University of Wisconsin Shoe Box Scandal
2000 – Madison, WI
After 157 athletes in 14 sports were found guilty of NCAA violations by receiving
extra benefits at The Shoe Box, a discount shoe store in Black Earth, the university fined
itself $150,000 and placed itself on three years' probation, requiring it to report to the
A rule was later instituted banning all UW-Madison athletes, coaches and athletic
administrators from shopping at The Shoe Box.