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Daily Bears Report NCAA Corruption Edition

Texas tops list of Big XII basketball players implicated in NCAA corruption scandal. Coach Drew isn’t worried.

Scott Drew says Baylor not worried about NCAA scandal, DieHards, Despite a widespread NCAA basketball scandal that allegedly involves several of the top programs in collegiate hoops, Baylor coach Scott Drew isn't worried.


NCAA statement on Yahoo! Sports story | - The Official Site of the Ncaa, NCAA President Mark Emmert:

“These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules. Following the Southern District of New York's indictments last year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport. With these latest allegations, it's clear this work is more important now than ever. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity. We also will continue to cooperate with the efforts of federal prosecutors to identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts.”

College basketball corruption scandal: Yahoo report on FBI names names -, A new report details lots of agency benefits to specific players.

It’s an NCAA violation for players to accept money from agents. Any player found to have taken money would be in danger of losing his NCAA eligibility.

The NCAA has declared current players at a couple of programs ineligible. But its jurisdiction over them ends whenever those kids decide to stop playing college hoops, and they’d all have the option of leaving college whenever, anyway. While schools might someday face consequences for playing these players, it’s not clear that the NCAA would suddenly declare any of them ineligible right now.

Payments to players are called “impermissible benefits” by the NCAA. Not all impermissible benefits are created equal. Those with a value under $100 aren’t a big deal, as players can donate that money and retain NCAA eligibility. The dollar figures mentioned in the ASM documents are generally far above that amount.

List of Schools Implicated in NCAA Basketball Scandal, YAHOOSports, More than 20 college basketball schools were implicated in federal documents taken from a sports agency college basketball corruption case, which reveal potential widespread NCAA violations.Some of the biggest programs and players in college sports are named in a Yahoo! Sports report published Friday.It

College basketball scandal: Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State respond to allegations -, Some coaches have responded after a scathing report alleging payments made to dozens of players

NCAA hoops corruption case docs list players involved, payment amounts, YAHOOSports, The documents show an operation that could create NCAA rules issues for at least 20 Division I basketball programs and more than 25 players, including some of the biggest names in the sport.

Emails in hoops corruption case show sport's underbelly, YAHOOSports, Documents in the feds' case on corruption in college basketball show the methods Christian Dawkins and ASM Sports used to curry favor with potential clients.