Mike Dunlap

What Los Angeles-area coaches mostly didn't say about college basketball's pay-off scandal

What Los Angeles-area coaches mostly didn't say about college basketball's pay-off scandal

College basketball has plunged into scandal, with undercover agents, FBI wiretaps and the arrest of 10 men on federal corruption and bribery charges, including USC assistant coach Tony Bland.

Anyone who wandered into the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Tuesday for the annual Southern California Coaches Tip-Off Luncheon would not have known it. The event gathers Southern California’s college basketball coaches before each season. Everyone gives a short speech.

None offered a single reference, even obliquely, to the scandal.

USC coach Andy Enfield, who has said he has been advised not to talk about the ongoing FBI investigation or USC’s own internal investigation, did not...

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