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FBI Probe Blows Up NCAA Basketball

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:07 pm
by chevyman58
Today the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York blew this shadowy world open in ways that have never before been seen, indicting 10 men, including active assistant basketball coaches at Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and USC, plus an executive for Adidas, in a widespread case that is sure to rock college basketball to its core.

While only four schools are currently involved, the complaints will provide a treasure map for NCAA investigators as it tells stories of endless payouts and kickbacks in the recruitment of numerous top prospects over the past three years.

And that’s before any of the involved agree to cooperate with authorities.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/fbi-probe- ... 31716.html

Re: FBI Probe Blows Up NCAA Basketball

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:33 pm
by chevyman58
The NCAA death penalty, the much-discussed but 30-years-dormant nuclear option of college sports, is about to make a comeback.

Louisville basketball, one of the most successful in history on the court and for decades the most lucrative hoops program in America, prepare for your demise.

The program should be shut down, if the bombshell allegations announcement of allegations Tuesday prove to be true. If that doesn’t happen, the NCAA is useless.

Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino should be gone, a gilded career ending in disgrace. It seems highly plausible that he will take athletic director Tom Jurich with him, a man who lifted an entire department, and now oversees its ruination.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/ncaa-needs ... 30063.html

Re: FBI Probe Blows Up NCAA Basketball

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:27 pm
by R27
This is crazy. I watched a few minutes of coverage on it this afternoon. There are reports there was a sports agency raided by the FBI today too. I think this is going to get big.

Re: FBI Probe Blows Up NCAA Basketball

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:32 pm
by R27
Pitino and Louisville AD are out. First of many dominos.

Re: FBI Probe Blows Up NCAA Basketball

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:06 pm
by chevyman58
Pitino has seven years and $55 million remaining on his contract, or what is reported to be $44 million buyout.

Not quite Pujols money, but still ....................

Re: FBI Probe Blows Up NCAA Basketball

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:25 pm
by R27
chevyman58 wrote:Pitino has seven years and $55 million remaining on his contract, or what is reported to be $44 million buyout.

Not quite Pujols money, but still ....................

I'd imagine if anything of this sticks to him (my understanding is it's main circumstantial right now), they won't need to pay a dime.