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    $500K just for USC, goodness

    According to the warrant, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team-despite the fact that they did not participate in crew-thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
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    I just read an article on this on one of the major news sites. Bribes in the thousands! We all know that money talks but this is seriously ridicules, people are going to jail, as they should be.
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    I am NOT surprised at all! When I went to school on a football scholarship, guys were getting firebirds and cameros, PLUS a 'green' handshake for a great game from alumni! Me? I didn't even get a bicycle! LOL! I did get a few comped steak dinners after some games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedean441 View Post
    $500K just for USC, goodness

    According to the warrant, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team-despite the fact that they did not participate in crew-thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
    That was my sport :/ That pisses me off so much because the school had to know what they were doing. The schools probably have no problem with it either because it helps with Title IX money allocation. My senior year I came back to help our HS womens team make it to nationals after they had not won a race all year. I looked into trying to do it in college because it was a lot of fun and I was told I was not allowed. My neighbor growing up in WA state had never done it before and got a full ride to UW to do what I did because she was female.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimBetts View Post
    I just read an article on this on one of the major news sites. Bribes in the thousands! We all know that money talks but this is seriously ridicules, people are going to jail, as they should be.
    Apparently there were bribes in the millions to get kids into Harvard, Yale, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0ncept View Post
    That was my sport :/ That pisses me off so much because the school had to know what they were doing. The schools probably have no problem with it either because it helps with Title IX money allocation. My senior year I came back to help our HS womens team make it to nationals after they had not won a race all year. I looked into trying to do it in college because it was a lot of fun and I was told I was not allowed. My neighbor growing up in WA state had never done it before and got a full ride to UW to do what I did because she was female.
    I'm no expert but I'm not sure how it would impact title IX money since they weren't actually athletes at the schools. These people were not actually part of the sports teams or on scholarship. They just had fake athlete profiles created in order to help facilitate admission if I understand this correctly. Where every school probably fails is in having different sets of admission standards for athletes versus regular kids and tracking what students actually do once they gain admission and enroll in the school.
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    I'm expecting them to eventually bust the referees for taking bribes across all sports now that sports betting is legal. IMO the number of games influenced by bad refereeing is pretty high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmiller598 View Post
    I'm no expert but I'm not sure how it would impact title IX money since they weren't actually athletes at the schools. These people were not actually part of the sports teams or on scholarship. They just had fake athlete profiles created in order to help facilitate admission if I understand this correctly. Where every school probably fails is in having different sets of admission standards for athletes versus regular kids and tracking what students actually do once they gain admission and enroll in the school.
    It is about funding sports as well that is why it would have helped their admission by listing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg19 View Post
    I'm just amused that the operation to catch them was, "Operation Varsity Blues".
    Should have been called "Operation US-C you in jail".

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0ncept View Post
    It is about funding sports as well that is why it would have helped their admission by listing it.
    I assumed that Title IX funding was driven by actual participation and not by admissions data. if it is that simple, anyone who participated in a sport in HS regardless if they were good enough to be competent at a college level could be flagged as an "athlete" in their admissions profile.
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