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Notice to Every Auburn BKB Player and Recruit: Run, as Fast as You Can, From Auburn

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl has just announced that he will not cooperate with any NCAA investigation. He has a contractual duty to cooperate. In addition, the ‘vicarious liability’ principle embraced by the NCAA 2 years ago establishes that the … Continue reading

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NLI Signing: Two Written Questions Every D-1 Basketball Recruit Should Get Answered First

Today is the start of the NLI signing period. This is not a normal signing period in D-I basketball, because of the recent indictments of assistant coaches, agents, financial advisors, and Adidas marketers. Things may be very different by the … Continue reading

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The College Basketball Indictments: NCAA Doing ‘As Little as Possible’

In the movie Chinatown, Jake Gittis, private eye and former police detective in Chinatown, is in bed with Evelyn Mulwray, who asks him, “What did you do when you worked on the police force?” Gittis’ answer? “As little as possible”. … Continue reading

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How the NCAA’s Mark Emmert is a Madam in a Whorehouse

In late September, the sheriff raided the House of Emmert. The town folk now are now all a-Twitter at the suggestion that Madame Emmert’s charges may not, as it turns out, have been conducting NCAA Bible-readings there in her house … Continue reading

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Auburn Players Suspended — But Not Head Coach Bruce Pearl?

Auburn just announced that it will be “holding out” mens basketball players Austin Wiley and Daniel Purifoy ”indefinitely.” This is, Auburn says, to “avoid any potential eligibility issues.” Auburn skipped a step. The indictment a month ago of Auburn assistant … Continue reading

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The NCAA is Kodak – and the Knight Commission is MySpace

I watched all the proceedings for the half-day of Knight Commission ‘hearings’ in Washington on October 30. These people are lost at sea. The recent basketball indictments told Mark Emmert that he’s been heading up a rudderless organization, which is … Continue reading

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College Basketball Indictments: Adidas, Thy Name is Banned Athlete Agent

Adidas Operated as a Player Agent  In my previous two postings I said that the recent college basketball indictments provide a reasonable foundation for concluding that Adidas has acted as both a Booster and Runner and must, under NCAA bylaws, … Continue reading

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College Basketball Indictments: Adidas, Thy Name is Banned ‘Runner’

Adidas’ head of worldwide marketing, Jim Gatto, was one of the ten people indicted last month for involvement in what was alleged to have been conspiracy, fraud, and bribery surrounding four named schools, and several other schools which were unnamed, … Continue reading

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College Basketball Indictments: Adidas, Thy Name Is Banned Booster

Don’t be deceived; Mark Emmert’s recently appointed ‘Condi-Commission’ was not created to preserve some allegedly pure principle of amateurism. It was created because the ten recent indictments of assistant college coaches, Adidas marketing personnel, and financial or other player agent/advisors … Continue reading

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NCAA ‘Code of Silence’? Emmert’s In on It

Mark Emmert is, to paraphrase Robert Penn Warren, full of more s___ than a Christmas turkey. He’s just told the Times’ estimable Marc Tracy (Amid Scandal, N.C.A.A. Forms Commission to Reform Men’s Basketball“) that the recent federal indictments of NCAA basketball … Continue reading

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