Go ahead and select any public Division I university in this country. There are more than 200 to choose from.

Say you wanted to send a request for public records to any of those schools, for example, submitting a request for a copy of the contract for Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer or for phone records of UCLA men’s basketball coach Steve Alford.

Public schools have five business days to comply and generally will take every bit of those five days.

Which is no big deal until you see the rate of speed a university can pull off an investigation in order to clear one of its basketball stars from an FBI probe.

NASCAR drivers wish they were permitted to go that fast. Even legislators take more time before voting on a pay increase for themselves.

To sum it all up: The latest news from the FBI’s investigation into college basketball put a lot of the top schools on notice.

Players — or members of their immediate family — at Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, Arizona, Alabama, USC and Texas are in the crosshairs over a variety of things from accepting cash advances to a free lunch from a potential agent.

Granted, most of the violations reported were of the free-lunch variety, but Michigan State sophomore Miles Bridges and Arizona freshman Deandre Ayton (or members of their family) may have received a little more than a free steak salad and a round of cocktails.

Yahoo! broke the bulk of the news in a report on Feb. 23. ESPN came out with its report on Arizona head coach Sean Miller being caught on a wiretap discussing a payment of $100,000 to Ayton’s family a day later.

Arizona played at Oregon that same night. Miller did not coach, but Ayton was cleared to play after what must have been the quickest investigation ever.

Bridges, too, was cleared to play by his school and the NCAA.

The NCAA’s investigation into multiple infractions by the Syracuse men’s basketball team took more than seven years. SEVEN! But, we can clear these players of NCAA infractions in minutes?

Those basketball seem to be bouncing a little funny there.

Seriously, did the schools even bother to contact the family? The agent? The player?

Please don’t tell me “a thorough” investigation simply meant asking the player and leaving it at that.

And this isn’t to condemn any of the players named or their families.

More than anything, it’s simply another sad commentary on how out-of-touch the NCAA’s rules are with today’s society, as well as a continual eye-opener on just how unscrupulous agents and their “middle men” are.

But, these schools are not helping matters by having one of their players named in an FBI probe one minute and then be cleared to play five minutes later.

More than likely, it will only lead to more wins being vacated by schools across the country, much like in Louisville’s case when it vacated its 2013 national title.

OK, I know it wasn’t exactly five minutes, but it sure as hell wasn’t five business days, either.

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