Two more universities in basketball inducement probe

The University of Kansas and North Carolina State University have become embroiled in the college sport inducement scandal after federal prosecutors in New York elected to expand the case, which involves German sportswear manufacturer Adidas, reports Sport Business.

The case first emerged in September and Reuters said the involvement of Kansas and North Carolina, both Adidas partners, was revealed last week as a superseding indictment was unsealed in Manhattan federal court. In September, a senior executive from Adidas, James Gatto, along with four assistant basketball coaches from the University of Arizona, Auburn University, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State University, were arrested on corruption charges relating to the payment of inducements to star athletes.

In October, the National Collegiate Athletic Association appointed former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice to lead a commission designed to investigate reform of the college sports system in the wake of the emergence of the inducements scandal.
Full report on the Sport Business site