Did we say Hillbillies? We meant Mountaineers. Sorry.
Anyway, the UWV program got two years probation for not one, but two, past coaches for failure to monitor, and violations including “involving out-of-season coaching and the use of non-coaching staff who worked with players.”
Only at the University of Nebraska: The school actually self-reported to the NCAA that it bought books for athletes. And not just any books: RECOMMENDED class books. Not REQUIRED class books. Apparently, you can’t do that.
To which many people under 18 reply, “What’s a book?”
#Andy Staples latest column is entitled “Cheating for Dummies: Your guide to smarter NCAA rule-breaking” and yes, it does appear that today’s players and coaches aren’t smart enough to cheat and not get caught. Maybe the NCAA should offer webinars for schools on how NOT to get caught?