Saturday, April 21, 2012

Baylor University on Probation for Infractions

Earlier this week Baylor University was put on probation for three years by the NCAA and self imposed quite a few penalties of their own for recruiting violations. The men's and women's basketball teams violated recruiting policies by making hundreds of impermissible telephone calls and text messages. The women's program just completed the first 40-0 season ever and won the national championship and the men's had a successful run in the tournament up to the Elite Eight before losing to eventual champion Kentucky. Illegal recruiting obviously played a hand in getting these players to make these great teams. Although not fixing games the people behind these teams cheated in recruiting which more or less fixed the success of its current programs. Success brings in money which it always seems to boil down to these days in sports.

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