Rarely do you get do-overs in sports. A team or player implicated in cheating will get penalized after the fact — consider Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and deflategate — but you can’t go back and replay the game.
That’s why those who manage the games must be dogged about oversight.
Last year, the Chicago Public Schools promised improvements after an academic eligibility scandal stripped the Curie Metro High School boys basketball team of its city championship and, consequently, a Sun-Times investigation found the district had shoddy academic eligibility records. A Sun-Times report published Sunday showed the district still is doing a miserable job of it.