RE: Do you believe Roy?
- Posted by forautumn- Posted by chapelthrill2012- Posted by forautumnAfter reading the latest N&O article, I'm growing more and more convinced that this is much ado about nothing. Looks suspicious, but may not have been illegal or violated NCAA rules in any way. Seems to me more like a crummy department that students, including student athletes, took advantage of in order to boost their GPAs.- Posted by chapelthrill2012
Maybe, maybe not. But the fact that the school allowed a crummy department to be run in that fashion calls for a little more investigation. Whether it is NCAA worthy, I don't know. But it needs to be looked into.
Somewhere, the system failed.
Don't want to open a can of worms here, but there are some "departments" that are very difficult to take on, if you know what I'm saying. Who wants to criticize the AfAm Studies department for being easy or useless? That would lead to a HECK of a backlash...
hey, I agree...some departments/classes are easier. Athletes know it, Frats know it.
My problem is that, as of now, one faculty member seemed to be doing some very questionable things....I think the word used was "suspect" classes....in terms of how they were to be taught, requirements, etc. That is not just an athletic issue, that is a true total academic issue. And it should be looked at.
and I don't like the idea, at all, of that same faculty member opening up a summer school class and suddenly 18 football players enroll. And the format of the class is changed without approval.
Now imagine information like this coming out and the BoG continuing to keep their hands off.
That's what was going on. That's why we have been so irritated over all this.
The BoG caved to pressure and finally formed this committee.