Whut? They’re going to do whut?
Yeah, that’s right. Today the NCAA board of directors approved a collection of severe penalties for “the most egregious infractions,” including postseason bans of two to four years and potential million dollar fines. Also, coaches can face suspensions for violations committed by them and their staffs.
“The most egregious offenses” stands out in the above commentary. Note particularly the superlative. Then note the range of punishment. Stir slowly and increase to boiling as you compare the punishment for the “most egregious offenses” with what Penn State received for offenses that arguably didn’t even involve athletics.
Furthermore, they couldn’t suspend Paterno, who was dead at the time, so they did the next best thing. They took away his wins. But I digress.
According to an ESPN article on the subject:
The vote ends a movement that started in August 2011 during the midst of one of the most scandalous years in college sports history. NCAA President Mark Emmert was so concerned that he asked dozens of university leaders to join him at a presidential retreat in Indianapolis.
It was then that Emmert, along with school presidents and chancellors, said they were going to get tough on those who refused to play by the rules.
Now they have.
So, what, I wonder will happen to UNC now.
Nothing, I bet.