Collegiate Infractions

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The NCAA and its student-athletes deal with much more than are seen by the general public. The coaches and players always have hidden agendas. Scandals or infractions are committed every year in collegiate sports and are left unnoticed. The NCAA does its best in trying to keep this under control but have difficulty doing so. Student-Athletes receiving improper benefits and breaking NCAA rules are a common group and information on these atrocities must be brought to light.

The receiving of improper benefits expand over a wide range of topics and areas. All forms of “Extra-benefits are forbidden by the NCAA…” (NCAA Compliance 1). Athletes from every state are subjected to these rules without any exceptions. Receiving these benefits are grounds for the taking away of athletic eligibility. There are many forms of improper benefits “[that] include cash, gifts, loans, flowers, etc.,…” (NCAA Compliance 4). There are exceptions that apply to certain benefits although, for example “[if] the gift is available to the whole student body of an institution than it is not [considered] improper” (NCAA Compliance 3). Exceptions also include team meals that “must be for special occasions and [must] happen infrequently” (NCAA Compliance 3). These team meals in their defense are good for the athletes on the team to eat and bond together to improve chemistry. This being said, the athletes may not be given top quality food all the time. Housing is another issue that must not be improved for a certain superstar athlete. They must be housed in the same dorms as the rest of the student body.

These benefits and infractions aren’t only included in gifts given and received, but also in recruiting violations and admission scandals. Coaches are allowed to...

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