​After the decline of USC amidst scandals and poor recruiting, ​Oregon has filled the void as the cream of the Pac-12 crop. Players like ​Justin Herbert and ​Bol Bol have captivated the media and dominated between the lines. 


Their success in recent years could be compromised, however, as the Ducks have been slapped with violations in basketball, football and track and field. Oregon is generally considered to be the best program in the country for cross country and track and field. 

​​The basketball programs are under the most scrutiny in this report, as the men's and women's programs "failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance." Both programs failed to monitor the activities of their president of basketball operations, which included participating in team workouts. In track and field, several athletes had failing grades changed to a B- in order to preserve their eligibility. 


Oregon was given two years of probation, while women's basketball coach Kelly Graves was suspended two games. They must also vacate all records in which a student athlete who had a grade changed help achieved. Oregon was fined one percent of the basketball budget.

While these penalties won't serve as debilitating crutches, they could be emblematic of a program that lacks institutional oversight. Hopefully this scares Oregon straight. ​​