When Tom McMillen discusses college sports and legalized gambling, he’s straightforward about his concern. He fears a game-fixing scandal that would shake the confidence of fans across the country. “I would say 99% of the sports-betting scandals that have occurred had been in the college market,” said McMillen, a former U.S. congressman and basketball All-American at the University of Maryland. Two of the most high-profile betting scandals in sports history have happened at the college level. Boston College’s basketball program was ensnared in point-shaving controversy in the 1978-79 season.
UMD survey: Most approve of legalized sports wagering, but concerns over college games remain
August 11, 2022