I do think that such acts are illegal. At the same time, I wish the FBI would finish every important case that they have before they start down this rabbit hole. I feel that only naive people would be surprised that college bball coaches are bribing players and agents, and in the grand scheme of things, this seems like a very low priority.
I'm not really sure how to prevent this from happening, besides big brother monitoring every conversation that every coach has with every recruit. A tall task for an agency that has not been able to finish other investigations.
Is anyone actually offended by these scandals? I feel that it has been happening for such a long time that it is almost old news. Sort of like lobbyists bribing politicians to pass legislation.