UConn men’s basketball cannot seem to stay out of trouble as they have now been notified that they are under investigation by the NCAA. The Huskies got into some trouble at the end of Jim Calhoun’s tenure as coach as they were put on a postseason ban or the 2012-13 season — Kevin Ollie’s first as head coach — and now it looks like Ollie has some trouble of his own.
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.
Here is the entire statement that UConn released:
UConn suffered through its first losing season since 1986-87 last year and they are only 11-9 right now in Ollie’s sixth year as coach. They are in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament yet again and they have only made it back once since their title run in 2014.
There have not been any signs that this is in relation to the FBI probe that has taken over college basketball this season.
[h/t The Spun]