POTB 195: Recruiting scandal rocks college basketball

  • 09/27/2017 4:50 pm in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly.

In this edition of the show, Morris and Bozich are joined by a pair of guests to discuss the bribery scandal that has rocked the college basketball world. From a Louisville perspective, Zach McCrite joins us to discuss this week’s news and from a broader NCAA perspective, Zach Osterman of The Indianapolis Star also joins the show to discuss the scandal.

Among the topics discussed:

· A recap of yesterday’s news and what’s happened over the last 24 hours
· The impact of this story at Louisville
· How it impacts this year’s team at Louisville (an Indiana opponent this season)
· Who Louisville could realistically get to coach the team this season
· Kenny Johnson’s involvement
· Whether Indiana fans should have any concern
· Where this story will end and what’s next
· The recruiting impact moving forward from this scandal

And much, much more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at [email protected].

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  • That’s exactly it. They serve as both the buffer and conduit. And add enough complexity to the situation to make it difficult to easily follow. It is rather unique, not as simple as basic bribery. It’s deep, complicated, and systemic. No simple solution and I honestly doubt that the real problems will be adequately fixed without a major housecleaning in the NCAA itself.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    That would take me all day to type. Just Google, is John Calipari paying AAU coaches,,,you will see many in depth articles about it.


    In my best British Parliament voice….here here.

    And even less incentive if one of those schools is one of the top “earners”. Independent is a word that should not be connected in any way to the ncaa. (I refuse to capitalize it)


    I’m nervously telling myself that the main reason he moved on from IU was because he wasn’t allowed to “play the game” while recruiting for us and so he looked around for a place that he could do that and let it be known that he was willing to be a participant in “the game”. Who knows, only time will tell. Hell maybe it was a combination of all the possibilities. As you say an awful lot of similarities when it comes to the Vonleh and Bowen comparisons…..nervous.


    LOL, I just finished typing a reply to bball at nick’s and it was about the whole Trey Lyles saga. CTC did everything but come right out and say that Lyles’ recruitment had become a battle that would be fought outside the rules and that it had become that as soon as a certain school came into the picture.

    I know many say not to put accusations out there if you cant, or won’t, back them up with names and facts, and I normally refrain from doing that. I’ll just say this, while I didn’t coach AAU bball on the elite level, I did know some that did. Everything that has been exposed is of no great shock to any of us and that it was a widespread belief that the way Lyles ended up “down there” was totally due to things done outside of the rules. In this scenario it was a common belief that it even went beyond the normal things done outside the rules.


    My views strongly resemble yours and were arrived at through a somewhat similar way.


    Will never forget watching him hold notes on his bass, play a keyboard and singing ALL at the same time. Ditto on Peart ! Don’t hear of too many bands, if any, where the drummer writes basically every lyric and sings none of them. Amazes me how much music can come out of just three people. The Rush documentary on Netflix is really good if you haven’t seen it.


    An upvote and a LOL

  • Bankshot

    No, I live in Indy. Lived in Boulder for five years in the 80’s. Saw Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe Walsh, Simple minds and Dire Straits at Red Rocks. I took my daughter who is a senior at I.U. to visit C.U. Rocky Mountain National Park and Red Rocks. If you like live music, Red Rocks is the best venue on the planet!

  • Bankshot

    Saw Rush in 77. The ticket was $7.50. They played the entire 2112 album. The musicianship from three performers was outstanding.


    Yep, seen the same tour. Don’t remember how much I paid for my ticket, but I’m positive it was a WHOLE lot less than what I paid the last time they were in town, and it wasn’t even the really good seats. lol

  • AndyCapp

    Very cool. I live in Billings, Montana now and try to get to Denver/Boulder/Ft. Collins/Winter Park a couple of times a year to listen to music and drink good craft beer. A Colorado band we follow closely is called The Samples and they played at Red Rocks this summer as a backup band to Rusted Root, Blues Travelers and Spin Doctors. Unfortunately not able to see the show which SUCKED because, well, it was at Red Rocks 🙁

  • Arch Puddington

    Here is something that will make us worriers feel at least a bit better:
    I read some articles written about Noah Vonleh’s commitment to Indiana, to see if it was as surprising when we got him as I remember. Bleacher Report wrote an article about it, and there was no hint of the unexpectedness of Brian Bowen’s commitment to Louisville. Vonleh is quoted as saying “From Day One, Indiana has been recruiting me the hardest.They were just letting me know how they could develop me into the player I want to be at the next level. Their academics are good, they’re the No. 1 team in the country and they’ve got another great class coming in next year”

    At least seen in that light, his commitment to IU seems much less questionable than we might fear. Plus, it was five years ago, which was well before the FBI investigation began. So even if there WAS some funny business, which I highly doubt, it might not even come into this particular investigation.

  • AndyCapp

    No reason not to upvote that!


    Good to know. It could be a case of us being to quick to forget things like what you found given our not too distant circumstances. Maybe we are just a little gun shy and too quick to assume that doom and gloom is just around the corner for us again when something like what is happening goes down.