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“A coach in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference told The Chronicle how he had helped players trick webcams set up to monitor their online exams.”

I mean, it’s already so classy to subject examination students to camera surveillance…

You might as well also hire coaches who show them how to cheat the surveillance…


Sure, I hear you. It’s expensive! Plus it’s absurd! The university is spending immense sums of money to install security cameras all over the place, plus it’s spending immense sums of money on athletics personnel who train athletes to cheat the cameras!


It’s getting so you’ll be able to tick one of three boxes on your annual giving form.

Where would you like your donation to go?

____ the greatest need
____ surveillance cameras
____ cheating the surveillance cameras


The most sacred phrase in the contemporary university athletics playbook is online independent study. Those three words will make the Lord’s face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you, and grant you peace.

[The fixer] wrote down the player’s online log-in and password, and completed [the player’s course] by himself.

The setup was so simple…

He made some students believe they were completing the classes, handing them packets of practice problems he had picked up from the math lab at his community college and making sure they logged time in study halls as if they had done the work. After they finished the packets, he would toss them in the trash. Then he would log in to BYU’s website to complete the real assignments.

Such compassion! Let the little ones believe they are going to college!

Margaret Soltan, December 30, 2014 5:45PM
Posted in: sport

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4 Responses to ““A coach in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference told The Chronicle how he had helped players trick webcams set up to monitor their online exams.””

  1. dmf Says:

    well that way they can pass the lie-detector tests…

  2. JND Says:

    “Me and my homeboy Earl was looking into taking online classes and working out with you what all do we need?”

    You can’t make this shit up.

  3. charlie Says:

    What’s interesting is that BYU has an Honor Code, which among other things, demands not sleeping with someone prior to marriage. Having known athletes recruited by BYU, the kids were told that’s what made BYU unique, that the school cared for them as complete individuals. I guess honor and integrity get shoved out the door when it comes to keeping a football team competitive.

  4. Anon Says:

    We had tons of international students taking an online BYU speech communications course to pass required speaking courses. Most of them could barely speak English.

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