Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
I don't see the reason for complaint. Caltech is the one that screwed up here, you can't blame the NCAA for following its own rules. And frankly, it's not like a postseason ban means anything to that school, since a team with one conference win in 26 years probably isn't making the NCAA tournament, so it's not like it's going to really hurt them anyway.
If you read the report, you'll find that the infraction involved a practice at Cal Tech where they allow their students to survey classes for three weeks before actually registering. These players were then considered not to be full-time students, thus the athletic programs using ineligible players and breaking NCAA bylaws.
Absolutely absurd. Not a shred of common sense or even self-awareness in the NCAA's ruling here.
It should be noted, though, that Cal Tech turned themselves in, in a way, forcing the hand of the NCAA.