When they say it’s about the gambling…

it’s about the money.

While some universities look into possible revenue from legalized sports betting, the NCAA says it remains opposed to that and is focused on protecting student-athletes and the integrity of the games through education and consistent national guidelines.

The NCAA announced Thursday that an internal team of experts has started examining the long-term effect legalized sports betting could have on college sports, including officiating, rules and the use of integrity services.

It may take a couple of years, but five’ll get you ten (see what I did there?) that at some point the NCAA will announce a safe path to raking in those new bucks.  Can you say Official March Madness Bracket Pool, sponsored by the NCAA?  Sure you can.

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3 responses to “When they say it’s about the gambling…

  1. paul

    Okay, it’s early and I haven’t had all my coffee yet but what does “the use of integrity services” mean?

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    • Uglydawg

      Sounds like one of those deals where you pay a friend’s company a lot of money to provide an intangible or un-needed service.
      (See, “UGA Head Coach search consulting services)
      But to be fair, I have no idea. Could be a good thing.

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    • AusDawg85

      It’s a group of consultants who come in each year and explain to the players that they should avoid the temptation to take money from bookies because that gambling money now belongs to the NCAA and they won’t look the other way anymore.

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