Scandals in College Sports

Text: Ben Glicksman
Photo: AP

Trouble at Tulane

Tulane basketball went from bad to good to ugly during a four-year span in the 1980s. After five consecutive losing seasons, the team transformed into a winner under the guidance of head coach Ned Fowler and star forward John "Hot Rod" Williams. The fun didn't last. It was reported that Williams accepted over $8,550 to alter the point spread in matchups with Southern Miss and Virginia Tech, among others. Though he was later acquitted, Tulane still suffered. The university dropped its basketball program until 1989.

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