The 10 biggest college football scandals of the last 10 years
Sports Illustrated has documented explosive allegations against the Oklahoma State University football program, including alleged drug use by players, payments to players and academic misconduct. Will this ultimately rank as one of college football's biggest scandals? We count down the sport’s top 10 scandals of the past 10 years:
Pickens rips SI for digging up old dirt
Oil mogul T. Boone Pickens says Oklahoma State is "a different university today" than one described by a Sports Illustrated investigation. The magazine's report details a host of improprieties in the OSU football program including illicit payments to players, drug use, academic dishonesty and the use of sex to induce recruits.
Ex-player backs off comments criticizing OSU
Victor Johnson, sidelined by injury and later kicked off the OSU football team for failing a drug test, disputes his quotes in a Sports Illustrated investigaiton detailing payments to players, academic fraud and drug abuse on the team.
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Falls by fans at stadiums in San Francisco and Indianapolis during NFL season openers have left one man dead and two other people injured, authorities said.
Sports Illustrated details Oklahoma State football improprieties
When defensive safety Fath` Carter reported for work at an Oklahoma State University football booster’s ranch during his playing days, he says he quickly learned about getting paid for doing nothing in violation of NCAA rules.Carter, who played for OSU from 2000 to 2003, told Sports Illustrated he and fellow players received cash to help shoe horses and “most of us hadn’t even seen a horse before” and didn’t do the work.The poignant anecdote was one of several cited by the magazine Tuesday in the first of a five-part series detailing alarming improprieties at the OSU program from 2000 to 2011 – a series SI said tells how the Big 12 school rose from the bottom of major college football to the elite during that decade.
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Coaches suspended, teams fined after postgame fight
Two coaches from rival Alabama high schools have been suspended and their teams fined after a postgame fight last week that left one coach visibly bruised and bloody.
Oklahoma soccer team returns to action at 7 p.m. today
After splitting its first two games of the season, the Oklahoma soccer team returns to action at 7 p.m. today when it faces rival Oklahoma State.
No matter the sport — football, basketball or even women’s soccer, athletic events against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State need just one word to describe them — Bedlam.
Oklahoma, ready for Saturday
In a sense, Oklahoma has been waiting for Saturday’s season opener for several years. Years ago, the coaching staff made the decision that quarterback mobility was going to be a factor in recruiting.
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