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studdlee10
11-14-2010, 01:43 PM
To all fans and/or Crazies going to the game tonight....

2012 stud recruit Rodney Purvis will be at the game tonight. He did not get a lot of attention at CTC due to Rivers, Quinn, etc...but PLEASE show him some love tonight. He is arguably one of the top 5 players in the 2012 class who loves K and lives in our backyard. Please show him some love and make it hard for him to not want to come to Duke!!!

He has been described as Dwyane Wade-lite and has some crazy YouTube dunk videos. Let's try to help him in his decision making process!

dchen09
11-14-2010, 01:45 PM
Since he's not on an official visit aren't we fans technically not allowed to cheer for him?

Devilsfan
11-14-2010, 01:53 PM
Wasn't there a constitutional amendment that gave everyone "freedom of speech"?

El_Diablo
11-14-2010, 01:56 PM
Wasn't there a constitutional amendment that gave everyone "freedom of speech"?

The First Amendment doesn't give a school the right to avoid NCAA sanctions for otherwise protected speech, so I'm not sure what relevance that has to the discussion.

No, fans are technically not supposed to cheer for recruits.

Yes, we should cheer for him anyway.

FireOgilvie
11-14-2010, 01:57 PM
Since he's not on an official visit aren't we fans technically not allowed to cheer for him?

Yes, and if you see him walking around campus, you have to avert your eyes.

"NO EYE CONTACT." - NCAA Student-Athlete Amateurism Regulation Handbook Code Section 146.84

JasonEvans
11-14-2010, 01:59 PM
Since he's not on an official visit aren't we fans technically not allowed to cheer for him?

Huh? so long as you do not give him money or other gifts, the fans can do pretty much whatever they want. There might be some gray areas if the coaching staff asked fans to do something that could be seen as a "benefit," but cheers are always going to be fine.

--Jason "I suppose, if you cheered 'come here and we'll give you $150,000' that would be problematic" Evans

Gthoma2a
11-14-2010, 02:08 PM
That should be a violation... even Cam Newton needed $180,000, and he was asking that from Miss. State (smaller school's boosters, and in a sport with more players to pay). Obviously, I'm kidding. I know they are just allegations, and we wouldn't do that.

JasonEvans
11-14-2010, 02:11 PM
No, fans are technically not supposed to cheer for recruits.


Really? Where did you hear this? What rule would that violate? Is a cheer some kind of improper benefit?

-Jason "I did a google search but found nothing about fan cheers being a violation" Evans

anon
11-14-2010, 02:12 PM
Huh? so long as you do not give him money or other gifts, the fans can do pretty much whatever they want. There might be some gray areas if the coaching staff asked fans to do something that could be seen as a "benefit," but cheers are always going to be fine.

--Jason "I suppose, if you cheered 'come here and we'll give you $150,000' that would be problematic" Evans

I suppose you don't remember when the Duke "compliance staff" confiscated Harrison Barnes "H4O" paraphernalia during his official visit...

SCMatt33
11-14-2010, 02:18 PM
I suppose you don't remember when the Duke "compliance staff" confiscated Harrison Barnes "H4O" paraphernalia during his official visit...

There's a difference between writing something down and shouting it. I remember there was also some heat for the giant Kyrie sign on main west last year, but I don't think that any compliance staff can reasonably stop cheering.

Also, I don't believe there is any difference in regards to an official vs. unofficial visit as to what fans can or can't do. Most of the differences have to do with money.

Either way, cheer you butts off for Rodney. He's a hell of a player and he deserves it.

Bluedevil114
11-14-2010, 02:31 PM
There's a difference between writing something down and shouting it. I remember there was also some heat for the giant Kyrie sign on main west last year, but I don't think that any compliance staff can reasonably stop cheering.

Also, I don't believe there is any difference in regards to an official vs. unofficial visit as to what fans can or can't do. Most of the differences have to do with money.

Either way, cheer you butts off for Rodney. He's a hell of a player and he deserves it.

Agree. There is no difference between an official and unoffical visit. Cheers are fine and do not break any NCAA rules. Lets welcome Purvis tonight and make him feel great for joining us tonight. Remember he and Shabazz want to play together next year.

El_Diablo
11-14-2010, 02:35 PM
Really? Where did you hear this? What rule would that violate? Is a cheer some kind of improper benefit?

-Jason "I did a google search but found nothing about fan cheers being a violation" Evans

I too had never heard of it until someone referenced it here on DBR in a previous discussion. It stuck out in my mind as being kind of silly and unenforceable. I don't know the NCAA rule, but the basic reasoning is as follows: as http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&KEY=&ATCLID=1515167&SPID=2387&SPID=106797 points out, recruiting is defined as "[a]ny solicitation of a prospect or a prospectís relatives for the purpose of securing the prospectís enrollment and ultimate participation in Dukeís athletic program." Only designated people, such as coaches, are permitted to recruit. And "[PLAYER NAME], come to Duke!" is a solicitation, even if a minor one.

This is why I thought the Duke compliance department was all over the Barnes cutout, flyers, and posters, why NC State shut down a student's "John Wall, come to NC State" Facebook group, why we had people going around taking down flyers for Irving's visit, and why WVU had to investigate itself for fan actions when Adreian Payne visited their school. Technically, fans are not supposed to get involved on any level...but realistically, students at every school chant/cheer for recruits, and I've never heard of anyone actually getting hit with a secondary violation for something of this sort. Hence my (perhaps misguided?) belief that we are not supposed to do it, but it's ultimately okay to do it because there are never any repercussions.

If there are different reasons for the above examples, then I will fully repent. But I am pretty sure someone here explained this before, and that technically all of those examples run afoul of NCAA recruiting restrictions by fans/representatives/boosters (or perhaps just come so close to the line that schools want to avoid it?).

El_Diablo
11-14-2010, 02:44 PM
If fans aren't supposed to recruit, then I'm not sure what difference the written/unwritten dichotomy makes, other than make it easier to prove a violation took place. Maybe the general rule is that institutions only get in trouble if they organize or encourage the fan actions...but so as long as they make a good faith effort to take reactive steps (by taking down flyers, removing cardboard cutouts, shutting down facebook groups) then they're in the clear. And for a cheer that lasts only a few seconds, the school doesn't really need to step in to end it (and also, there's no paper evidence after the fact), so perhaps that's why there's a perceived difference in "allowing" chants but not posters.


Either way, cheer you butts off for Rodney. He's a hell of a player and he deserves it.

Yes, I agree. Go Duke!

airowe
11-14-2010, 03:01 PM
No school has gotten in trouble over a cheer for a recruit. Let them fly.

1991 duke law
11-14-2010, 05:29 PM
Goodness, could even the NCAA be so stupid so as to make it a violation for fans to cheer someone's name at a game? How utterly ridiculous if that is the case.

loran16
11-14-2010, 07:01 PM
http://twitter.com/rpurvis_44/status/3944898583592960


" Got to LOVE DUKE fans .."

I like that response.

Gthoma2a
11-14-2010, 07:03 PM
He got a show!

Lord Ash
11-14-2010, 07:07 PM
Rodney get any love from the fans at the game?

Dev11
11-14-2010, 07:20 PM
Rodney get any love from the fans at the game?

One very loud cheer, which it appeared he enjoyed.

verga
11-14-2010, 09:56 PM
did anyone notice that the background to Purvis's twitter account is carolina blue? is that a sign?

-bdbd
11-14-2010, 10:01 PM
Any insiders with a view to how RP's visit went??

Glad he got the love that he deserves!! You go Crazies!!!!

uh_no
11-14-2010, 10:51 PM
did anyone notice that the background to Purvis's twitter account is carolina blue? is that a sign?

i also heard he went to a roy rogers over jersey mikes when he was at RDU.....we might as well stop recruiting him now

NashvilleDevil
11-14-2010, 10:52 PM
did anyone notice that the background to Purvis's twitter account is carolina blue? is that a sign?

Yes it is.

enick66
11-14-2010, 11:12 PM
did anyone notice that the background to Purvis's twitter account is carolina blue? is that a sign?

I assume you're joking. However, if not, the default twitter background is sky blue. The picture he has in his background only takes up a small amount of space, thus the default sky blue background takes up the rest. No need to overanalyze.