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Old 11-08-2017, 09:08 PM
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now Auburn mulls whether to fire Bruce Pearl...
https://www.cbssports.com/college-ba...investigation/


shades of IU hiring Kelvin Sampson...they knew who they were getting - a proven, repeat cheater but they went ahead and hired him anyway now he's gonna get them nailed again..
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:26 PM
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now Auburn mulls whether to fire Bruce Pearl...
https://www.cbssports.com/college-ba...investigation/
Looks like Pearl and/or the administration at Auburn are trying to set the stage to blame a couple poor low-level basketball staffers in the Auburn basketball program to take the fall for Pearl in the FBI/cash for recruits cheating scandal-
https://hoopdirt.com/two-auburn-bask...trative-leave/
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:05 PM
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The NCAA is or will be getting a lot of information/dirt on all these programs. Question is: What will they do with it? Live up to the responsibility of upholding the rules they set up or sweep it under the rug?
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:27 PM
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and the next chapter in this saga....
Louisville finally decides they will not allow Brian Bowen to play at Louisville
...somebody wasted a lot of money getting him there...
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...ille-cardinals
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:39 PM
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now Rick Pitino files massive lawsuit against the University Athletic Association - and thus effectively against the fans & the taxpayers
https://www.courier-journal.com/stor...bcfd3b9a570353
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You knew this was coming. Coaches always sue whenever the are fired "for cause" to at least get some or all of the salary they are owed. Even if he doesn't have any chance of winning such a lawsuit, it is likely that Louisville will make a large offer to try to settle it.
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Now Louisville is suing back, they want to recover losses and damages to their reputation and from games and titles that will be vacated
http://www.wdrb.com/story/37061859/u...ournament-wins
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Breaking...
a source is reporting that the NCAA is about to announce the penalties for Louisville...
they are severe including forfeiting their 2013 NCAA Championship, vacating more than 100 wins from 2010-2014 and a fine of $15 mil

these penalties are from the free hookers that were supplied to players & Recruits as impermissible benefits - but the players who were paid in the most recent scandal - that case isn't even done being investigated yet - so they could be hit harder.
http://www.wdrb.com/story/37339950/l...ed-speculation
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:51 AM
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Looks like maybe Pitino and the others charged in this FBI sting might have just found their get-out-of-jail card courtesy of the corruption and bungling of the FBI...

one of the lead investigators from the FBI (an "undercover agent") has just been
"accused of misappropriating government money on gambling, food and beverages during the probe...
The Justice Department launched a criminal investigation last year into the agentís alleged behavior...
If he is found culpable, it could compromise his ability to participate as a witness at any trials resulting from the investigation."


https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbi-age...85801?mod=e2tw
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:18 PM
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Latest information regarding the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball from ESPN-
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...orruption-case

Notable items-

...sources with knowledge of the FBI investigation told ESPN this week that the clandestine probe could result in potential NCAA violations for as many as three dozen Division I programs, based on information included in wiretap conversations from the defendants and financial records, e-mails and cellphone records...

"It's not the mid-major programs who were trying to buy players to get to the top," a source told ESPN. "It's the teams that are already there."
The sources told ESPN that many of the alleged incidents involve illegal cash payments to prospects and their families, as well as players and their families receiving tens of thousands of dollars from agents while they were still playing in college. In some cases, according to the sources, NCAA head coaches were aware of the payments, while others didn't have knowledge of the schemes.

"At some point, the NCAA is going to see this stuff," the source said. "What are they going to do? They can't sit on their hands. If one kid is getting punished at USC for taking money, then the kid taking money at another school has to be punished, too....these people charged are outliers. This is what NCAA basketball is, and it's been that way for a long time"
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:43 PM
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When the notion of Power 5 conferences being formed I felt that would not last long. That the so-called big time schools would self-implode. Well I think it is about to happen. Their is a report that information will be coming out soon that would implicate over half of the big time programs. I say it is about time. The NCAA should have been doing this all along. Now they have to do something. However they will have to wait until after the Feds are done having their way. They say it will bring down Big time coaches, Big time programs. It will shake the foundation of the entire sport. I say great!!!! I hate corruption no matter where it is at
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:20 PM
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NCAA does not want to act against the big boys- look how many times Kentucky, UNC, Louisville etc have gotten off practically scott-free from major violations...
but maybe this time they will be forced to act
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:25 PM
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I am thinking that they have to do something this time. They already look foolish. According to the report Athletic Directors and College presidents should be scared right now in the so called big time programs. I hope so. I personally think that Louisville should get the death penalty. All the violations from escorts to paying players. The President on down all had to know about it. They skewered Penn State from the President on down for knowing what Jerry Sanduskey was doing
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Just announced in press conference at Louisville...

NCAA upholds the penalties...Louisville will forfeit their National Championship (the runner-up team, Michigan, does not get awarded the national Championship, tho)

https://twitter.com/InsidetheNCAA/st...94787743596544


This is NOT related to the recent FBI sting and paying players...
this is due to the freebie strip tease dancers and sex-favors provided to Louisville players & recruits - which were deemed impermissible benefits,
and thus caused all those players to be ineligible... Louisville must then forfeit every game from 2011-2015- regular season and post-season -
including the 2013 National Championship!!

It means those 123 wins over that four year span are all forfeited - so Rick Pitino's career victory total drops from 769 to 646.

In all likelihood, Pitino and Louisville were also cheating in all those other years Pitino was racking up 25, 27 and even 31 wins per year -
but I guess NCAA isn't really gonna check those years - just the ones they know factually that the assistant (Andre McGee) was handing out the
sex favors and strip tease parties...

That means Northern Iowa (2 losses) and Illinois State, Missouri State & Wichita State (1 loss each) - are all Valley teams whose record
will have 1 or 2 fewer losses as those games they played against Louisville will no longer be counted at Louisville victories.

So now, instead of people taking about how he has won the national Championship with two different schools, and he has
taken 3 different schools to the Final Four - NOW Rick Pitino's major claim to fame is that he is the centerpiece of THREE
of the worst scandals in the history of COLLEGE BASKETBALL!
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awwww...and here's the worst part about it....

after winning the National Championship in 2013, Louisville coach Rick Pitino
went out and got the whole thing TATTOOED on him in celebration!!




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I am sure that at one time, Coach Pitino was revered by the Louisville community and fans. Now, if I understand things right, he may be in a lawsuit involving millions of dollars against those same people. How do you think that would feel to either side? You can guess how the Louisville community must feel about all that money; money that is not going to the benefit Louisville and the team they love.

Mind boggling.
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From the comments I see from Louisville fans, most are still unwilling to believe any of these charges are true, and think they are being unfairly picked on. A minority now realize they are true, and are embarrassed over what the people they trusted did.
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Louisville has to vacate wins from 2 and 3 years ago. Wow!! I bet that hurt????? They epitomize what corruption is today in college basketball. It is completely out of hand. They should get the death penalty. SMU did a lot less and got hammered.
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