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Utah athletics has a system in place for NCAA compliance

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  • CordonBleu Park City, UT
    July 7, 2014 9:15 a.m.

    DrUte

    The fact that Busby's actions are even a compliance issue says more about the lunacy of the NCAA's rules, than it does about any "wrongdoing" by BYU or Busby.

    As a "Dr", one would think you'd understand the fundamental rule about subjects of an investigation not commenting about an on-going investigation, but maybe that's one of the many things the kids on the hill don't understand.

  • DrUte Woods Cross, UT
    July 6, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    @ Reductive Reasoning: Well I guess since Derik says he's a Good Guy I guess that should make everything ok. LOL

    Why make the guy disappear if he' a saint?

    Sooner or later Busby's Bumbles are going to surface; he's a Fixer, after all, yes? ;)

  • DeepBlue Anaheim, CA
    July 5, 2014 12:12 p.m.

    MyPerspective

    Utah's supposed "independent investigation" has nothing to do with the BYU's investigation.

    However, as a college sports fan, I'm much more concerned about a coach abusing his athletes, than about an athlete being allow to crash a couple of day "for free" on somebody's couch.

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    July 5, 2014 7:52 a.m.

    Duckhunter
    Highland, UT

    @Mormon Ute

    "I'm going to have to disagree with you on the "independent investigation" claim, that is simply not the case. It was conducted by a utah insider and was pretty much a joke because of that."

    We're still waiting to find out what the NCAA thinks of byu's own internal investigation, aren't we. byu would have been far better served to take the same approach Utah did. But hey, Mendenahll and his side kick said that they feel good about the "results" of byu's investigation so it's all good, right? The NCAA will most certainly not take issue with Holmoe, Mendenhall, and byu, right? Right, Duckhunter??

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    July 4, 2014 9:09 a.m.

    @Mormon Ute

    I'm going to have to disagree with you on the "independent investigation" claim, that is simply not the case. It was conducted by a utah insider and was pretty much a joke because of that.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    July 3, 2014 12:54 a.m.

    Mormon Ute

    "The independent investigation of the swim coach revealed he had issues in his personal life that warranted firing him, but they cleared him of the allegations of abuse of his swimmers. No NCAA violations occurred."

    Of course the "independent" investigation "cleared" Greg Winslow of abuse.

    The "investigation" was conducted by Alan Sullivan, a former member of the University of Utah Alumni Association Board of Directors.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    July 2, 2014 1:19 p.m.

    skywalker,

    I guess you subscribe to the notion that a person convicted in the media is truly guilty. The independent investigation of the swim coach revealed he had issues in his personal life that warranted firing him, but they cleared him of the allegations of abuse of his swimmers. No NCAA violations occurred.

  • phantomblade Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 2, 2014 7:03 a.m.

    CO Ute

    "While the swim team issue was a big black eye and poorly handled, it wasn't compliance related."

    Don't kid yourself... all you have to do is look what happened at Penn State to see that abuse within an athletic department is absolutely compliance related.

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    July 1, 2014 5:14 p.m.

    In my opinion, the posts about the swim scandal are missing the boat. This article is about an NCAA compliance group. Among other things the compliance people are looking at recruiting, athlete benefits, grades and items mandated by the NCAA.

    While the swim team issue was a big black eye and poorly handled, it wasn't compliance related.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    July 1, 2014 12:31 p.m.

    It almost sounds like the swim team scandal has lead Utah to build a compliance office. I would have assumed that the University would have had a system in place for a long time. Is there something new about it that wasn't there before?

  • ekute Layton, UT
    July 1, 2014 10:55 a.m.

    Where was byu's "system for compliance" before Busby "retired"?

  • JSwaggDaddy Heber City, UT
    June 30, 2014 6:31 p.m.

    Congratulations utah for having a system in place for compliance!

    Guess, what? Every college has one as far as I know, and even some high schools have people in place to make sure things are operating under the rules.

    Chris Hill, you're a little behind on this one.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    June 30, 2014 5:13 p.m.

    Like this is a revelation. Most schools have a compliance program and a person over it.

    Even my son's NJCAA community college where he's a coach has this in place.

    Big whoop.

  • BlueNtheFace Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    June 30, 2014 4:26 p.m.

    University of Utah Core Values:

    No Drugs
    Honesty
    Treat Women with Respect
    No Stealing
    No DUI's(sic)

    I applaud Utah's such high standards. I will venture to say that it shouldn't be too hard to meet them.

    Go Utes.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    June 30, 2014 2:08 p.m.

    Mormon Ute

    Nice flowery words, but how do you explain Utah's comprehensive and proactive system completely failing the swim team?

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    June 30, 2014 12:53 p.m.

    Nice to know the U has such a comprehensive and proactive system in place to deal with these issues. This kind of transparency and openness helps keep public relations issues to a minimum.

  • Tenn12 Orem, UT
    June 30, 2014 9:58 a.m.

    Dear Brave Sir Robin,
    In your post you say, "What does or doesn't happen with Chris Hill doesn't affect you guys at BYU." As someone who frequently comments and trolls on articles at BYU, I'm wondering if you're turning over a new leaf this week and taking your own advice. After all, what does or doesn't happen with BYU doesn't affect you guys at Utah.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 30, 2014 8:49 a.m.

    @deductive reasoning

    If Busby was such a great human being and didn't really do anything wrong, why is he being kept under wraps? If there's nothing to hide, why not say so? Why all the secrecy?

    @ND95CA

    What does or doesn't happen with Chris Hill doesn't affect you guys at BYU - when he eventually leaves or retires, he won't be the next AD at BYU, and his loss won't get Utah demoted from the PAC12. In other words, there's no light at the end of the tunnel for BYU. Rather than worry about whether or not Chris Hill should have a job, you should be more worried about what the NCAA might do to BYU, because this Busby thing goes a lot deeper than free socks.

  • Not Much of a Fan OC, CA
    June 30, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    How many self-reported violations did BYU have compared to Utah?

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    June 30, 2014 8:10 a.m.

    DrUte

    Instead of throwing out mindless jabs at a person you obviously don't have a clue about, you should Google Derik Stevenson's comments about Duane Busby to discover who Duane really was.

  • ND95CA Lincoln Park, IL
    June 30, 2014 7:41 a.m.

    DrUte

    Either Dr. Hill's compliance team was completely asleep at the wheel, or they were complicit in covering up a scandal that should have cost Chris Hill his job.

  • DrUte Woods Cross, UT
    June 30, 2014 6:40 a.m.

    Appreciate the article, reinforces the transparency policy on The Hill, altho it makes the recent swim team situation even that much more problematic --- e.g. why it took so much time to identify and correct the coaching problem with a full-time five-person compliance team available to athletes and their families.

    If this team was more accessible and/or visible then perhaps the decision on the part of athletes and coaches when facing temptation might lean more to self-policing (infinitely more desirable) than "catch me if you can".

    Haven't seen a similar article concerning BYU, of course this article obviously a comparison/juxtaposition of conditions at the two universities.

    [Anyone seen or heard from Busby recently?]