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Postby BDN » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:33 am

NCAA basketball coaches among 10 facing federal corruption charges

...“The picture of college basketball painted by the charges is not a pretty one,” said acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim, adding that the defendants were “circling blue-chip prospects like coyotes” and exploited them to enrich themselves.

Prosecutors said that while some of the bribe money went to athletes and their families, some went to coaches, to get them to use their influence over their potentially NBA-bound players.

he coaches charged are Chuck Person of Auburn, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, Tony Bland of Southern California and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State. Person and Evans were immediately suspended.

Those charged also include James Gatto, director of global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas; Rashan Michel, a maker of custom suits for some of the NBA’s biggest stars; and various financial advisers and managers.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:15 am

FBI brings Armageddon to college basketball, and it's just the tip of the iceberg

...Fraud and corruption in the world of college basketball,” Joon H. Kim, Acting U.S. Attorney said at a news conference in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Assistant coaches at Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and USC were all arrested and their programs are almost certainly in dire straights with both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and NCAA. The evidence here is based on an undercover FBI agent, wiretapped phones, recordings, written communication and financial transaction data. The feds win nearly every case for a reason. And the indicted haven’t even started flipping yet.

Also in the crossfire is so-called “University 2,” which in the complaints is described in a way that resembles the University of South Carolina and only the University of South Carolina – “a public research university located in South Carolina … with over 30,000 students …”

Then there is “University 6” which is described in a way that resembles the University of Louisville and only the University of Louisville, linking it to a $100,000 payout for one recruit and a potential $150,000 payout for another, all while on probation for a scandal involving using prostitutes to lure other recruits. “University 6” doesn’t appear to be in any legal trouble, yet, but the NCAA is another story.

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Postby Rivals » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:44 am

How will FBI bribery scandal impact programs involved in charges?

...Each of the four coaches has been considered a strong recruiter for some time and there’s little doubt their alleged actions could have serious ramifications on the recruiting trail. More than likely, it’s also going to lead to serious staff shakeups.

As things stand, Arizona looks like they could be subject to the most significant impact. It fired Richardson on Tuesday afternoon.

Arizona has the No. 2 ranked 2018 recruiting class and they are coming off of a class that ranked No. 3 overall in 2017. Sean Miller’s phone has to be burning up with phone calls from committed players like five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly, five-star power forward Shareef O’Neal and four-star point guard Brandon Williams. There’s also no question that other programs are contacting those players to see if they are steady.

It is also relevant to note that if it is found any of those players accepted bribes to commit to Arizona or any of the other three schools, the NCAA would likely rule them ineligible.

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Postby USA TODAY » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:49 am

Brian Bowen goes from Super 25 national champion to center of scandal

...Now, Bowen is one of the leading figures in a huge college basketball scandal. On Tuesday, 10 people, including Adidas executives and assistant coaches from Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Southern California, are facing federal bribery, fraud and other corruption charges related to paying the recruits’ families to attend certain colleges.

Bowen, a 6-8 forward, averaged 21.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists to lead La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) to the season-ending No. 1 spot in the Super 25 boys basketball rankings. He played a key role in lifting the Lakers to a win in the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals.

If you read between the lines of the FBI’s 29-page criminal complaint that was released Tuesday, an Adidas executive paid Bowen’s family $100,000 to play at Louisville, an Adidas-sponsored school.

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Postby NEP » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:52 am

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Postby WABI » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:53 am

Bob Walsh Gives his Take on Fraud Charges Against College Basketball Coaches

More programs are being exposed every day. The investigation into college basketball programs paying players continues. Today, Louisville coach Rick Pitino was axed.

Some say that a huge number of the 350 division one programs has been making unlawful and unethical payments to players. We spoke with UMaine coach Bob Walsh.

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Postby WFVX » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:08 am

Walsh saddened by recent NCAA scandal, proposes solution
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Postby USA TODAY » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:04 am

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Report: #NikeEYBL employees subpoenaed by FBI as amateur basketball scandal escalates.
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Postby USA TODAY » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:36 am

Four-star PG Jalen Carey reportedly eliminates Miami amidst recruiting scandal fallout

It didn’t take long after Miami admitted it was under FBI investigation for the ongoing amateur basketball scandal to impact its recruiting prospects.

As first reported by Josh White, the senior sports writer for the Miami Hurricane student newspaper, and later reported by SB Nation’s Syracuse website Nunes Magician, four-star prospect Jalen Carey has eliminated Miami from the schools he is considering for a college destination. Carey, a New York-based point guard who stars for New Jersey Catholic school Immaculate Conception, was expected to choose between Miami, UConn and Syracuse but will now likely choose between the two latter programs, with Kansas, Villanova and Rutgers also still in the contention.

While Carey was by no means a surefire Miami commit, his decision to eliminate the Hurricanes from contention is still a blow to the program’s potential 2018 class.


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Postby USA TODAY » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:40 am

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Oklahoma State's only 2018 commit, four-star Antwann Jones, reopens recruitment
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