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  • Jload
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    While it might be possible this guy is dirty just don’t believe it. Too many folks watching, just doesn’t make sense to me he would deliberately ex’s pose himself with calling game ending shots with the spotlight dead on him like that. I will have to see some real evidence before I believe it.

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  • Spiritof96
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    Originally posted by Lighthouse View Post
    I know gambling isn't new, but there's something about it being easier, and I have no idea what it is, that caused the NCAA to respond.
    Cable and social media allow for more eyes on these sorts of irregularities. People are paying attention the possibly shady behavior by an official.

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  • 40bill
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    Gambling comes up every few years. SI did a pretty good story on it. Some pro gamblers and 'sources' all stated the same thing: trying to influence players was far far too risky for dozens of reasons.
    officials were the target.
    The opening up of gambling .... Dunno. Doubt it makes things better.

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  • Will Lavender
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    Really those last-second shots in games where it doesn't matter should be reviewed regardless.

    Even if you throw out gambling, you're dealing with historical records. They should review all of that.

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  • Lighthouse
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    I know gambling isn't new, but there's something about it being easier, and I have no idea what it is, that caused the NCAA to respond.

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  • Will Lavender
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    It's definitely not new. The CCNY scandal happened in the '50s. Ralph Beard and UK happened in 1951.

    An argument can be made that gambling is more prevalent now but it's as old as the games themselves.

    Unrelated, but I saw a Notre Dame game (can't remember who they were playing) in probably 2001 or 2002 that I'm convinced to this day was fixed.

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  • Lighthouse
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    Originally posted by lilproUK98 View Post

    Not much new IMO. Sports wagering has been going on since the begining of sports. As in most things, transparency is the best policy. So the NCAA acknowledging gambling and taking steps to make sure everything is done to make sure the games are not compromised is a good thing.
    From that stand point I agree.

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  • lilproUK98
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    Originally posted by Lighthouse View Post

    The sports wagering stuff.
    Not much new IMO. Sports wagering has been going on since the begining of sports. As in most things, transparency is the best policy. So the NCAA acknowledging gambling and taking steps to make sure everything is done to make sure the games are not compromised is a good thing.

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  • Lighthouse
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    Originally posted by lilproUK98 View Post

    What new stuff?
    The sports wagering stuff.

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  • lilproUK98
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    Originally posted by Lighthouse View Post
    I think this new stuff is awful and just may ruin the game we all love.
    What new stuff?

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  • Lighthouse
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    I think this new stuff is awful and just may ruin the game we all love.

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  • lilproUK98
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    Welp, looks like it's all games now...Click image for larger version

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  • lilproUK98
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    Originally posted by Brother_Vol View Post
    Looks like they are going to get out ahead of this regardless whether there was actual intent for the tournament. Will be reviewing all shots made at the buzzer whether it makes a difference in the outcome or not.

    https://www.actionnetwork.com/ncaab/...n=darrenrovell
    That's nice, but why not all games?? The NCAA is so stupid SMH

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  • Brother_Vol
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    Looks like they are going to get out ahead of this regardless whether there was actual intent for the tournament. Will be reviewing all shots made at the buzzer whether it makes a difference in the outcome or not.

    https://www.actionnetwork.com/ncaab/...n=darrenrovell

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  • teamchemistry15
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    Originally posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Folks, I can't remember a game where "questionable" calls were not made. I watched a lot of film of my games and they were certainly there, and some were very hard to explain when I was questioned by the supervisor. And if you guys saw those tapes, you would question my integrity too. But, I stood by the calls I made and I can state as honestly as I know how, that not once did I make a single call to hurt or help a player, team or coach.
    But did you make a call that would help the people who bet on the game? 😁 I'm only joking. I know you are an honest man and a man of your word. I've never met you in person (although hopefully we get together at a high school game soon) but there's zero doubt in my mind that you ever did anything while officiating other than call it like you felt it needed to be called.

    But, there's also zero doubt in my mind that there are officials out there involved in games in ways they shouldn't be. Whether that's gambling, leaning towards friendships, etc.

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