Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/20/12
Anxiety in Eugene To say the NCAA investigation into the University of Oregon football program’s dealings with Willie Lyles has been a long one would be an understatement. And, after the NCAA officially denied Oregon’s request to receive a summary disposition, some key members of the Ducks’ athletic program will appear in a hearing before the NCAA’s committee on infractions. The ruling that Oregon must undergo a hearing in front of head NCAA officials means that this process will likely become a two-year affair that has left those Duck fans in Eugene and around the world feeling a little extra anxiety this holiday season. The key players in this piece, as have been throughout the entire investigation process, will be Willie Lyles, Chip Kelly, the Oregon athletic department, Lache Seastrunk, and other players from the Texas area that were under the supervision of Lyles when they made their decisions to attend the universities they did. Though the Ducks are not the only program that u...
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