Tech expects NCAA verdict soon

The school expects the verdict from its NCAA appeal to be returned soon. When Tech made its in-person hearing before the appeals committee Nov. 13 in Indianapolis, school officials were told that it could expect a response in 60 to 90 days. Friday marks 75 days.

Associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said that it probably won’t be until next week, as school president G.P.Bud Peterson is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, through the weekend. The NCAA typically honors requests from the school to hold delivery if its president is away from campus.

The school appealed NCAA findings that it failed to meet conditions and obligations of membership and failed to cooperate in an investigation into possible impermissible benefits violations involving two former football players, which led the NCAA to strip Tech of its 2009 ACC title. The appeals committee’s verdict will be final.

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Jackets 2012

January 26th, 2012
6:37 pm

They better give it back.


January 26th, 2012
6:55 pm

Its been one step short of proven these charges are BS. Its hard to imagine them not overturning it untill you realize how biased the NCAA is towards powerhouse schools. Just look at the slaps on the wrist schools like Miami, UNC, and Ohio State have recieved in comparision. GT provides the NCAA with an opportunity to “set an example” without hurting the bottom dollar. whatever…


January 26th, 2012
7:14 pm

Teches ises innocents. The bad Ms. Richts sets allls of thiss up.

ruffs fuffgs.

What's the big deal?

January 26th, 2012
7:26 pm

What diffence does it make? All Tech has to do is have a trophy and some more rings made.

FL Jacket

January 26th, 2012
7:27 pm

Allow kids to sell their Bowl game jerseys and get free tattoos…no punishment

Allow your school to take donations from illicit Ponzi scheme dollars, and entertain student-athletes at Clubs and Strip joints…no punishment

$312 in STILL-TAGGED and RETURNED sports merchandise…take away their conference championship.

Go Jackets!

January 26th, 2012
8:21 pm

Will the NCAA practice what they preach?

Go Jackets!

January 26th, 2012
8:25 pm

7:14 pm post, what’s your point?

yeller bug

January 26th, 2012
9:23 pm

The major complaint the NCAA had against Tech was that the administration stalled/inhibited the investigation. To punish the players for that does not fit the alleged crime. A high fine, perhaps scholarship losses, but to take away a championship for playing a player who has NEVER been declared ineligible makes no sense at all.

Veteran Fan

January 26th, 2012
9:50 pm

As a graduate, very proud that the Institute appealed this overreaction by the infractions committee! Win or lose, honor demanded that Tech appeal this!


January 26th, 2012
10:31 pm

The penalty should have been a lot worse for what those yellow blowflys did. Stick them on probation for 10 years would have been good.


January 26th, 2012
10:44 pm

Check out Alabama and T-Town Menswear if you want to see injustice. Their compliance department investigated and found no wrongdoing which is a blatant lie.

Supersize that order, mutt

January 26th, 2012
10:50 pm

Hey, sports, you a*hole, how about telling us just what Tech did in your delusional mind

Supersize that order, mutt

January 26th, 2012
10:52 pm

Unfortunately, I see the NCAA rejecting the appeal because it will make them look weak. Nevermind that their weakness has already been exposed by the slaps on the wrist they gave to UM, OSU, and UNC. The NCAA is a joke


January 27th, 2012
5:37 am



January 27th, 2012
6:34 am

Tokyo jacket

January 27th, 2012
7:23 am

Half of me wants for the NCAA to win and for GT (w/ backing of ACC?) to sue the NCAA for “egregious arbirtrary and capricious behavior.” I don’t care if we win, but I want the NCAA to realize there is a higher authority than ESPN.

leg humper

January 27th, 2012
8:13 am

Lets hope there is no new charges coming in the future.


January 27th, 2012
9:39 am

The NCAA is way out of control and far too subjective in their decisions. Good luck to Tech. They won the 09 title fair and square.

old dog

January 27th, 2012
9:59 am

NCAA has become nothing more than a jargonistic group of “rule of the day” authors. The guides are so complex and filled with truly unimportant things that the original mission has been basically gutted. I’m a dawg fan, but I’m with you Teckies on this….ya’ll won it!


January 27th, 2012
10:20 am

nzaa like fifa-fyfa-fo-fum…….


January 27th, 2012
11:51 am

I have always wondered how these athletes can afford all the tatoos.Anyone got an explanation?


January 27th, 2012
12:04 pm

i hope that they don.t give that title back to georgia tech because all they do is wrong and they know it and shut up about and quit crying about it


January 27th, 2012
12:14 pm

The NCAA has lost its mission.

Many of the member schools only police themselves so they know where the lines are drawn. Look at all the secondary violations reported every year. Coaches are constantly pushing the barriers to see what they can get by instead of trying to recruit and operate in a fair even handed manner.


January 27th, 2012
12:23 pm



January 27th, 2012
1:48 pm

The NCAA should at least meet Tech half way here. Give back the title, keep the probation.

Coach Johnson

January 27th, 2012
3:06 pm

Just let me yell at them like I yell at my players….that will get our championship back.


January 27th, 2012
5:12 pm

Wawawawawawawawa….cry babies cry. I seem to remember several Tech fans getting a big kick out of AJ Green’s 4 game suspension for selling a jersey with his own number on it, a jersey that would not be worth anything if not for the fruits of his own hard labor. The word “thug” was thrown around with reckless abandon. Anytime anything like that happens to UGA the Techies are the first to run their fat mouths about it. Now the shoe is on the other foot and the river of tears flowing out of North Avenue has never been wider. The NCAA is picking on you and you need your mommies. You clowns are a total joke.

You can have your stupid ACC Title back for all I care. What would an All Crap Conference trophy go for on ebay Techies? 20 cents maybe?

Good day.

Go Jackets!

January 27th, 2012
5:47 pm

Best hope the shoe does not end up on the other foot dawgfan. Sounds like you priced your trophy already, so go ahead and sell it.

Tech Guy

January 27th, 2012
7:25 pm

The NCAA took away Tech’s ACC Championship because of unethical behavoir of the AD. If he had acted in an ethical manner, there would have been no penalty.

Paul in NH

January 27th, 2012
7:49 pm

Peterson is in Davos? If he was invited, I am impressed.


January 27th, 2012
8:38 pm

I,for one, would like to see the NCAA marginalized to the point on non- existence. The way they treat athletes is deplorable. They have become the IRS of college sports.


January 28th, 2012
9:43 am

Slap on UNC’s wrist? Didn’t know they had ruled on UNC.

Go Jackets!

January 28th, 2012
9:57 am

It will be very interesting to see how the NCAA handles UNC, UM and OSU.


January 28th, 2012
11:10 am

The NCAA is a JOKE! Period


January 28th, 2012
11:40 am

maybe even a bigger JOKE than dawgfan…. Somehow I doubt it…


January 28th, 2012
11:47 am

I think this is just a trap that another school set. A friend of a friend’s cousin (whatever) gave Thomas some clothes worth $312. It wasn’t a recruiting thing, Thomas was already at Tech. Was it from an agent, seems pretty roundabout for that, can’t imagine that they got much for their $312.
Thomas was probably thinking, gee thanks man, thought it was just a nice thing to do.

The NCAA should look at the motive of the giver, I would bet there is a lot more hidden here. Someone blew the whistle on this and they had a reason.