|ESPN.com: College Basketball Nation||[Print without images]|
The tipping point that has been reached is not the point at which college football or basketball is out of control. That point was passed long ago and one needed to bury their head in the sand not to recognize it. The point that has been reached is that the combined efforts of the NCAA and the media have made it impossible for anything to stay hidden for long. You can no longer push your head far enough into the ground to ignore the seedier side of college athletics.
We would all prefer that teams who are on probation aren’t winning all the spoils. And the stories of just how dogged and creative NCAA rule breakers can be will likely get a lot worse before it gets better. But where we are now is an improvement on where we were years ago, when teams who should have been on probation won, confident they would never be punished. UConn’s title is not the new low point. It’s one step in the long climb out of this hole.