The charm of the college sports sham

What would reform do to the NCAA and the BCS? Make them less popular, for openers.

Originally Published: April 2, 2011
By Bomani Jones | Special to ESPN.com

This week was a bad one for big-time college sports. An internal review found several examples of financial irresponsibility behind the Fiesta Bowl, including some of the suits who run the game showering strip clubs with company cash. PBS' "Frontline" explored Ed O'Bannon's lawsuit against the NCAA, an attempt to break the organization's perpetual ownership of its players' likenesses. HBO's "Real Sports" featured four former Auburn football players who claim to have received improper benefits ...

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