I agree that the NCAA is morally bankrupt. But what does that make Louisville, Pitino and the entire crooked morally bankrupt Cardinal staff? I suppose they are just innocent bystanders privledged to look the other way when almost every rule (not to mention decent actions) were broken.
Sad state of affairs in college sports.
The list of morally bankrupt schools include Baylor, Michigan State, Louisville and dozen’s of other programs.
I’ve never understood what purpose the NCAA taking away a championship actually serves. The players still have the rings and the memories and whatever other benefits came with the accomplishing that feat. Everyone knows who won and who lost.
Take Arkansas’ abdicated track national championships, for instance. What good did that accomplish? I still write that Arkansas won 42 national championships under John McDonnell because it is true. No NCAA ruling that tries to rewrite history will change what happened.
It does no good, but the NCAA comes to this battle armed with a rusted old Daisy BB gun (made in Rogers). They can’t put someone in jail. They can hit an individual coach hard (Todd McNair, Bruce Pearl, Jim Tressel and others who received show-cause penalties) but since the death penalty is apparently permanently on the shelf, all they can do to a school is take things away: Wins, scholarships, NCs, tournament revenue. Even the death penalty is just taking things away, albeit the entire program.