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Louisville players take recruits to play laser tag, get secondary NCAA violations

Who remembers laser tag? No, not the type Shannon the Dude plays, real laser tag of the PG variety. I played all the time growing up, but don’t think I’ve gone anywhere near it since middle school, which is why it makes perfect sense that it’s something the Louisville basketball team does for fun.

According to The Sporting News’ Kami Mattioli, six Louisville players went to play laser tag in April, once with recruits, and the outings forced the program to self-report two Level III NCAA violations:

On April 19, six members of the men’s basketball team took a trip to a local laser tag facility where they were given admission money by the program, according to information obtained by Sporting News in an open records request. But because they received money for admission outside of the playing season, Louisville’s compliance office had to self-report the news to the NCAA. All six players were then ordered to donate their $7 admission fee to charity.

The fun didn’t stop there.

On that same day, two recruits accompanied the team to laser tag. Louisville basketball was allowed to pay the cost of admission for the two prospective student-athletes, but their host students forgot – we’ve all done this, naturally – to take the cost of admission out of the money they’d been given to act as hosts.

This incident speaks more to the NCAA’s idiocy than anything, but still…laser tag? Even my eight-year-old nephew is rolling his eyes.

[The Sporting News]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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15 Comments for Louisville players take recruits to play laser tag, get secondary NCAA violations

  1. JC
    4:51 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Anyone suprised the CJ and WDRB haven’t reported this story? And did I read correctly that the Louisville players stole money from UL and made the recruits pay for themselves? Real cool dudes over there.

  2. Dangers
    4:52 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    If anything, that makes me kinda like the Louisville players a little bit more maybe… Laser Quest was the s**t back in the day.

    • PoopyHead
      4:56 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

      I would agree. I think Mrs. Thompson is being Debbie Downer on this one.

  3. jman3715
    5:15 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Mrs. Thompson, for guys of all ages, things like laser tag and laughing at farts never gets old.

  4. gossie21
    5:26 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    No wonder UofL is killing it in recruiting right now.

  5. BigBluSoTru
    8:26 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Huh Drake and our secondary self reported violation. Tyler good try on this but Laser Tag and young men is a very fun fun thing to do no diffrent than paint ball. The NCAA is ignorant when it comes to this type stuff, and the recruits where the 5th senior s not some future freshman that you inadvertly left out of the story.

    • Troll Slayer
      3:39 am August 7, 2015 Permalink

      BigBluSoTru May 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm | Permalink | Reply
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      Does’nt surprise me one bit .Cal is nothing more than smoke and mirrors

      BigBluSoTru May 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
      let’s be honest as great of a salesman recruiter Cal is he doe’s not develop players. I’m sorry he does not get any credit whatsoever about Rose , Tyreke and the list goes on of already made players. The twins came to UK with can’t miss NBA hype and three years later . We see the results and no i’m not a troll sometimes you have to be honest with what you see rather than feel in the heart. And the eyes don’t lie

      BigBluSoTru May 4, 2015 at 7:29 pm | Permalink
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      So i guess you really think after signing a million dollar check. He will be sitting at the kitchen table every night on his apple tablet completing online courses. LOL! Hey college student heres a 1,000 complete this crap please.

      BigBluSoTru May 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm | Permalink
      Timberwolves will pick Okafor they need fire power plus they have defensive front court guys already.

      BigBluSoTru May 15, 2015 at 11:17 pm | Permalink
      Okay what have i said any more or less stupid than any other retard on here? It’s obvious u are idiot to go through all that! That’s why we are labled as crazy. Thing is i know i’m from eastern ky and proud of it . Town right next to Matt

      BigBluSoTru October 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Permalink
      So now that Chane is going too be back soon guess this article is mute.

      BigBluSoTru October 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
      Just shows Rick wsa doing it big before Cal ever had that kind of status.

      BigBluSoTru October 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
      Siva is with the pistons morron and Chris Smith was picked up with the Knicks learn some things.

      BigBluSoTru May 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
      Here we go with this over hyped Fb crap .. Stop the Flordia talk we are not and what in your ignorant minds think we have arrived to beat the Gators yet. Grease the goal post yell you are right . Those things do get a bit rusty without touchdowns from the home team going threw em.

      BigBluSoTru October 7, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
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      Find it quite strange how all ksr does is talk about Louisville and thug team. Well all the serious criminal activity has been coming from Stoops troops. Hmmm Matt !

      BigBluSoTru July 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm | Permalink
      This is the year we win the East , and looking at the players and the way Alabama played last year and the coaching hires and talent . I don’t see us losing in the Sec championship game to Alabama Saban said he feared UK more than any other team from the east.

      BigBluSoTru July 25, 2015 at 1:09 am | Permalink
      Clarrett being here ain’t gonna change UK football sorry. Marrow just helping put a little channge into a relatives pocket beleive me he aint here for free.

      BigbluSoTru January 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink
      Matt keeps up the fb recruiting drama, because we will constantly like today live on this propaganda made up hype site, putting money in his pockets. Have to give Matt credit for the business savy, of taking advantage of no life having 40-60 something uk idiots

    • Musehobo
      8:30 am August 7, 2015 Permalink

      Lol. Time to change your handle dude.

    • Biglaw Dawgin'
      10:30 am August 7, 2015 Permalink

      R.I.P. BigBlueSoTrue.

  6. CalvaryCatFan
    11:40 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Played laser tag once. It was ok, not nearly as fun as the bb gun wars we had in the knobs around my house. We had to give them up after sending 3 different people to the doctor to get bb’s cut out. lol

  7. Biglaw Dawgin'
    10:25 am August 7, 2015 Permalink

    Louisville sucks and laser-tag is so 1995, but really NCAA? Really? Making the players donate $7 they received? Scrap the whole NCAA rule book and start over.

  8. BigBluSoTru
    2:49 pm August 7, 2015 Permalink

    Shows someone else’s stupidity more so than mine you think! Who would spend that much time keeping up with what another person says. LOL Trailer park at it’s best i guess.

  9. BigBluSoTru
    2:49 pm August 7, 2015 Permalink

    Dodgeball i played that in the 70’s