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22 Violations Cleared up by Spurrier Yesterday

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Posted: 8/4/2014 6:29 AM

22 Violations Cleared up by Spurrier Yesterday 


As head coach Steve Spurrier took the podium yesterday, there was one question on everyone's minds: 'the cookie'.
Via Twitter, a cookie-cake went viral that had been brought to a function where recruits were present.  The NCAA found 22 minor violations against the Gamecocks, but as Spurrier notes, South Carolina turns themselves in for everything.

"Well, we turn ourselves in for everything, and it's interesting, I thought I read where somebody had thought a whole bunch of violations.  We weren't accused of being guilty of extra benefits," the Old Ball Coach said.

As usually everything goes in the media, certain situations are vamped to an entirely different level, but the 10-year Gamecocks coach said their conditions have been accepted thus far.

'Admitted that maybe it wasn't right and docked ourselves of some scholarships, as you know.  But, the infraction committee never said we were guilty of any of that stuff, and they just accepted our reduced scholarships."
"Just to clear up that little situation," Spurrier said.
Amber Lynn Pennycuff
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Posted: 8/4/2014 11:09 AM

Re: 22 Violations Cleared up by Spurrier Yesterday 


What is the story with the icing violation?
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Posted: 8/4/2014 2:08 PM

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South Carolina reported 22 minor violations and one involved an impermissible iced cookie cake at an event where prospects were.  All of them were secondary, so they were not major at all.

Here are a couple of the violations that were reported by the AP:

-there were trophies and jerseys laid out on a table inside the locker room, which is also against NCAA rules since trophies aren't really in locker rooms.

-A football prospect took a picture with a former Gamecock and NFL player while attending spring practice.

-A prospect wore a non-personalized jersey on South Carolina's football field to take a picture to post on Twitter for his commitment announcement.

-Text messages to recruits

-The school's marketing staff arranged radio interviews for a former men's basketball player without knowing he was a high school basketball coach

Here is a great write up AP did over the story:

http://collegefootball.ap.org/article/south-caroli na-reports-22-minor-ncaa-violations-0
Amber Lynn Pennycuff
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