Since the fall of 2017 the FBI scandal that initially rocked NCAA basketball many have wondered what all would come of it. After nearly 21 months, it is being reported at least six college basketball programs will receive a notice of major violations by the end of summer. No schools have been reported yet and with at least 20 schools being named in the recent FBI trial there is an idea of a few who may be notified.
In the report, Stan Wilcox, NCAA vice president for regulatory affairs said two high-profile programs will receive notices by early July. A few of the sport’s better programs were often mentioned being involved since the scandal broke. Many of which were sponsored by Adidas.
NOAs don’t have to be disclosed publicly, but we’ll likely find them out soon. Important to note they come after formal investigations wrap. We don’t know which schools will be hit yet. It could stand to reason the first schools will be ones highlighted in first federal trial.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) June 12, 2019
Prominent schools like Arizona, Kansas, and Louisville have been mentioned since the beginning of the scandal. They have also been reported to have been under NCAA investigation since the scandal broke some 21 months ago. It is very possible one if not all three could be among the six. Another school like LSU, who’s coach Will Wade was reportedly on a wiretap discussing payments could be another. Will Wade was ultimately reinstated as coach of LSU after initially serving an indefinite suspension.
In addition to these schools, four schools, Arizona, USC, Oklahoma State, and Auburn all had assistant coaches arrested and sentenced to jail time for bribery among other crimes. Answers about this report of at least six schools should come in the next month and a half. With the possibility of two schools coming in the next couple of weeks.
Watching which schools and prominent coaches end up entangled with these notifications will be another interesting follow. Also the result of these violations and consequential punishments. We will find it all out in just a few weeks time.