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

  1. meeksfor3
    12:22 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

    Meanwhile in Chapel Hill…..

    • ukjaybrat
      12:25 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

      and louisville…

    • meeksfor3
      11:18 am June 21, 2017 Permalink

      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'
    12:37 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

    Worth it. That lady is awesome.

    1:10 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

    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
    1:33 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

    Ryan’s tongue in the picture is pretty creepy

  5. playmorezeppelin
    1:35 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink


  6. ClutchCargo
    2:19 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

    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…

    • Bullitt County UK fan
      2:32 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

      Would they give a couple banners?

  7. Eazy
    6:23 pm June 19, 2017 Permalink

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