The AJC story by Mike Knobler on June 8, 2005 when Tech explained their view of their NCAA trouble:
Frank Roper arrived at Georgia Tech as a student in 1956, stayed until his retirement as registrar in 2000 and still buys season tickets to football and men’s basketball games.
More than 30 years of Tech alumni have Roper’s name on their diplomas.
Now, the man a Tech provost once described as “an institution” is being described in another way – as one of the main people the school blames for rules violations that could lead to the first NCAA probation in Tech history.
As registrar, Roper certified the academic eligibility of Yellow Jackets athletes. The school says it played 17 athletes in four sports who should have been ruled academically ineligible. Although 13 of those 17 violations occurred after Roper retired, the school still blames him in its report to the NCAA infractions committee.
Its rationale: Not only did Roper make mistakes in certifying athletes’ academic