the BigAmateurism monologues

A series of events over the last 18 months—some unforeseeable—have created a perfect storm that will change college sports forever. The NCAA's bait an…
Dec 18th, 2021 | 45:59

81: Requiem for the College Basketball “Scandal”

This week, the US Supreme declined to hear the Gatto appeal, which marks the end of the legal proceedings arising from the 2017-2018 college basketball “scandal.” In this episode, I discuss the impact of those prosecutions and whether they should have been brought in the first place. I focus on 2nd Circuit judge Gerard Lynch’s dissenting opinion in which he subtly questions the wisdom of pursuing these cases. Judge Lynch beautifully captures the essence of the hypocrisy in big-time college sports.