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Oklahoma football: Gabe Ikard, Austin Woods ate the pasta

by Erik Horne Published: February 19, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard (64) celebrates after a touchdown that put the Sooners up for good over the Cowboys during the Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard (64) celebrates after a touchdown that put the Sooners up for good over the Cowboys during the Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Following a report from The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber, news of Oklahoma's self-reported violations went national on Wednesday.

The one violation most media organizations kept referencing was the now-infamous "PastaGate."

From the report:

Describe the facts associated with the request/case: On May 10, 2013, the athletics department hosted a graduation banquet for graduating student athletes. Three (3) of the student-athletes graduates from the University of Oklahoma (redacted) but returned to the University to compete in their final season of competition. At the graduation banquet, the student-athletes were provides a pasta serving that is in excess of the permissible refreshments that may be provided by an institution pursuant to 16.11.1.6. A breakdown of the invoice indicates that the per person cost of the pasta serving was $3.83 ($575 (cost of pasta)/150 (people in attendance) = $3.83).

What are any relevant mitigating circumstances that should be considered when reviewing the request? Upon a review of the Food and Beverage Expense Certification Form, the institution determined a violation occurred and requested that the student-athletes pay the amount of the extra benefit to a charity of their choice.

Small potatoes. So small, in fact, that former OU offensive linemen Gabe Ikard and Austin Woods proudly put their name on it via Twitter.

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by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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