It’s the SEC, peeps. If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’.
… Mississippi State is being placed on NCAA probation for academic misconduct by student-athletes in two sports: football and men’s basketball. This penalty results from rules violations self-reported by Mississppi State, where a part-time student tutor is alleged to have completed some on-line coursework for student-athletes in those sports.
MSU is getting slapped pretty good, but managed to avoid postseason bans in either sport, unlike what Mizzou is facing. The difference?
While the cases have some similarities, the Missouri case involved a University staffer. This case at Mississippi State centered around a student tutor as part of a work study program.
Hairsplitting, for the win.