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Huge Basketball Recruiting Scandal

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ORUalum
1 hour ago, ORUTerry said:

https://sports.yahoo.com/fbi-brings-armageddon-college-basketball-just-tip-iceberg-184524346.html

Assistants from Oklahoma State, Auburn, Arizona and USC have been arrested....

ORU, Alabama St, Northern Arizona, and Santa Clara to be sanctioned by the NCAA.....:-D:-D:-D

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ORUTerry

You joke - but woe to any mid major team caught in this scandal. Of course, that won’t happen because the high rated recruits go to the power 5 schools. 

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ORU82

I hope they give the "death sentence" to those schools.  

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theeagleman5

Pitino is and always has been a total slimeball.....he deserves everything he gets....of course, he claims to be shocked that more illegal activity has occurred under his watch....|(...hopefully he has coached his last game.....:geek:

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theeagleman5

Bye bye, Pitino....and the AD too....:y::rofl:

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darrenj

The weird thing about Evans the assistant coach from OSU is he is making $600,000.00 per year and is the lead recruiter for them and was getting maybe $2000.00 to $3000.00 per month for all of this... Really? What the heck was he thinking? Not like they had some high level sure 1rst round draft pick kids. At least he was asking for $5,000 a month and they told him no! Geez! Now he is literally done and will get lucky to be making $30,000.00 a year once he gets out of jail. Why???

By the way you know those guys will be singing like a canary to the FBI to serve as little time as they possibly can.

Lots of nervous people out there right now for sure.

With Pitino and Miami and other schools that got caught. Why would they meet? What happened to the old fashioned leave a bag of $$ in a locker? Not very smart.

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Dr. Cornelius
1 hour ago, darrenj said:

The weird thing about Evans the assistant coach from OSU is he is making $600,000.00 per year and is the lead recruiter for them and was getting maybe $2000.00 to $3000.00 per month for all of this... Really? What the heck was he thinking? Not like they had some high level sure 1rst round draft pick kids. At least he was asking for $5,000 a month and they told him no! Geez! Now he is literally done and will get lucky to be making $30,000.00 a year once he gets out of jail. Why???

By the way you know those guys will be singing like a canary to the FBI to serve as little time as they possibly can.

Lots of nervous people out there right now for sure.

With Pitino and Miami and other schools that got caught. Why would they meet? What happened to the old fashioned leave a bag of $$ in a locker? Not very smart.

I think that the practice of shoe companies funneling players to schools became so common and well known that coaches didn’t think they had to hide it anymore.

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ORUalum

It's going to take perp walks from execs at Adidas (or Nike) for anything to change.  A few assistants charged and Pitino losing his job won't change a thing.  The thing that has amazed me is how many of the college basketball experts on ESPN seemed to shrug their shoulders as if it was no big deal (business as usual) and some justified illegal payments to student athletes.  Dick Vitale seems like the only guy upset on ESPN.

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ORU82

I say give them the same treatment SMU received.  In other words, kill the programs.  That will send a strong message throughout the entire NCAA.  Oh and while they are at it, send anyone involved to prison. 

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ManiacAlum

Not only does the NCAA not care about enforcing this, they're probably hoping the FBI (who also probably doesn't care, not in any real way) stops digging once this investigation has concluded so that they can return to business as usual. Otherwise, what's stopping these companies from steering high schoolers to play a year overseas and paying them there?  

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Dr. Cornelius
6 hours ago, ORU82 said:

I say give them the same treatment SMU received.  In other words, kill the programs.  That will send a strong message throughout the entire NCAA.  Oh and while they are at it, send anyone involved to prison. 

No Power 5 program will ever receive the death penalty again. Conferences and media entities won't allow it.

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ORU82

Sadly Dr. C I have to agree with you, although it is what is deserving and would send a BIG message to the college sports world.

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WingMaaaan
On 9/27/2017 at 1:16 PM, darrenj said:

The weird thing about Evans the assistant coach from OSU is he is making $600,000.00 per year and is the lead recruiter for them and was getting maybe $2000.00 to $3000.00 per month for all of this... Really? What the heck was he thinking? Not like they had some high level sure 1rst round draft pick kids. At least he was asking for $5,000 a month and they told him no! Geez! Now he is literally done and will get lucky to be making $30,000.00 a year once he gets out of jail. Why???

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It's all the same thing, isn't it? If he's not willing to do the work, then they'll go find an assistant who will. 

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Dr. Cornelius
13 minutes ago, WingMaaaan said:

It's all the same thing, isn't it? If he's not willing to do the work, then they'll go find an assistant who will. 

Pretty sure that Evans WAS doing exactly what he was hired to do.

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Old Titan

Talking-and-tweeting heads say another round of indictments and arrests is just around the corner; Scott Drew of Baylor has been mentioned as a possible target.

(if that happens, here's a line to read between regarding this post:  _____________________________________________________ ) :doh:

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Dr. Cornelius
1 hour ago, Old Titan said:

Talking-and-tweeting heads say another round of indictments and arrests is just around the corner; Scott Drew of Baylor has been mentioned as a possible target.

(if that happens, here's a line to read between regarding this post:  _____________________________________________________ ) :doh:

Has Baylor ever recruited at the level of the other schools wrapped up in this scandal so far (Louisville, Arizona, even OSU)?

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Old Titan
1 hour ago, Dr. Cornelius said:

Has Baylor ever recruited at the level of the other schools wrapped up in this scandal so far (Louisville, Arizona, even OSU)?

Assuming that's not a rhetorical question:  the persistent rumor among coaches in the region ever since SD took over at Baylor is that he had/has the leading "traveling team" coaches in Houston and the Metroplex in his back pocket, from either booster money or shoe company money.

Which doesn't guarantee getting the best players on those teams, but it sure helps.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/critical-coaches-who-is-perceived-to-be-the-biggest-cheater-in-the-sport/

Sour grapes on the part of the also-rans?  Maybe.

But, I never heard anyone in the biz say that sort of thing about the likes of Lon Kruger at OU, or Rick Barnes when he was at Texas, and they've always managed to sign 4-and-5-star guys....

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ORUTerry

I’ve always thought it was sour grapes or jealousy. If they had anything on Scott Drew it would have been released by now given the apparent animus towards him. 

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Dr. Cornelius
On 10/9/2017 at 7:30 PM, Old Titan said:

Assuming that's not a rhetorical question:  the persistent rumor among coaches in the region ever since SD took over at Baylor is that he had/has the leading "traveling team" coaches in Houston and the Metroplex in his back pocket, from either booster money or shoe company money.

Which doesn't guarantee getting the best players on those teams, but it sure helps.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/critical-coaches-who-is-perceived-to-be-the-biggest-cheater-in-the-sport/

Sour grapes on the part of the also-rans?  Maybe.

But, I never heard anyone in the biz say that sort of thing about the likes of Lon Kruger at OU, or Rick Barnes when he was at Texas, and they've always managed to sign 4-and-5-star guys....

There could be some truth to the Scott Drew rumors. I just wonder how much smoke there really is and not just "Baylor doesn't know their place; don't they know they aren't supposed to beat Texas!" But would I be shocked if Drew was one of the next coaches named... uh not really. :wiking:

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Dr. Cornelius

'Tip of the iceberg': More charges expected this month in college basketball scandal

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Two people involved in the case, who spoke on the condition they not be identified because of the ongoing legal proceedings, said they expect more college coaches and others involved with grassroots basketball programs to be charged later this month.

“This is the tip of the iceberg,” one of them said.

One former high-major college coach who retains deep connections in the business said he believes the case will lead to 40 to 50 job openings for head and assistant coaches by the spring.

 

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vcboy2000

That’s great news for Coach Scott Sutton. 

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ORUalum

UNC had fake classes and fake student / athletes, but will receive no punishment.  The NCAA is a complete joke.

 

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