“You can’t turn down thousands of people and say yes to one just so he can play…”

Maybe somebody at the NCAA can explain how this isn’t a textbook case of lack of institutional control, because, for the life of me, I sure as hell can’t. (h/t)

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14 responses to ““You can’t turn down thousands of people and say yes to one just so he can play…”

  1. sectionzalum

    Gawd almighty. A provost?? Granted, our school president was responsible for Harrick, but geez.

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  2. ASEF

    Gaming admissions isn’t against any NCAA rules, is it? It could be an issue with SACS. I suspect SACS will sanction the university, but the NCAA will have a harder time figuring out what to do.

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    • sectionzalum

      If article is correct, admission standards are a part of NCAA and SACS rules. And it’s suggested that waiving admissions standards could be construed as improper benefit.

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    • gastr1

      Admissions is not the territory of the NCAA, it’s the territory of Academic Affairs, and is one of the components used in accreditation standards. A university consistently violating its own published admissions policies can lose its accreditation.

      Let’s just say that that would be less than desirable.

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  3. Deutschland Domiciliary Dog

    Carolina getting sanctioned by the Southern Association would be a huge thing.

    Any bets on the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game?

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  4. Dolly Llama

    I live in Raleigh and work for NC State, so obviously this is a big topic of conversation here. Dan Kane has been doing excellent work on all this for years. The N&O may be struggling like every other daily paper out there, but they do a good job of afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted with what they have.

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  5. Bulldog Joe

    UNC has the conference commissioner’s office covered, but needs to get one of their people on the NCAA enforcement commmittee so this situation “can be taken care of”.

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  6. Lrgk9

    Whew, smelly in TarPlantarville, Kinda like a certain set of circumstances at a 4 year institution within the city limits of the Classic City a few years back.

    Dead skunk in the middle of the road, stinkin’ to High Heaven…

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  7. Cojones

    Yeah, Blutarsky, I believe they are going to be LICked. Repeated that often in football conversations and on here. I saw about 3 tenets making up the listed NCAA conditions V-I-O-lated

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    • ASEF

      The NCAA has bright lines on assisting athletes in their efforts to pass college-level course work. However, it has no real rules on what amounts to college-level course work, and the universities designed it that way. If SACS vouches for UNC and if UNC vouches for the courses, then the NCAA can’t do squat. If the NCAA has evidence that grades were changed or credit given for no work, then it has some ground to work with. But nothing in the Wainstein Report gave the NCAA a smoking gun on those fronts, and that was the NCAA’s last, best hope on that front.

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      • Cojones

        Even if there is no instructor present for the classroom courses in African Studies? For years? Why not count internet courses instead?

        Even Grizzard’s defense of Georgia degrees doesn’t apply. You don’t have to stop for someone to toss in a UNC degree. Their own proud people have blown the whistle and tried to prevent a loose degree/admission to stem the onslaught for what will come to a proud institution where people have worked hard for years to secure a meaningful degree from what was considered one of the academic gems in the South. This sort of travesty is beyond insane since it will devalue the SACS as well and that impacts us.

        I thought the investigation continued ongoing.

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        • Cojones

          After rereading, it seems that two issues of LOIC have not been reported out and are ongoing. The four pillars have certainly not been ratified.

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  8. Mayor

    This is definitely not a LACK of institutional control. This is TOTAL and COMPLETE institutional control. 🙂

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