by Max Brantley
The NCAA says the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville must forfeit two national outdoor track championships because of unethical conduct by an assistant coach in the recruitment of world class sprinter Tyson Gay. UAF had earlier acknowledged problems and given up scholarships, but the NCAA deemed that insufficent. The university says it will appeal.
From the NCAA:
In reviewing this case, the committee was particularly concerned that the university has had three appearances before the committee in the past 10 years, making the university a rare ‘double repeat-violator.’”
Sweeping stuff under the rug -- out-of-control boosters, unethical coaches, text- and e-mail-happy football partisans -- seems to be a specialty of the powers that be in Fayetteville. Is anybody up there ever held accountable?