WVU Gameday Blog

Just be warned

Yeah, reading what follows might drive you crazy, but in this time where we call NCAA enforcement “broken” and argue whether cheating pays or if that’s even a fair thing to say within intercollegiate athletics, we took a look at another part of the problem.

Schools and the NCAA devote a lot of resources to secondary violations. We took a look at 15 months at WVU and things the Mountaineers had to police in areas as severe as envelope size, Twitter feeds, when a recruit’s dad ate and billed a meal, so on and so forth.

It’s all sort of silly, but it’s also a drain on enforcement.

“The key question is, ‘Is all of it necessary?’” Luck said “Are we wasting time and resources because of a tweet or a phone call on the wrong day or a meal that was provided inappropriately? That’s really a legitimate question. With all the resources we have, does it make sense to spend all that energy and money doing all of that oversight stuff?”