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UConn men's basketball under investigation
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nc...068515001/

Quote:The NCAA is investigating the UConn men's basketball program, the school said in a statement on Friday.

The university has been in the process of an NCAA-mandated internal investigation with an athletics compliance law firm, Lightfoot, Franklin and White, and noted that it has been "working closely with the NCAA's enforcement division."

Hearst Connecticut Media reported late Thursday that the NCAA investigation centers on recruiting and Huskies coach Kevin Ollie. Ollie is in the second year of a five-year, $17.9 million contract that can be voided for just cause.

According to Hearst, the investigation is separate from an ongoing FBI probe into men's college basketball over widespread illegal recruiting.

"UConn is absolutely committed to a culture of compliance and intends to fully cooperate, as always, with the NCAA," UConn president Susan Herbst said in a statement.

UConn is 11-9 this season after going 16-17 a year ago, the team's first losing season in 30 years.
01-26-2018 12:20 PM
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So, who snitched?
01-26-2018 12:36 PM
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I don't think it was St. John's. The turnaround is too quick.
01-26-2018 12:50 PM
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To be clear: NCAA mandated schools to conduct an internal review last fall after FBI BB bribery scandal. I have no evidence and have been told UConn did not self-report to NCAA. Been a told this NCAA inquiry into UConn BB, however it was initiated, is separate. That's what I know

From same reporter who broke story
01-26-2018 01:12 PM
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Not sure what to make of this. There's currently, like, ZERO detail available as to what this is about.
01-26-2018 01:35 PM
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Any recent former UConn men's players that have transferred out or decommitted that would have gone to NCAA?
01-26-2018 01:44 PM
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If the NCAA pushes this investigation, UConn should use the UNC Tarheel defense. Stall, lie, mislead, don't cooperate, and don't get penalized.
01-26-2018 02:26 PM
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RE: UConn men's basketball under investigation
http://www.courant.com/sports/uconn-mens...story.html

Quote:UConn said it conducted its own “NCAA-mandated internal review” after the revealing of the FBI’s investigation and indictments involving a bribery scandal. However, this inquiry is unrelated and was not self-reported by UConn as a result of that scandal or the internal review, but rather reported to the NCAA from an external source.

Sources told The Courant the NCAA has already conducted roughly 100 hours of interviews with coaches, players and staffers, past and present, and other outside individuals. Those interviews have picked up in pace over the last week or so, and the inquiry includes the recruitment of at least three players, though not necessarily players who eventually came to UConn. The NCAA, which has not responded to a request for comment, compels interviewees not to comment.
01-26-2018 03:57 PM
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RE: UConn men's basketball under investigation
(01-26-2018 12:36 PM)The Cutter of Bish Wrote:  So, who snitched?

Someone who wants to get rid of Kevin Ollie with cause, not pay the contract and start over.
01-26-2018 05:41 PM
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(01-26-2018 12:36 PM)The Cutter of Bish Wrote:  So, who snitched?

If the coach in question is a winner, then almost surely someone from another school.

If the coach is a loser, then better than even chance the source is from his university, wanting to get rid of him and avoid paying the contract.
01-26-2018 07:27 PM
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