I've said it before....stop putting these kids who have zero interest, and in many cases lack the aptitude, in regular college classes to earn a degree. Giving them degrees only cheapens the ones that were earned by other students (sorry, Epic, but we'll have to agree to disagree on that).
Yeah, we're going to have to, because trying to judge the worth of one's degree based on the degrees their athletes "earned" just doesn't make sense to me. If you're majoring in classes where the sham ones are involved, sure...I got you. But if you're completely removed from all of it, absolutely not.
In short, if I found out that -every- Terp football and basketball player took sham classes for the past 20 years, and somebody I might be hiring came from the University of Maryland, the stuff that happened there would have no bearing whatsoever on my decision. I mean, I'd joke with them about it, but that's about the scope of it.