Note: The above referenced Boston Globe story seems to me is an article that exonerates NU's current staff (which is correct) since none were around when these things happened. But, and it's a big exception, the Globe reporter appears to have his eyes on a bulls eye and his target is Coach Everhart. I've excerpted a lot but recommend reading the whole story. - DC
Update: Link to Andy Katz' blog on subject added. 1:17 a.m., 4/30/09
April 29, 2009
Includes excerpts from stories
- A look back...Super 25 Class of 2005
- 2. Marcus Walker, O'Hara High School ... Walker chose Nebraska over several other suitors including Duquesne and Kansas State had offered the talented O'Hara guard
- Robert Morris orders more Rice
- Rice, the son of former Duquesne coach and Portland Trailblazers color commentator Mike Rice Sr., has guided RMU to two NEC titles, as well as an NIT bid in 2007-08 when the team finished 26-8.
- Recruitment cost NU
- The coach (Ron Everhart) has moved on to Duquesne, where he received a hefty pay boost and steadily rebuilt the program into respectability. The player (Benson Egemonye) transferred to Niagara, where in three years he helped make the Purple Eagles contenders in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. And the booster (David Caputo), who started everything eight years ago, has disappeared into the ebb and flow of big-time college athletics. Left standing? The Northeastern basketball program, which was handed a two-year probation by the NCAA ... "I want to make it clear that no one involved when the violations occurred remains at Northeastern," said (athletic director Peter) Roby ... The hole that Northeastern and Everhart were digging for themselves slowly became deeper as the violations started to occur. Everhart's defense was that he was unaware of all the rules, which the NCAA acknowledged. ... Northeastern self-reported what was termed a secondary violation and Egemonye was declared ineligible in December 2005. A month later, he transferred to Niagara. ...
By November 2007, Northeastern was aware of numerous violations, which the NCAA was investigating with Roby and the Northeastern staff's cooperation. In anticipation of penalties, Coen and Roby agreed to serve them during the past season so they could build for the future without any NCAA-enforced restrictions.
Technically, Duquesne can take action against Everhart, who was just given a contract extension. The NCAA also could flag Everhart's résumé if and when he looks for a job at another school.
- Andy Katz Blog
- Despite the sanctions, Northeastern will once again be looked at as a potential favorite in the Colonial Athletic Association next season.
- Rivals await Lebo in key clashes
- WPIAL girls' lacrosse playoffs ... next week ... No. 1-ranked Mt. Lebanon ... Meanwhile, (Kate) Linkosky, the team's other senior captain, is the rock on defense along with Komosinski. While Linkosky will play at Duquesne University next fall, Komosinski, a junior, is in her first year as a varsity starter in goal.
- Rossi makes up for lost time
- (Liz) Rossi, who will attend Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she plans on playing club lacrosse.
- Liz Jordan, hot-shot swimmer, will attend La Salle University
- When Jordan was a freshman, she took note of another name that dominated the West records books — fellow Panther Ian Walsh, who now swims for Duquesne University.