Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

NCAA Sees Difference Between Letter, Spirit of Law.(Final)

Byline: Rick Wright Of the Journal

NCAA rules enforcement: the organization with a heart. And a brain. Who would have thought?

Since early March, when the University of New Mexico first admitted to having violated the NCAA's "tampering rule" in the transfer of Bradley University men's basketball star Danny Granger, opinions have varied sharply as to what the outcome would be.

Some thought UNM would receive no punishment at all. Others predicted that, among myriad sanctions directed at coach Ritchie McKay's program, Granger never would play in a Lobos uniform.

My expectation was that, while Granger would be allowed to play for UNM, the program would pay a significant price. …

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