Why is the NCAA hating us the way it does? First they hit our men's
basketball team with ban for our poor APR. As if UNC or UK is any
better. Now Geno with this ridiculous secondary violation. Have we become America's CBB team where they love to hate us. Help me with this.
Keep in mind that for NCAA to sanction the mens' basketball team they had to:
1) change the rules;
2) apply them retroactively so that it was mathmatically impossible for UConn to be in compliance;
3) refuse to use current APR numbers even though UConn offered them to the NCAA;
4) and punish UConn twice for the same APR score (original sanction was the loss of 2 scholarships in 2011 - apparently Emmert and company wasn't happy that UConn won the national championship despite having two fewer scholarship players than there peers.)
Meanwhile UNC is allowed to have no show classes for athletes bolstering it's APR scores because giving athlete's A's in classes they don't attend is an institutional issue, not an athletic one. (I know that the UNC investigation has been reopened but that was only after whistle blowers made it impossible to ignore.) What happened at UNC is not only "not any better" it is far, far worse and certainly seems to suggest a lack of institutional control.
Two key constitutional principals are that you can't make something a crime after it's retroactively (ex post facto) and that you can't punish someone twice for the same offense (double jeopardy). Apparently the NCAA never got those memos.