The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 27, 1998 · Page 25
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 25

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, March 27, 1998
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This is college basketball's J biggest show. ; And part of its mass appeal 'in fact, perhaps the most significant part of its mass appeal in the same manner as horse j racing's Kentucky Derby or pro football's Super Bowl is. the !ease with which it attaches itself ! to gambling enterprises. ! You don't have to be a fan to ;be involved. Bet. And be part of . the scene. i It's the real madness of '. March, and Duke coach Mike ! Krzyzewski understands the , danger. "It is a bomb ready to explode . . . and everybody's playing with :. the bomb," Krzyzewski said ; Thursday afternoon. On the same day that indictments came down in ', Chicago in connection with point-'. shaving charges at Northwestern ; University for games played ; during the 1994-95 season, college basketball once again confronts a great irony. ! Gambling. The very thing that helps make the Final Four so popular is also the very thing that can '. sabotage the entire sport. Not the ; friendly office pools or buddy ; wagers, but the pervasive influences associated with organized gambling concerns. : The exposure is everywhere, ;and the players instruments in the game are, increasingly, liable to become instruments in its destruction. "It's a societal problem," George Washington coach Mike Jarvis said. Yes, it is. And the young men who play the game are most susceptible to gambers' or gambling's pull. They , are convenient targets, either as ; innocents who unwittingly disseminate information to campus bookies or as insiders themselves who can and do determine outcomes in terms of point spreads or even final results. A recent survey of more than 600 Division I football and men's basketball players revealed that one in four of them wagered on games. Three percent wagered on games in which they were involved. The scary part? There's no disarming the bomb. "You can do everything . right," Krzyzewski said, "and still not know until after something happens. It's not far-fetched." The NCAA can provide :. coaches with all the videotapes and posters and information to ' help them warn their players about involvement in gambling. But none of it will do any good if the athlete is predisposed to the lure of the wager. ! Kansas coach Roy Williams, speaking of players who leave college early to pursue professional careers, said: "There ; are a lot of guys making a lot of ! money who can't play dead." Well, apply the same theory to ' easy money available to any Gambling scandal hits : Northwestern ' The Associated Press CHICAGO College basket-: ball was rocked by another point-' shaving scandal Thursday, this ! time at Northwestern. College basketball I Federal indictments charged I former Wildcats starters Kenneth Dion Lee and Dewey Williams and two others with fixing the outcome of three games during the , 1994-95 season. A former Wildcats football player was accused in a separate indictment of running a book making operation on the Northwestern campus. Under the indictments announced at a news conference, Lee and Williams were charged with point-shaving, while Kevin Pendergast and Brian Irving were charged with conspiring to fix the outcome of the three games at home against Wisconsin and Penn State, and on the road against Michigan. The Wildcats lost each game by at least 14 points. Open Road ill "This is one of the nicer SUV's and well worth a look if "Even gives the Mercedes-Benz M-Class sport ute a highway run for the money. Splendid handling, even in tight curves. you're in the market for such a vehicle." Washington Times i.'t Excellent braking." The Washington Post C !- " The Rodeo is now "...the new Rodeo is a deft blend of f " as quiet as SUV's in a much higher price bracket, and it rides as softly as many luxury cars." Car and Driver traditional virtues with more modern creature comforts." 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