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Basketball: Organized cheating and corruption by US universities

Here is the case in a nutshell. | ABC News
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Basketball: US documents detail high-profile schools in organized cheating

Court docs in the college hoops corruption case spell out who ASM Sports paid and how much | Yahoo Sports

As the 2018 edition of “March Madness,” the premier, billion-dollar US college basketball tournament comes to a close on April 2 in San Antonio, Texas, what’s rarely mentioned in the ballyhoo is the latest US college basketball scandal. The media blackout can be contrasted to the hysteria over Russian Olympic athletes, although both cases allegedly involved organized cheating. Further, one of the targets of the US investigation is the German Adidas sportswear monopoly while not a word is breathed about its competitors such as Nike, etc. It is a typical case in which the real perpetrators, who are the people at the top of the corporate university organized in the NCAA, a sports cartel, are cast as the victims who have been taken advantage of. And the actual victims, who are the young high school and college athletes at the very bottom of the system, are cast as the perpetrators. 

Reporters Pete Thamel and Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports “viewed hundreds of pages of documents” they say detail payments from people at the centre of the scandal.

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Sportsmanship US style: It was 74-17 at halftime. Then the score got out of hand.

Coach Brenda Frese of Maryland, pictured in 2015, said of the 129-point blowout, “Tonight was a really good tuneup for us.” | Mike Carlson/Getty Images

Coach Brenda Frese of Maryland, pictured in 2015, said of the 129-point blowout, “Tonight was a really good tuneup for us.” | Mike Carlson/Getty Images

(November 3) – If you gambled on women’s college basketball on Wednesday night, and you had Bluefield State plus 128, you lost.

Maryland, the No. 6 team in the country, won its preseason game against Bluefield State, a small historically black college in West Virginia, 146-17. Continue reading

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Shaq, a big man in Havana

Shaquille O’Neal’s visit to the island, as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy, marks another step in the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States | ALIET ARZOLA LIMA

Shaquille O’Neal O’Neal enjoyed playing over two hours with dozens of children in Havana | Ismael Batista

Shaquille O’Neal
O’Neal enjoyed playing over two hours with dozens of children in Havana | Ismael Batista

Early on Sunday, June 26, Wagner Rodríguez was impatiently pacing around his home. A slight boy, aged 13, his passion is basketball, and it was difficult to control his emotions hours before meeting the great Shaquille O’Neal, one of the most successful NBA players of the past 25 years. Continue reading

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The player who pioneered the jump shot in basketball

Former Wyoming basketball star Kenny Sailors waves to the crowd during a ceremony in Laramie, Wyo., honouring his election into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. Sailors died at 95 on Saturday in Laramie.

Former Wyoming basketball star Kenny Sailors waves to the crowd during a ceremony in Laramie, Wyo., honouring his election into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. Sailors died at 95 on January 30 in Laramie | Michael Smith/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP

By WILLIAM MCDONALD

New York Times (February 1) – There was just one witness to the moment Kenny Sailors helped revolutionize the game of basketball — his brother, Bud — but by all accounts no one has ever doubted their story.

The moment came on a hot May day in 1934. The two were tussling, one on one, under an iron rim nailed to the side of the family’s windmill, a wood-shingled, big-bladed landmark that their neighbors on the Wyoming high plains recognized for miles around the way sailors of the usual kind know a lighthouse from miles out at sea. Continue reading

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Letter: Coverage of university sport pathetic

CARLETON University Ravens won the annual CIS men’s basketball championship on March 10th, defeating surprise co-finalist Lakehead University 92-42 at the tournament in Ottawa. The team entered the history books, winning their record-breaking ninth championship. The Ottawa Gee-Gees beat the Acadia Axemen 92-85 in the bronze-medal game. Judging from the print media, you’d hardly know any other college tournament was underway except that of the U.S. NCAA “March Madness” – and it is still to begin. Even on the websites, the story was buried while the woeful Toronto Raptors and the U.S. college rankings were given top billing. In this context we are reprinting a letter to the Montreal Gazette and published March 8th from the athletic directors of McGill, Concordia and Bishop’s universities in Quebec denouncing the lack of coverage of university athletics in the monopoly media. As if to prove the directors correct, the newspaper illustrated the letter with an action photo – taken from a 2009 match between Concordia and McGill. The blackout by the Montreal Gazette is by no means unique. All those involved in sport should raise their voices against the media discrimination against Canadian amateur sport. Continue reading

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No Justice, No Play? Anger over Gaza overwhelms hoops contest

By DAVE ZIRIN*

Ankara, Turkey – Israeli basketball team, Bnei Hasharon, has to flee the court

(January 13, 2009) – WE HAVE OFFICIALLY entered uncharted waters. Never before in my years of reporting has a sports team been forced to abandon the field of play due to political protest from fans. Never before have fans become the central actors in turning a sporting event into a political melee.

But Tuesday evening in Ankara, Turkey, the Israeli basketball team, Bnei Hasharon, had to flee the wrath of what the Associated Press described as “hundreds of fist-pumping, chanting Turkish fans.” Continue reading

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