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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:21 AM   #76
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You ever heard of jinxing something?

If this does go down (which it looks like a lock at this point), I find it hard to believe BU isn't affected someway by this news, whether it be official or negative recruiting against him.
You can guarantee that will happen, if it isn't already.

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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:21 AM   #77
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Jodi Cohen is on her way to C/U.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:21 AM   #78
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You ever heard of jinxing something?

If this does go down (which it looks like a lock at this point), I find it hard to believe BU isn't affected someway by this news, whether it be official or negative recruiting against him.
If the negative recruiting against Underwood is along the lines of "don't go play for him, he finds ways to get his players paid" then I think I'd not only be OK with that, but would actively encourage that kind of negative recruiting.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:24 AM   #79
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There's nothing new here. It seems like the feds stepped in because these reps/asst coaches are committing wire fraud in the process.

It sounds as if they have the evidence of money changing hands to these recruits and their families. I wonder if the next step will be going after the families for income tax evasion. Unless of course the shoe companies are providing a W2 in the bag of money, and the family remembered to include this income on their taxes.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:25 AM   #80
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Highly doubt that would happen. Like with everything else, it'll go high enough to hit some high-profile programs - like here, Arizona and Louisville - but those true blue bloods would never get hit.
However, this is the FBI, not the NCAA. We'll see.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:25 AM   #81
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Sooooooooo

Can someone talk me down a bit as to whether BU would have left OSU over a brewing scandal involving Evans, and wanted to get out of dodge? Or are we all just assuming that's not the story line.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:26 AM   #82
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However, this is the FBI, not the NCAA. We'll see.
Not far behind.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:27 AM   #83
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Sooooooooo

Can someone talk me down a bit as to whether BU would have left OSU over a brewing scandal involving Evans, and wanted to get out of dodge? Or are we all just assuming that's not the story line.
He was probably more upset that even his assistants were making more than him while at OSU.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:30 AM   #84
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However, this is the FBI, not the NCAA. We'll see.
I find it tough to believe the NCAA won't get involved in this.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:32 AM   #85
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I find it tough to believe the NCAA won't get involved in this.
they might get involved but the feds carry the big " dick ". as said in the case charges memo's

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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:33 AM   #86
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I find it tough to believe the NCAA won't get involved in this.
They'll make a big show of dog-piling on after the FBI's through, to make it look like they are actually doing something at all.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:34 AM   #87
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If the negative recruiting against Underwood is along the lines of "don't go play for him, he finds ways to get his players paid" then I think I'd not only be OK with that, but would actively encourage that kind of negative recruiting.
And the second part of that is 'and if/when you get caught, your name and possibly career will be ruined". Not so okay with that part.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:36 AM   #88
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https://sports.yahoo.com/fbi-probe-u...144631716.html

Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York blew this shadowy world open in ways that have never before been seen, indicting 10 men, including active assistant basketball coaches at Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and USC, plus an executive for adidas, in a widespread case that is sure to rock college basketball to its core.

And that’s before any of the involved agree to cooperate with authorities.

Among the named defendants include former NBA star Chuck Person, an assistant at Auburn, as well as assistants Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, Emmanuel “Book” Richardson of Arizona and Tony Bland of USC. Adidas executive Jim Gatto is also named, as well as agents and financial planners.

While some other major schools and national championship coaches are not specifically named yet, nearly any college basketball fan can put the dots together on some of the recruiting stories to figure out who is who. The names that are expected to come out will be prominent.


about time this façade was exposed....

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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:41 AM   #89
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From @darrenrovell : https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/sta...91699352301569

Implies that BU could face punishment from NCAA.

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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:43 AM   #90
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Jodi Cohen is on her way to C/U.
Tribune investigative reporter, in case like me you didn't know who this is

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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:44 AM   #91
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So how does a class of Tarmel Pearson, Kezo Brown and Chase Adams look?
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:44 AM   #92
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From @darrenrovell : https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/sta...91699352301569

Implies that BU could face punishment from NCAA.
NCAA has nothing to do with this so far, it's all the Feds.
That being said, I would agree that BU is probably not a serene man this morning.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:48 AM   #93
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This would be our luck that we finally get a coach that we feel great about, recruiting is looking strong and then the NCAA blows the doors off and our coach gets a severe punishment and we lose all momentum for the next 5-10 years...
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:48 AM   #94
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NCAA has nothing to do with this so far, it's all the Feds.
That being said, I would agree that BU is probably not a serene man this morning.
Probably in part explains the Peoria cancelation and the odd Lear route.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:48 AM   #95
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The key here is preparations......

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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:49 AM   #96
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They'll make a big show of dog-piling on after the FBI's through, to make it look like they are actually doing something at all.
Yes, the NCAA will make a big deal out of it, when they hit NE Kentucky with 3 yrs probation from the NCAA tourney.
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:49 AM   #97
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On a related note, Bruce Weber just found out that there is probably some shady recruiting that has been taking place in college basketball...


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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:50 AM   #98
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Am I literally the only one here who thinks this is not going to affect us in the slightest? Where was Underwood mentioned in these briefings? The heavy scrutiny is going to lie with these asst coaches and where they are currently. We're good
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:50 AM   #99
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Yes, the NCAA will make a big deal out of it, when they hit NE Kentucky with 3 yrs probation from the NCAA tourney.

Cleveland State is going to get hit with 2 more years probation
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Old Sep 26, 2017, 09:53 AM   #100
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Probably in part explains the Peoria cancelation and the odd Lear route.
In another thread, the cancellation was announced last week. I doubt he would of had that big of lead time.
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