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Published: Saturday, Feb. 22 2014 12:10 p.m. MST

Updated: Saturday, Feb. 22 2014 10:16 p.m. MST

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thebig1
SLC, UT

And people said Workman at Murray could never beat Barnes. Oh ye of little faith

Proud to be American
West Jordan, UT

You can call it what you want, but the UHSAA needs to 'stiffen' the penalty so that you forfeit your right to go to the state tourney if you play ineligible players. It is the head coaches and AD's responsibility to track grades. I realize that Olympus did the right thing in self-reporting, and I admire them for doing so. However if you want to have these constant issues end (Timpview, East, and now Olympus), you go to a zero tolerance rule and punish the whole school for the mistakes of it's leaders. Have someone miss the state tourney and then see if it happens again. It won't.

Once again Cache Valley is affected by the actions of another school's failure to monitor it's own.

ute alumni
SLC, UT

barnes has a record of only 5 players so either this kid did contribute or he didn't play at all.

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Coach Barnes is right; this is totally on him. But shame on the boy involved for not self-reporting and letting his team down like this. You don't make it to Varsity level without knowing the academic eligibility rules.

Danite
Salt Lake City, UT

How unfortunate for those young men who we're not at fault and worked hard. I know the coach is ultimately responsible and there is no excuse but there was one individual that knew he fell below what was required and didn't say anything. I hope that young man takes responsibility and learns a valuable lesson from this situation. These learning experiences are the most important reasons why athletics are part of schools and communities for our young people. Good luck to Olympus!

eagle
Provo, UT

Glad the coach took the blame but how about Athletic Director and Administrator in charge of athletics. They should be the ones doing this particular thing.

Truth and Light
Chicago, Illinois

Looks like this year the Titans decided to start losing even before the tournament. Who knows, maybe it will motivate them to win it all, finally, after all these years. Go TITANS!

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