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    Karma - UCLA

    I know it's been over a decade since Cameron Dollar but this still makes me feel better.

    Partying, players disrespecting program led to problems at UCLA - SI.com - Magazine



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    John Wooden's UCLA tenure should be the biggest scandal in NCAA basketball history. But for some reason it is never talked about.



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    Re: Karma - UCLA

    Quote Originally Posted by ccyclonepower25 View Post
    John Wooden's UCLA tenure should be the biggest scandal in NCAA basketball history. But for some reason it is never talked about.
    Can you elaborate or give us a link or two? I've never heard too much about the seamier side of Wooden's Bruins.


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    Re: Karma - UCLA

    I've heard lots of rumors about the Wooden years.



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    Re: Karma - UCLA

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I've heard lots of rumors about the Wooden years.
    So why not share them?



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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Can you elaborate or give us a link or two? I've never heard too much about the seamier side of Wooden's Bruins.

    Wooden's success was bought and paid for under the table by a wealthy booster named Sam Gilbert.



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    Re: Karma - UCLA

    Quote Originally Posted by ccyclonepower25 View Post
    John Wooden's UCLA tenure should be the biggest scandal in NCAA basketball history. But for some reason it is never talked about.
    What, just because Sam Gilbert was flat out paying players while Wooden looked the other way, you think that's a scandal?



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    Re: Karma - UCLA

    Google Sam Gilbert



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    "There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr

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    Re: Karma - UCLA

    I think Mcdermott had a similar problem while at Iowa State. He did not know how to treat players if they were a star compared to the role players.


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    Re: Karma - UCLA

    I do remember reading that now. Thank you. Very interesting.



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    Re: Karma - UCLA

    After you read about Wooden, you get really upset they name anything after him related to college basketball. The rumors have long been that his players would not leave early for the NBA because they would have to take a pay cut. Jerry Tarkanian was coaching in SoCal at the same time, and couldn't believe how much the NCAA would harass him and leave John Wooden alone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    After you read about Wooden, you get really upset they name anything after him related to college basketball. The rumors have long been that his players would not leave early for the NBA because they would have to take a pay cut. Jerry Tarkanian was coaching in SoCal at the same time, and couldn't believe how much the NCAA would harass him and leave John Wooden alone.
    The NCAA believed that they couldn't afford to bite the hand that fed them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    The NCAA believed that they couldn't afford to bite the hand that fed them.
    That's not fair! It doesn't sound like them at all!!

    Oh wait, you said the NCAA. Never mind.


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    Re: Karma - UCLA

    You know what they say:

    If you owe the bank $500K, they own you
    If you owe the bank $500M, you own them


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