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  1. Oddsmakers tab Florida as favorite to win national title

    Mar 17, 2014, 3:31 AM EDT

    Billy Donovan

    One aspect of March Madness that draws an awful lot of attention is gambling. Las Vegas has installed Florida as the early favorite to cut down the nets in April.

  2. Will Las Vegas sports books root against No. 2 Wichita State in the NCAA tournament?

    Feb 27, 2014, 7:54 PM EDT

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    There’s no denying the popularity of the NCAA tournament, with fans across the country following every bounce during a three-week period that’s been dubbed “March Madness.” Another aspect of the tournament that receives a high amount of attention is gambling, whether it’s through the office pool that every year seems to be won by someone…

  3. UTEP dismisses McKenzie Moore, Jalen Ragland, Justin Crosgile for gambling

    Jan 7, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

    Tim Floyd

    On Tuesday afternoon UTEP held a press conference regarding the FBI’s investigation involving several members of the university’s basketball program. From that press conference it was announced that leading scorer McKenzie Moore, fellow junior Jalen Ragland and graduate student Justin Crosgile had been dismissed from the team after school administration had determined that the three…

  4. Vegas sportsbook installs Kentucky as favorite to win national title

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    Even if it’s “for entertainment purposes only” one of the more entertaining aspects of the preseason is taking a look at how the folks in Las Vegas see things shaking out. The Bovada sportsbook released its odds, and they’ve got Kentucky as the early favorite to cut down the nets in Texas next spring. John…

  5. Varez Ward’s request for pretrial diversion denied

    Jul 10, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Varez Ward

    Due to the fact that former Auburn basketball player Varez Ward, who is up on two charges related to an alleged point-shaving scandal, has no prior criminal offenses lawyer Everett Hess was hopeful that his client’s request to enter a pretrial diversion plan would be granted by the prosecution. No such luck for Ward as…

  6. Two Las Vegas sports books install Kentucky as early 2013-14 favorite

    May 15, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    In the aftermath of Andrew Wiggins’ decision to attend Kansas, many opined that John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats would be fine due to the arrival of an eight-member recruiting class that includes six McDonald’s All-Americans. The folks in Las Vegas seem to be in agreement. Both Vegas Insider and Bovada have installed the Wildcats as the…

  7. Last defendant in San Diego game-fixing scandal sentenced

    Apr 19, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

    BrandonJohnson

    The final defendant in the game-fixing scandal that included former San Diego point guard Brandon Johnson, bookmaker Richard Garmo, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of probation on Thursday. Garmo was one of three “primary” defendants in the case, with fellow primary defendants Steve Goria and Paul Thweni receiving 30-month sentences.…

  8. T.J. Brown, former San Diego assistant, sentenced for role in game-fixing scandal

    Apr 4, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

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    T.J. Brown, a former assistant coach at San Diego who acted as a middleman in a game-fixing scandal that included former USD point guard Brandon Johnson, was sentenced to 12 months in prison Thursday afternoon. Brown’s lawyers argued that their client should only receive probation while federal prosecutors wanted him to serve 30 months behind…

  9. Louisville, Indiana among Vegas favorites to win national title

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they came from behind to beat Syracuse Orange in Big East NCAA men's basketball tournament game in New York

    The selection committee wasn’t the only group to be impressed with Louisville’s run to the Big East tournament title. Sportsbook.com released its odds for the NCAA Tournament and the Cardinals are the clear favorite to cut down the nets in Atlanta. The top overall seed in the bracket, Louisville (9/2 odds) is looking to return…

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