Not a Good Day for San Diego State
San Diego State football took a major hit on Tuesday, and they didn’t even step on the field. In case you missed it, the Academic Progress Rates were released by the NCAA on Tuesday. San Diego State football was ranked 5th worst of all 119 D-I teams. Wasting no time, the NCAA has already penalized SDSU, stripping them of six scholarships over the next two years. Tony Gwynn’s baseball team was not one to be left out. They were put on notice too, though they were only docked something like .03 of a scholarship. I didn’t even know that was possible. But I do know that when you’re ranked only one slot above Ned’s Florida International football program in ANY category, it can’t be good. Worst part is, that wasn’t even the glaring news coming from San Diego’s finest university on Tuesday.
Those of you who spend your time outside of LBS looking at news that actually matters to the real world probably saw that there was a major drug bust at State. 75 students were arrested as part of a 96 person raid. In “Operation Sudden Fall,” authorities confiscated “two kilograms of cocaine, about 350 ecstasy pills, marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, hash oil, methamphetamines and illicit prescription drugs, as well as several guns and at least $60,000 in cash.” That’s probably enough for a few hours of partying right there. Many of the students were members of either the Theta Chi fraternity or Phi Kappa Psi. Man, sure glad I never joined either of those. One of the 96 arrested even had connections to a Mexican drug cartel. That’s pretty serious. So if you’re a fan of a crappy team, just remember it can be worse: you could be a fan of San Diego State.