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Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Posted on: July 30, 2011 6:02 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 6:03 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

Duke and the NCAA are investigating whether an NCAA recruiting rule was violated when coach Mike Krzyzewski reportedly offered a scholarship to a recruit during a summer tournament.

The scholarship offer to five-star prospect Alex Poythress came on Tuesday night, after Poythress’ AAU team was eliminated from the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla.

Poythress confirmed the offer to CBSSports.com on Thursday, and said he spoke to Krzyzewski when he received the offer.

“It felt pretty good,” Poythress said of the offer. “It was pretty exciting to talk to Coach K. He said he saw me play at the Super Showcase and Peach Jam, and he liked what he saw.”

NCAA rules prevent coaches from contacting players before they are finished playing in tournaments. While the Georgia Stars were indeed eliminated from the Super Showcase, they were still in Orlando for the AAU Nationals. Players have to be dispersed from the team in order for a coach to talk to them.

On Sunday, Duke responded via spokesman Jon Jackson. “Proper adherence to NCAA bylaws has always been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of Duke athletics,” the statement said.

Poythress is a 6-foot-7 forward from Northeast (Tenn). He is ranked No. 15 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100.

Information from the AP was used in this report.

Comments

Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 11:36 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

OK, I'll bite -- WHY is K a "cheater" as you assert?  Exactly what rule did he violate? 

I recommend that you look up the NCAA regs first before responding (try google).  The rule as written - and which I actually took the time to go back and read - forbids coaches contacting players while their team is still playing in an AAU tournament.  In this cae, the kid's first tournament ended for their team the afternoon of the K/Poythress evening call, when the kid called K and then K then offered him a scholarship. His AAU team had a totally separate tournament, coincidentally also in Atlanta, starting the following day.  But the conversation in question, by all accounts, took place BETWEEN the tournaments, which is very clearly NOT a violation of the NCAA regs as written today. 

I don't think anybody actually knows if that was what the NCAA intended or not -- as Parrish points out most of these contact rules are arcane and incredibly complex (well beyond the regular knowledge of the average sports fan and, I would argue, beyond the apparent research efforts of many sports reporters). But don't start calling someone "cheater" before checking you facts, or blindly lobbing them in with a bunch of HC's who have repeatedly violated or even flaunted NCAA rules for years. It just makes you look like a "hater" who's simply looking for any excuse to attack the guy - facts be damned. 

Heck, look at the bright side, when the NCAA dismisses this whole silly blogger-inflated story, it'll just give the Duke-haters another excuse to whine about.  

Thanks!

 



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

This is just a way to divert some attention away from unc thats all.




Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

cheaters always win, look at duke, north carolina, conneticut, kentucky, memphis, louisville, the list goes on, if you want to win today , cheat!!!!! take a class from coach k 101, the art of cheating, then have the moron vitale come in and tell them how lucky they are to have a cheating coach like coach k!!!!



Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 11:26 am
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

My goodness the hormones are raging tonight aren't they.

So someone misspelled or left out a letter of a word, and what does that have to do with the topic

If you can't win in a discussion, you can always steer the discussion into another direction, can't you.







Is this a question or a stupid remark?
When you ask a question you need to use a question mark. This is a question mark ? .
Comprende!!



Tip of the day!!    
Inbreeding is not contagious.



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 12:45 am
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation


Coahing is spelled like this( coaching) UK GRAD!!
Cheater is spelled like this Calpari and another spelling is (Kentucky)


My goodness the hormones are raging tonight aren't they.

So someone misspelled or left out a letter of a word, and what does that have to do with the topic

If you can't win in a discussion, you can always steer the discussion into another direction, can't you.



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 12:41 am
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation


dook has won more games than anyone over the last 25 years, reg season, tournament, and conf tournament games.  they've also won more national titles than any other school in the last 30 years, so for whoever said "duke STILL cant get it done.." well congrats, you got a response


So what is magical about 25 years and 30 years.  A little cherry picking.  Why don't you pick 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 or 40 or 50.  Alot of teams can pick a certain amount of years that they were the best.


 



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Oh how stupid. This is a violation? Really?



Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Coahing is spelled like this( coaching) UK GRAD!!
Cheater is spelled like this Calpari and another spelling is (Kentucky)



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

This sounds like nothing intentional. More of like a brain fart. I don't see how you can manage these things. There are so many things to keep track of, this sounds like an honest mistake.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Duke and NCAA investigating possible violation

Nice to see the Duke also cheats, lets see the spinless reporters take Coach K. to task...of course not he is a coahing legend and he gets a free pass. Lets see what the NCAA does to Duke??? Are they spinless as well? 

 


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