from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The illegal practice of deliberately limiting the number of points scored by one's team in an athletic contest, as in return for a payment from gamblers to ensure winnings.
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Two of the schools on the innocents list, Boston College and Northwestern, have had players sentenced to jail time for their part in point-shaving scandals.
The NCAA's Last Innocents Darren Everson 2011
The Blackbirds (27-5) won the Northeast Conference regular-season and tournament titles, established the longest current winning streak in the country (13 games) and restored the program to a level unattained since the 1951 point-shaving scandals.
A Long Way for LIU Joe Gergen 2011
He created the popular Dixie Classic tournament, later canceled after a point-shaving scandal.
Tales From the Stormy Atlantic Fred Barnes 2011
Former players say the forced exile of NYU basketball had its roots in two point-shaving scandals in 1951 and 1961.
Getty Images Duke ' s Mike Krzyzewski The Dixie Classic was retired in 1961 after a point-shaving scandal, but the burgeoning rivalries between the Big Four schools were stoked by proximity and a series of names that a North Carolina boy knows from the time he can make a layup: Art Heyman, Billy Packer, Jim Valvano, Dean Smith, Mr. Krzyzewski, Christian Laettner and Mr. Jordan.
Carolina Ben Cohen 2010
(AP) A lawyer for a University of Toledo running back arrested in a point-shaving scheme said the charges against Harvey "Scooter" McDougle Jr. aren't true.
` ` I hope my teammates don't think I was out there point-shaving or something. ''
In reality, though, Pelosi and the Democrats were actually engaged in some serious point-shaving.
Dog-fighting in football, point-shaving in basketball, and blood-doping in cycling have conspired to make it a rather rough week for sports, a week in which the smaller gems in which games and politics intersect can be ignored or relegated as coincidental or superficial.
For 40 years the sport has periodically been disgraced by point-shaving scandals.
The Gambling Man 2008