Apr 2, 2007

Dark Days for the University of Toledo

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Like everyone who heard the story, I was shocked to learn that Harvey “Scooter” McDougle, a running back on the UT football team, was charged Thursday in federal court with conspiracy to bribe sporting events.

UT is my alma mater, and I am in the employ of the University, so this saga hits very close to home. All the successes experienced by the UT football team over the past few years now seem sullied, at least while this case is open.

There are also rumors swirling around town that McDougle is not the only player involved in point-shaving, and that other sports beyond football may be involved.

Unfortunately, there have been other unpleasant rumors associated with the athletic department at UT, and the McDougle case will only fan those flames with renewed vigor. Unlike some pundits with rose-tinted glasses, I think the cloud of this point-shaving scandal will hang over the University of Toledo for a very long time, and that many heads will roll in the wake of the charges against Scooter McDougle.

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Kathleen Marie said...

Wow, that is just so sad. I cannot imagine how McDougle can live with himself? Can anyone spell TRAITOR?! What is the punishment for something like this?

I am so sorry you have to experience this first hand at a former student and employee.

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MP said...

The punishment, unfortunately, is usually championships stripped from the program, scholarships taken away, and being forbidden from participating in a bowl game...

...if you're lucky.

Of all the programs that cannot possibly afford punishment by the NCAA, Toledo is certainly one of them, solely by virtue of its being a MAC school. What's most sickening about McDougle's actions is that Toledo has worked so hard to become a power, to get national exposure and to have consistent winning seasons, and now they may be set back 10 years in their efforts.

F*** you, Scooter McDougle and ANY player that participated in this point-shaving scheme. How dare you ruin everything UT had to work so hard to get.