This is as succinct as it gets.
Thus endeth the lesson, grasshoppers.
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BOOM! Doesn’t get any clearer than that.
UNC also didn’t rollover. They fought back, so there’s that….
The crux of the matter boiled down to the fact that they let everybody cheat, not just athletes. Thus, the athletes did not receive a benefit unavailable to the average student. So when they say “[w]e embrace an unwavering commitment to excellence as one of the world’s great research universities” what they really mean is “everybody gets to cheat!”
True. Much easier to pick the low-hanging fruit – the programs who don’t have or want to spend money to fight.
When a freakin’ ladder company (Werner), writes a 7-figure check to the NCAA yearly to be the official ladder of the NCAA (and hence has it’s ladder prominently displayed/used to cut down the nets at the NCAA basketball tournament), you know damn well it’s all about economics, not academics. Hell, they even use another corporate sponsor – Fiskars – to supply the orange scissors to actually cut down the nets with.
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National Collegiate ATHLETIC Association – not really putting academics out there, are they?
I don’t have a problem with the schools making money off sports entertainment. i have a problem with them forming a cartel in order to not pay the employees.
Well said … exactly how I feel
YEP! National Communist Athletic Association! Dictatorial Organization.
Thought comments/shoutouts about the Dim Party and/or United Nations were supposed to be relegated to the playpen thingy.
“We’ve got some grown men up front that don’t let you run it,” Smart said. “We force you to throw it, and then we stop you throwing it.” -- The Athletic, 1/13/22
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