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  • Amari24
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    After researching this a little bit more, none of this is adding up.

    So apparently the rules are that any athlete coming from a foreign country has to go through the NCAA first before being declared eligible, but only these guys were pretty much already on the team.

    Whatever the case may be, these guys have no reason to be denied the ability to play, especially Febis. It's funny how this is now just becoming a major crisis after all the seniors leave, and Boise's season opener is against a tough SEC team.

    I also find it strange that with any other team, the players were always granted the ability to play, look at Cam or Pryor with OSU playing in the bowl game.

    Who would've guessed?

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  • Al Wilson 4 Mayor
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    Originally posted by Garywolf001 View Post
    BC-S-PN, I said it last year and you guys all called me crazy.
    The funny thing is....the BCS isn't even a good business model, but the NCAA just goes along. What do they care, they stand aloof, collect their billions, turn the other way when Cecil Newton takes a few hundred grand, and...oh forget it...

    What a freaking sham....

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  • Garywolf001
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    Originally posted by Al Wilson 4 Mayor View Post
    Yeah, they let Cam play, but they won't let 3 kids who have been in the states for 3 years play? What a freaking joke! I'm so disgusted right now.
    BC-S-PN, I said it last year and you guys all called me crazy.

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  • Al Wilson 4 Mayor
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    Originally posted by Southstander View Post
    I do not think the NCAA is doong this on purpose. If they are they are incredibly dumb. To me this kind of whining is like the people that support OSU saying the NCAA is out to get Coach Tressell.
    Fair enough, but there is no evidence of any wrong doing. These kids are academically eligible, and have committed no violations. This is only about there eligibility as foreigners....something that was investigated a year ago and the kids were found to be eligible.

    Tressell made his own bed.
    Boise State runs a tight ship.

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  • Al Wilson 4 Mayor
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    Originally posted by Garywolf001 View Post
    This surprises you guys? You didn't notice anything last year when they let Cam play? Really?
    Yeah, they let Cam play, but they won't let 3 kids who have been in the states for 3 years play? What a freaking joke! I'm so disgusted right now.

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  • Al Wilson 4 Mayor
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    Originally posted by 12and4 View Post
    It aint the ncaa that hates boise... its the bcs...

    Stuff happens... we lost our star safety to a broken ankle just yesterday.
    I know that "stuff happens", but 3 key players one day before kick off? That's absurd.

    The NCAA gets a boat load of money from the BCS every year, so connect the dots.....

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  • 12and4
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    It aint the ncaa that hates boise... its the bcs...

    Stuff happens... we lost our star safety to a broken ankle just yesterday.

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  • Garywolf001
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    This surprises you guys? You didn't notice anything last year when they let Cam play? Really?

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  • Southstander
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    I do not think the NCAA is doong this on purpose. If they are they are incredibly dumb. To me this kind of whining is like the people that support OSU saying the NCAA is out to get Coach Tressell.

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  • Al Wilson 4 Mayor
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    Originally posted by RealBronco View Post
    I'm furious about this.

    However, everyone is being hush hush on both sides right now and not even Murphy's articles shed much light. Neither BSU nor the NCAA will say why they are investigating eligibility all of a sudden or what caused the peak in interest.

    Some thoughts that have been flying around Twitter today are:

    Perhaps this is one of the reasons Gene was let go. Did Boise State find out more stuff that Gene had been doing behind the scenes and decide to act themselves before the NCAA? Perhaps he had skirted the issue of Febis, Boldewijn (formerly Hiwat) and Tjong-A-Tjoe's eligibility without their or the team's knowledge?

    Speculation to be sure for now, but what gets me is this: You have three guys who came to the U.S. and played high school ball in the states with no issues. Then, you have a college that was able to offer them scholarships and enroll them in school with no issues (seemingly). So, if they are legitimate members of Boise State Universities student body, why are they ineligible to compete in a sport that other students of same body compete in?

    Okay, MAYBE i can understand missing something about Boldewijn and Tjong-A-Tjoe, but Febis? He has been a Boise State squad member for 5 years. At no point did either the university or the NCAA feel the need to inquire about whatever it is they need to inquire about in order to decide if Febis was eligible to play? And what is it they are looking for to ensure they are eligible?

    in my mind, if they are a student enrolled in an accredited American university, then they should be eligible for any and all benefits awarded to the rest of the student body right? That includes participation in athletics.

    i just really see no reason for either side to decide right now, 36 hours prior to our season opener to investigate this situation.

    I'm furious too....I don't believe the timing of this is a coincidence.

    These kids all played high school ball here in Idaho. Kids come play college ball straight from other countries all the time....this reaks of foul play from the NCAA....they can go....you know!!!

    They already freaking investigated it a year ago!!!!

    So, the NCAA finds a way to remove 3 key players 24 hours before the game, which prevents Peterson from changing his game plan????? Are you freaking kidding me????

    What a joke....I have lost so much faith in the NCAA.....all I know is these clowns better prove that Blayemeyer recruited them or financially helped them get here....because this is an absolute joke.
    Last edited by Al Wilson 4 Mayor; 09-02-2011, 09:37 PM.

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  • RealBronco
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    I'm furious about this.

    However, everyone is being hush hush on both sides right now and not even Murphy's articles shed much light. Neither BSU nor the NCAA will say why they are investigating eligibility all of a sudden or what caused the peak in interest.

    Some thoughts that have been flying around Twitter today are:

    Perhaps this is one of the reasons Gene was let go. Did Boise State find out more stuff that Gene had been doing behind the scenes and decide to act themselves before the NCAA? Perhaps he had skirted the issue of Febis, Boldewijn (formerly Hiwat) and Tjong-A-Tjoe's eligibility without their or the team's knowledge? Also keep in mind we just hired that guy from TCU to be our new Compliance Manager so maybe he's actually doing his job?

    Speculation to be sure for now, but what gets me is this: You have three guys who came to the U.S. and played high school ball in the states with no issues. Then, you have a college that was able to offer them scholarships and enroll them in school with no issues (seemingly). So, if they are legitimate members of Boise State University's student body, why are they ineligible to compete in a sport that other students of same body compete in?

    Okay, MAYBE i can understand missing something about Boldewijn and Tjong-A-Tjoe, but Febis? He has been a Boise State squad member for 5 years. At no point did either the university or the NCAA feel the need to inquire about whatever it is they need to inquire about in order to decide if Febis was eligible to play? And what is it they are looking for to ensure they are eligible?

    in my mind, if they are a student enrolled in an accredited American university, then they should be eligible for any and all benefits awarded to the rest of the student body right? That includes participation in athletics.

    i just really see no reason for either side to decide right now, 36 hours prior to our season opener to investigate this situation.
    Last edited by RealBronco; 09-02-2011, 09:34 PM.

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  • InsaneBlaze23
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    I said it in the other thread, the NCAA is out to get Boise St.
    Boise is the team that started all the playoff wanting, Boise is the team to start, the want for smaller known teams to get big bowl games.

    NCAA hates BSU.

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  • Al Wilson 4 Mayor
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    Here's a link to one of the articles:

    http://voices.idahostatesman.com/201...e_state_player

    By Brian Murphy
    [email protected]

    ATLANTA — Boise State will be without starting safety Cedric Febis, defensive tackle Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe and wide receiver Geraldo Boldewijn for its season opener against Georgia on Saturday.

    The players are all from Amsterdam, but attended high school in Boise.

    “The three are being held out of the game due to a review of their NCAA eligibility. The review is not academic or violation of team rules,” Boise State said in a statement released Friday morning.

    At a pre-game press conference, Boise State coach Chris Petersen talked about the eligibility problems.

    "We're concerned about it. We're looking into it. That's why they're not here. Hopefully we can get it resolved hopefully sooner than later," Petersen said. "We've just got to stay focused on this game. The next guy has to step up and we got to go."

    "A few days ago, there was a concern raised and our people started looking into it and we need to go slow on these type of things. Jeremy Ioane will start (at safety) and some other guys, young guys that have been working hard will have to be ready to go and carry the flag."

    Asked if it was Boise State's staff or the NCAA that initiated the review, Petersen said: "We're not going to get into all the details right now."

    Boise State hired a new compliance director, Josh Cunningham from TCU, earlier this month.

    Petersen said the three players were informed yesterday.

    "We'll talk about that when we get back. We're just trying to enjoy and focus on this game," Petersen said.

    In an email to the Statesman, an NCAA spokeswoman wrote: "You would be best served to contact the school directly as they have all the facts of the situation."

    Febis, a senior, attended Bishop Kelly. Tjong-A-Tjoe, a sophomore, went to Boise High. Boldewijn, a sophomore, went to Capital High.

    Febis came to the United State for a Boise State summer football camp and decided to stay in the country.

    “I decided to stay because I loved the competition, playing against bigger players, faster guys,” Febis said.

    He attended Bishop Kelly in 2005-06, helping the Knights to the 4A state championship. Cody Hawkins, the son of then-BSU coach Dan Hawkins, quarterbacked that team. He lived with a host family in Boise and remains close with them.

    “They’re like family now. I see them as my mom and dad. When I want to get away from it, I just go over there and hang out. They treat me as one of their own,” Febis said.

    Other notes from Petersen:

    — He declined to name a starting kicker.

    — He said the team has brought up to five true freshmen on the trip, including safety Lee Hightower.

    Past stories

    Here is an Idaho Statesman story written by Jesse Zentz in 2008 about the Dutch connection at local high schools:

    (Boldewijn changed his name from Hiwat this year, so this story includes his former last name.)



    Read more: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/201...#ixzz1WqmRZF3c

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  • Al Wilson 4 Mayor
    started a topic The NCAA can go pack sand.....

    The NCAA can go pack sand.....

    What does the NCAA do the day before Boise's big game with Georgia? They tell Chris Peterson to hold out 3 key contributors from the game while they "investigate eligibility".

    You may ask, "what is so fishy about that?", well, I will tell you what's fishy about that:

    The 3 players in question are from the Netherlands. You ask, ok, I understand why their eligibility needs to be investigated. Not so fast....

    These players were all investigated LAST YEAR and ruled to be ELIGIBLE.

    Febis is a 5th year senior slotted to start at safety.

    The other kid (Geradlo Jiawaiit sp?)is a sophomore who is slotted to be Boise's #1 deep threat with the departure of Titus Young.

    The 3rd kid is Ricky Tjong a joe (sp?), who is the #3 DT, and is a very important part of the rotation because Boise State uses a four man rotation. Now, we'll have to insert some 275 pound guy instead of the athletic 300 pound Ricky T.

    I am so absolutely disgusted with the NCAA. I don't see how this can be anything but deliberate. They have essentially taken away 3 starters from us for the Georgia game.



    Go Pack Sand NCAA!!!!!


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