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UMD survey: Most approve of legalized sports wagering, but concerns over college games remain

August 11, 2022

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.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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