4 College Basketball Coaches Arrested: Not Likely to Affect Championship Odds

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Sep/26/2017

10 individuals were arrested Tuesday, including four NCAA College Basketball coaches, as part of an investigation into bribery involving recruitment efforts.  The teams affected include one that is among the favorites to win the 2018 NCAA College Basketball Championship, the Arizona Wildcats.

None of those taken into custody were head coaches and a shift in each team’s odds to win the NCAA Championship were unlikely Tuesday.

Among those arrested were Lamont Evans, an associate coach of Oklahoma State University, Chuck Person, an associate coach of Auburn University, Emanuel "Book" Richardson, an assistant coach of the University of Arizona, and Tony Bland, an associate coach of the University of Southern California.

The probe has revealed numerous instances of bribes paid to assistant and associate basketball coaches to exert influence over student athletes, according to documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. The papers were unsealed on Tuesday.

Arizona had the second shortest odds of winning the 2018 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship at 10/1 behind Duke.  USC also had short odds at 30/1. 

FBI arrests NCAA basketball officials on fraud and corruption charges from CNBC.

 - Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

video News

Bitcoin 'Mania' Driven By Assets Not Linked To Central Banks Says Portfolio Manager

Bitcoin 'Mania' Driven By Assets Not Linked To Central Banks Says Portfolio Manager

R.J. Gallo, Federated senior portfolio manager, and Hans Olsen, Stifel global head of investment strategy for wealth and management, discuss the investing environment ahead of the Fed's two-day meeting.

Timothy Adams Wins 50k Super High Roller in Prague

Timothy Adams Wins 50k Super High Roller in Prague

Timothy Adams was a huge dominating stack coming into play today, but that didn't necessarily mean he thought he'd win.

$6 Million Won in Poker Tournaments This Year and Still No Trophy

$6 Million Won in Poker Tournaments This Year and Still No Trophy

Daniel Dvoress has had a remarkable year in poker, with over $6m in tournament earnings and over $3m in just the last year alone, but he is still to capture that trophy.

J Todd Discusses How Regulatory Crackdown in UK Could Spoil Things for Affiliates

J Todd Discusses How Regulatory Crackdown in UK Could Spoil Things for Affiliates

In his most recent addition of APCW Perspectives, J. Todd discusses the shifting tides in the UK online gambling market and, more specifically, how affiliates are becoming negatively affected.

Bitcoin Futures Opening ‘Orderly’, Start With a Bang, Move Above $18K

Bitcoin Futures Opening ‘Orderly’, Start With a Bang, Move Above $18K

Bitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange Monday resulted in an 18 percent rise.  The futures contract that expires in January surged $2,730 to $18,190 during the morning hours on the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Syndicate