The underbelly of websites

As I noted last week, it isn’t odd for a website covering college football to have an agenda. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one to notice.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier alleged someone working for a website covering Clemson had mailed recruits negative stories about arrests at South Carolina.

Spurrier renewed the allegations in an online article from today’s The State newspaper.

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A day after accusing a Clemson Web site of negatively recruiting against South Carolina, Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier maintained Wednesday his staff had heard about someone “out of Clemson” sending packets to recruits containing articles about USC players getting in trouble.

I’m sure you’ll be surprised to know the two main Clemson websites deny the allegation.

And who thinks this pushing arrests stories is something unique to Clemson?

Every website has its own agenda, and it is foolish to think this isn’t a common occurrence. How long until the NCAA tries to label websites a booster?