Re: CU caught undercharging student-athletes, lose scholarships
Originally Posted by iccyfan
Are you kidding me? I worked one year of food service at the Towers in the mid-80's; training table was in the Wallace-Wilson dining hall. The football players ate like kings, with big baskets of jumbo shrimp and the like in their segregated dining room. Come to think of it, I ate like a king too on certain nights when I pulled the right duty!
Back in my day, the walk-ons didn't get to eat training table; they were in the dining hall with the rest of us schmucks...
I was going to say the same thing. I worked food service same place in the late 80's and not only did they get better food, they got much more of it.
May be old news, but they eat large in Colorado...
Colorado put on two-years probation for meals violations
June 21, 2007 CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
DENVER -- Colorado was placed on two-years probation and fined $100,000 by the NCAA on Thursday for inadvertently undercharging 133 athletes for meals totaling $61,700 over six academic years. The school also was ordered to cut one football scholarship for the next three seasons.
A The violations are considered "major," the infractions committee said. The fine is to be paid to a hunger- or homeless-relief charity.
The probation will not limit CU's television exposure or NCAA Tournament appearances, however.
The infractions weren't limited to the football program, said Paul Dee, infractions committee chairman. He did not list the other sports.
"We knew the number of student-athletes for each sport as it came forward. The team with the most student-athletes was football, so they probably had the most (infractions)," Dee said.
Two of the violations found that some walk-on student-athletes paid a dining hall meal-plan rate instead of the higher training-table rate.
"Training table meals are approximately $14, $15," athletic director Mike Bohn said. "Meals at the dining hall are about $7 or $8."
Bohn said the university compliance officers regulate and approve who gets what meals and when.
The nature of the infractions, because they were inadvertent and promptly reported, gave the NCAA reason to limit the penalty, Dee said.
The university proposed a self-imposed repayment of the undercharged amount to the NCAA, but Dee said because the infractions occurred over such a lengthy period of time -- from 2000-01 through the 2005-06 academic year -- and involved so many student-athletes, the NCAA decided to fine the university $100,000.
Dee said the an associate athletic director at the university discovered the discrepancy and promptly reported them.
"To their credit, the university finding the discrepancy and bringing it to the attention of the enforcement staff" lightened the penalty, Dee said.
CFH HMagic bball season.
Let my fred's Four Horsemen ride.
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