Crime, Corruption, and College Sports

According to sports news service ESPN, "The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced federal corruption charges against four NCAA assistant basketball coaches on Tuesday.  The three-year FBI probe focused on coaches being paid tens of thousands of dollars to steer NBA-bound players toward sports agents, financial advisers and apparel companies." Gambling goes on in casinos.  Likewise, college sports, albeit unintentionally, seems to be designed to ensure that corruption will take place, and rampantly.  No one should be surprised when it is found.  And with college sports, as with so many other social institutions, the more obvious the solution, the more resistance there is to implementing it. In order to understand how to eliminate college sports corruption, we first need to review how we got here.  Only then can we reform the broken system and make it into something of which...(Read Full Article)

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