Now that you mention it…

In the course of a Q&A session last week, University of Maryland President tosses out the thought that the NCAA investigation into UNC-Chapel Hill would ultimately lead to the NCAA levying the so-called “death penalty” against the university.

“For the things that happened in North Carolina, it’s abysmal. I would think that this would lead to the implementation of the death penalty by the NCAA. But I’m not in charge of that.”

Now that his school is a member of the Big Ten, I bet that was a lot easier for him to say.

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10 responses to “Now that you mention it…

  1. JG Shellnutt

    I wonder if he has any opinions on Ole Miss

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    • Russ

      UNC is much worse than Ole Miss, if you ask me. For one, it went on much longer and appears to be much broader in scope.

      But UNC is a blue blood and apparently you can’t touch those.

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      • The worst Ole Miss is accused of from an academic perspective was having three players falsify their ACT scores to get into school. That really pales in comparison to a systemic effort by a University to set up academic fraud, to me. Again – if this whole charade is that you get an educational opportunity in exchange for your playing services, the University cheapening the education by academic fraud seems to fly right in the face of that idea.

        As an alum the Harrick situation pissed me off far more than any time a player has profited by selling his name and likeness or his own property, which frankly, I don’t give a shit about – I hope they make as much money as humanly possible by selling autographs, NCAA be damned. Those don’t cheapen my degrees like that scumbag Harrick did.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    If true, then Roy Williams had a nice figurative last meal and cigarette.

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  3. Lrgk9

    Sounds like he’s running for Head of the NCAA job.

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  4. dawgfan

    Has he had any comments on fellow Big 10 member and pedophile enabler Penn State?

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    • Macallanlover

      Absolutely the right question. After the State Penn fiasco, there is no death penalty in the NCAA any longer.

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  5. ASEF

    Stanford has courses reserved for athletes only with the instructor of record being an assistant AD. Dozens of them. Things like Swimming 101.

    Not sure the NCAA really wants to go down that road.

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  6. Mayor

    It is somewhat situational ethics, isn’t it? 🙂

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