I agree, Heavy. I think the school should be fined big-time, but to penalize a bunch of young men, 10 years removed, who had nothing to do with this, is the height of stupidity.
And, it's amazing how uneven the NCAA is in doling out punishments. Michigan gets 1 year for actions of actual players and coaches, who violated NCAA rules. Back in the late 80's, Cleveland State University, coming off two NCAA tourney apperances, worked out Manut Bol, who was going to Div. II
Bridgeport at the time. He never signed with Cleveland State, but CSU was given the "death penalty" by the NCAA: no TV
, local or otherwise, no scholarships for 3 years, and no tournaments for 3 years. It killed the program.
I guess the NCAA thinks it's easier to fuck over the smaller programs, while letting the big-time prgrams off relatively light.