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All quiet on the violations front ... is NCAA enforcement dead?


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When I read this article it is very discouraging and leads me to believe there is likely rampant cheating going on right now. North Carolina, Miami, Penn State -- to me there is still less risk in cheating and until they fix this with some steep penalties it will continue...

"It may be six months before there's another one,” Banowsky said. “I don't know what to make of that. It's interesting because we expanded the number of people on the committee because the expectation was the load was increasing. So we brought all these new people in -- (new committee members) Bobby Cremins, Lloyd Carr and others -- and we haven't had any meaningful cases. We're well trained, though.”

After making high-profile mistakes -- most notably in the Miami case, which is the last major violations case on record for a Football Bowl Subdivision school -- the NCAA enforcement staff is trying to reinvent itself. But there remains very little confidence within college sports of how the NCAA polices members.

As the power-five conferences attempt to gain greater autonomy to provide players with benefits, they also want more of a say in shaping enforcement. Meanwhile, a prevalent thought these days is that there's never been a better time to cheat in college sports than now.

“I think everybody would agree the NCAA enforcement procedures are broken,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. “They haven't heard a case in eight months. Without the weight of perjury or the power of subpoena, it's a wonder they get to the bottom of anything.

read more: http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/jon-solomon/24560341/all-quiet-on-the-violations-front-is-ncaa-enforcement-dead

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Yep. College football is falling apart.

No it isn't--its always been this way. Big programs control the NCAA, since they have all the power in their states and conferences. That has been the case for over 50 years, if not longer.

For non-AQs, when the AQs finally break away in whatever form that will be, that's when our non-AQ college football world will fall apart.

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What else do you expect when the foxes are in charge of the hen house?

Under the expanded NCAA infractions committee model, the SEC has three representatives on the infractions committee; the Big Ten (two) is the only other conference with more than one committee member.

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Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold, Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world..." William Butler Yeats

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It's probably due to that stiff penalty that was handed to Penn State. They fell all the way to 12th in Total Revenue and only had a $4 million excess of revenue over expenses as a result of the near "death penalty" handed down. Their average attendance actually fell three or four thousand. Tough infractions committee.

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