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Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

Posted on: July 8, 2011 1:05 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 1:19 pm
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As our series on college football’s cheaters continues today, I looked at the most frequent cheaters – at least in terms of major infractions – since SMU received the Death Penalty in 1987.

It’s a neck-and-neck race between Alabama and Texas Tech, with three major infractions each.

There are also a dozen teams – Cal, Colorado, Florida International, Florida State, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas A&M, USC and Washington – with two infractions each

Here are the remaining 42 teams with one major infraction each: Arkansas, Arkansas State, Arizona State, Auburn, Ball State, Baylor, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisiana Lafayette, Marshall, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, San Diego State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, UTEP, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Washington State and Wisconsin.

In all 56 of the 120 FBS programs have committed a major infraction in the past 25 years, including nearly two-thirds of the automatic qualifying BCS programs.

By the way, I loved a response on Twitter from @FGrimes1 – listed as Forrest Grimes – defending Texas Tech’s three major infractions. He wrote: “Most of Techs major infractions came around the same time, way to make Tech look like a contuinously dirty program a--hole."

For Mr. Grimes’ information, Tech’s violations were not at the same time – but spaced more than 10 years apart in 1987, 1998 and on Jan. 7, 2011 – during Grimes’ current semester as a journalism major at Tech

While our two-week series is looking at whether schools can win without cheating, I think it’s important to recognize the 23 AQ BCS programs that have not committed a major infraction since 1987 … so far.

ACC–Boston College, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest.
Big East–UConn, Louisville, South Florida, West Virginia.
Big Ten–Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue.
Big 12–Iowa State, Missouri.
Pac-12–Arizona, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA.
SEC–LSU, Vanderbilt


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Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

Itzak, just because you wish Auburn was cheating instead of out-working your coaching staff doesn't make it so. Auburn has done nothing wrong, Cecil Newton did not admit to shopping his son. He admitted to listening while Kenny Rogers tried to get money up for Mississipopi State. If you have proof that Auburn is cheating, turn it over to the NCAA. They don't have any proof.

Cheer up Itzak, Bammer tops this list of the most frequent cheaters club so you are finally a ligitimate #1 at something this year..



Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 10:24 am
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

I knew Alabama was STILL cheating when they pulled in the #1 recruiting class in 2008 after going 6-6 the year before and losing to La Monroe at home. In the past 25 years Alabama ranks 6th in the SEC in wins and 1st in cheating.

Alabama is a "serial repeat violator" with an "abysmal infractions track record" and an "extensive recent history of infractions cases unmatched by any other member institution in the NCAA." -------- NCAA Committee on Infractions

"Alabama has sort of cornered the market on cheating" ------ Chris Low, ESPN




Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 9:07 am
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

F O O T B A L L     B L O G
Silly Updyke




Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

There are also a dozen teams – Cal, Colorado, Florida International, Florida State, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas A&M, USC and Washington – with two infractions each


Yes, but look for ohio state to join the dirty dozen in the two-timers club.


I am glad we have coach Pinkel at Mizzou, and that he runs the program the way it should be run.  No cheating, no excuses.  Just a slow steady climb to the top.  He's done a great job over the last 10 years, showing you don't have to cheat to be successful.  Tressell = wolf in sheep's clothing.  Pinkel = real deal.



Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 11:08 pm
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

Your list of Big Ten teams needs to be corrected.
First, what about Northwestern’s gambling scandal?
And Michigan’s infractions were for basketball long ago. The football team’s infractions were  ‘technical’ and ‘administrative,’ according to the NCAA’s published report.







Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: July 8, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

I knew AU was cheating when, during Chizik's first recruiting season, only a month after being hired, Auburn started getting commits like Tyric Rollison, Demond Washington, and other highly sought after players, even though AU was coming off a losing year, Chizik had a 5-19 record as a coach and none were from an adjoining state or had previously followed Auburn. It is tough for ANY school to get players to come from far away. Particularly to a school like AU with no great academic traditions or history for greatness in any particular area (other than fielding a professional football team and giving out free grades to jocks). Not even Football. Uh HUH! Cash invovled.

Then, this was confirmed that same summer, when the top 3 RBs in the entire country put Auburn at the top of their list,their favorite. None were from Alabama, none were even from Florida, Tenn, Miss nor Georgia. Not one of the three was from nearby. Then all summer and fall they flew back and forth from places like Arkansas, Texas, and South Carolina. Where did they get the cash to do that every week? What HS kid can afford to do that?

Finally, the next recruiting season, with AU having only an 8-5 year, with Alabama as National Champions, AU outrecruited UA. They continued to get recruits from places where it is usually difficult for the established, great, schools like Notre Dame, OSU, UA, OU and Texas to recruit - that is, in non-adjoining states.

So AU outrecruited the National Champions with kids actually willing to go to school a long way from home to play for a so so program with a so-so record, and a for coach with a losing record. What does that tell you? Players like Cam Newton switching instantaneously from his favorite to a school he just heard of a week before.

A school already known as the Notre Dame of Cheating leading the SEC with 7 major probations and one short of the national record. Now with the revelations coming out of Miss State, we know that they are indeed paying players. We know that he cost more than a scholarship. We know he went to Auburn. His dad admitted to shopping him. Has the NCAA gone nuts. AU belongs in the NFL not college football.





Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

Every school cheats one way or another. Its just a matter of when u get caught supposed to not cheating.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

he can count. you cant read. this is FOOTBALL cheaters as stated at the bginning of the article



Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

Remember they they didn't play



Since: Sep 20, 2010
Posted on: July 8, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Presenting NCAA's most frequent cheaters club

Tech isn't known for their academics, or as my nephew said when he was considering colleges in Texas: "They just leave the door open and let in whoever wants to go in."  Considering this and the journalism major, you can forgive Grimes for not having a clue.


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