July 6th, 2018 at 9:03 PM ^

I  don't think UM offered and I don't think he visited, at least by my memory. I think he was strictly an Under Armor guy---at least that were the rumors at the time. Wisconsin offered, OKSU, numerous others. But not UM. But I think it came down to the home school and MD.  


July 6th, 2018 at 12:55 PM ^

"The college basketball investigation has been quiet lately, but it's clearly not over." - Because this is the FBI, everything they do is calculated. If something is in the media, its because they put it there for a reason. These investigations could go on for years before we start seeing some effects.  


July 6th, 2018 at 2:54 PM ^

because it’s fun to pile on... can you name one reason that university as a whole (deans, presidents, BOT, ADs, trainers,... anyone!), the football and/or basketball programs, have given you to believe anything they do is ethical?  I can’t think of anything off the top of my head that doesn’t have a sarcastic undertone.

Mr Miggle

July 6th, 2018 at 5:51 PM ^

There have been rumors about Izzo and his main assistant Stephens in recent years.  At the least, being involved in recruitments that looked shady.

Dawkins' emails also mention dinners with Izzo and attempting to broker a deal for Bowen with Stephens. If the latter one was true, that should have led to MSU reporting Dawkins and ending all contact with him. My opinion is that Bowens didn't go to Louisville because they had the only dirty coaches recruiting him. Rather, Adidas outbid what Dawkins and others were offering.


July 6th, 2018 at 2:09 PM ^

I always sort of assumed their big recruiting classes would lead to some trouble down the line.  I wonder if MSU or IU might also be in the cross hairs.


July 6th, 2018 at 4:04 PM ^

Ha, living in Indiana and hearing a lot about IU basketball from family (wife's side), seems like it would be insult to injury they way they talk about the Crean years and recruiting.  "We did what to get those guys."  He had good classes ... just couldn't keep state's top talent from going elsewhere. 

Side note, was listening to an IU radio show the other day while driving and question that came into the three hosting the show was "what B10 player currently not in the top #25 players in the league would you want IU to have" and they all three basically said Zavier Simpson, though the second two came up with three different players after the first guy said X.  "Since you went with Simpson, I'll go with ____"   It kind of irritated me as I thought "X isn't one of the 25 best players in the B10?" ... that didn't quite feel right.  But at that same time, these guys all said "Well you look for really well coached players and with that, you think John Beilein."  So in the heart of die hard college basketball fandom, they recognize the talent in JB.  And they know Z/X can play.  


July 6th, 2018 at 5:00 PM ^

Here is the story from the Baltimore Sun - LINK

As for their content:

One of the subpoenas requested all emails and communication regarding “any improper payments or benefits” to a former Maryland student-athlete, whose name the university redacted, citing privacy laws. The only Terps coach named in the subpoena is assistant coach Bino Ranson. Among the documents requested were his contract and any school files regarding allegations of possible or potential misconduct by the Baltimore native.