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From Cairo to Bismarck

Mag14 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 12:05 PM
OK, thing one: college athletic departments are pretty much doomed to corruption. They need their players because the players win games and winning games brings in various kinds of money. Thing two: these players haven't been prosecuted yet. I don't know that suspension is necessary in such a case. Some schools do, some don't and it's generally based on whether the crime the player is accused of is palatable or unpalatable to either the faculty or the public at large. The fraud in question simply doesn't upset the public at large very much. I'm sorry that it doesn't but that's how it is. As for the faculty, it's not as though the kids committed plagiarism or anything. I guess they can live with a little outside fraud as well.
1Falcon1 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 6:36 PM
nothing to do with th article
pjacob Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 12:24 PM
Cheating, which is what the players did, does certainly have application to college academics and athletics. And no person or group is "doomed" to corruption. Corruption, by its inherent nature, must be action taken with fraudulent intent.

As for the fact that these folks have NOT been convicted, NDSU has suspended other players before any conviction.
Mag14 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 12:47 PM
And I have no problem with NDSU suspending them.

But they're not going to.
1Falcon1 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 6:37 PM
nothing to do with reality
1Falcon1 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 6:37 PM
who cares what you want you're stupid

What do recent events in Egypt and in North Dakota have in common? Maybe very little, except a brazen tendency to evade reality.

The assaults on American embassies in Cairo, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans (and largely unreported, eight Libyans, too) including the U.S. ambassador, occurred on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Mysteriously, the story didn’t make the front page of either the New York Times or the Washington Post.

But Scott Wilson’s analysis of the story did hit the front page, in yesterday’s Post:...