May 28th, 2010 at 10:49 AM ^

Sounds like a Jamal Crawford situation to me but on top of the weird relationship between an agent and an amateur athlete, the school also exploited the relationship to commit recruiting violations. Allegedly.

The agent was a former manager for the team.


May 28th, 2010 at 11:14 AM ^

1. College basketball is an ugly, ugly business. Expect HBO to develop a post-Sopranos series featuring Paulie Walnuts, wherein he becomes more than "mildly interested" in the sport and March Madness.

2. The NCAA is taking a good long while to issue its findings in the USC case, but I am not surprised in the least. If they're laying the hammer down, this is one of those situations where the Infractions Committee is making damn sure everyone has signed off - and has closed ranks - before releasing the report.


May 28th, 2010 at 12:22 PM ^

is far worse than what happened at UM.  UM talks about compliance documents and stretching, while that asshole Calhoun (who I think knew what the hell was going on) was breaking rules in order to get recruits.  That's a huge difference.

Also, I went to the UM-UConn game at Crisler this year.  Calhoun was an asswipe from the moment he stepped onto the floor.  I am finally glad to see him get his "black eye" vs. UM getting a "bruise."


May 28th, 2010 at 1:13 PM ^

I'm sure the media will treat Calhoun with kids gloves because of his recent cancer struggles and the fact he is a "winner", but the guy has been a jerk at UConn for most of his tenure, and I doubt this is the first time he has so flippantly disregarded recruiting rules. 


May 28th, 2010 at 1:23 PM ^

It would be even better if at least ten schools had major violations uncovered this year.  It would certainly take a lot of the heat off of Michigan, and deservedly so.


May 28th, 2010 at 2:50 PM ^

Those are just the already announced violations that I've heard about... i'm sure there are TONS more in the dirty dirty dirt sandwich with extra dirt that is college hoops, hopefully some of them will see the light of day


May 28th, 2010 at 2:04 PM ^

USC should almost be left out of all postseason play in the two major sports for a decade.  I still can't believe nothing's happened in regard to discipline with their university yet.