Posted September 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
LSU coach Les Miles said those making allegations in Sports Illustrated of academic fraud at Oklahoma State, or improper payments to players from boosters, ''weren't there long enough to figure it out,'' because they were dismissed from the program. Miles, who spoke on a Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday, said he is proud of his time as head coach at Oklahoma State and takes issue with ''the idea that somebody would characterize the program that was run there as anything but right and correct.'' He said, ''Every guy was encouraged to get his degree, to stay the course, and to fight.'' The Sports Illustrated series contains allegations from players at Oklahoma State between 2000 and 2011. Miles coached at Oklahoma State from 2001-04 before moving to LSU in 2005. Miles said he and his staff did nothing wrong at OSU. ''Did we work hard? You betcha'. Did we make tough decisions about starting lineups? Yo...

Reading Between The Frayed Lines Of SI’s Investigation Of The Oklahoma State Cowboys

By Clark Matthews / @clarkmatthews As an Oklahoma State alum, there was a time when I prayed the national media would give my school some attention. These days? Not so much. Thanks to a highly publicized five-part expose by Sports Illustrated’s new crack team of investigative reporters, the Oklahoma State Cowboys football program is making […]The post Reading Between The Frayed...

Les Miles: Administration of OSU was 'done right'

LSU coach Les Miles says he's proud of his time as head coach at Oklahoma State and takes issue with ''the idea that somebody what characterize the program that was run there as anything but right and correct.'' Miles, who spoke on a Southeastern Conference teleconference Wednesday, says ''every guy was encouraged to get his degree, to stay the course...

Covering Dixie: Les Miles, Johnny Manziel, LSU, Pay Dye, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. All your crystal football are belong to us.  The elephant in the room. And the Valley Shook looks at Sports Illustrated's allegations of corruption at Oklahoma State under then Cowboys head football coach and current LSU HC Les Miles. This week's Game of the Century. Good Bull Hunting "THE TAILGATE" previews...

Miles addresses SI allegations

LSU coach Les Miles spoke out Wednesday on the Sports Illustrated report that alleges violations during his time at Oklahoma State. Miles continues to refute the allegations. Read more on what he had to say in this article from his press conference.

Les Miles defends his Oklahoma State program

The allegations of Sports Illustrated's five-part investigative series into the Oklahoma State program have not been kind to Les Miles, who was the Cowboys' coach from 2001 to 2004. A large portion of the allegations aimed at the program from impermissible benefits to academic fraud were alleged to have occurred on Miles' watch. But Miles, the head coach at LSU since...

Les Miles vehemently defends his coaching tenure at Oklahoma State

LSU Tigers coach Les Miles has denied any wrongdoing at his former head spot of Oklahoma State following a scathing Sports Illustrated report.

Coordinator Chavis pushing freshmen on LSU defense

LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is trying to figure out fast which of more than a half-dozen true freshman will be able to handle crunch-time responsibilities when the Tigers enter the heart of their Southeastern Conference slate. So far, eight true freshmen have seen playing time on the Tigers' defense, and at least that number could play again this Saturday night when...

Charting Larry Porter's Cash Handouts Career

This morning, Sports Illustrated published the first part of a five-part series in which the magazine learned all sorts of SHADY BUSINESS details about the Oklahoma State football program from 1999 to 2011.  The first part, which focuses on payments to players for on-field performance and $700-an-hour summer jobs, quotes former players about receiving cash from boosters, coaches...

Sports Illustrated drops five part expose on Oklahoma State

Sports Illustrated's in-depth investigations into college athletics have been hit or miss.  In fact,  their reporting on Ohio State, Tyrann Mathieu and others have drawn criticism.  The most recent SI expose may be their most impactful and their most involved - a five part series on the Oklahoma State football program.  The first in the series was published today and detailed...

Report accuses Okla. St. violations

Oklahoma State is are about to be the focus of a substantial investigation that alleges they paid players for performance and engaged in widespread academic misconduct, among a litany of other transgressions. Beginning Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. ET, Sports Illustrated plans to release "The Dirty Game," a five-part look into Oklahoma State's rise to national prominence in the...

Thoughts on Part one of's Oklahoma St. expose.

After reading the first part of "The Dirty Game," Sports Illustrated's series on alleged corruption at Oklahoma State, I have a few thoughts about it. 1. You could probably create a Mad-Libs form, leaving spaces for names, schools, alleged NCAA violations, money amounts, etc., and it would look a lot like this article. There's nothing shocking new here that hasn...
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