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One of UK’s minor self-reported NCAA violations involved “Last Chance U” star Brittany Wagner


Every year, UK has to self-report violations to the NCAA, and last year, one of them involved “Last Chance U” star Brittany Wagner. Wagner, the former athletics academic advisor at East Mississippi Community College, became a star after Netflix’s series came out and was invited to a UK’s season opener vs. Southern Miss last year. (You probably remember that she appeared on the KSR pregame show, along with my podcast and Matt’s podcast.)

According to the Courier-Journal, an SEC Network color commentator requested tickets for Wagner to the game, which UK Football assistant Lamar Thomas left at will-call under his name. Apparently, because Wagner is an employee of a junior college, that’s a violation, which UK immediately reported to the NCAA. In response, UK Football staffers had to go through training about what to do in that situation (put Wagner on a pass list for recruits instead of leaving her tickets at will-call) and were prohibited from visiting EMCC prospects off campus for a month. The NCAA at work, my friends.

All 17 violations UK reported in the 2016-17 year were Level 3 (minor). Women’s basketball accounted for five; football, women’s golf, gymnastics, men’s soccer, and swimming diving two; and men’s basketball and track and field one each. The men’s basketball one is especially trivial. A freshman player posted a picture with a recruit on Snapchat, which violates the NCAA rule for publicizing the visit. Because it’s SnapChat, the image disappeared after 24 hours, but the entire team still had to go through a rules education session.

Read more about UK’s 17 self-reported violations over at The Courier-Journal. And then shake your head.

[The Courier-Journal]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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10 responses to “One of UK’s minor self-reported NCAA violations involved “Last Chance U” star Brittany Wagner”

  1. meeksfor3

    Meanwhile in Chapel Hill…..

    1. ukjaybrat

      and louisville…

    2. meeksfor3

      My point was we had to self report something this minute and UNC is still fighting and denying 20 years of cheating.

  2. Biglaw Dawgin'

    Worth it. That lady is awesome.

  3. CPACAT

    Replying “sounds good” to a text in a non-communication period…it’s not exactly strippers and prostitutes with minors….we’ll never catch up to Little Brother at this pace…

  4. UKBlue1982

    Ryan’s tongue in the picture is pretty creepy

  5. playmorezeppelin

    Yawn

  6. ClutchCargo

    I actually like this being made public, it just makes the dumpster fire in Louisville seem even more ridiculous. What UofL wouldn’t give to trade headlines with UK…

    1. Bullitt County UK fan

      Would they give a couple banners?

  7. Eazy

    Lol, not surprised it’s the Courier. They are only doing this to try and make it look like UK has cheated too.