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Corn Flakes: Big 12 Gets Their Championship Game, Texas Misconduct

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NCAA passes rule that conferences with less than 12 members can have a conference championship game, and the results of Texas academic misconduct investigation.

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The NCAA voted yesterday that conferences without 12 members can hold a conference championship game.

That vote allows the Big 12 and the ACC to set up their conference championship games next season.

One would hope that there was some vote trading going on in the process of this being approved, that vote trading being that the big 12 in the ACC members will vote to allow satellite camps to continue. If there was no vote trading going on you have to conclude that our Big Ten representatives are not very good politicians.

Overlooked:

The NCAA cleared the University of Texas of academic misconduct, but did come up with some recommendations. Brad Wolverton broke down the report that was issued because of the investigation and had some interesting points on twitter yesterday.

For example:

Do all student athletes get to pick their major?

It appears to be a little damning that's because it is. I pointed out here not just because it's Texas, although that does make it more fun, but because I wish to put a spotlight on the overall hypocrisy on the concept of "student athlete".

No doubt this kind of behavior is widespread. It would be interesting to see an equivalent report on the SEC and the Big Ten.

There is no shock and the fact that many student-athletes attend college to play sports and sports is all they care about. You would hope that will all the lofty messages the NCAA tries to send that someone in these universities would be looking out for these so-called student athletes to make sure that they don't waste the free degree that many of them have been given.

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