From questionable wins to murder cases, these 11 athletic events shocked the world.
SMU Death Penalty
To date this remains the most severe penalty handed down to any athletic program. Southern Methodist University’s entire 1987 schedule was cancelled due to massive violations of NCAA rules and regulations including slush funds and illegal payments to athletes for over a decade. Following the death penalty, the SMU Mustangs had only one winning season over the next 20 years.
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