The Connecticut Huskies, one of the most historic college basketball programs ever, are the opposite of swell this season.
In fact, per ESPN’s Stats and Info, things have gotten so bad for UConn, the Huskies are now setting the wrong kind of records.
If Jim Calhoun were dead, he would be rolling over in his grave. With him still kicking, maybe the athletic department should just give him a call and beg him to return.
Don’t worry, things around the program have gotten even worse.
The NCAA has officially notified the school that it’s under investigation in regards to some recruiting practices as well as potential other issues.
From the New Haven Register:
The NCAA has notified UConn of an inquiry into its men’s basketball program, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned and the school confirmed Thursday. While the full nature of the inquiry is uncertain, some, if not all, involves areas of recruiting, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation.
Word of NCAA involvement comes at a trying time in Kevin Ollie’s tenure as coach. The Huskies endured their first losing season in three decades in 2016-2017 and have struggled through the first two months of this season.
“We are working closely with the NCAA enforcement division,” UConn said in a statement.
UConn suffered through its first losing season since 1986-87 last year and they are only 11-10 right now in Ollie’s sixth year as coach. They are in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament yet again. The program has only made it back once since their title run in 2014.