Friday, October 26, 2007

Three great games to be webcast Saturday

http://www.cstv.com/ncaa/divii/

Noon - #2 North Alabama at #9 Valdosta State
Earned Access will likely rear its ugly head in the SE region. Valdosta let a win against Delta State slip away two weeks ago, while UNA beat them 28-17 last week.

1:00 - #21 Mesa State at #4 Chadron State
Undefeated teams face off in a game that will almost certainly decide the RMAC championship. Danny Woodhead is doubtful for the game. A one-loss Mesa State may fall out of playoff contention, while Chadron likely could weather a loss.

2:00 - #19 Abilene Christian at #10 Tarleton State
While this matchup lost a little luster with ACU's loss to WTAM last week, it certainly raised the stakes for the Wildcats. Simply put, they cannot afford another loss this season, and must close out the season against Midwestern State, which is in the same predicament. For Tarleton, the motivation is to stay unbeaten, improve its regional ranking and if they survive this week, square off against WTAM in the final week in a match of unbeatens.

Another game of interest, but not webcast is the Washburn at Northwest Missouri contest. A Washburn win would solidy their playoff chances and could drop NWMSU down several spots in the regional rankings. A win by NWMSU probably keeps them in the #2 spot (unless Mesa State wins, then they're #1), though they might get edged out if Chadron and WT/Tarleton winner is undefeated at season's end - also a NWMSU win almost certainly eliminates a 3 loss Ichabod squad. If you listen to this game, listen to the Washburn radio crew, they are good. Washburn Football Audio Link

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your poll asks if we love or hate LSC Scoop. I would love it if you told us who was behind it. One thing that makes D2Football.com so great is everyone knows who is running it. If you are going to have an opinion, which is what seems to drive this site, then be man enough to put your name with it.

LSC Scoop said...

Thanks for the comment. It's interesting that you posted as anonymous as well.

The people behind LSCScoop have connections to several LSC Schools and do not wish to comprise those connections.

Rest assured that the scoop has not and will not post baseless rumors, and anything controversial will be researched and vetted before it is posted. If it cannot be verified it will not be posted.

Anonymous said...

I knew that would be your rebuttal. Very clever. Difference is I am not publishing stories with opinions, half truths, and false information that might affect somebody's livelihood.

Anonymous said...

Looks like we have our first "Herbie" sighting on the Scoop!

Anonymous said...

And if you are going to accuse the scoop of publishing false info effecting people, why don't you say what the false info is? Accusing someone of being vague and then being vague yourself doesnt make much sense

Anonymous said...

Scoop said, "On a side note, UCO did not even have a compliance officer until hiring one the day after receiving the letter of allegations from the NCAA."

Not true.

Anonymous said...

Scoop said UCO is facing "the biggest list of recruiting infractions in Division II history."

According to?

Anonymous said...

Scoop said Langston "was actually recommended by former OU coach Kelvin Sampson."

Not true.

Anonymous said...

Scoop says UCO has "the biggest list of recruiting infractions in the history of Division II football."

According to?

LSC Scoop said...

"Anonymous said...
Scoop said Langston "was actually recommended by former OU coach Kelvin Sampson."

Not true."
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According to NewsOK.com it is.

http://newsok.com/article/3106314

" Former OU basketball coach Kelvin Sampson recommended UCO hire Langston."

LSC Scoop said...

"...Scoop said UCO is facing "the biggest list of recruiting infractions in Division II history."

According to?..."

NCAA.org. Using the Major Infractions database.

If you can find something more major than 80 players receiving funding they shouldn't have been receiving, and the rest of the laundry list stated (as was linked in our article to Oklahoma newspapers), please let us know.

LSC Scoop said...

"...Scoop said, "On a side note, UCO did not even have a compliance officer until hiring one the day after receiving the letter of allegations from the NCAA."

Not true..."

You're right. They hired the compliance officer one day BEFORE the letter arrived. Not sure how 2 days difference makes much of a point.

This can be easily seen by going to bronchosports.com and noting that Tami Peck - the new Compliance Officer - was hired August 1, the day before the letter was served to UCO (August 2). Coincidence?

Sorry for the incredibly minor miscue. We were off by 2 days.

Anonymous said...

Since Scoop claims to be so connected to LSC Schools, maybe you should check with one of them to see how long it takes to get somebody hired at a state institution, especially if it is a new position. The coincidence that her start date was near the date NCAA wrote a letter is merely a coincidence. Plus, remember the date on a letter is not the date it appears in your mail. All that aside, you say UCO didn't even have a compliance officer before Peck. Again not true. She is the first-ever FULL TIME compliance officer, not the first-ever person with that duty. You guys do some crack research, I tell ya.

LSC Scoop said...

A direct quote from Bronchosports.com (Please note the university specifically lists her as the first ever director of athletic compliance, not our words, but those of the university).
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A new member of the Central Oklahoma athletic administration is Tami Peck, who took over as the school's first-ever director of athletic compliance on Aug. 1, 2006.

LSC Scoop said...

It does not say full-time, just first-ever.

Anonymous said...

good grief someone is splitting hairs...who cares. UCO didn't have a full-time compliance officer, which is also stupid.

Deal with it.

Anonymous said...

So, the newspaper said Kelvin Sampson recommended Langston and all of the sudden it's verifiably true? What happened to us resting assured that you would research everything to make sure it's not a rumor?

LSC Scoop said...

If you have a problem with facts linked to newspapers, please contact those papers.

We don't write for them.

Anonymous said...

Right, the UCO site says first-ever director of athletic compliance, which is an exact title for a newly created FULL TIME position. Your story reported they'd never had a compliance officer before her, which is not true.

Splitting hairs or not, real people are being misinformed by your efforts.

Then again, it's easy to not care if what you say is accurate, true or verified when nobody really knows who is saying it anyway. Perhaps this really why you won't put your name on your work.

LSC Scoop said...

Anonymous said...
So, the newspaper said Kelvin Sampson recommended Langston and all of the sudden it's verifiably true? What happened to us resting assured that you would research everything to make sure it's not a rumor?
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We will not post baseless rumors. We do not post suspicions or uncorraborated rumors. If it appears in a news story, not a commentary or editorial, we will presume it to be credible. If you believe the information to be incorrect, and can provide us with evidence that it is incorrect, we would be happy to post a new story with any corrected information.

If you have no evidence or proof that anything posted is untrue, we will stand with what is posted.

Anonymous said...

So who handled compliance before?

Anonymous said...

uco has the biggest enrollment and one of if the biggest athletic budget. Why wouldn't they have a full-time compliance officer before this mess?

Anonymous said...

man, ya'll finally got some comments going. it is true they did compliance, just not someone's sole job. the volleyball coach Boyland was compliance guy. before him, the previous volleyball coach Herin was compliance guy.

Anonymous said...

Actually I think the previous AD did most of the compliance himself. All these problems started when he left. If you want to look at coincidence on dates, he announced his retirement right after UCO hired Langston.

LSC Scoop said...

That may all be true, but I doubt we can verify it, so we won't post it.

Thanks to everyone for the comments.

Anonymous said...

Scoop says "That may all be true, but I doubt we can verify it, so we won't post it."

Me laughs. Game. Set. Match.

Anonymous said...

For the Broncho apologist, I guess you will be telling us that UCO is blameless.

You keep complaining about what is and isn't true, but you offer no proof to back up your complaints. Put up or shut up.

Anonymous said...

Funny stuff. I get blasted for not providing proof with my complaint that Scoop is publishing stories that make statements without obtaining proof to back up those statements. Irony? Scoop is the one communicating to the world at-large with its own blog, so Scoop should be the one to find proof before publishing its own stories. I am not publishing a story; I'm disputing their ability to do it.

But I questioned three things Scoop said in its UCO story. One was their accusation UCO hired Peck because of the NCAA stuff and their misstatement that she was first compliance person at UCO. Looks like most agree they were wrong on that one. Two was them saying Kelvin Sampson recommended Langston. He actually recommended Evans the basketball coach. Three was them saying UCO is facing the biggest list of NCAA recruiting infractions in D2 history. First of all, their biggest accused violation (the 80 players tuition) isn't even for recruiting. The coaches and players had nothing to do with it. Scoop said they looked up listing of major infractions at NCAA website and nothing compared. Well, nothing UCO has done has even been classified as major yet, so no telling how much of this will ever end up on that listing. That won't be known until December.

Anyways we will see in December. Until then, if anyone should be required to obtain proof, it is the ones publishing stories, not the ones reading them.

Anonymous said...

Wow, sounds like the NCAA should better start looking into the UCO basketball team.

Anonymous said...

Hey moron...4 words:

LACK OF INSTITUTIONAL CONTROL

The NCAA said it...not the freaking scoop. Stop making excuses.

Stop splitting hairs and realize UCO screwed up BIGTIME, and is about to get body slammed by the NCAA.

Anonymous said...

Just because someone does compliance, that doesn't make them the compliance officer. When those duties are left to a coach or an assistant, there's no telling what will happen - intentionally or not. That's why schools need someone that takes care of that and that alone. No one said that the infractions caused the hire ... but the lack of a previous hire certainly helped contribute to the infractions.

Oh, in short ... get a grip. UCO is screwed for the next five years or more thanks to this thing, and those responsible need to be held accountable.

Anonymous said...

very well said

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