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Some of us doubted that the NCAA would do the right thing, but finally, on June 12, 2012, the NCAA put its foot down and sanctioned a most deserving University for a complete lack of institutional control.

The offense, of course, was, well, as the Washingtpost Explains...

The problems came from the school’s system of “shopping” for courses, where students attend classes for three weeks at the beginning of a term before registration. That meant that under NCAA rules, some athletes were not considered full-time students when they took the field.
The corrupt institution was, of course, Caltech. Granted, Caltech athletic officials discovered and self-reported the problems.  But the NCAA has shown that no program is above the rules.  And a lack of institutional control will not go unpunished.

Kudos NCAA, for doing your noble reputation proud!

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  •  Bully the nerds and let their moneyed and crooked (4+ / 0-)

    buddies in the SEC and Big 10 get off easy?  There's a message there, but it's not a flattering one for the NCAA, or for the prevalence of other companies/institutions who mimic that approach these days

    "Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized" - Einstein

    by post partisan in Cali on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 12:21:01 AM PDT

  •  It was all the MIT people who run the NCAA. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    Romney '12: Bully for America!

    by Rich in PA on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 04:56:28 AM PDT

  •  Lack of institutional controls? (1+ / 0-)
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    Penn State, of course, is famous for its institutional controls, especially under the late Joe Paterno.

    Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.

    by MoDem on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 05:36:36 AM PDT

  •  Noble reputation? Please... (1+ / 0-)
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    Kudos NCAA, for doing your noble reputation proud!
    The NCAA is completely arbitrary and inconsistent in their rules enforcement and penalties.

    Some schools get hammered (USC, UNC) while others get a slap on the wrist (Fla St, OSU, Bama, S Carolina) and others get away totally scot-free (Penn St, Duke).

    Got criminals on the team or coaching staff? No problem.
    Got players who got a ride from the airport from a buddy or slept on his couch? NCAA penalty!

    Noble reputation? Haha.

    NC-4 (soon to be NC-6) Obama/Biden 2012

    by bear83 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 07:13:51 AM PDT

    •  Yep: (1+ / 0-)
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      Got criminals on the team or coaching staff? No problem.
      Got players who got a ride from the airport from a buddy or slept on his couch? NCAA penalty!
      Can we penalize a student because he forget his wallet and his coach bought him a burger? Absolutely. But we must insure that the money keeps flowing to schools with popular football and basketball programs. Wait, your school has wrestling or cross country programs? No money for you!

      "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

      by CFAmick on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 09:37:17 AM PDT

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