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Sports Illustrated's Cover Story And The University Of Colorado

If you only read one sports article today, make sure it's the brilliant Sports Illustrated tell-all by a former sports agent that shines light on the mysterious world of college recruiting.

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The cover story, which will be in newstands October 18, is written by John Luchs, a former agent for college football  players. He breaks down how he distributed money to college athletes and the steps that led to his violating multiple NCAA recruiting rules.

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Though Luchs worked mostly on the west coast, he also admits to paying many University of Colorado players from the 1990s, including Kanavis McGhee, Greg Thomas, and Joel Steed.

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This is a fascinating, and frightening, read for anyone interested in college athletics.