"Very surprised," said ESPN analyst Quint Kessenich, who played at Johns Hopkins from 1987 to 1990. "There have always been people on Wall Street and in Baltimore who have side bets for lunch on games, especially when their schools are involved. This is a little more severe than a turkey club."
"It opens up a Pandora's box," Mr. Kessenich said. "There can be nothing good that comes about. It is a sign of growth for the sport, but the negatives are obvious. You have a non-revenue sport, it's scary. It's a sign of legitimacy, but is it the sign you really want?"