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College Sports Must Defend Against New Gambling Risks

When the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in the case that began as Christie v The NCAA it opened a new front for coaches and administrators at major college sports programs. It presents an increased threat to the integrity of the game. Although the legal sports gambling industry was limited to Nevada, illegal bookies existed in almost every community in America. This decision brings that multi-billion dollar stealth industry out of the shadows. But what is gained in legality will present new issues. Here are a few areas where schools must be vigilant. 1. Association with People Who Run Casinos/Sports Books: Whether they are a

College Hall of Fame Ballot--4 Greats You Should Remember

This week the National Football Foundation sent out its ballot for this year’s College Football Hall of Fame class. It's fun see the names of guys you coached, or the names of teammates or guys you recruited or that you coached against. First as a former player and coach at Penn State I have to mention Penn State’s three nominees. They include a former teammate, offensive linemen Steve Wisniewski, who was just as solid a technician as you will ever see. Two other guys played at Penn State when I coached there. Offensive linemen Jeff Hartings and Wide receiver Bobby Engram were part of the 1994 Penn State offense which contains arguably the greatest assembly of offensive talent in one unit in

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