Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memphis charged with 'major violations'

The shady recruiting tactics of now-former Memphis head basketball coach John Calipari have been hinted at many times, but now the program may be facing some serious punishment from the NCAA. According to ESPN:

The allegations include "knowing fraudulence or misconduct" on an SAT exam by a player on the 2007-08 team.

The wording of the report indicates the player in question only competed during the 2007-08 season and the 2008 NCAA tournament. The player's name was redacted in the report due to privacy laws, The Commercial Appeal reported.

If the NCAA allegations are proven true, Memphis might have to forfeit their NCAA-record 38 victories and Final Four appearance.

Calipari did a great job at Memphis; he recruited great players and won lots of games. But it's times like these when I'm glad that Gary Williams is coaching Maryland.

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