Brad Rock: This time the NCAA gets something right

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  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    June 17, 2019 11:55 a.m.

    "Anyone who doubts contact happened with practically every transfer athlete of that era is living in My Pretty Ponyland."

    My Pretty Ponyland pretty much describes where all byu fans piling on this post are currently living.

    Go Utes!!

  • Michigan Cougsfan68 Ann Arbor, MI
    June 16, 2019 4:04 p.m.

    Bobby Peru,
    And fans everywhere know that after nine years in the "Big time", BYU is still the standard that Utah and it's fans measure themselves against!

  • Bobby Peru Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2019 10:44 a.m.

    Land of Oz: "Couldn’t help but notice that the....but sadly, no PAC 12."

    And sports fans everywhere can't help but notice that BYU-P fans are jealous of all things PAC-12.

  • land of oz Redmond, WA
    June 15, 2019 10:43 p.m.

    Couldn’t help but notice that the

    College World Series is on,

    and just like football,

    the SEC, ACC, B1G and B12 are representing,

    but sadly, no PAC 12.

  • Michigan Cougsfan68 Ann Arbor, MI
    June 14, 2019 6:47 p.m.

    JohninSLC,
    Because no players have ever gone from BYU to Utah right? And Utah doesn't accept transfers from any other schools either, right?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 14, 2019 1:07 p.m.

    Funny to see the Coug fans attempting to pile on despite not realizing there's nothing to pile onto. Bottom line is this, the reason the transfer portal now exists is because situations like Collettes existed EVERYWHERE. I can promise you this, Coach Rose had several people reach out to him over the years the same way Collette's people reached out to Utah. And just like happened with Utah, BYU sent the message back that they could probably make something like that work if the player decided to transfer and enroll at BYU. This folks is why the NCAA finally changed over to the new transfer rules and player portal. Period end of story.

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    June 14, 2019 10:05 a.m.

    Too bad character no longer matters.... PC has rendered the Law of Consequences invalid.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 14, 2019 9:50 a.m.

    “growing stack of reasons I can't stand U sports and am continually embarrassed I went to school there.”

    coogback:

    Fine. We’ll add you to the growing list of hypocritical coog fans, who aren’t embarrassed by the Riley Nelson poaching, the Harvey Langi poaching, and the ongoing NCAA basketball sanctions.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    June 14, 2019 7:04 a.m.

    Another in the continuing growing stack of reasons I can't stand U sports and am continually embarrassed I went to school there.

    Big Sports Fan, the U is still irrelevant in basketball. Watch next season to see how relevant they are.

  • rcf Perry, UT
    June 14, 2019 6:10 a.m.

    Treesap32 wrote "The transfer portal is not meant to facilitate poaching of players. It's meant to advertise which players have been released from scholarships between seasons, and are looking for a landing spot."

    That's not quite right. When any player asks his current school to add his name to the NCAA transfer portal, according to the new rules, the school must comply promptly. The school can choose to withdraw the player's scholarship at that time, or not, and may also drop the player from the team. Of course, if a team has already taken away a player's scholarship, that player can still choose to be added to the portal.

  • Nice&Easy ,
    June 14, 2019 12:13 a.m.

    So the kids leaves and has a mediocre career at the U... Lose lose for everyone... But to leave a day before the season start is bush.

  • CV Storm Hyrum, UT
    June 13, 2019 6:20 p.m.

    It is interesting as far as David Collettes and Coach K's personal integrity there are no comments. And as far as them violating NCAA rules it seems to be okay since it was in the past and they weren't caught. Highest paid coach in the state, least amount of personal integrity, the University of Utah should be very proud. However, that being said, i am all in favor of the transfer portal.

  • Big Sports Fan Las Vegas, NV
    June 13, 2019 6:13 p.m.

    The NCAA didn't care about Utah State or Utah at the time both schools were irrelevant now only Utah is.

  • Utahnareapeculiarpeople Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2019 5:46 p.m.

    It's really hard when you want to keep a shamateurism system but there's so much money involved for everyone but the ones actually pulling in the money. Bandaids have worked for quite a while, but at some point, reality is going to show its ugly face.

  • mufasta American Fork, UT
    June 13, 2019 3:48 p.m.

    @treesap32.....an athlete can enter the transfer portal at any time he/she wishes. There is no restriction on entering while you are under scholarship or in the middle of a competition year. The transfer portal was implemented by the NCAA to allow student athletes an organized and consistent process to facilitate a transfer from one institution to another.

  • treesap32 Germantown, MD
    June 13, 2019 2:36 p.m.

    Brad, you can't enter the transfer portal after the season starts while you are under scholarship with your current school. You also can't enter the transfer portal without getting released from your scholarship by your school. David and several universities had illegal contact without Utah State's knowledge that David was even thinking of leaving the team. The transfer portal is not meant to facilitate poaching of players. It's meant to advertise which players have been released from scholarships between seasons, and are looking for a landing spot.

    Both David and the University of Utah broke NCAA rules. David's even admitting it and Coach K seems to have admitted it as well. But nothing will happen. The NCAA doesn't seem to care.