UConn has had plenty of time to get its academic house in order. It failed to do so. That is Connecticut's fault. Calhoun has admitted as much. For all the talk of arbitrary penalties and which scores the NCAA should examine, UConn's inherent academic failure is the story here.
So please, politicians from Connecticut, stop. Just stop. I know you're representing your constituents and everything, and they're mad about this, but stop. This is the part where most would write some version of the hackneyed Don't these people have better things to do?! line, which is true: These people do (or should) have better things to do.