Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/14/12
Rumors…rumors…rumors Speculation is sometimes the only thing that holds college football fans over until a new season starts. The 2012 season is filled with a lot of hope for the Oregon Ducks. Currently ranked number five in the USA Today Preseason Poll, Oregon is poised to claim their fourth straight Pac-10/12 Championship and possibly make an appearance in the BCS National Championship game. Yet, NCAA sanctions have been rumored to be coming out soon; sanctions that may cost the Ducks an appearance in a postseason or two. A Brief Background If you are unfamiliar with the case, Oregon is being investigated for transactions in main association with Willie Lyles, a self-professed “street agent”. Willie Lyles has become one of the shadiest persons to ever be involved in college football. Oregon came under scrutiny for their interactions with Lyles after they reportedly sent Lyles’ business a check for $25,000. After an investigation by Yahoo!, Lyles decided he wanted to expose th...
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