Originally Posted by WMR
It's in articles about the subject...
the actual amount (that we know about) is between $6-8,000 per guy.
This whole A-Hope thing with Mark Adams and then hiring his unqualified son has been shady from the start. If I was IU, I would take the punishment the NCAA has offered and hope they don't keep digging...
The $185 I was referring to was the amount given by Mark Adams to the university. Actually by his ex-wife but who's counting. That's what make Mark Adams a booster.
All of the money given by Adam's to the players was deemed to be perfectly legal and legit by the NCAA if he hadn't been a "booster" 20 years ago.
You've mentioned that IU hired Adam's "unqualified" son a number of times. I'm not sure either of us is in a position to debate the necessary qualifications to be the video manager of a D1 basketball team. Is there anything which makes you believe that he was particularly unqualified or unworthy of such a great job?
It seems like one of many small steps on the coaching steps which Adams has continued to ascend after his year of exemplary
work in the IU film room.
As for A-hope and Mark Adams, again, it's a hell of a conspiracy theory, but when a program has been in existence for over 20 years and placed dozens of players in college programs other than Indiana. I'm not sure why it's all of a sudden shady that three players decide to go to Indiana. There have been a lot of guys who decided to go to Indiana recently.