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  1. Former assistant T.J. Brown and Brandon Johnson at center of Univ...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine's Conspiracy Issue, Shaun Assael writes that to Brandon Johnson, it seemed harmless enough: A quick way to make some money, help out a friend and quietly stick it to the university he'd come to loathe. The the FBI got involved.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  2. Former assistant T.J. Brown and Brandon Johnson at center of Univ...

    Shaun Assael

    In ESPN The Magazine's Conspiracy Issue, Shaun Assael writes that to Brandon Johnson, it seemed harmless enough: A quick way to make some money, help out a friend and quietly stick it to the university he'd come to loathe. The the FBI got involved.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  3. Allegations of point shaving at Auburn University are latest in b...

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    It happened 60 years ago at CCNY and other schools; and if the allegations about Auburn are correct, it's still happening today. Basketball's ongoing point-shaving problem.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  4. Sherman White, implicated in 50s hoop scandal, dies at 82

    Sherman White, a 1950s college basketball star at Long Island University who served jail time for point shaving, has died. He was 82.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  5. Lakers 101, Thunder 94: Postgame video

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Kobe Bryant's best Kwote of the night came when asked about his uncharacteristic five misses at the charity stripe: "That was point shaving." All jokes aside, he also shared some big time props for Russell Westbrook, who did the overwhelming amoun...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  6. Bonds latest name on list of notable sports figures in federal ca...

    For decades, federal authorities have investigated, charged and prosecuted athletes and other sports figures for offenses involving gambling, point-shaving, fraud, drugs, conspiracy and other charges. Here is a list of notable cases.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2007
  7. As summer ends, heat is on in Toledo point-shaving case

    Mike Fish and George J. Tanber

    As the University of Toledo prepares for its 2007 football season opener on Saturday, the heat is on in the federal probe into point-shaving charges. ESPN.com's Mike Fish and George Tanber investigate.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2007
  8. NBA Point-Shaving Paper: Addressing Comments

    Henry Abbott

    Have you seen The Cheatwave here on ESPN.com? Click around. Lots of interesting stuff. And a great time to talk again about point shaving in the NBA. Last week I published a pretty lengthy story about the work of a Stanford undergraduate that finds s...

    Blog | August 09, 2007
  9. For the 1951 point-shavers, a life lived in infamy

    Wright Thompson

    In 1951, a series of point-shaving and cheating scandals rocked college sports. Wright Thompson looks at the lives since then of some of the athletes who were caught.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2007
  10. Talking NBA Point Shaving with Jonathan Gibbs

    Henry Abbott

    As we just discussed here on TrueHoop, Jonathan Gibbs wrote his senior thesis at Stanford about point shaving in the NBA. Through rigorous research that has been praised by some respected experts in the field, Gibbs demonstrated that over the last 14...

    Blog | July 30, 2007
  11. Research: NBA Scores Consistent with Occasional Point Shaving

    Henry Abbott

    The scenario has been in a thousand crappy mob movies and after school specials: Star athlete gets in trouble with some bad people. Bad people offer the star player a way to get out of trouble, by manipulating a game he's playing in. If he doesn't pl...

    Blog | July 30, 2007
  12. Donaghy shouldn't mar all refs

    Before we get too far ahead of ourselves with regard to gambling and point-shaving allegations involving NBA referee Tim Donaghy, we need to step back a bit. Any improper actions on the part of Donaghy or any other official or player, if proven, migh...

    Blog | July 23, 2007
  13. Donaghy shouldn't mar all refs

    Before we get too far ahead of ourselves with regard to gambling and point-shaving allegations involving NBA referee Tim Donaghy, we need to step back a bit. Any improper actions on the part of Donaghy or any other official or player, if proven, migh...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2007
  14. A potential nightmare

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Brian Windhorst In a story sure to send shivers up David Stern's spine, the New York Post is reporting today that an NBA referee is under investigation by the FBI for having links to a mafia-related point shaving scheme. The report says th...

    Blog | July 20, 2007
  15. NPR Has the Point-Shaving Story

    Henry Abbott

    It was in the blogosphere a while ago, but now it's on NPR....

    Blog | March 17, 2006
  16. Point Shaving in the NCAA?

    Henry Abbott

    This really isn't an NBA issue, other than it is one more drop in the cesspool of amorality that is the current American basketball development system. Basically an analysis shows that more than you'd expect statistically, favored NCAA basketball te...

    Blog | March 09, 2006