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Southern California Trojans associate head coach Tony Bland reacts during a NCAA basketball game against the Cal State Northridge Matadors at Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on November 23, 2015.
“I realized something like this could’ve happened, I sort of predicted a long time ago that it would happen more than not,” Vaccaro said.
Vaccaro said college basketball is a multibillion-dollar industry, which has much success at the expense of its athletes.
“A multi-billion dollar industry where everyone, including the coaches that you’re talking about, and university, all these great universities, that hang their flags on the wall and winning championships … it’s all done at the expense, and I use this ironically, at the expense of the athletes,” Vaccaro said.
Athletes are winning championships and “doing this day to day and are hoping to get by tomorrow,” he added.