Andy Staples has a good read on the NCAA’s response to the North Carolina academic debacle and how that relates to the “integrity of the NCAA Collegiate Model”, whatever the hell that is.
The saddest thing here – and everything involving NCAA enforcement seems to share this – is that the hard part isn’t figuring out that something egregiously wrong happened; it’s figuring out what the NCAA will do in response.
Andy’s money (literally) shot:
It’s a safe bet that neither the men’s basketball nor football program will get the death penalty or anything of that ilk, because canceled seasons mean the ACC can’t fulfill the terms of its media rights agreement, which will bring in an average of $260 million a year to the league’s schools through the 2026-27 school year.
Too big to fail, college athletics edition.