to push around anyone in its way, be it players, programs or politicians. This time could have been different. After the investigation was screwed up so spectacularly, so… » 2/20/13 8:45am 2/20/13 8:45am

The NCAA Has A Lack Of Institutional Control

The NCAA's investigation of Miami screeched to a halt last month, as it emerged that the enforcement program had inappropriately paid booster Nevin Shapiro's attorney to help them nail the football program. That attorney, Maria Elena Perez, was actually on the NCAA's payroll—she received at least $20,000 to pass along… » 2/18/13 3:00pm 2/18/13 3:00pm

NCAA Had Nevin Shapiro's Defense Attorney On Its Payroll, Suspends…

Not a good day for the NCAA. The enforcement program, the hired guns responsible for investigating and recommending penalties for NCAA infractions, has come under its own scrutiny. The probe into the University of Miami booster scandal has been put on hold today, as president Mark Emmert announced a number of problems… » 1/23/13 2:10pm 1/23/13 2:10pm

Nevin Shapiro Is Writing Crazy Emails To The Miami Herald From Prison

Recall back in August when it looked like a tiny Ponzi schemer would derail college football. This was long before Jerry Sandusky, when we were all so innocent and frolicked in Happy Valley, and all of that. Nevin Shapiro, the Ponzi schemer in question, wishes we wouldn't forget him. » 2/13/12 7:15pm 2/13/12 7:15pm

Here's Luther Campbell's Lawsuit Against Nevin Shapiro

Uncle Luke already told Little Luke to kiss his ass, but now he's following through with something a little more potent: a defamation lawsuit. Campbell says Shapiro slandered him when he told Yahoo that Campbell "took care" of Miami players in the same financial ways Shapiro did. Campbell, who's always denied anything… » 9/21/11 11:45am 9/21/11 11:45am

Miami Players Who Got Cash And Cars From Nevin Shapiro May Have To Pay…

Oh, boo. Not only is this gang of Miami players being unfairly scapegoated for violating silly rules of a bloated, ineffective system—now they might have to give back the rewards they got. » 8/30/11 5:10pm 8/30/11 5:10pm

Former Miami Walk-On Calls Out The NCAA's Hypocritical Racket

"The NCAA has duped people into believing this multibillion-dollar industry is pursued for the sake of amateurism. It's a total sham. The coaches aren't amateurs, the administrators aren't amateurs, the corporate sponsors and media companies aren't amateurs. The only 'amateurs' involved are the guys doing all the… » 8/18/11 5:15pm 8/18/11 5:15pm

Two Fellows Very Surprised By The Miami Allegations: Luke Campbell And…

Nevin Shapiro, even behind bars, takes pride in the fact that Miami players referred to him as "Little Luke." Not because he so horny, but because he so generous with his money when it came to taking care of the Hurricanes. Naturally, the first place we look to for reaction this morning is to Big Luke. » 8/17/11 12:40pm 8/17/11 12:40pm