Former USC Trojans college basketball assistant coach Tony Bland plead guilty on Wednesday in the famed corruption case many assumed would change the landscape of the sport for years to come.
It has not.
For what it’s worth, Tony Bland actually pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit bribery. It’s also certainly worth noting the former USC Trojans coach — one of four college basketball coaches who have faced the wrath of the government — is scheduled to return to court in April.
Outside of that, not much else is happening around this entire debacle. Sean Miller is still doing fine at Arizona, the aforementioned Trojans haven’t faced any real issues from the NCAA, and so on.
While the coaches currently caught up in legal issues is a very real thing, the impact the FBI “scandal” has had on the sport has been minimal, if any has been had at all.
Obviously, things can change over the course of time, but there’s no real incentive for the NCAA to peak behind the curtain too much.
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