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Booster Sold Right To Dine With Current Buckeyes

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

On Sept. 15, 2011, 30-year Ohio State booster Bobby DiGeronimo confirmed to Bill Lubinger of the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER that he facilitated cash payments to three current Ohio State players - from envelopes distributed at a Cleveland-area charity event - on Feb. 19, 2011. (Private access to then-current Buckeyes available in 2008 - at the right [...]

Blacklisted By OSU, Talbott Forced To Work Blue

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Three months ago an anonymous source alleged to ESPN that Dennis Talbott, a Central Ohio-based businessman with a sudden, new-found love for photography, “made at least 35 payments to [Terrelle] Pryor in 2009 and 2010 for signing memorabilia, for a total payout of between $20,000 and $40,000.” (Banned By Ohio State, Talbott Now Employing Northern Exposure) [...]

OSU High School Recruits At Charity Cash Grab!?!

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Earlier this week I reported that current Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was at the 2011 charity event hosted by rogue OSU booster Bobby DiGeronimo. (Then-Ohio State high school recruit Cordale Jones top-right) Miller signed with Ohio State roughly three weeks before the fundraiser though he had already enrolled at the school when he made the [...]

NCAA Report: Prized Ohio St. QB At Charity Event

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

EXCLUSIVE: In his Ohio State debut against Akron two weeks ago, freshman Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller passed for 132 yards and a touchdown in OSU’s 42-0 shutout of the Zips. After the game, Ohio State head coach Luke Fickell was asked if he planned to continue both playing Miller and fellow quarterback Joe Bauserman, who started [...]

Video: Trent Richardson Playing Pickup Football

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

What’s it like to play pickup football with Trent Richardson? Now you know. Brooks can be reached on Twitter, Facebook and directly at sportsbybrooks@gmail.com Share This

Pryor Sells Out OSU For Few Lousy Game Checks

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

In the Sept. 1, 2011, report to the NCAA from Ohio State that resulted in the suspensions of Buckeye football players Jordan Hall, Travis Howard and Corey Brown, OSU reported that the violations were “discovered” by the school on “August 31, 2011.” As of Sept. 13, 2011, Terrelle Pryor’s last Tweet was … wait for it [...]

2008: Ohio St. Broke Rules at Same Charity Event

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

EXCLUSIVE: Ohio State football players Jordan Hall, Travis Howard and Corey Brown remain suspended after the school recently reported to the NCAA that the three received $200 each - from envelopes - at a Cleveland charity event last February. (Smith in ‘08: Non-compliant at same event Buckeyes were paid in 2011) As part of its report [...]

Crowell Single Demand Changing UGA Gameplan?

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Running back Isaiah Crowell was as celebrated a signing as Georgia football coach Mark Richt has experienced since he arrived in Athens. (Will Crowell refusal to give up #1 cost speedster Smith offensive touches?) But if the man charged with mapping UGA’s game plan Saturday against South Carolina is right, Crowell may actually be speeding Richt’s Georgia [...]

Akron Coach Scolds Fickell At Midfield After Game

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Akron football coach Rob Ianello scolded rookie Ohio State football coach Luke Fickell at midfield after the Buckeyes shutout the Zips 42-0 today in Columbus. Moments before the customary postgame handshake between the coaches, Fickell chose to run out the clock with three consecutive running plays with Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde as the ball [...]

Photos: USC Football Team Wears UCLA Jerseys

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

During the USC football team’s practice on Thursday, the Trojan scout team wore jerseys designed to resemble arch rival UCLA. The powder blues were used during a scrimmage in which the scout team impersonated the offense and defense of USC’s opponent this Saturday. That opponent? Minnesota. Though USC doesn’t play UCLA until November 26, USC coach Lane Kiffin [...]

ESPN Video: When Stock Skyline Footage Attacks

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Nobody does college football telecasts like ESPN, but when you broadcast as many games as ESPN, mistakes happen. Like last night. During the ESPN telecast of the Wisconsin-UNLV college football game in Madison, Wisconsin, ESPN showed a shot of a downtown skyline as announcer Rece Davis pitched the broadcast to break. The shot was supposed to be [...]

Where Did Bama Star ‘Get Pumped Up!’ Before Game?

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

T-Town Menswear, of course! (You actually had to ask?) The above photo and accompanying caption, “Julio getting pumped up for the game!“, was uploaded to the now-deleted Facebook account of disassociated Alabama booster and T-Town Menswear owner Tom Al-Betar on September 4, 2010 - the same day Alabama played San Jose State at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Brooks can [...]

USC Assistant Quits After Being Tied To Will Lyles

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Just two days before the Trojans’ opener against Minnesota, USC announced today that assistant football coach Willie Mack Garza had resigned his position. USC’s official statement: USC secondary coach Willie Mack Garza has resigned for personal reasons. “I stepped down today from my coaching duties at USC,” said Garza, who was in his second year at USC. [...]

‘befor duke game with my boys fitting there suit’

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Before he deleted both of his Facebook accounts last month, Alabama booster and T-Town Menswear owner Tom Al-Betar published several photos to one of those accounts in an album titled, “beforeduke game me and my boys fitting there suit.” The photos show Al-Betar, ex-Alabama football player Julio Jones and current Crimson Tide star Trent Richardson outside [...]

Ohio State’s Shrine To All-Time Lyingest Coach

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

The honorable folks at Ohio State remind you that at tOSU, cheaters (who we throw under the bus after our coverup is foiled by a Yahoo Sports reporter) never prosper. Unless of course they beat Michigan with star players they know to be ineligible - then we enshrine them on a wall of the Ohio State [...]

Pix: Bama Booster at T. Richardson Birthday Party

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Nick Saban wasn’t at Trent Richardson’s 2010 birthday party. Though you can’t say the same for disgraced Alabama football booster and Tuscaloosa suit store owner Tom Al-Betar. Al-Betar can be seen in multiple photos, now-deleted from his former Facebook account, enjoying yet another evening at a Tuscaloosa Japanese steakhouse with Richardson - this time perhaps as party [...]

Auburn Athletic Dept: Federal Court Racism Claim

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

The 2010 opening of the new Auburn basketball arena was a triumph for the school’s athletic department. But Auburn Athletic Department staff layoffs during the transition from the Beard-Eaves Coliseum to the new facility has precipitated an ugly dispute now scheduled to play out in Federal Court. Of the 11 employees who lost their Auburn Athletic Department [...]

Tx Tech Rep: SbB’s Use Of School Logo Is Illegal

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

In 10 1/2 years of operating SbB, I’ve never been sued or been faced with any serious legal action. None. (Texas Tech rep IMG fired legal guns 72 hours after SbB’s BCG revelations) Over the years I’ve reported on Texas Tech quite a bit - especially as it pertains to Mike Leach, and more recently, Tommy [...]

Cal Went To ‘Mentor’ Instead of High School Coach

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Cal’s 2010 football recruiting class was so impressive that it earned Golden Bear assistant coach Tosh Lupoi Rivals.com’s “National Recruiter of the Year” award. (Report: Cal offered “mentor” a job after delivering recruits to Lupoi) Lupoi’s award was due in large part to signing three top prospects from the Greensboro, North Carolina area that year: Keenan [...]

Ducks, Cal: Troubling Ties To ‘Mentor’ Of Recruits

3 years agoSports : SportsByBrooks

Six days before Christmas, on Dec. 19, 2003, Otis Yelverton filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a North Carolina Federal Court. Listing himself as “self-employed” with a monthly income of $4800.00, creditor claims totaled $989,628.36 against Yelverton at the time. 13 months later Yelverton filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in a North Carolina Federal Court, with the [...]

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