Several NCAA asst. basketball coaches arrested

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    I don't think they can until the FBI tells them it's ok to investigate and gives them the info.

    The booing and taunting of Boyle was clearly connected to his earlier comment the fans were holding up signs directly related to it.

    I have no problem with fans doing it, that's what fans do. I'm actually surprised fans on the road aren't chanting FBI everytime Arizona or USC play there.

    But for an announcer like Jacobsen, an ex player, to essentially apologize for what Boyle said it right up there with Carmelo's infamous appearance in that "don't snitch" video a few years ago.

    Boyle was asked a direct question and responded honestly, he didn't go after Miller unsolicited, he didn't even really mention Miller beyond saying he respected him.

    Jacobsen acted like he'd gone out of his way to insult Miller and that it was not classy. I can understand fans of those teams not liking it but an announcer and ex player acting like what he said was somehow wrong I just didn't get. I would have got it had it been Muehlbach but Casey as near as I can tell has no Arizona ties.
     
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    Pete Thamel reporting that Jahvon Quinerly, player 5 in the FBI case, will quietly commit to Villanova this week. Nova has thoroughly reviewed the case and thinks there's a good chance the NCAA will allow him to play. They said it depends if the NCAA rules it extra benefits where he might not play, or preferential treatment where he probably would play. Thamel says the belief is it will be preferential treatment since he wasn't yet in college, and since he's not signing with the school that allegedly paid him.

    Based on what's out there I can't see why his situation would be a can't play at all. He didn't get enough money to get suspended for a season, they've already reinstated Sexton after 1 game for agreeing to hire an agent, so my guess is at most he'd miss 9 games and then be allowed to play. The only way it would be worse is if the NCAA decides by the time they are allowed to do anything about the kids already in college, many of them will have turned pro, so the only way they can send a message is by going after kids like Quinerly who haven't played in college yet. I see that as highly unlikely, I think his case will be the same as Taeshon Cherry where by committing to a school that didn't pay him, he probably will eventually be allowed to play.
     
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    Code, Gatto and Dawkins all have trial dates of Oct 1 2018 now, the rest of the trials including Bland and Book are in 2019. Not clear if that's good or bad, if their recruiting is off because of uncertainty, does another year of waiting help that or harm that not clear to me. If the schools can convince kids it's the coaches we fired not us, we're ok, then it helps them they can get a class or two of recruits before the salacious stuff is public in court. If they can't convince kids they're not going to get nailed, the delay might submarine another recruiting class.

    The judge threw out the request to dismiss the charges against Gatto, Code and Dawkins and set the court date so they are going after them.

    The big thing in Thamel's story is the revelation they expect to have Andy Miller's bank records and he was the guy funding Dawkins(not Adidas or Nike). Given that Miller has not been indicted yet, to my knowledge, one wonders is he cooperating, or are they just waiting because he's one of the "big fish" and they're getting all the dirt they can on him>
     
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    Lynn Swann announces an internal USC investigation found no evidence that there was a problem at the institutional level, that Tony Bland acted completely on his own, outside the program, and was completely a rogue coach. And for all those rumors the last 4 years that USC's new staff was cheating, apparently USC never heard them?

    It is interesting that USC was allowed to conduct such a thorough investigation since we've been told that the FBI told the NCAA not to investigate until the FBI is done, and the NCAA told Arizona not to investigate until the FBI tells the NCAA it's allowed.

    Makes you wonder what's different about the 2 cases, is one coach cooperating and one isn't, and if so, which is which?
     

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