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Wolf
07-05-2011, 09:29 PM
Nebraska acknowledged Tuesday that it distributed nearly $28,000 in textbooks and other school supplies to athletes from 2007-10, material that wasn't required and amounts to what the school says are three violations of NCAA rules.

The school said it outlined the violations in a report to the NCAA, pertaining to book scholarships, extra benefits and a failure to monitor. It self-imposed a two-year probationary period as well as a fine of $28,000 payable to charity.

The school said the athletes involved have already paid the amount of their individual extra benefits to charities. It said it has processed 57 such repayments that were valued at more than $100 and another 181 that were less than $100.

The NCAA allows schools to cover the cost of required course textbooks in athletic scholarships but not extra, professor-recommended books. Nebraska said it uncovered the violation on its own last fall and determined that athletes in 19 sports received books and supplies that were not required.

It said the total value of the books and supplies was $27,869.47.

Nebraska athletic department spokesman Keith Mann declined additional comment Tuesday.

In the report to the NCAA, the school said it regretted the mistakes and has implemented a new process for giving athletes their scholarship books. It said there was no intentional wrongdoing, monetary reward or competitive advantage gained by the athletes involved.


http://news.yahoo.com/nebraska-reports-textbook-violations-ncaa-215916971.html

Doppelganger
07-06-2011, 06:24 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/nebraska-reports-textbook-violations-ncaa-215916971.html

Imagine...schools providing text books to their students?! The gall to make football players read a textbook! For shame Nebraska, for shame!!

:sarcasm:

Old School
07-06-2011, 07:13 PM
Imagine...schools providing text books to their students?! The gall to make football players read a textbook! For shame Nebraska, for shame!!

:sarcasm:
Yeah, if there is going to be a type of NCAA violation that I can let slide this is it. Maybe there should be something changed to allow these items to be paid for since they are required for school.

Yankee_In_TX
07-06-2011, 07:14 PM
...any chance this will turn out to be a sellback scam?

The kids get every single book and sell back all the optional ones for $?

Otherwise why would (*edit* I want to know how many) kids all get the 'recommended' reading?'

Doppelganger
07-06-2011, 08:20 PM
...any chance this will turn out to be a sellback scam?

The kids get every single book and sell back all the optional ones for $?

Otherwise why would (*edit* I want to know how many) kids all get the 'recommended' reading?'

I did. I got all the reco readings and read all of them for each class in college and grad school.

Wolf6151
07-07-2011, 06:18 AM
...any chance this will turn out to be a sellback scam?

The kids get every single book and sell back all the optional ones for $?

Otherwise why would (*edit* I want to know how many) kids all get the 'recommended' reading?'


This is a distinct possibility. Strong evidence of this would the lack of football players that can read.

Dutchrudder
07-07-2011, 03:26 PM
I did. I got all the reco readings and read all of them for each class in college and grad school.

I'm guessing you weren't the average scholarship athlete in college though. If that was the purpose of this program, then it's no better than a money laundering scheme.

dc_txtech
07-07-2011, 03:39 PM
I did. I got all the reco readings and read all of them for each class in college and grad school.

*points and laughs* Ha ha, what a nerd!

JK bro:kitten:

Doppelganger
07-07-2011, 09:54 PM
I'm guessing you weren't the average scholarship athlete in college though. If that was the purpose of this program, then it's no better than a money laundering scheme.

No but I was an academic scholarship student and I wanted to get my money's worth.