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The Most Notable College Sports Cheating Scandals

Updated 23 Jun 2020 5.6k votes 1.1k voters 45.1k views25 items

For as long as there have been sports, there has been cheating. When it comes to college athletics and the NCAA, most of the cheating scandals occur off the field, but nevertheless have gone down in history as momentous college sports scandals.

Because college sports is a multimillion-dollar, nonprofit, amateur operation, there are very strict rules about what constitutes cheating. What makes for college sports cheating scandals? Players accepting money of any kind is a college sports cheating scandal. Football players receiving gifts of any kind for playing are considered college football cheating scandals. Undermining academic integrity is a college sports scandal as well.

Vote up the controversies below that you think are the biggest college cheating scandals of all time. One thing this list will prove is that you never want to get on the NCAA's bad side. 

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