This is one of the funnier things you’ll read, a deep dive into the supposed inconsistencies in the NCAA’s enforcement of its — and I shit you not at this turn of phrase — “strict moral standards for advertisers and sponsors at college football bowl games”.
I mean, you know hilarity is about to ensue when you see a quote like this:
The NCAA’s Division I Football Oversight Committee has input on the handbook and is led by chairman Shane Lyons, the athletic director at West Virginia.
“The language (in the handbook), now that you’re throwing it out there, probably could be cleaned up a lot more,” Lyons told USA TODAY Sports.
He cautioned against reading NCAA regulations “like a New York lawyer” would.
“You’re looking at it from 30,000 feet, and sometimes the NCAA rulebook is written from 10 feet,” he said.
The thing is, if you simply look at it through the lens of doing the least, to avoid upsetting financial sources, it’s plenty consistent. That’s the way the NCAA rule book is written, sport.