Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oklahoma! Oklahoma! Oklahoma!

Congratulations to the Oklahoma Sooners on their 2004 NCAA College Football Championship.

With the sanctions coming down like Thor's hammer on USC, stripping them of their 2004 National Title, are the Sooners your default National champions?

The institution's football team shall end its 2010 and 2011 seasons with the playing of its last regularly scheduled, in-season contest and shall not be eligible to participate in any postseason competition, including a bowl game, the football team may not take advantage of the exceptions to the limit in the number of a football contests that are provided in Bylaw 17.9.5.2, with the exception of a spring game as set forth in Bylaw 17.9.5.2-(a)
and lest we forget

Pursuant to NCAA Bylaws 19.5.2.2-(e)-(2) and 31.2.2.30(b), the institution will vacate all wins in which student-athlete 1 competed while ineligible, beginning in December 2004
And there's this

Limit of 15 initial grants-in-aid and 75 total grants in football for each of the 2011 - 2012, 2012 - 2013 and 2013 - 2014 academic years
Student-athlete 1 is of course Reggie Bush. So that means bye bye 2005 Orange Bowl victory.

Congrats again Sooners! You're ultimate reward is the complete destruction of your current conference. One a positive note, you can thank them in a few years by kicking the holy hell out of their scholarship-strapped squad when you play them in conference.

*update* Texas and Texas A&M reportedly petitioning to enter Big 10 and Oklahoma looking for entrance into the SEC.

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