OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma must erase its wins from the 2005 season and will lose two scholarships for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years, the NCAA said Wednesday.
I remember something similar with Michigan’s basketball team having to erase their wins several years back.Â Again, stupid decision.
Erasing wins does nothing but change a record book -Â and what does that really do?Â That decision, or pretty much any other, can’t do anything to change the feelings and emotion of when the games were actually played.Â What if a team back in 2005 was one win away from making a bowl game, but their lost to the Sooners kept them from making a bowl game?Â This decision to erase those losses to OU do nothing to change the outcome or really correct any wrongs.Â Granted, I’m not sure if this is the case with any of the teams OU beat that year, but I think you get my point.Â
Yes, I’m a UT fan, but I’m not upset with Oklahoma.Â All teams find ways to ‘fund’ their players.Â It just annoys me that the NCAA is so friggin’ soft on anyone but SMU when they handed them the Death Penalty.Â
If you want hypocrisy think about the fact that OU self reported these violations, and were still severely punished. USC on the other hand has the Reggie Bush fiasco that someone discovered and seems to smell of Bush paying off everyone involved in a legal settlement with his accusers. So the lesson learned is that the program that covers up their sin has more to gain than admitting to the sin.
And let’s all pray that the NCAA never does to anyone what they did to SMU.