The NCAA fined Stanford for too much practice and a bicycle
ICYMI: Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky will not have a free waffle maker in her dorm room this fall.
But she’s not alone in navigating the murky depths of NCAA bylaws. Now her university is caught up in the mix as well.
A day after Ledecky’s appearance on the show, Stanford announced it had been found guilty of “major” NCAA violations, including “excessive practice hours” by the softball team and a number of “impermissible benefits” given to a football player by his summer host family. College athletes often stay with local families over the summer before they can move into on-campus housing, although this practice has since been halted at Stanford. Read more…