Is NCAA selective enforcement real?

Public perception says yes, but take a closer look at history -- both long ago and recent

Originally Published: June 2, 2010
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

The quote is more than 20 years old but remains a classic in the annals of American sport:

"The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky, it's going to give Cleveland State two more years' probation."

The speaker was then-UNLV coach and scofflaw Jerry Tarkanian, who was on NCAA Enforcement speed dial at the time. The implication was that the rules cops take it easy on the glam programs of college sports and save the harsh justice for the rank and file.

That quote resonated with cynics ...

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