RandBall: One of the most ridiculous NCAA violations you'll ever see
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- May 30, 2013 - 11:33 AM
Hearty congratulations to the NCAA for penalizing a student-athlete from a West Coast Conference school for the unspeakable crime of washing her car with the university's water and hose.
Portland basketball coach Eric Reveno tweeted about the violation Wednesday after he learned of it during conference meetings, punctuating his message with the hashtag #stopinsanity. A spokesman for the WCC did not know any further details, but a source familiar with the circumstances revealed what happened.
A WCC school self-reported an extra benefits violation to the NCAA when university officials caught one of their women's golfers washing her car on campus, according to the source. The NCAA ruled a secondary violation had occurred because the water and hose were not available to regular students and requested the golfer pay back $20, which was deemed to be the value of the water and use of the hose.
The NCAA projected that it would take in nearly $800 million in revenue in the 2012-13 season, and apparently they would like to count it out $20 at a time.
© 2013 Star Tribune