College Sports

30 Most Disgusting Scandals In NCAA Basketball History

Darren - March 28, 2022
College Sports

30 Most Disgusting Scandals In NCAA Basketball History

Darren - March 28, 2022
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3. Boston Scandal

Boston College had a crazy match-fixing scandal in the seventies. Rich Kuhn was friends with a pair of local gamblers. These men cooked up a devious scheme together. They persuaded Kuhn to influence his teammates to throw games. Then the Boston mob became involved (via Boston Globe).

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They were funding the whole exercise. Finally, the FBI arrested crime boss Henry Hill. He admitted that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to Boston players. In the end, multiple people received jail time for their roles. These included the original gamblers and Kuhn.

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2. USL Death Penalty

SLU brought recruiting violations to the next level. An NCAA investigation uncovered over 100 over a couple of seasons. This coincided with a period of success for the school. They had outstanding talents like Bo Lamar in their team. It all seemed too good to be true.

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However, that’s because they paid the athletes to play for the team. They even gave them school credit cards to buy gas and clothing. Meanwhile, they faked the GPAs of several recruits because they were below the minimum of 1.6. In the end, they received the death penalty.

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1. Baylor

It’s unlikely that anything will ever overtake this. In 2003, Carlton Dotson murdered his Baylor teammate Patrick Dennehy. This was a tragedy but this story has a dark twist. Head coach Dave Bliss tried to cover up the killing. He also told investigators that Dennehy was a drug dealer.

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In reality, Bliss paid for Dennehy’s tuition. Meanwhile, he influenced his assistants to back up his story. But the truth emerged when one of his staff recorded a conversation. This was one of the biggest scandals in sports history, never mind basketball (via USA Today).

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