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40 responses to “The FBI has uncovered yet another scandal in college athletics”

  1. plumloopy

    “According to the report by NBC News, the scandal involved students being recruited to schools as athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, ultimately lowering the bar for incoming students to get into prestigious schools”

    I think you mean “regardless of academic abilities”

    1. plumloopy

      Haha – Whoa! Sorry about that. Crazy.

  2. Urincatland

    I’m sure there’s a lot more than the schools mentioned.

  3. Urincatland

    I’m sure there’s more schools than what’s mentioned in the article.

    1. catsarerunnin

      You can say that again.

  4. Blue Jesus

    Why “have mercy”?

    1. IndianaSucks


    2. bigblue98

      Will Jessie still wait for Aunt Becky if she goes to prison?

  5. kentuckybackupplayer

    how come its ok for UNCheat to have fake classes and fraudulent grades and diplomas and not ok to do the same with tests to get into school?

    1. ukjaybrat

      did you read the article ?

    2. Bobbum Man

      Because one involved major money making athletes like football and basketball players and this involves things like crew, soccer and tennis… bet these guys will get the hammer while UNC keeps at it

  6. RealCatsFan

    What about Duke? Aren’t they considered an elite academic school with difficult entrance requirements? And you can tell me with a straight face that all these one-and-done players that Count K has started to go after meet the requirements?

    Oh, sorry – I forgot. Duke and K get permanent diplomatic immunity from Emmert and the NCAA. Oops.

    1. mashburnfan1

      You do know our coach has had his former college stops vacate wins right. I know he had no knowledge…wink wink… And our coach has recruited many one and done players. I love how when a recruit goes to dUKe it’s cheating but when they sign here it is just because of Cal. Do you know how many titles each coach has won. In addition how many Gold medals he has won while our coach just recently failed to win Gold. I don’t like dUKe either but am smart enough to respect what Coach K has accomplished I am not a fan of the Cuse either but respect Jim for longevity and decent success, same with Mich State. Am sure cheating is going on at ALL schools {yes even ours} but the NCAA is to blame as they have known it for years but refuse to stop the cash from rolling in. By the way if Cal is such a great coach why did he fail miserably in the NBA..he did not have the best talent {will save you from looking up the answer}. Even with the best talent in the NCAA he wins 1 title in 9 seasons {the 1 year he does not have the best talent in basketball he can’t even beat Bobby Morris}

    2. ukjaybrat

      … you are completely ignorant of many facts and your assumptions show it.

    3. 4everUKblue

      Jay you could have stopped with you’re completely ignorant. That describes mashburnfan to a tee without even reading a word he posts.

    4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Well it never takes long for one of our troll UL or Duke fans to show up.

    5. rabblerabblerabble

      I’m not saying I’m not a troll, but my roommate at Duke was on the golf team – and let me tell you, it’s not just the basketball players that don’t exactly satisfy the academic criteria many non-athletes do.

      Also, RCF – do you think that all athletes at UK would be admitted on their academic achievement alone?

    6. 4everUKblue

      Of course mashburnfan turns a blind eye to the violations by Maggette, Lance Thomas and Sulaimon to name a few. K and dUKe play by a different set of rules, it’s called no rules.

    7. ClutchCargo

      “I… am smart…” <– bullshit.

    8. Rixter

      Mashburnfan, his point was obviously that entrance standards at Duke are extremely high. Not as high as that point sailed over your head, but high nonetheless.

    9. 4everUKblue

      Rabble, dUKe has several violations that don’t involve academics, including but not limited to accepting money and sexual assault.

    10. rabblerabblerabble

      I’m certainly aware of that, 4ever. Don’t tell anyone, but JJ Redick may have even smoked weed in college. My point in replying to RCF was to ask why Duke had to be brought up in the first place, when we know all colleges and universities with high-achieving athletic programs admit student-athletes (ha!) who clearly would not have gotten admitted otherwise.

    11. 4everUKblue

      Rabble I’m pretty sure he mentioned dUKe because of the reasons most people hate them. All their violations are swept under the rug and the hypocrisy surrounding Count K and the program. When Cal started recruiting one and done players he was called the worst thing to happen to college basketball, yet when K did it, he was called brilliant for the way he adapted to the one and done rule and there was never anything negative said about it.

    12. catsarerunnin

      Slater the Stupid…aka “Bashburn”…strikes again.

    13. catdaddyd

      Duke athletes does not have the same academic requirements as regular students. They only have to meet what the conference has set forth. Notre Dame lowered their requirements when the football team couldn’t compete.

  7. oruacat2

    So, they can’t get into these schools based on their own academic abilities, so they pretend to be athletic recruits – why – because academic requirements/standards are lower for athletes than for the rest of the student body? That doesn’t reflect well upon the school, which makes this sentence interesting: “Lelling stressed that the colleges themselves are not targets of the investigation”

    1. chrislarkey

      I wonder if the FBI came in on Felicity at 4am with weapons drawn. I guess she lost all credibility with her criticism of people in politics.

    2. catdaddyd

      Yes, the athletes have different academic criteria requirements than regular students.

  8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    A half a mil bribe? Couldn’t you take that money and just send them to SOME decent college, or are they such bad students they can’t even get into Juco without a bribe? College isn’t for everyone. Trade school my friend.

    1. chrislarkey

      Her daughter had said she only wanted to go to college for the tailgating of sporting events, social life, and parties. Didnt care about school. Typical spoiled brat and people even defend her.

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Oh, and sailing, rowing, and TENNIS???

      Boy, I remember the good ol’ days when we thought it was just football and basketball. Good times.

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Yep, sounds like a celebrity kid.

  9. Bruce Dickinson

    Just when I think nothing will surprise me. The world is very corrupt. My guess is that all involved will get a slap on the wrist.

    1. 4everUKblue

      Isn’t that always the end result with rich folks?

  10. 4everUKblue

    Does anyone else find it weird that fidelity and integrity are part of the FBI seal?

  11. njCat

    Hey Jack… you know this case has absolutely nothing to do with college athletics right? It was about parents paying bribes to get their kids into good schools. The article mentions a couple of Olympic sports coaches who took bribes to allow kids to take spots on their teams, but it was mostly the parents and school administrators who have been implicated, as well as the orchestrator of the whole scheme.

    Incredible that parents would cheat and bribe people to get their kids into these schools. Being able to brag to your friends is quite the motivator.

  12. CoachCat

    Wrong NJCat. College coaches accepted bribes. College coaches knew the scam. So, in fact, it does have something to do with college sports

    1. njCat

      The UCLA soccer coach? The badminton coach at Stanford? who cares? The story is about corruption in the admissions process, not college athletics. If anything, the coaches involved only hurt their teams by saving spots for non-athletes.