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Eh

United States

#1 Aug 29, 2013
There's a big surprise. Not. They've done it for a long time.

http://www.d3hockey.com/releases/men/2013-14/...
Village People

New Hartford, NY

#2 Aug 29, 2013
And who was the AD? Too bad TH can only cover someone's backside to a certain point.
he-man

Utica, NY

#3 Aug 29, 2013
read the article carefully, it really does nothing to the programs, but it does put them under the micro-scope so to speak.
Eh

United States

#4 Aug 29, 2013
I did read it, I work in higher education and worked directly with UC. This has an impact and despite the diplomatic tone of the article and UC's press release, UC consciously violated the NCAA rules on recruiting and financial aid for athletes.
curious

United States

#5 Aug 29, 2013
Is there an individual(s) where the blame falls?
Pat Jizinski

Utica, NY

#6 Aug 29, 2013
Village People wrote:
And who was the AD? Too bad TH can only cover someone's backside to a certain point.
Gotta be the Spartano era, right?
Hockey Nut

Utica, NY

#7 Aug 29, 2013
So are they banned from post season play this year?
Scandal

New Hartford, NY

#8 Aug 29, 2013
Pat Jizinski wrote:
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Gotta be the Spartano era, right?
Thought he retired? I guess it officially became someone else's mess to clean up? What a legacy. They'll have to use an *
Woo

Utica, NY

#9 Aug 29, 2013
Hockey Nut wrote:
So are they banned from post season play this year?
That is what I get from the article. Shame. That was a positive thing for the area. Ruined for what?
Cant Suck without the UC

Worcester, MA

#10 Aug 29, 2013
No postseason ban. And no coincidence that Jim Spartano resigned almost exactly two years ago.
Gotta love when the former Director of Student Financial Services "self reports" her former employer - like anyone at that college has the integrity to "self report."
what

Quakertown, PA

#11 Aug 29, 2013
They only got in trouble because the financial aid was for WHITE hockey players...if ut was for minorities for nothing they would get a prize
he-man

Utica, NY

#12 Aug 29, 2013
Eh wrote:
I did read it, I work in higher education and worked directly with UC. This has an impact and despite the diplomatic tone of the article and UC's press release, UC consciously violated the NCAA rules on recruiting and financial aid for athletes.
"The NCAA sanctioned the Utica College athletics program Thursday. The penalties came as the result of an investigation into the college’s financial aid programs for Canadian student-athletes.

The penalties are:
Two years probation.
A postseason ban for any team with players still receiving financial aid through the Canadian International Student Award program.
Public reprimand and censure.
Increased oversight from the NCAA.

College officials said they ceased the program after the 2011-12 school year, and that none of their student-athletes are receiving CISA financial aid anymore, meaning all of their teams will be eligible for postseason play for this coming season."

Here is the article word for word. I am sorry but people are not reading this correctly, and I think you may be misinterpreting what is written. They aren't banned, just put under the microscope... and much more closely scrutinized.
As for the tone, yeah very diplomatic, and coming from the OD, would you expect anything less.
Spot

Utica, NY

#13 Aug 29, 2013
"A postseason ban for any of the college’s teams whose rosters include one or more student-athletes receiving CISA awards." That could include more than just ice hockey and baseball.
good riddance

Wrentham, MA

#14 Aug 29, 2013
So much for recruiting athletes. What a slap in the face to all the hard working folks and the college board of directors. This intentional error was done to circumvent rules. What kind of message does this send students when you have staff cheating the system?
Tomato Pie Face

Schenectady, NY

#15 Aug 29, 2013
Spot wrote:
"A postseason ban for any of the college’s teams whose rosters include one or more student-athletes receiving CISA awards." That could include more than just ice hockey and baseball.
Lol! Guess the comets really don't have to worry about "scheduling conflicts" with UC anymore! Lol
no worries

Utica, NY

#16 Aug 30, 2013
they will not ban them from playing, this really does prove that the only way they ever got any where is from cheating. They never would have had a strong team if it wasn't for the Canadian players on the team. The local boys who live in Moose Mansion are worth less players.
OxycontinMorons

United States

#17 Aug 30, 2013
Eh wrote:
I did read it, I work in higher education and worked directly with UC..
That's a lie haha! There's no such thing as "higher education" or "hard working" associated with UC or any OTHER upstate NY school. Look around you and see how great those schools are!
Sparky

New Hartford, NY

#18 Aug 30, 2013
Sounds like a disgruntled former employee brought the house of cards down and spilled the beans on the dirty deeds.
Level 3

Since: Jul 12

Feeding Hills, MA

#19 Aug 30, 2013
if nothing else it taints the uc hockey program... i wonder if this was the reason heenan was trying to leave this past summer????
Tomato Pie Face

Schenectady, NY

#20 Aug 30, 2013
sticks35 wrote:
if nothing else it taints the uc hockey program... i wonder if this was the reason heenan was trying to leave this past summer????
I would say no. He's just trying to move up the ladder.

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