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ruh roh.  really wish we weren't an adidas school now

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Everyone knows how college basketball operates. It's the dirtiest sport in the country

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19 minutes ago, nova said:

ruh roh.  really wish we weren't an adidas school now

Adidas is the only reason Howland came to Msu. He's connected with the aau circuit through them and has been for a while. There's a reason y'all have gotten top recruits. Adidas pushes their players to their schools. 

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Wonder if this means Reggie Perry will come back to Ark? :trollface:

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Bet our 25,000 gets more punishment than their hundreds of thousands. Bet our coach using hookers gets more publicity than their entire team using hookers. Blue blood preferential treatment by NCAA 

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Louisville caught by FBI giving $100k for a player. Pitino resigns today right? 

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1 hour ago, cocky4ever said:

Imagine that... a cheating scandal and Auburn is involved. Never saw that one coming.

And apparently at South Carolina also.  This could be a massive blow to us in basketball.  

A bombshell in college basketball has caught up to as many as 10 college basketball assistant coaches and others involved in the sport in a corruption case related to bribery.

What’s the story here?

Typically a scandal in college basketball involves one thing: paying players above full scholarship and full cost of attendance. That’s what happened here, but with a twist. It doesn’t appear that this is a garden-variety NCAA scandal, where coaches might act with boosters to pay players. This is federal:

College basketball coaches accused of taking bribes by @FBINewYork in exchange for steering players toward certain agents

A Wall Street Journal story detailed the different parties involved:

Investigators have been looking at whether coaches at these schools have been paid by outside entities—such as financial advisers, agents, and apparel companies—in exchange for pressuring players to associate with those entities, people familiar with the investigation said. Executives at at least one apparel company are expected to be among those arrested, a person familiar with the matter said.

The investigation is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office.

Broadly, the investigation has shed light on the highly competitive recruiting pipeline that brings elite high-school basketball players through Division I college programs and into the professional leagues, and the role played by assistant coaches in that process, the people said.

You can file this under “things many of us believe happen in college basketball, but nobody could really prove with concrete evidence.” With the AAU circuit exploding in recent years, recruiting college basketball players is increasingly contentious and high stakes.

The case is wide-ranging and includes multiple schools in addition to outside entities.

NBC News’ Tom Winter, who broke the news early Tuesday morning:

BREAKING: Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State and Chuck Person of Auburn University are two of the coaches charged in corruption scheme.

 

BREAKING MORE: Emanuel Richardson of Arizona is also a coach who has been charged in the corruption scheme according to court docs.

College basketball corruption case by fed. prosecutors in NY touches coaches at Auburn University, South Carolina Univ and others

 
 

In a complaint released on the Department of Justice’s website, enrollment numbers attached to schools only marked as “University-6” and “University-7” point to Louisville and Miami. That means at least Adidas is an apparel company caught up in this. Jim Gatto, one of the listed defendants in the complaint, is an executive with Adidas.

We’ll know more very soon.

The Department of Justice will hold a press conference at noon ET, which will be livestreamed on Facebook. We’ll update this post as more information comes in.

 

 

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Lamont Evans was the recruiting coordinator at Carolina up until last season.

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Wtf? Schools that called us cheaters and claimed they didn't are being mentioned? Don't worry. You won't be hit by NCAA. We will take the punishment for you 

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1 minute ago, bbqit said:

Wtf? Schools that called us cheaters and claimed they didn't are being mentioned? Don't worry. You won't be hit by NCAA. We will take the punishment for you 

That is sweet of you.  Thank you.

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So how does this work? Could the NCAA force Addias to end its ties to its member schools? That is what would be asked of a booster right? 

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41 minutes ago, smokeyone said:

So how does this work? Could the NCAA force Addias to end its ties to its member schools? That is what would be asked of a booster right? 

There is nothing the NCAA can really do. Addias has individual contract s with the schools. 

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God please let Bruce Pearl be tied into this.,...tia

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4 minutes ago, TrueGCFan said:

There is nothing the NCAA can really do. Addias has individual contract s with the schools. 

Wonder how accurate that is.  The NCAA has no power over Adidas, but they probably could tell the schools "you're not allowed to take benefits ($, gear, etc) from Adidas anymore."

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Just now, nova said:

Wonder how accurate that is.  The NCAA has no power over Adidas, but they probably could tell the schools "you're not allowed to take benefits ($, gear, etc) from Adidas anymore."

I have never heard of the NCAA using equipment/attire providers in any way.  I just don't see them even trying to step in that big ol mud hole. 

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Leo Lewis must feel cheated today. He was only worth $11k as a 5 star LB

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1 hour ago, TrueGCFan said:

There is nothing the NCAA can really do. Addias has individual contract s with the schools. 

Boosters are not tied to the NCAA but the schools themselves, how is this different? For the purposes of this issue Addidas is a booster for these schools, right? If not what's to stop Papa John from buying Loiusville a full team outright? Or Nike from turning Oregon into Alabama? Or a suit store in Alabama from buying Bama players? 

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59 minutes ago, TrueGCFan said:

I have never heard of the NCAA using equipment/attire providers in any way.  I just don't see them even trying to step in that big ol mud hole. 

Never seen equipment/attire providers funnel players to a school with provable cash payout either.

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3 hours ago, GoldenRebel said:

Adidas is the only reason Howland came to Msu. He's connected with the aau circuit through them and has been for a while. There's a reason y'all have gotten top recruits. Adidas pushes their players to their schools. 

FBI put out a number for tips and mentioned its best for people to call them before they have to call. FBI doesn't hand out show cause. 

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1 hour ago, possumslayer said:

God please let Bruce Pearl be tied into this.,...tia

They arrested his assistant persons

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1 minute ago, bbqit said:

FBI put out a number for tips and mentioned its best for people to call them before they have to call. FBI doesn't hand out show cause. 

What's scary is just about every power 5/big time basketball school is guilty of aau bribery and payments. Idk how deep it will go but it's not a stretch to think it could involve over 100 programs at some level

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