Geoff Calkins of the Memphis Commercial Appeal asks the tough question as the school prepares to meet Saturday with the NCAA over allegations that Derek Rose had somebody else take his SAT.
While there are other issues on Saturday's agenda — former women's golf coach Jenny Bruun was providing extra benefits worth more than $3,000 to several members of her team from 2004-08, something Memphis has already acknowledged — the university is prepared to put up a fight in the Rose case.
Nonetheless, Calkins writes that "Memphis knew what it was getting when it hired John Calipari as head coach. For nine years, the guy had the run of the place. Is it surprising that he recruited a player who might have faked an SAT? Really? If you're being completely honest with yourself?"
"On the same day the university released its response to the Rose allegations, CBS Sports.com reported that Georgia did not accept Robert Dozier because of a 'fishy' SAT. Georgia officials apparently got a tip that Dozier's score might not be valid. When Dozier took the test again, he got a suspiciously lower score.