College Football Scandals: Recent Cases Don't Compare To SMU Mess

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College Football Scandals: Recent Cases Don't Compare To SMU Mess

At any given hour on any given day during any given season (or offseason), any given program may cross that proverbial line. During this day and age of college athletics, the race for a competitive edge is a continuous one, but teams must be wary of what constitutes ethical behavior and what the NCAA deems as suspicious activity.

Truth is, wrongdoing is spread all across the college football landscape. And as we’ve seen recently, in the cases of Michigan and possibly USC, no school or program is storied enough to be immune from prosecution.

Depending on the offense, penalties vary in severity. Probation and an abbreviated finger-waving from the NCAA may be all you get for a minor infraction. On the other hand, literally and figuratively, test the mettle of the judge and jury, and you may the middle finger and…well, just ask SMU fans.

Here now are six of the more notable cases of NCAA rules violations in recent years, nearly all of which are still fresh in our minds, I’m sure.

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