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Wall Street Journal: Owls Amongst NCAA's "Last Innocents"

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Wall Street Journal: Owls Amongst NCAA's "Last Innocents"



Florida Atlantic University made the Wall Street Journal's piece on the last 17 schools, whose football teams compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision, that has never been convicted of a major violation, and are joined by fellow Sun Belt members Troy University, and North Texas:

Air Force
Boise State
Boston College
Bowling Green
Central Michigan
Colorado State
Florida Atlantic
Kent State
North Texas
Northwestern
Ohio
Penn State
Rice
Stanford
Troy
UAB
Western Michigan

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Re: Wall Street Journal: Owls Amongst NCAA's "Last Innocents"

Finally, a list this summer here we are not the worst or close to it. Proud to be an Owl, let's strive to keep it clean - always!
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Nice to read!  Congrats FAU; let's strive to keep it there…..

* Sun Belt Champions & New Orleans Bowl Champions-2007
* Motor City Bowl/Little Ceasers Pizza Bowl Champions-2008
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Wow it is really impressive Penn State is on this list as you notice on this list other then a couple winning and having no major violations do not really go hand and hand……. Boise was in news earlier this year for possible major violations.

I bet many schools that have commit major violations would not want to trade places with 99 percent of these teams.
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owlcountry40 said

Wow it is really impressive Penn State is on this list as you notice on this list other then a couple winning and having no major violations do not really go hand and hand……. Boise was in news earlier this year for possible major violations.

I bet many schools that have commit major violations would not want to trade places with 99 percent of these teams.

yeah, who cares about integrity?

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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Re: Wall Street Journal: Owls Amongst NCAA's "Last Innocents"

Um not SEC but hey they won the last 6 National Championships.
I not saying i do not want a clean program just does not mean anything anymore.
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Re: Wall Street Journal: Owls Amongst NCAA's "Last Innocents"

Hate to say it, but agree…doesn't mean anything anymore.

The only two things that matter now:

1. Winning
2. Money

Of course, those two could be interchanged; but for the sake of what has to happen first, they remain in that order.

For the recruit, graduating is second if they are talented. Much more focus on making it professionally.
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Re: Wall Street Journal: Owls Amongst NCAA's "Last Innocents"

Maybe a team should be docked somehow if they have too many arrests. Maybe lose scholarships, maybe even lose bowl eligibility. Something needs to be done to get these kids to think twice because fines, jail time, sitting out a game or two doesn't seem to work.

P.S. I don't respond to guest posts. All guests are encouraged to register with the site.
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Re: Wall Street Journal: Owls Amongst NCAA's "Last Innocents"

Maybe so these big money coaches will begin to give a shit again (about something OTHER than winning) is to dock them, fire them or even ban them for repeated offenses as well. They make the BIG bucks now, make them responsible!
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Yeah, I hear what you guys are saying and I'd love to see FAU win a national championship…not to be on a high horse but to be a good football coach and lead young men integrity SHOULD be high on your character list.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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