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Changing NCAA, NBA rules won't stop college basketball corruption

Since the U.S. attorney for New York’s Southern District unveiled indictments Tuesday, people have tried placing blame for whatever culture of corruption exists in college basketball on everything from the NBA’s draft age limit to NCAA amateurism rules — perhaps even to climate change. All of this, however, is agenda engineering. The attempt to blame “one-and-done” is beyond laughable. (Sporting News)

'Tip of the iceberg': More charges expected this month in college basketball scandal

The wide-ranging investigation continues to expand two weeks after federal prosecutors in New York charged 10 men on Sept. 26 — including USC associate head coach Tony Bland and assistants at three other schools. Two people involved in the case, said they expect more college coaches and others involved with grassroots basketball programs to be charged later this month. (Los Angeles Times)

NCAA forms Commission on College Basketball to “fix a system that clearly is not working”

NCAA President Mark Emmert: The recent news of a federal investigation into fraud in college basketball made it very clear the NCAA needs to make substantive changes to the way we operate, and do so quickly. Individuals who break the trust on which college sports is based have no place here. We must take decisive action. This is not a time for half-measures or incremental change. (NCAA.org)

Can Monmouth finally break through into NCAAs?

King Rice’s Monmouth Hawks will face a tall task in trying to repeat their success of the last two seasons – and finally secure that NCAA tournament bid – after the graduation of MAAC player of the year Justin Robinson and second leading scorer Je’lon Hornbeak. Junior Micah Seaborn will be asked to seriously improve his efficiency to keep Monmouth’s offense humming. (NBC Sports)

New York grand jury looking for NCAA violations by Oklahoma State basketball players

Oklahoma State University has received a subpoena from a New York grand jury asking for all documents and communications regarding "actual or potential NCAA rules violations" by players and coaches of the men's basketball team. The subpoena is linked to a college basketball bribery investigation that earlier led to the arrest of fired OSU assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans and some assistant coaches for other teams. (The Oklahoman)

Connie Hawkins, Electrifying N.B.A. Forward Barred in His Prime, Dies at 75

Connie Hawkins, a high-flying basketball sensation who was molded on the playgrounds of New York and inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, but whose career was unjustly derailed when the N.B.A. barred him until his prime years had passed on suspicions of involvement in a college point-shaving scandal, died on Friday. He was 75. (New York Times)

Gary Andersen’s messages explain why he left Oregon State’s $12 million

Gary Andersen is out as Oregon State’s head football coach, and in an unusual way. The school announced Andersen’s resignation on Monday, and it came with a twist: Andersen is freeing the school from all of its financial obligations to him. OSU was reportedly on the hook for about $12 million to Andersen through 2021, and the coach is leaving every cent of that on the table. (SB Nation)

Western Michigan wins highest-scoring game in FBS history against Buffalo in seven overtimes

Some people enjoy football so much, they wish games would never end. For the fans who attended Saturday’s incredible MAC showdown between Western Michigan and Buffalo, it probably felt like the game never would. In the longest game in MAC conference history, Western Michigan topped Buffalo 71-68 in seven overtimes. Seven. Overtimes. (NCAA.com)

Arizona backup enters game, sets FBS record for rushing yards by a quarterback

Khalil Tate was on the sideline as Brandon Dawkins trotted out with the first team for Arizona's first offensive series against Colorado on Saturday. Little did he know that he would run his way into the college football record book over the next four or so hours. Tate took over for an injured Dawkins on the first drive of the Wildcats' 45-42 win over the Buffaloes and never looked back. (CBS Sports)

Inside one of the most unforgettable weeks in Iowa State football history

Iowa State was able to tune out the chatter of being a four-touchdown underdogs and end an 18-game losing streak against the Sooners with a 38-31 win before an announced crowd of 86,019 fans at Gaylord Family-Memorial Stadium on Saturday. “I thought our kids played and practiced with great humility this week, and in the face of some adversity, we continued to fight,” Campbell said. (Des Moines Register)

ESPN's annual tip-off marathon won't happen this season

There will be no 24-hour basketball marathon on ESPN to mark the start of the college season this year. The broadcasting giant says the annual event, which ran for nine seasons, presented programming challenges and won't be part of this year's schedule. The event featured more than a dozen games spread out over 24 consecutive hours. (Associated Press)

Hall of Fame QB Y.A. Tittle dead at 90

Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player, has died. He was 90. His family confirmed to LSU, where Tittle starred in college, that he passed away Sunday night at Stanford Hospital near his home in Atherton, California. Known as "The Bald Eagle" as much for his sturdy leadership as his prematurely receding hairline, Tittle played 17 seasons of pro football. (Associated Press)

UNLV football honors victims, local heroes of Las Vegas tragedy

The UNLV football team is rallying together in support of its local community after the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip took the lives of 58 people and injured more than 500. Rebels coach Tony Sanchez told ESPN's Coley Harvey that his charge ahead of Saturday's home game versus San Diego State was for his players to realize they can be a unifying force for the city. (ESPN.com)

Rick Pitino And Tom Jurich Made Ungodly Amounts Of Money While Louisville Athletics Suffered

In August, Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich announced an apparel partnership with Adidas that would net the athletic department $160 million over 10 years when it starts on July 1, 2018. It’s no secret that Louisville athletics isn’t in great shape right now, thanks in part to a disastrous stadium deal. The department would be millions in the red if not for massive subsidies from the university. (Deadspin)

Miami says RB Mark Walton needs season-ending surgery

Miami running back Mark Walton's season is over, with the 11th-ranked Hurricanes saying Sunday that their leading rusher will need surgery on his right ankle later this week. Walton got hurt during Saturday's win at Florida State. Coach Mark Richt would not divulge specifics about the injury. "I'm not a doctor, but it'll be a season-ending surgery," Richt said. (Associated Press)

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