State of the game: Ratings surge even as scandal lingers over NCAA Tournament



March 29, 2019 - 5:09 PM

 Strange but true: It’s been nearly 20 years since the 2000 publication of “Sole Influence” by Dan Wetzel and Don Yeager, whose book uncovered the shameful dynamics infusing the relationship between athletic shoe companies and college basketball.

Way back then, the conspiracy actually was shocking … only to be left to fester and enable more brazenness.

At least until it all could no longer be willfully ignored because of the ongoing FBI probe that led to the Adidas college basketball corruption trial last year that exposed the underbelly of the game.

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