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Why should UNC be in sports purgatory?

Perhaps you are too young to remember things that brought limited to no punishment like:

1) The Arlington DB making less than 600 on his SAT, but then signing with Baylor and scoring 1300. Results - no punishment for Baylor; kid declared ineligible but starting two years at Nebraska and then for the Chiefs

2) Ball HS kids having their transcripts altered to gain admission to D-1. They had to sit out a year.

3) Multiple programs having players take incompletes in the classes to maintain eligibility until after the bowl game. Then they go to local community college for the spring semester to make up the hours.

4) Hundreds having papers written for them, tests taken for them, financial benefits provided for them and their families with little or no punishment.

The less knowledgeable point to USC, who got ZERO punishment other than Pete Carroll leaving before the hammer fell, albeit a hammer made of marshmellows. Oklahoma was banned from TV and bowl games, but it had absolutely no bearing on their success, revenue, or national ranking. It did make for a scalpers paradise. (I turned down $1,000+ from buyers on Parry Ave the morning of the game because I wasn't going spend 4 hours next to some cretin from the DustBowl who didn't even know the words to his school song.)

Did UNC cheat? Sure. Were they good at it? Less than amateur. Will they do it again? Absolutely. My suggestion is that if you want to be pissed at UNC, start with them upping the ante by being the first to pay $100,000 for a player.

(In response to this post by MickUVA)

Posted: 04/17/2017 at 11:35PM

Current Thread:
UVA FB -- MickUVA 04/17/2017 9:14PM
  Keyword in your opening sentence, "was". -- AcousticHoo 04/18/2017 1:07PM
  Here is my take on the UNCHEAT SCANDLE After -- DiyYHoo 04/18/2017 12:17PM
  Scandle, is that French? ** -- hoodeyo 04/18/2017 12:27PM
  C'est le plus grand scandle de N.C.A.A.! -- hoodeyo 04/18/2017 9:19PM
  Sry all lol...Scandal of course! ** -- DiyYHoo 04/18/2017 8:29PM
  Just to give some perspective on "The Scandal" - -- HowieT3 04/18/2017 09:05AM
  Disagree somewhat... -- uva123 04/18/2017 11:02AM
  Let me clarify... -- Hoo23 04/18/2017 1:35PM
  If the other teams also have good coaches and -- mwolve 04/19/2017 11:11AM
  Comes down to two things.... -- Zhoo 04/18/2017 11:15AM
  Totally agree. ** -- HowieT3 04/18/2017 09:58AM
  Why should UNC be in sports purgatory? -- rdm 04/17/2017 11:35PM
  Lame... -- rhino 04/18/2017 12:06AM
  Cheaters do win, unfortunately. ** -- MBHoo 04/17/2017 10:58PM
  Of COURSE they do... if they didn't, nobody would do -- ProfessiHOOnal 04/18/2017 09:25AM
  Nice guys always finish last -- Hoo TV 04/18/2017 10:12AM
  In football? Yup. Way too nice. Caring about academics and -- ProfessiHOOnal 04/18/2017 10:16AM

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