Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Did Yahoo Sports Break Another Story?

Yahoo! Sports is getting quite a bit of credit for breaking the Reggie Bush and USC story. While almost any blogger seems to be quotable by "traditional" news outlets, Yahoo! has garnered repect as an unimpeachable source.

This is described as a Yahoo! Sports Exclusive.

Headline Article on Yahoo Sports Page

So, John Blake may have been an employee some 12 years ago when he was between coaching gigs. Blake has been a coach for some 25 years and only a handfull of the hundreds of players he has been around have signed with this agent. Even if it were more, it is not against the rules for a coach to recommend agents. This is standard practice. There is no mention of any payments from the agent [who is not Blake's agent] for referrals.

While well written, it barely even reports anything that might have legs. If Balmer paid for Austin to train, then Austin would need to pay that back to retain eligibily. The NCAA has allowed this in the past.

It is a compilation of information that was available in multiple places weeks ago when the NCAA investigation first became common knowlege. Yahoo! wants you to believe they have found out something new, but in the end, it is just retelling the story that was already out.


  1. If Marv gets punished for this affair, IMO the take-away is: don't be a guy who's fun to be around.

  2. This is getting ridiculous. The NCAA needs to put an end to all the rumors and speculation and move on with any punishment. This is certainly not fair to the school when it appears the institutional staff, coaches and team have kept their mouths shut and have cooperated.

  3. The NCAA is on a slippery slope. They'd better increase their staff exponentially if they're going to systematically dissect every single instance like this.