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NCAA vs. UNC - Will Anyone Come Out Of It Looking Good?

Probably not.

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The NCAA vs. UNC - the showdown is coming soon
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The NCAA and UNC are headed for a mid-August showdown and over at, Joseph Nardone says no one wins.

He has a point.

The NCAA has certainly hurt itself over the years with a certain, shall we say, high-handedness. On the other hand, UNC has completely shredded its own reputation. The scandal was bad enough but the reaction has made it 1,000 times worse.

Still, the NCAA can’t afford to not do something. Nearly two decades of academic fraud?

As Jerry Tarkanian once said, and we paraphrase, the NCAA is so angry at UNC they’ll give Western Kentucky five years.

On the other hand, had UNC backed down and showed some humility and chagrin over the situation, their coming punishment would surely have been less.

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