Mark Wiedmer: Bruce Pearl, USC should sue NCAA for favoritism

Bruce Pearl

Bruce Pearl

CHATTANOOGA — It's time for former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl and the University of Southern California to join forces. Not on the court necessarily, since USC's Trojans just hired a remarkable young basketball mind in former Florida Gulf Coast miracle worker Andy Enfield.

No, Pearl and USC need to get together in court, where they should sue the NCAA for everything it has after college athletics' governing body kind of, sort of slapped Miami on the wrist for a list of wrongs that could have/should have earned the U the death penalty.

If the big boys of college athletics don't start their own organization over this, they'll deserve whatever they get from this point forward. Nine lost football scholarships over three years? Three lost basketball scholarships over three years? Double-secret probation for three years?

Why not shut down the soft-serve ice cream machine at the training table one night a week, too? And no new tattoos in months that end in "H"?

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volnsc writes:

One of thr best opinions I've read in years. Right on target as far as I'm concerned.

IndianOutlaw writes:

We must keep the NCAA, it will be the only place that retired or defeated Politicians can find a job where they have more on the ball than the current employees.

bUTch__please writes:

Anyone who has been a Vol fan for as long as I have knows what is coming next.

We're gonna get the Death Penalty for the $750 that Bray took.

TommyJack writes:

Weidmer is 1000% right.

johnlg00 writes:

Whether they realize it or not, the NCAA is on the verge of collapse from the weight of its cumulative contradictions. Seldom has its double standard been more clearly illustrated recently in case after astonishing case. There is absolutely no connection between its increasingly indefensible and naive moralisms about "amateurism" and its brazen favoritism in handing down penalties. BIG change is coming soon, or it certainly SHOULD be!

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