With the recent news that the University of South Carolina has received notice of allegations for potential major violations, the idea of scandals in college sports has been thrust back into the limelight. While it remains to be seen what will occur with the Gamecocks athletic programs, let's take a look at the scandals that have already run their course.
Here is a look at the 10 worst scandals in NCAA history. You will notice there is a heavy bias towards incidents involving football, and that is not an accident. The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and there are no bigger entities in college sports than major college football programs.
Just to be clear, this list is only including situations in which any applicable investigations have been completed. That means Nevin Shapiro, Jim Tressel and the aforementioned South Carolina story are all ineligible to make the cut.