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Orlando Antigua’s Program is Under NCAA Investigation

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John Calipari’s former assistant coach, Orlando Antigua, is facing an NCAA investigation.

According to Jeff Goodman, the investigation into academic fraud revolves around Orlando’s brother, USF assistant coach Oliver Antigua.  During the ongoing investigation, Oliver has not been permitted to recruit on the road.

Orlando Antigua was John Calipari’s assistant for six years, spending one year at Memphis before following Cal to Kentucky for five years.  Since he was hired by USF in 2014, the Bulls have only won 16 games compared to 47 losses, including a 84-63 loss to the Cats in Miami last November.

UPDATE (3:30)

Jeff Goodman reports that Oliver Antigua has resigned from his position as assistant coach.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

12 responses to “Orlando Antigua’s Program is Under NCAA Investigation”

  1. standuplex

    I guess this will give the NCAA a reason to look in on Cal now.

    1. Mathlete

      With real people logic – not unless Oliver Antigua also worked on Cal’s staff.

      With NCAA logic – it’s a guy who knows a guy who was an extra in a movie with a guy who knows Kevin Bacon so UK is under investigation.

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Regardless, you can probably forget Orlando ever being the HC at UK even if he does turn that program around.

  2. nybrasky

    No bueno. I hope it doesn’t also involve a former Cat’s younger brother just for all their sake.

    1. standuplex

      Refresh my memory on who that would be

    2. OptimisticCat

      Jaleel Cousins

  3. Angelo

    Get the same lawyer North Carolina used.

    1. Han

      This. The NCAA is so mad at UNC that they’re gonna drop 10 hammers on USF.

    2. Sven Kter

      Here ye; hear ye. UNC sucks….a plethora of Johnson; greases a ton of A Holes; and has continuously slept with the commish/chair’person’ ad infinitum. It has evolved into a running joke. Forget the bigs; schmack down the small schools. Nonetheless, this does not look good.

  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
  5. serdi

    USF needs to tell the NCAA they have no authority over academic fraud. They proved that with the UNCheat case. There is nothing to see here. I am sure Orlando’s brother did NOTHING that UNCheat hasn’t been doing since Dean E. Smith drew up the plans for UNCheat ‘s fraud program.

    Don’t budge an inch USF

  6. WeareBBN

    Great coaching, cheat to get/keep players and still go 16-47. Hate to see the record without those players.