SNYDER: Scandals put NCAA on path toward destruction

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That wasn’t the case when members of Southern Methodist University’s Board of Governors and athletic department engaged in straight-up payments to select football players, which led the NCAA to issue its so-called death penalty, canceling the 1987 season.

I’m not sure if we’ll ever see another death penalty,considering how the subsequent loss of jobs and enrollment punish so many innocent people. But rest assured that the NCAA is headed for a major shake-up, in which the current set-up for big-time college sports will come tumbling down.

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Deron Snyder

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