Back on September 26th, the FBI rocked the college basketball world by releasing information on quite possibly the biggest scandal in the history of college sports.
The University of Louisville was one of the primary schools involved, and the impact of their punishment is expected to be catastrophic to the program. Kentucky fans have been a nervous wreck about the UK’s potential involvement in the nationwide epidemic of using athletic brands to bribe top recruits.
In a release by Justin Sayers of the Courier-Journal, the University of Kentucky has confirmed they “have not” been contacted by anyone from the FBI regarding the investigation. Kentucky was one of 16 schools in Kentucky and Indiana that confirmed they were not being investigated.
Here is the list of schools in Kentucky and their responses:
- University of Kentucky: “We have not.” (Jay Blanton)
- Western Kentucky University: “The athletics director and university general counsel say they have not been contacted.” (Bob Skipper)
- Morehead State University: “According to Athletics Director Brian Hutchinson, we have not been contacted.” (Jason Blanton)
- Eastern Kentucky University: “Not to our knowledge, no.” (Kristi Middleton)
- Northern Kentucky University: “We have not been contacted by the FBI in regard to the college basketball investigation.” (Brian McEldowney)
- Murray State University: “No we haven’t been contacted.” (Dave Winder)
The investigation is ongoing, and more information is expected to release in the coming weeks, but this is certainly a good sign for the Wildcats.
*Sigh of relief*
You can read the rest of the Courier-Journal article here.