Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Darkest Week in Georgia Tech History?

..... only if you don't like Chan Gailey. I'm kidding. At this point it doesn't matter if you like him or not. This is officially the darkest day for Georgia Tech athletics in modern history............The NCAA has handed down penalties over playing ineligible players in multiple sports - all due to the ineptitude of our management. It's not pretty. The NCAA pretty much pounded the hammer. Here's the report. I'll have more later, but the highlights include:

- 2 year probation
- 79 scholarship limit for 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 (an additional year over self-imposed penalty
- "public reprimand and censure"
- scholarship limits in men and women's track
- our football record will be wiped of all wins/losses for games played with ineligible players. As far as I can tell that basically means no record for a 7-year period (all seasons except 2003). In fact, I'm not sure at this point if Joe Hamilton actually existed.

There's more but I'll have to cover it later. It's a dark day for Jacket fans. A dark day indeed.

UPDATE - Here is the "official" response. They may or may not appeal and have 15 days to decide. They better do appeal..............