There seems to be a trend developing in college sports that when a team stinks against the spread, someone takes to their keyboard and claims that some sort of point shaving is involved. Remember when some goofball decided to write that
after a 7-13 ATS start to the 2010? Since then and including this season, the Orange is 11-5 ATS and no one has heard a peep.
appears a little more serious as the authorities got involved, yet nothing concrete has surfaced and oddsmakers failed to notice any irregular betting patterns. And then there was party boy Stephen Garcia who finally wore out his welcome in Columbia and was booted off the team. Another situation where someone with internet access felt
and the story was born.
Keeping the streak alive, rumors are now circulating that various Hawaii football players participated in point shaving. Why? Because the university's admissions office received an
letter saying so. And of course the Warriors are 4-7 ATS this season. Sounds like and open and shut case. The local authorities however aren't ready to start throwing people in the clink. As of late yesterday the Honolulu Police Department said that there
. In other words, just because someone knows how to use the mail and a team has a losing spread record doesn't mean there is point shaving. Is it possible a few Hawaii players tried to throw games? Sure. But we'll lean with this one falling by the wayside just like all of the others.
"On November 3, 2011, the UH Manoa Office of Admissions received an anonymous letter alleging 'point shaving' by unnamed football players of UH football games."
"The Honolulu Police Department became aware of the allegation in early November when UH officials gave a copy of an anonymous letter to the HPD. At this time there is not enough information to open a criminal investigation."