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September 12, 2013

Fightin' Words: Fans can change college football culture...if they want to

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Regardless of how the majority feels, odds are more sports fans than there should be agree with the latter. If it's not there, then nothing's wrong. And now look, we get a shiny trophy and an impressive title. That makes everything worth it, right?

Until this changes and the NCAA becomes proactive in preventing instances where the pressure off success leads to questionable practices, the activities that are being alleged against Oklahoma State will continue to happen in school's across the country, whether it is a toxic team culture or an instance of poor judgement. The power is still in the fans and private donors to pressure the NCAA and universities to weed out this type of behavior by demanding they abide by the rules regardless of end-of-season success. The question remains: is that what fans really want?

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