O.J. Mayo

The latest athletic scandal shows it's time for USC (and other universities) to dump big-money sports

The latest athletic scandal shows it's time for USC (and other universities) to dump big-money sports

September is a month with an “r” in it, so it must be time for another scandal involving big-time university athletics.

Sure enough, here comes the U.S. Department of Justice, with sweeping allegations of fraud and corruption among coaches and assorted hangers-on connected to Division I college basketball. Unhappily, the University of Southern California is right in the middle of the case. Its associate head basketball coach, Anthony Bland, is accused of accepting at least $13,000 in bribes to steer players under his influence toward certain business and financial advisors once the...

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