February is a bad month for quiz bowl, with a number of scandals occurring or becoming public.
2009- the Neil Sammader cheating incident
2009- Matt Knupp's scandal
2009- the incident at the Southeast SCT (DII)
2011- the Dmitri Halikias fraud/cheating incident
2013- Announcement of Josh Alman's cheating at various 2012 events
2017- A "statistically anomalous performance by the Windhaven Park E team" at the St. Mark's Invitational