The Memphis Commercial-Appeal is reporting that the NCAA has charged Memphis’ men’s basketball team with major violations from the 2007-08 season. The allegations include a former player’s “knowing fraudulence or misconduct” on an SAT exam and the school providing $2,260 in free travel to road games for an associate of a player. The player and associate are not named.
Now here’s the important part: John Calipari is not named in the report. The NCAA has requested his presence at the hearing scheduled for June 6. The charged violations did happen during Calipari’s tenure as head coach, but he is currently not otherwise associated with the allegations.
Keep that in mind when dealing with the cackling of our rivals.
Update by Fake Gimel: Clarified the SAT Exam allegation.
Update Dos by Fake Gimel: And here comes the Memphis-centered RAGE! I don’t know if there will be very many hugs and kisses awaiting our Coach outside of his family tonight.
Update Tres by Fake Gimel: You know, I could have directly linked the NCAA’s letter to Memphis (PDF Format). Dur!