10:24 AM 06/14/2019 | Editorial
David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
Multiple powerhouse college basketball programs are expected to be targets of the NCAA.
A massive corruption scandal swept across the sport over the past year, and it has already resulted in former Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson getting sentenced to three months in prison. Now, we have a better idea of who the NCAA might be coming after, and it’s a list of major teams.
Yahoo Sports reported the following late Thursday afternoon:
Those expected to be in the crosshairs and face the most significant penalties include: Louisville, North Carolina State, Kansas, Arizona, LSU, USC, Oklahoma State, South Carolina and Auburn. TCU, Creighton and Clemson all also had assistant coaches implicated in the scandal and could face sanctions.
It’s important to remember here the NCAA doesn’t need a conviction in court to punish a school. It can pretty much do whatever it wants whenever it wants.
The fact blue blood programs like Kansas, Arizona and Louisville are on the list from Yahoo Sports is bad news for the world of college basketball. (RELATED: LSU Reinstates Basketball Coach Will Wade)
Those are programs that are in the top tier.