That's what I think also.
Originally Posted by Royalclone
At least for the type and number of violations listed for wbb, I'd bet that almost all programs, anywhere in the country, if audited, would report similar cases.
ISU saw some problems and did a sweeping audit; frankly, had they done it and found little to nothing, it would have lacked credibility. I hope the NCAA gives ISU some credit for being so complete, and uses it to calibrate what other schools should do for auditing or what other schools are reporting.
A big problem has been the Register's reporting. They opted to editorialize from the beginning, rather than present the facts. It's interesting to compare the Ames Trib coverage with the Register. Ames Trib had the complete facts itemized in Thursday's paper, whereas the Register didn't until Friday's paper. They are still whining about transparency and what the public knows or does not know.
Now the Register is calling it a "recruiting scandal." It's almost funny the extent to which they will go.
The Free Online Dictionary defines scandal as:
1. A publicized incident that brings about disgrace or offends the moral sensibilities of society
2. A person, thing, or circumstance that causes or ought to cause disgrace or outrage
3. Damage to reputation or character caused by public disclosure of immoral or grossly improper behavior; disgrace.
4. Talk that is damaging to one's character; malicious gossip.
Seems more like the Register's reporting on the case is more like a scandal than the NCAA infractions.