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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Is the SEC is the Dirtiest Conference in America, Part 2

These are the dirtiest, dirtiest, girls programs in the country.  Shame on them.

Yesterday we examined the history of major infractions at the men’s college basketball level, and got some mixed results.  The Big 10 certainly has some of the most severe punishments in history, and has a higher percentage of their league with major infractions that any of the other 5 major conferences, but for OVERALL infractions, the SEC and Big East actually have more.  Although, they have more teams too. 

But today, we are going to look at the sport that sports fans nationwide think the SEC is dirtiest at: college football.  Below, you will see the numbers broken down by total MAJOR infractions, and keep in mind these stats date back to 1953. For the reference to the NCAA records, click here


40 cases-Big 12: Oklahoma (6), Colorado (5), Kansas (4), Kansas State (4), Texas A&M (4), Texas Tech (3), Oklahoma State (3), Texas (3), Nebraska (3), Baylor (2), Missouri (2), Iowa State

33 cases-SEC: Auburn (5), Alabama (4), Georgia (4), Mississippi (3), Mississippi State (3), Kentucky (3), Florida (3), South Carolina (2), Arkansas (2), Tennessee (2), LSU (2)

26 cases-Pac-10: USC (6), Arizona State (4), California (4), Washington (3), UCLA (3), Oregon (2), Arizona (2), Washington State, Oregon State

20 cases-Big 10: Illinois (5), Ohio State (3), Wisconsin (3), Michigan State (3), Minnesota (3), Indiana (2), Michigan

19 cases-ACC: Florida State (4), Miami (3), Clemson (3), NC State (3), Georgia Tech (2), Virginia Tech (2), Maryland, Virginia

7 cases-Big East: Cincinnati (3), West Virginia, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Syracuse

(Non-BCS schools have had 49 major infractions)

Dirty.  Dirty.  Dirty.  Interesting fact: There has not been 1 single year, not one, where there hasn’t been a Division 1-A football program charged with major violations.  And for the people who say that cheating is worse now than it ever has been, consider this:

In 2011, 5 programs (LSU, Georgia Tech, Arkansas St, Texas Tech, West Virginia) have been charged with major violations.  In 1957, there were 11 PROGRAMS charged with violations.  In 1967, there were 7 programs charged.  In 1977, there were 5 programs charged.  In 1987, there were 6 programs charged. In 1997, there were 4 programs charged.  And in 2007, there were 5 players charged.  If anything, the cheating is getting better now than in the 1950’s and 60’s.   

The cheating has always been there.  And while the SEC has certainly had its share of cheaters, and Auburn is due for a beating over Cam Newton, when it comes to the biggest cheaters, the eyes should glare at the Big 12.  All 12 of their conference members have major infractions in their history, and 11 of the 12 have MULTIPLE occurrences of major infractions.  Thank you Vanderbilt for allowing the SEC to avoid the clean sweep.

So what is your thought?  Does the SEC get a bad rap for being the “dirtiest”?

Article written by Bryan the Intern

13 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Is the SEC is the Dirtiest Conference in America, Part 2

  1. Tom Handy
    9:04 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    SEC = Dirtiest girls…… and that’s worth bragging about!

  2. the anti-cat
    9:18 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    With the USC pic, you have now validated your job for today.

  3. kevin
    9:20 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Does anybody know if the UK Legends game will be televised

  4. BigBlueFan31
    9:31 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    When has OU been under any major scrutiny with Stoops as their coach? That man is the reason I am a Sooners FOOTBALL fan. He wins and does it the right way. I don’t care that he doesn’t always win the big one. He still wins a lot of games and the right way. When Bomar and the other guy were taking deals from a dealership, Stoops told them to hit the road! No questions asked. And Bomar was the starting QB.

    If Joker was half the coach Stoops is, maybe UK could win 4 games a year in the SEC. I still go to UK games, but I am by far not a die hard UK fan.

  5. Powerlifter165
    9:36 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    USC girls 1,2,4,3 hell it really doesn’t matter. Great pics today BTI!!!

  6. Al's Indycats
    9:39 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Well it’s not cheating unless you get caught….right? If that would be the case does that mean Ohio St. will vacate all the wins in football last season including the bowl game? Does that mean Auburn will (if it’s true) vacate their NC? The money’s been made (The NCAA’s pockets are full) so it’ll be about the time the NCAA to go after all of them.
    The sad part is, the NCAA is dirtier than these two schools, because they let them play in the bowl games to make them money. What I purpose is that the NCAA give the money back to all who attended or to the national scholarship fund if they find these schools in violation. For they are the ones who gave the ok for them to play.

  7. Al's Indycats
    9:40 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    C’mon why won’t any of my comments be shown…there wasn’t any cuss words?

  8. nickel
    9:53 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    suprised notre dame isn’t on this list

  9. Claydwildcat
    10:59 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    Wasn’t smu big 12 when all their stuff hit? I don’t see them on here.

  10. dtr
    11:24 am July 26, 2011 Permalink

    they were in the southwestern conference with all the tx schools and arkansas

  11. missing facts
    12:23 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    nothing filthy about the cards on this list

  12. SagaciousMind
    1:09 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    SEC gets a bad wrap for one reason…they win! They typically have the best record during bowl season and since the BCS started in 98, there have been 13 championships with the SEC winning 7. Dominance. No conference has won more than 2, and Miami was actually in the Big East at the time when they won so ACC really only has 1.

  13. Oblivious B.I.G.
    1:24 pm July 26, 2011 Permalink

    usc cheearleaders pic is alone worth the price of admission today

    btw I’d go 4,2,1,3