The Oregon Ducks have been under the microscope this past year because of a curious investigation into their recruiting practices. Investigations concluded with the Ducks being accused of potential misconduct in utilizing too many recruiting services and having too many coaches involved in recruiting players. While nothing Oregon did was technically illegal according to the NCAA rulebook, there is a concern that the Ducks might have played loose and fast with the rules.
There were some rumors being thrown out concerning potential punishments and whatnot being handed out today, but it seems like nothing is happening on this front. John Infante had this to say.
Oregon has not received a Notice of Allegations yet, so any penalty talk is premature.— John Infante (@John_Infante) August 14, 2012
If Oregon will be hit with any penalties in 2012, they will be self-imposed. But the rumor is a lot for self-imposed penalties.— John Infante (@John_Infante) August 14, 2012
So there could be punishments coming, but nothing is known at this time. There might very well have been misconduct, but any reports out there are premature, erroneous, or both. Oregon is expected to receive a notice of some sort from the NCAA later this year, but this investigation has a long way to go.
Additionally, in his latest press conference with the media, Chip Kelly said he had heard nothing new from the NCAA.
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