After a spectacular start--last year leading Harvard to its first NCAA appearance in 65 years---Tommy Amaker faces trouble. The co-captains of Amaker's BB team are among those implicated in a widespread academic cheating scandal. One of them--who could have become the Ivy player of the year--will leave the school (at least for now). Both of them are out for the year.
The scandal is widespread and includes more than a hundred students, mostly nonathletes. So, this scandal in no way resembles the kind of academic fraud that occurred at North Carolina. Also, I have seen no evidence that Amaker's players were driven to cheat because they were doing poorly or were underqualified for the classes. And I doubt that one can blame Amaker for his players' bad decisions. Nevertheless, it is a big blow to his team's hopes this year.
well that's just, like, your opinion, man