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Text Messages Show Bill Self Working With Shady Adidas Consultant To Recruit Player Text Messages Show Bill Self Working With Shady Adidas Consultant To Recruit Player

The federal government’s wire fraud case against Christian Dawkins, Merl Code, and James Gatto for allegedly using Adidas’ money to pay college basketball recruits is nearing its conclusion, as the District Court judge in charge of the case reportedly told the jury today that deliberations could begin as early as…

Smarmy Coach K Says His College Basketball Isn't Dirty At All Smarmy Coach K Says His College Basketball Isn't Dirty At All

As the federal wire fraud trial against James Gatto, Merl Code, and Christian Dawkins continues, with each new day bringing some new detail about the apparently widespread payment to young basketball players by companies like Adidas and agents looking to direct them to specific schools, it’s getting clearer and…

Report: Adidas Allegedly Funneled Money To Families Of DeAndre Ayton And Dennis Smith Jr. Report: Adidas Allegedly Funneled Money To Families Of DeAndre Ayton And Dennis Smith Jr.

The more reports you read from the ongoing wire fraud case against three Adidas representatives, the more it becomes obvious that the world of basketball recruiting is churning with cash, such that the only reason anyone inside of it could conceivably resist paying college athletes officially is to protect a lot of…

Brian Bowen's Dad Describes Black Market Payments For Top Recruits At Every Level Of "Amateur" Basketball Brian Bowen's Dad Describes Black Market Payments For Top Recruits At Every Level Of "Amateur" Basketball

Brian Bowen’s dad testified Thursday in the federal criminal trial of agent Christian Dawkins, Adidas executive James Gatto, and former Adidas operative Merl Code, who are accused of committing felony wire fraud as part of the FBI’s massive investigation of corruption in basketball recruiting. Bowen Sr. described…

Wayde Sims, 20-Year-Old LSU Forward, Shot And Killed Near Southern University Campus Wayde Sims, 20-Year-Old LSU Forward, Shot And Killed Near Southern University Campus

LSU junior forward Wayde Sims was shot near a neighboring university’s campus early Friday morning. The 20-year-old was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries, according to Baton Rouge Police.

New Mexico Coach Paul Weir Offered Some Refreshingly Honest Thoughts On Amateurism New Mexico Coach Paul Weir Offered Some Refreshingly Honest Thoughts On Amateurism

Over the last decade, athletes and reporters and professors and even shithead Kentucky governor Matt Bevin have come around to the idea of college athletes being compensated for their time and work. But one not-quite-disinterested group has been very noticeable and stubborn in its resistance to the idea. College…

Mike Hogewood Was The ACC Mike Hogewood Was The ACC

Growing up in North Carolina, there isn’t a whole bunch that precedes college basketball. God (yes, of course). Family (well, depends on the family). But always in that top-three, above friends, work, and health, sits ACC basketball.

Brandeis Cleans House After Investigation Into Basketball Coaching Abuse  Brandeis Cleans House After Investigation Into Basketball Coaching Abuse 

After four months, the external investigative team hired to look into multiple accounts of coaching abuse at Brandeis University determined that former men’s basketball head coach Brian Meehan’s abusive behavior did indeed go on unimpeded by athletic department and university leadership for years, as first reported by…

FBI's NCAA Investigation Bags Sleazy Financial Adviser For Bribing Assistant Coaches For Access To Players' Future Wealth FBI's NCAA Investigation Bags Sleazy Financial Adviser For Bribing Assistant Coaches For Access To Players' Future Wealth

Not everything dredged up in the big FBI investigation of recruiting violations in college basketball is worth the attention of federal law enforcement. An apparel company funneling actual money to elite players so they’ll play for elite basketball programs, for example, is a function of a blackmarket created by the…

Tom Jurich's Kid Throws Wild Hissy Fit Over The Location Of His Disgraced Dad's Louisville Tickets Tom Jurich's Kid Throws Wild Hissy Fit Over The Location Of His Disgraced Dad's Louisville Tickets

Mark Jurich, son of former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich, is extremely, extremely pissed about the location of the 20 years’ worth of tickets granted to his family as part of his dad’s termination last autumn. The tickets are not the tickets they’re used to, and Mark is reading an awful lot of meaning into…

The NBA's Crappy One-And-Done Rule Is One Big Step Closer To Death The NBA's Crappy One-And-Done Rule Is One Big Step Closer To Death

The NBA is steadily laying the foundation for the end of the rule requiring basketball prospects to wait a year after graduating from high school before declaring for the NBA Draft. Adam Silver has been making noise about this for a while, and Condoleezza Rice’s otherwise useless commission recommended it, and anyway…

Michigan State Coach Was Texting About Strip Clubs Before Killing Two In Car Crash Michigan State Coach Was Texting About Strip Clubs Before Killing Two In Car Crash

Prosecutors say that Todd Moyer, who was a strength and conditioning coach for the MSU men’s basketball team, was texting with friends and Googling for strip clubs when he plowed his car into another in July 2017, killing a woman and her 5-year-old daughter.

The NCAA Will Use A New Metric To Screw Your Team Out Of The Tournament The NCAA Will Use A New Metric To Screw Your Team Out Of The Tournament

RPI, the long-bemoaned metric used to determine who’s in and who’s out of the NCAA tournament for the past 37 years, is dead.

It Is Truly Sickening That The Blue Devils Also Have R.J. Barrett

Duke’s multi-stage devastation of Canadian basketball continued Friday, in Toronto, with the vile Blue Devils pounding the bejeezus out of the poor Varsity Blues of the University of Toronto. Zion Williamson thrashed the feeble, excessively polite fellows of Ryerson Wednesday night, and although he continued to feast…

You'll Never Guess What Alabama Plans To Spend Another $600 Million On

You almost have to respect the University of Alabama for so boldly and dickishly doubling down on the extreme inequality that plagues college athletics, without even the slightest care for the awful optics of their decadence. Almost.

Canada Was Not Ready For Zion Williamson, And The ACC Might Not Be Either Canada Was Not Ready For Zion Williamson, And The ACC Might Not Be Either

Last night, Zion Williamson played his first competitive game in a Duke jersey, opening a preseason road trip the Blue Devils have against some Canadian college teams. The trip opened against Ryerson, and Williamson put on a show.

Judge Dismisses Rick Pitino's Emotional Distress Lawsuit Against Adidas Judge Dismisses Rick Pitino's Emotional Distress Lawsuit Against Adidas

Rick Pitino’s emotional distress lawsuit against Adidas—truly a bold “vehicle for proving that he had nothing to do with Adidas’ outrageous, wrongful, and illegal conspiracy” to put good basketball players onto his basketball team—was dismissed Tuesday by the U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of…

Zion Williamson Is Too Damn Big To Be Dunking From The Free-Throw Line Like This Zion Williamson Is Too Damn Big To Be Dunking From The Free-Throw Line Like This

Gravity, hanging on by a thread, seemed to be the only remaining thing tying future Duke freshman star Zion Williamson to the rest of us mortals. Until Tuesday.

The NCAA's New Rules Were An Unwelcome Surprise For The NBA And USA Basketball, But At Least They're Also Pointless The NCAA's New Rules Were An Unwelcome Surprise For The NBA And USA Basketball, But At Least They're Also Pointless

The NCAA announced a number of changes to existing player eligibility rules this past week. Mostly they are junk that will mean nothing to the kinds of players who are most screwed and exploited by the NCAA’s brand of forced amateurism. Hilariously, though the changes have to do with the NCAA’s handling of the NBA…

Wake Forest Basketball Coach Charged In Fatal Attack On New York City Tourist After Uber Mixup  Wake Forest Basketball Coach Charged In Fatal Attack On New York City Tourist After Uber Mixup 

Wake Forest assistant basketball coach Jamill Jones, 35, surrendered to the police Thursday in New York after he was charged in connection with the death of a man who mistook Jones’s car for his Uber ride, reports say.

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