Buying the Fake

Back in 2014, I wrote about a basketball game in which Mondoville obliterated a team from a college that may not have had the virtue of actually, well, existing, other than as a sponsor of athletic teams and as a cash cow for the coach/administrators. The folks in charge of the unaccredited “school” would assemble football and basketball teams of hapless-but-tuition-paying young men, and would send them out to get annihilated in exchange for whatever appearance money they could get. Cash for the coaches — tough break for the athlete/students. The scam was discovered eventually, and the “College of Faith — Charlotte” seems to have vanished (although at least one “coach” still seems to be out there.)

In the words (including some rough ones) of Meryn Cadell, “Well, you’ll never guess what.” Ladles and jellyspoons, meet Ohio’s “Bishop Sycamore High School,” who conned their way onto ESPN.

At least the hoax that was Plainfield Teacher’s College didn’t actually put players in a position to get mashed. Ah, for the decency of a harmless scam.

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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