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Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

Posted on: September 18, 2011 2:13 am
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The delayed start of the Oklahoma-Tulsa game early Sunday morning apparently flirted with violating NCAA rules.

Bylaw 17.1.6.6.3 states that "countable athletically related activities shall not occur between midnight and 5 a.m." The game started at 12:15 a.m. CT due to weather delays.

The key word seems to be "occur". There are times when games last past midnight local time. However, activities that start before midnight local time qualify as an exception per Bylaw 17.1.6.6.3.1: "[for] participation in any competition that begins before midnight and concludes after midnight ..."

Because warm-ups occurred before midnight it's likely the game was in compliance with NCAA rules. Also, it is supposed that school officials could have called the NCAA for a waiver due to the delays.
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Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

Turco,

For the b-ball marathon, the 2am (eastern time) game is in the Pacific time zone, meaning it starts at 11pm locally.  Same with the 4am game (played in Hawai'i, where it would be 11 as well).





Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

Is this rule only for college football because I know college basketball has games that go for 24 hours once a year



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

It was obvious that the start time was what he was referring to, so if you didn't care about the details of the rules, don't click - but don't falsely insinuate that nobody cares about those details.
No, it wasn't. I had no idea that's what he was referring to until I clicked on it, and I said that in my post. A violation could be a number of things. If it had been a violation worth reading about, it would have been worth the read. But a violation on the start time? Nobody cares.



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 11:27 am
 

Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

The delay was caused by an act of nature and was called in order to protect the safety of the players. Not even the NCAA will view this as a violation.



Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 10:12 am
 

Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

Do you get paid for this? Clearly not by the word. I'm pretty sure SOMEONE from the NCAA was present and accounted for if not contacted. This makes it clear why your gender is left blank.



Since: Jun 8, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 10:10 am
 

Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

Both schools should get the death penalty! 

How dare they keep our young student athletes up so late.  Everyone knows that each of these kids would normally be in bed by 11:00 PM on a Saturday night.  Or, honkered down in a library.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 9:59 am
 

Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

The problem is not everyone was aware.Someone who didn't know the start time was pushed back has a headline about NCAA violations so you bet they're going to click. This was done, if not by Dodd by the editors, to drive clicks to an article. It's a cheap ploy.



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2011 9:18 am
 

Another IDIOTIC article

What was the alternative? Play the game Sunday? Empty the stadium of  all the fans who showed up,find officials and volunteers who could work Sunday? Dodd is worthless-he offers NO alternative!



Since: Jun 12, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2011 8:29 am
 

Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

This is what qualifies for newsworthy?

Dodd I live in Tulsa, that was very bad storm that came through and it did some damage, but your more worried about a stupid, idiotic rule that has to do with a game's starting time.

Do us all a favor.

QUIT your job, please stop writing. Your're wasting peoples valuable time.

 



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 3:00 am
 

Oklahoma St.-Tulsa close to NCAA violation

If you didn't care, why click?  It was obvious that the start time was what he was referring to, so if you didn't care about the details of the rules, don't click - but don't falsely insinuate that nobody cares about those details.


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