When North Carolina received and released its amended notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, it wasn’t long before social media outlets were flooded with angry commentary.
Through all of the outrage, one particular “explanation” seemed to pop up more often than others.
The NCAA cashes in on college basketball, and that’s why it won’t punish a big-name program like North Carolina.
The starting point for that theory seems to make sense. It’s true that the NCAA does make a lot of money off of college basketball.
But do the facts surrounding the case back up the idea that the NCAA is simply scared of punishing a men’s basketball program as successful as UNC’s?
During a Tuesday segment, The David Glenn Show addressed the theory that the NCAA wouldn’t want to come down hard on a big-name program:
To sum it up, if the NCAA were afraid go after UNC’s men’s basketball program, then why have so many high-profile basketball programs been forced to vacate wins over the last 30 years? In case you were wondering, those schools include Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Memphis, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, NC State, Ohio State, Purdue, St. John’s, UCLA, UMass and USC, among others.
The reality of the situation is that while UNC was on the receiving end of deserved negative criticism, an unprecedented case like this was never going to be a slam dunk for the NCAA.
Earlier this week, The David Glenn Show broke down why the NCAA isn’t fit to police the type of scandal seen at UNC.