College basketball scandal


#101

[quote=“Run49er, post:100, topic:31097”]Pat Forde and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports provide the latest.

Yahoo.com: Sources: Spreadsheets, wiretaps and bank records detail payment scheme in hoops corruption case[/quote]

[font=arial][size=small]"If your school produced a first-round pick in the past three years, be worried.”[/size][/font]
[size=1em]If the FBI can do to Chapel Hill what the NCAA did not have the integrity to do I will feel that there is still hope for college athletics.[/size]

#102

clt says Judy is a genius. We were playing the long game.

Charlotte is the turtle.


#103

More from Forde and Thamel.

[Quote]@YahooSports exclusive: Federal documents taken from ASM Sports in hoops corruption case reveal extensive potential NCAA violations. Docs show some of the biggest stars and programs in the sport, including more than 20 schools and 25 players.
5:51 AM - Feb 23, 2018 [/quote]
Yahoo.com: Exclusive: Federal documents detail sweeping potential NCAA violations involving high-profile players, schools


#104

So 50 or so kids and their parents had funds sent to them…and? The money is small, an avg of 5k?

Every big recruit gets a some shady benefit. It happens. Nobody is going down.

It’s not stopping either. Car dealers are the worst and not even mentioned. Or getting jobs for mom via an alum.


#105

[quote=“metro, post:104, topic:31097”]So 50 or so kids and their parents had funds sent to them…and? The money is small, an avg of 5k?

Every big recruit gets a some shady benefit. It happens. Nobody is going down.

It’s not stopping either. Car dealers are the worst and not even mentioned. Or getting jobs for mom via an alum.[/quote]

clt says people forget that hansboro’s mom was given a fake job at CHeat


#106

[quote=“metro, post:104, topic:31097”]So 50 or so kids and their parents had funds sent to them…and? The money is small, an avg of 5k?

Every big recruit gets a some shady benefit. It happens. Nobody is going down.

It’s not stopping either. Car dealers are the worst and not even mentioned. Or getting jobs for mom via an alum.[/quote]

At worse these players in theory were not eligible to be called “amateur” athletes. Nothing in the article on yahoo implicates that the actual schools were directly involved. I bet the NCAA uses the “loan” part of it to push this under the rug.


#107

NCAA.org: NCAA statement on Yahoo! Sports story


#108

Duke, Chapel Cheat, and State all named in report.


#109

[quote=“winsel1081, post:106, topic:31097”][quote=“metro, post:104, topic:31097”]So 50 or so kids and their parents had funds sent to them…and? The money is small, an avg of 5k?

Every big recruit gets a some shady benefit. It happens. Nobody is going down.

It’s not stopping either. Car dealers are the worst and not even mentioned. Or getting jobs for mom via an alum.[/quote]

At worse these players in theory were not eligible to be called “amateur” athletes. Nothing in the article on yahoo implicates that the actual schools were directly involved. I bet the NCAA uses the “loan” part of it to push this under the rug.[/quote]
Agree


#110

State’s could be a big deal


#111

clt says front page of news and observer, http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/article201728204.html#storylink=mainstage

charlotte observer doesnt mention it.


#112

State’s could be a big deal[/quote]

Not really, as it wasn’t done by the school or anybody on the staff, and wasn’t an impermissible benefit provided by a booster, etc., in an attempt to give the school a competitive advantage. There’s a big difference in these types of violations. It’s certainly an impermissible benefit (a benefit not available to the student body at large), but it wasn’t done to recruit the athletes, keep the athletes eligible, etc. These were players already in school to whom the Agency was giving money in order to encourage the player to sign with the agency when he jumped to the NBA. This didn’t provide any advantage to an “offending” school over a non-offending school in recruiting, play, etc., and, at least thus far, does not appear to have been perpetrated by anyone affiliated with the schools, their coaching staff, their boosters, etc. (though I’m sure some knew about it).

That’s a big difference from what Louisville, CHeat, etc., were doing.


#113

More…

Yahoo.com: Black market diaries: Emails in hoops corruption case detail inner workings of sport’s underbelly

ESPN.com: FBI wiretaps show Sean Miller discussed $100K payment to lock recruit

CBSSports.com: What coaches really think after top players were linked to college basketball’s scandal

Zagsblog.com: Documents show three Adidas grassroots basketball directors or trainers were on agent’s payroll


#114

From Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports.

Yahoo.com: Arizona must fire Sean Miller amid mounting evidence he knowingly cheated


#115

Welcome to “big time” college athletics.


#116

[quote=“ghostofclt, post:111, topic:31097”]clt says front page of news and observer, http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/article201728204.html#storylink=mainstage

charlotte observer doesnt mention it.[/quote]
Can’t get anymore front page than today’s printed edition Big O. Top article over piece about native son Billy Graham as well as related piece about NC State hoops being top story on sports section.


#117

[quote=“Run49er, post:116, topic:31097”][quote=“ghostofclt, post:111, topic:31097”]clt says front page of news and observer, http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/article201728204.html#storylink=mainstage

charlotte observer doesnt mention it.[/quote]
Can’t get anymore front page than today’s printed edition Big O. Top article over piece about native son Billy Graham as well as related piece about NC State hoops being top story on sports section.[/quote]

Waiting on ol Roy to say this is a true tragedy bigger than Haiti earthquake again


#118

USAToday.com: ESPN’s Jay Bilas blasts Arizona’s Sean Miller, says basketball scandal is ‘career-ending’


#119

If this is as big as Yahoo says it is, two things come to mind:

  1. Everyone that gets busted and punished is going to hate CHeat more than we do.
  2. Alan Major may find an empty seat at the coaches table!

#120

Zagsblog.com: Arizona’s Sean Miller will not coach tonight vs. Oregon