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Do No Evil, See No Evil, and Hear No Evil: Coaching and Presiding over College Basketball Scandals in the 1950s

Albert J. Figone

in Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter shifts the focus from the players to the coaches. After the basketball scandal broke in January of 1951, colleges, with the aid of many writers, were quick to label the players' misdeeds ... More


Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Albert J. Figone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, this book recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. The book finds that game ... More


Sideline Shtick: The Italian American Basketball Coach and Consumable Images of Racial and Ethnic Masculinity

John Gennari

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0013
Subject:
History, Economic History

The chapter discusses the Italian American presence in a popular, widely televised sport—NCAA college basketball—noting that that (differently from baseball and boxing) has been much more conspicuous ... More


The Golden Age of Gambling: College Basketball in the Postwar Years

Albert J. Figone

in Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter looks at the increased popularity of college basketball after World War II. At the tail end of the conflict “big men” had come to dominate a game already revolutionized by changes in ... More


Creating A Game for Gamblers: The Rise of College Basketball

Albert J. Figone

in Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter traces how basketball grew in popularity since its invention in 1891, and how this popularity eventually made college basketball an ideal hotbed for gambling operations. As basketball's ... More


College Basketball’s Incurable Disease: The 1961 Basketball Scandal

Albert J. Figone

in Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter recounts the 1961 basketball scandal, arguing that Jack Molinas was not the only one to blame for the scandal. It remarks on the similarities between both scandals, arguing that the ... More


Stinking It Up: The 1951 College Basketball Gambling Scandal

Albert J. Figone

in Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the 1951 college basketball gambling scandal, arguing that, contrary to popular belief, the largest gambling scandal in the history of sports up to 1951 was not an isolated ... More


Integrating the Team

Howard P. Chudacoff

in Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the racial integration of college sports starting in the 1950s. The racial integration of teams, accelerating in the North and beginning in the South, altered the quality of ... More


Winning in Smaller Ways: The 1978 Boston College Scandal

Albert J. Figone

in Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter covers the 1978–79 Boston College basketball scandal, which involved a case of game fixing that notably implicated not only three Boston College players, but members of an organized ... More


ACC Basketball: The Story of the Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference

J. Samuel Walker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835036
eISBN:
9781469602578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869123_walker
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since the inception of the Atlantic Coast Conference, intense rivalries, legendary coaches, gifted players, and fervent fans have come to define the league's basketball history. This book traces the ... More


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