The NCAA on Wedneday accepted Baylor's self-imposed penalties in an infractions case involving more than 1,200 impermissible phone calls and text messages.
Does the NCAA use selective enforcement? Does it protect its power programs and take it out on the little guys? Public perception says yes, but a closer look at history -- both long ago and recent -- says no.
Baylor will have to play a shortened men's basketball season either this year or next and will remain on probation through 2010.
Baylor basketball players who transfer because of the school's self-imposed probation will be exempt from a Big 12 rule that they sit out a year, the conference ruled Monday.
Center Tyrone Nelson of Hempstead, one of Baylor's top basketball recruits, said Sunday he will ask the school to release him from his national letter of intent.
The accusations made in the wake of 6-foot-10, 230-pound center Patrick Dennehy's disappearance have reopened wounds for a Baylor basketball program twice placed on NCAA probation since the mid-1980s.