The Clemson Tigers are the top-rated team in the country according to the College Football Playoff, but they’re not the only team with an NCAA infractions history.
The ACC and Pac-12 have also made major strides in recent years, and the NCAA is making significant strides toward overhauling its policies, according to a new report.
It was just last week that the NCAA announced it was overhauling the way it considers academic violations, and with it, the penalties for violations.
And this week, the NCAA’s top enforcement officer said the penalties it has issued have not impacted the way the conference handles its own violations.
The SEC has been one of the most aggressive in its efforts to curb academic fraud and the new policies would affect the league, according the New York Times.
That would affect conferences across the country.
The report also found that NCAA officials are working to ensure that colleges do not lose money on their sports if they’re found to have made academic errors.
NCAA vice president for compliance, Scott Woodward, told the Times, “It’s very hard to keep up with all the violations.”
While the NCAA has made significant progress in addressing the academic fraud problem, it’s still not perfect.
In the latest report, the Times says the NCAA had no data on how much money schools lose when they’re fined for academic fraud.
But if the NCAA found schools were violating the law, they could lose billions in revenue, the paper reported.
The NCAA has a history with NCAA violations.
In the early 2000s, the organization paid out millions in penalties to universities that had cheated in the awarding of football scholarships.
The Times also reported that some schools had been receiving millions of dollars in fines from the NCAA since the first of the last three football-related NCAA sanctions were imposed in 2015.