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DBT

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TCU was put on one year probation after self reporting 33 players in football, basketball and other sports were getting paid for work they didn’t do. Pretty light punishment.
 

Buffnik

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TCU was put on one year probation after self reporting 33 players in football, basketball and other sports were getting paid for work they didn’t do. Pretty light punishment.
I miss the good ole days when a car dealership could employ an athlete to turn the lights on an off in exchange for a car to drive and some walking around money. ;)
 

DBT

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So unless there are some signs that Arizona or Oregon were somehow involved I assume they’re safe. Sounds like this was strictly a deal between the club teams and the sportswear companies. Right?

Isn’t it the theory, with lots of evidence, that the schools paid the companies to steer the players their way?
 

manhattanbuf

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So unless there are some signs that Arizona or Oregon were somehow involved I assume they’re safe. Sounds like this was strictly a deal between the club teams and the sportswear companies. Right?

Isn’t it the theory, with lots of evidence, that the schools paid the companies to steer the players their way?
Who paid whom? The shoe companies want coolness and exposure, so they sign mega deals with schools to be their official apparel providers. The shoe companies want to be affiliated with winning programs, so they’re willing to facilitate preferential recruiting situations.
 

Buffnik

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Who paid whom? The shoe companies want coolness and exposure, so they sign mega deals with schools to be their official apparel providers. The shoe companies want to be affiliated with winning programs, so they’re willing to facilitate preferential recruiting situations.
Not just that. The head coaches are individually on those shoe company payrolls. Often overlooked when a college is making a hire is the huge factor of Nike (or Adidas) schools being almost certain to hire Nike (or Adidas) coaches. That network ties directly into what the shoe affiliations are for the AAU programs that a school focuses its recruiting upon.
 

DBT

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Not just that. The head coaches are individually on those shoe company payrolls. Often overlooked when a college is making a hire is the huge factor of Nike (or Adidas) schools being almost certain to hire Nike (or Adidas) coaches. That network ties directly into what the shoe affiliations are for the AAU programs that a school focuses its recruiting upon.
I’m aware of all of that. But where is the NCAA violation? I want hides nailed to the wall.
 

Buffnik

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I’m aware of all of that. But where is the NCAA violation? I want hides nailed to the wall.
Every single recruit good enough to be projected that he'll get recruited for D1 has gotten an impermissible benefit at some stage. Got to decide how pure you want this to get. Handlers/street agents/advisors start it with a lot of these kids before high school to get them into the right situation and grab a piece of them.

If a college program won't deal with that scene, it cannot recruit. So what should we do about it? Gonna sanction CU or Tad because we paid a questionable guy for a scouting report as a consultant in order to be able to have a recruiting conversation in the guy's area?
 

L Buff

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A booster at American Stripper U acted inappropriately towards women? Shocking.
 
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