Oklahoma Sooners faculty and fans shamed over pasta overindulgence

It’s happening: Pastagate. The Oklahoma Sooners turned themselves in to the NCAA for an overindulgence of pasta. Fans, faculty, players, Boomer and Sooner have all been shamed.

I could sit here and write anywhere between 500-25,000 words on how moronic many of the NCAA’s policies are, but it won’t have the same impact as this:

May 10, 2013

Violation: Three current student-athletes received food in excess of NCAA regulation at a graduation banquet. The three had graduated from the school but returned for an additional season of competition. The players were provided pasta in excess of the permissible amount allowed. Resolution: The three were required to donate $3.83 each (the cost of the pasta serving) to a charity of their choice in order to be reinstated. The department provided rules education to applicable athletics department staff members.

That’s $3.83 over boiled grains. A grand total of $11.49 to charity. Insert Olive Garden never ending pasta bowl joke here. And please direct all letters regarding Mark Emmert and NCAA idiocy here.

For more silliness violations (including hotel internet charges and coaches responding to group texts), The Oklahoman has you covered.