College Football 2011: Northwestern, Washington and Others Restoring Honor

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College Football 2011:  Northwestern, Washington and Others Restoring Honor
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Recruiting scandals, booster-paid players and under-handed conference realignments—it is all for the good of the student-athletes. Ahem.

The likes of Miami, USC, Ohio State and, yes, the whole of the SEC are giving college football a bad rap. Is all hope lost for restoring an innocent college-athlete centered environment to the sport?

A few programs around the nation are maintaining high standards amid the ruins of NCAA regulation infractions and dirty deals. We can look to the likes of Notre Dame, Air Force, Brigham Young, Navy and Northwestern as model programs of standard.

Here is a list of front-running programs setting an example of honor for the rest of college football to follow, using a criteria based on winning traditions, coaching staff role-models, classy fan bases and high academic standards.

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