This Could Get Ugly

College recruiting is an ugly process and this morning there was evidence of how ugly it really is. Coaches at four schools, Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State, USC, and an executive at Addidas, were arrested.  It was part of a three-year investigation and the documents add that Louisville and Miami are also being investigated.

The feds caught everyone, including the NCAA, by surprise and the fallout from the could be massive  it’s naive to think that only six schools are involved and impossible to guess where this will all end.  What we do know is that two premier college programs are charged with bribery and wire fraud among other things. This won’t end well.


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  • Greg  On September 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Interesting take on this issue here (“Worst Kept Secret in College Basketball?”):

    • nysportsfanatic  On September 29, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing!

      Joe Nocera is one of my favorite op-Ed writers and he has been banging this drum since his days at the New York Times.

      I personally think that D1 athletes should be paid. Make it a percentage of the net income each sport generates and subtract the cost of their scholarships.

  • blmeanie  On October 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    3rd stringer than never gets in gets the same as the one and done player? Just asking because they, the players that are treated so unfairly, are not all equal in driving the net income that would be shared with them.


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    […] Back in October we got the initial details of a big scandal in college basketball. Now, right before the best time of year for the sport, we are getting even more details and they are really bad. […]

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