The aftermath of the FBI probe into college basketball has continued to hit the NCAA programs involved. Teams that violated rules but to a lesser extent have been receiving their punishment’s over the 2021 spring and summer. TCU basketball was one of the programs mentioned in the FBI probe but to a lesser extent than some other programs. The NCAA has placed the TCU basketball program on three years of probation. They also handed down a five-year show-cause to former TCU assistant coach Corey Barker.
TCU basketball has received three years of probation after a former assistant coach, Corey Barker, violated NCAA ethical conduct rules.
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The NCAA statement on the ruling against TCU was the following. “Government recordings — which were evidence in federal court and included in the infractions case record — show that during that meeting, the coach touted his relationships with certain student-athletes and prospects who had NBA potential, giving the impression that he could steer those players to the management company when they turned professional, during that meeting, the agent associate discussed monthly payments for the assistant coach, and at the conclusion of the meeting, the assistant coach accepted $6,000.”
Rulings like this against TCU basketball and Creighton basketball should be troubling news for programs like the LSU Tigers, Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina State Wolfpack, and Arizona Wildcats. These four programs especially were accused of much more than just simple bribery charges in the FBI probe. These schools are seemingly fighting back harder against the accusations from the NCAA. It could be some time before a final decision is made regarding these programs. The fallout from the FBI probe into college basketball is going to impact college basketball for years to come.