Originally Posted by InspiredLebowski
Pretty much every big 6 program commits de facto academic fraud. I know of (granted, hearsay) specific cases at my beloved Purdue. A school with, no offense, much more to lose in academic integrity than gain in athletic reputation when compared to UK.
I have no doubt that UK players go to a specific room at a certain time of the week. I suppose we can call that a "class." Again, this happens at EVERY major program.
This is why I want the NCAA to end. Institutions of higher learning are the least ideal place for minor league sports a person could ever imagine. It undermines them both and it should embarrass the universities.
Well Maryland is a "Big 6" program"
As in how they will be able to blow off a semester, cheat the APR, and leave for the NBA. At Maryland they might actually have to do some work.
That's what I was originally responding to. I'm sure they enjoy some advantages as high profile athletes, but as you said, it's no different than any other school.