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Big Ten commissioner, coaches see history repeating itself in latest men's basketball scandal

Big Ten commissioner, coaches see history repeating itself in latest men's basketball scandal

The memory has stuck with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany for more than a half-century.

Then a 12-year-old kid growing up in South Orange, N.J., Delany recalled being awakened one morning by some tumult outside his family’s house that was located across the street from Seton Hall.

The memory?

“Seeing two individuals being taken out of their dormitory in handcuffs by the FBI for their engagement — alleged engagement in gambling,” Delaney said Thursday during the Big Ten’s media day.

Two Seton Hall men’s basketball players, Hank Gunter and Art Hicks, were among 37 players at 22 colleges arrested in 1961 for their part in the point-shaving scandal orchestrated by...

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