Sport 'Breaking Cardinal Rules' and a history of notable NCAA investigations

19:50  21 april  2017
19:50  21 april  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Former escort Katina Powell's " Breaking Cardinal Rules " called out coach Rick Pitino's program for improper benefits that included escapades with strippers who allegedly were paid for by staff Take a look at the timelines of some other notable investigations the NCAA has conducted.

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In August 2015, the Louisville basketball program was informed of a book that could change its existence.

Former escort Katina Powell's "Breaking Cardinal Rules" called out coach Rick Pitino's program for improper benefits that included escapades with strippers who allegedly were paid for by staff members as a way to entice recruits to the program.

The NCAA investigation that followed those accusations should be coming to an end soon.

Louisville's interim president Greg Postel said in a statement (via the Courier-Journal) that the school received a "full and fair review of the facts" Thursday in a hearing before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, and expects a resolution in six to eight weeks.

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And yet for all the detail regarding the " Breaking Cardinal Rules " scandal — including an episode where an underage prospect was “coaxed” by a Cardinals basketball staff member into receiving oral sex from a woman in whom he’d initially MORE: A history of notable NCAA investigations .

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Which would mean it took the NCAA nearly 20 months to conclude its look into the Louisville program.

It feels like a long time, right? Maybe not for the NCAA. They are notorious for long and drawn-out investigations. Don't believe us? Take a look at the timelines of some other notable investigations the NCAA has conducted.

Miami football

In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, Miami's athletic director Blake James speaks to the news media during an NCAA football media day in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami's three-year NCAA probation largely stemming from the actions of rogue and now-former booster Nevin Shapiro gets completed on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. © Lynne Sladky In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, Miami's athletic director Blake James speaks to the news media during an NCAA football media day in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami's three-year NCAA probation largely stemming from the actions of rogue and now-former booster Nevin Shapiro gets completed on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

As noted in "The U: Part Two," the Hurricane program was in harsh violation of many NCAA infractions and it was inevitable the program was going to take a hit after Nevin Shapiro ratted out the program. But it still took the NCAA two full years to bring it to a close. They began their investigation in February 2011 before concluding it in February 2013.

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The allegations within sparked an internal investigation and an NCAA query into the Louisville basketball program. Though only one side of the story , the picture that Powell paints in " Breaking Cardinal Rules " is a damning one for McGee.

The decision, released via the NCAA 's website, was the final step in an infractions process that lasted more than two years after Katina Powell's book, " Breaking Cardinal Rules : Basketball and the Escort Queen," prompted an NCAA investigation in October 2015.

Oklahoma State football

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy watches from the sidelines in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Texas won 28-7. © Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy watches from the sidelines in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Texas won 28-7.

After a series of stories published by Sports Illustrated claiming very similar violations to what Louisville is being accused of now, it took the NCAA 19 months (September 2013-April 2015) to come to an aggreement that the Cowboys basically did nothing wrong.

North Carolina athletics in general

Rameses, mascot of the North Carolina Tar Heels, with students in the Tar Pit during their game against the Liberty Flames at Kenan Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. © Grant Halverson/Getty Images Rameses, mascot of the North Carolina Tar Heels, with students in the Tar Pit during their game against the Liberty Flames at Kenan Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

This may be the biggest cold sore in the NCAA's mouth at the moment. After discovering in 2012 that the Tar Heels athletic program was enrolling students in Swahili and giving a lot of them B-pluses for classes they allegedly didn't attend once, the NCAA launched an investigation. That probe is still ongoing. It has been more than 61 months since the NCAA launched their investigation in March of 2012 and they still have not imposed any formal punishment.

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" Breaking Cardinal Rules : Basketball and the Escort Queen" is now the #1 selling sports memoir on Amazon. The validity of Powell's allegations are now the subject of investigations launched by the NCAA and the University of Louisville.

SMU football's death penalty

In this Feb. 25, 1987, file photo, Southern Methodist University interim president William Stallcup, right, listens while NCAA representative David Berst speaks at a press conference in Dallas. Berst has been with the NCAA since 1972 and may be best known for announcing the © Eric Gay In this Feb. 25, 1987, file photo, Southern Methodist University interim president William Stallcup, right, listens while NCAA representative David Berst speaks at a press conference in Dallas. Berst has been with the NCAA since 1972 and may be best known for announcing the "death penalty" decision against SMU's football program in 1987.

The SMU football program was one of the best in the nation in the early 1980s, but rumors of payments to players and their families prompted an investigation that was launched sometime around 1983 and came to an end in 1987. SMU had to cancel its entire 1987 season and all of its home games for the 1988 season. The school was banned from bowl games for two years and has been to four bowl games since. It took the Mustangs exactly 20 years to get back to a bowl game after the sanctions.

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