Indictment: Associate AD at USC helped get students gain entry into USC as football recruits...

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There is a more global thread on this on the MBB page but the football component is a killer:

Indictment: Associate AD at USC helped students gain entry into USC as football recruits

>>Per the indictment, Singer, identified as cooperating witness 1, told one of the defendants that positioning his son as a football player would increase the son’s odds of getting into USC by 90 percent thanks to Heinel’s cooperation. The son of William McGashlan was positioned as a kicker who would walk on at USC despite going to a high school that doesn’t have a football team.

The alleged scheme even went as far as photoshopping McGashlan’s son to make it look like he was a football player<<
 
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There is a more global thread on this on the MBB page but the football component is a killer:

Indictment: Associate AD at USC helped students gain entry into USC as football recruits

>>Per the indictment, Singer, identified as cooperating witness 1, told one of the defendants that positioning his son as a football player would increase the son’s odds of getting into USC by 90 percent thanks to Heinel’s cooperation. The son of William McGashlan was positioned as a kicker who would walk on at USC despite going to a high school that doesn’t have a football team.

The alleged scheme even went as far as photoshopping McGashlan’s son to make it look like he was a football player<<
Just reading and hearing the news from the FBI.. incredible that D1 coaches let these kids on teams with absolutely no experience in the sport !
 

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There is a more global thread on this on the MBB page but the football component is a killer:

Indictment: Associate AD at USC helped students gain entry into USC as football recruits

>>Per the indictment, Singer, identified as cooperating witness 1, told one of the defendants that positioning his son as a football player would increase the son’s odds of getting into USC by 90 percent thanks to Heinel’s cooperation. The son of William McGashlan was positioned as a kicker who would walk on at USC despite going to a high school that doesn’t have a football team.

The alleged scheme even went as far as photoshopping McGashlan’s son to make it look like he was a football player<<
Great, so the jig is up on fake athletic accomplishments and donations. How am I supposed to my kids in now? What else can be faked....hmmmm. :rolleyes:
 
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Just reading and hearing the news from the FBI.. incredible that D1 coaches let these kids on teams with absolutely no experience in the sport !
Not sure that's what happened.

As I understand the scam, parents would pay a substantial amount of money to a "consultant" who would assure them their kid would get into the college of their choice.

Then, the "consultant" would bribe a coach to help with the admissions process. The Yale women's soccer coach, for example, was paid to speak with admissions department staff and imply the students would be members of the team and thus more complete students than those without such an extracurricular activity.

Nobody from admissions would likely check to see if the student was ever on the team or ever played and everybody wins except those students denied admission because a slot had been fraudulently filled.
 
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So there is an Admissions Department subcommittee devoted entirely to Athletic Admissions at most big schools? Interesting. That's a side door in itself.
 

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There is a more global thread on this on the MBB page but the football component is a killer:

Indictment: Associate AD at USC helped students gain entry into USC as football recruits

>>Per the indictment, Singer, identified as cooperating witness 1, told one of the defendants that positioning his son as a football player would increase the son’s odds of getting into USC by 90 percent thanks to Heinel’s cooperation. The son of William McGashlan was positioned as a kicker who would walk on at USC despite going to a high school that doesn’t have a football team.

The alleged scheme even went as far as photoshopping McGashlan’s son to make it look like he was a football player<<
So wait a minute. The stupid admissions office didn’t do due diligence on the football claim?
 

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