@mikecasazza First time I can ever remember reading something that was both mind numbing AND fascinating.
— steve p. (@SydneyCarton1) July 30, 2014
Yeah, reading what follows might drive you crazy, but in this time where we call NCAA enforcement “broken” and argue whether cheating pays or if that’s even a fair thing to say within intercollegiate athletics, we took a look at another part of the problem.
Schools and the NCAA devote a lot of resources to secondary violations. We took a look at 15 months at WVU and things the Mountaineers had to police in areas as severe as envelope size, Twitter feeds, when a recruit’s dad ate and billed a meal, so on and so forth.
It’s all sort of silly, but it’s also a drain on enforcement.
“The key question is, ‘Is all of it necessary?’” Luck said “Are we wasting time and resources because of a tweet or a phone call on the wrong day or a meal that was provided inappropriately? That’s really a legitimate question. With all the resources we have, does it make sense to spend all that energy and money doing all of that oversight stuff?”