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The NCAA’s UofL Investigation is Underway

From left to right, former UofL commits, JaQuan Lyle and Antonio Blakeney.

From left to right, former UofL commits, JaQuan Lyle and Antonio Blakeney.

From left to right, former UofL commits, JaQuan Lyle and Antonio Blakeney.

But it’s not starting at UofL.  The organization is starting their probe with recruits named in the book that did not attend Louisville – JaQuan Lyle and Antonio Blakeney.

Like Blakeney, Lyle was a one-time Cardinal commitment.  TooTall and Shay allegedly met with Lyle in June of 2013.  He verbally committed to the Cards on June 26, 2013.  It didn’t last long – he pulled the plug on his commitment in September – but the timing is certainly worth questioning from the NCAA.

Ohio State associate athletic director for communications, Dan Wallenberg, confirmed to Pat Forde and others that Lyle spoke with the NCAA.  He does not seem to be worried about Lyle at all, “It does not affect us or JaQuan at all,” Wallenberg said. “We’ve been told, and are pretty confident, this is not something we need to worry about.”

There are multiple reports that Blakeney has met with the NCAA as well.  Both guys could hold the smoking gun and will play an essential part in how the “Breaking Cardinal Rules” story ends.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

29 Comments for The NCAA’s UofL Investigation is Underway

  1. BenHur
    10:31 pm October 7, 2015 Permalink

    I’m starting to wonder if even that delusional overconfident fanbase deserves how bad this is going to get for them. In the end, being a Card fan is going to be shameful, and that is no way to live. I’m being serious here, being a Card fan has been reduced to “I’m a fan of adultery and underaged prostitutes”.

  2. Echo1
    10:35 pm October 7, 2015 Permalink

    I generally take no pleasure in the misfortune of others. It’s bad karma, but we’re talking about Louisville here. Admittedly, I love this story.

  3. Pat Tanaka
    10:37 pm October 7, 2015 Permalink

    Blakeney denied it and was offended at the notion that he would need Hooker to get laid.

  4. Cubs Win
    10:40 pm October 7, 2015 Permalink

    Saw on the tard board that the uofl board of trustees has been informed by the guy that is investigating for the NCAA that the investigation is almost complete. Thought that was crazy.

  5. Elmer Skaggs
    10:47 pm October 7, 2015 Permalink

    The book mentioned Marcus Lee. It is time for Marcus to tell his side of the story

  6. Oscar Brohm
    11:01 pm October 7, 2015 Permalink

    Nick, I got an interview scheduled for you at Swope Chevrolet, Buick, Kia. Please stop with the amateur hour and get a real job

  7. Mike
    11:13 pm October 7, 2015 Permalink

    Does the NCAA have subpoena power? If so, they would just need to subpoena everyone’s phone. Then they discovery texts between the hookers and everyone else in question. Case closed.

    • Boss Hogg
      11:18 pm October 7, 2015 Permalink

      They do not, which is ironically what kept Bledsoe from being ineligible.

    • Ha!
      12:07 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Relax, Boss Hogg…. That ship has sailed.

      Your little scandal is #JustGettingStartedBro 😉

  8. N SINK
    8:21 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

    Bye Bye Bye Pitino. Today is the day. Breaking news at 11, Pitino resigns.

    • facts
      8:37 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Maybe UL will name Yum after Pitino as UK did after the biggest cheater of all.UK was the reason NCAA was formed,

      On October 20, 1951, former Kentucky players Alex Groza, Ralph Beard, and Dale Barnstable were arrested for taking bribes from gamblers to shave points during the National Invitation Tournament game against the Loyola Ramblers in the 1948—49 season.[4] This game occurred during the same year that Kentucky won their second straight NCAA title under Adolph Rupp.[5] Rupp and the university were criticized by the presiding judge, Saul Streit, for creating an atmosphere for the violations to occur and for “failing in his duty to observe the amateur rules, to build character, and to protect the morals and health of his charges”.[6] Senior center Bill Spivey, a freshman on the 1948 unit, was charged with perjury due to discrepancies between his testimony and former teammates who claimed he was involved in the scheme as well. While he was acquitted, he was barred from ever playing for the Wildcats again.[7]

      Following the point shaving scandal, the NCAA and Southeastern Conference opened an investigation into the Kentucky program. School officials hoped that barring Spivey from ever suiting up again would work in their favor. It was to no avail. In August 1952, the SEC barred Kentucky from conference play for the 1952-53 season.[8] In October, in its first-ever formal enforcement action, the NCAA found that 10 Kentucky basketball players received impermissible financial aid. It also found that Rupp and his staff knew the players were ineligible and allowed them to play anyway. As punishment, the NCAA barred Kentucky’s entire athletic program from postseason play for the 1952-53 academic year, and directed its basketball-playing members to boycott the Wildcats during the 1952-53 season.[9] The latter penalty was invoked through provisions in the NCAA Constitution that required members to compete against only those schools that were compliant with NCAA rules.[10] This effectively canceled the Wildcats’ 1952-53 season, and is thus reckoned as the first “death penalty.”

    • N Sink
      8:42 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      I like that you wasted your time writing all that. No one cares about you or your team. BYE BYE BYE

    • theWilkman
      10:23 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Facts, you’re right. Hiring prostitutes for underage recruits and their dads is no big deal because there was a point shaving scandal in the 50s.

    • chimichanga
      10:57 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Interesting to learn that the NCAA was created due to a UK a scandal that happened 50 years later! XD

    • Ha!
      11:01 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Jim is so angry!! Hahahahalololol! #L1CWHORE 😉

  9. facts
    8:44 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

    Since they are bringing up the past on Pitino,let’s look at UKs past and this is real.

    First of only two schools with “Death Penalty’s”.No games in 52-53 season.And UK nuts brag about how pure and clean their program is and has the cheater supremes name on their arena.

    • N SINK
      8:47 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Everyone cheats. Ask your mom who your real dad is ..

    • Elmer Skaggs
      8:54 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Great comeback N SINK. You should have workshops to teach us inbred trailer trash how to combat loserville trolls

    • Booby Petrino
      9:19 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      I love it that the Tards have to dig back to the 50s to find something to talk about. Bc you sure as hell can’t talk about what’s going on currently! Elmer, shave the line beard, get dressed (no flat bill and no Tard shirts), get out of your mom’s basement, and get a job! I’m tired of paying for your monthly cheese, Louisville ghetto trash.

    • Booby Petrino
      9:20 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      facts – Did you make it past fifth grade? Your writing is atrocious. You clearly went to school in duhville.

    • Tony
      9:48 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Hey little brother, why don’t our championships back in the 50’s count with your delusional fan base, but scandals do?

    • Ha!
      10:59 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Tony: Ha! Got eeeem!!! 😉

  10. Card Chodes
    8:56 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

    It’s funny how these card tards are bringing up things from 60 years ago, that’s how desperate they are and it’s so so sad. Just think how bad they are going to be when slick Rick is gone, they will bring down our strength of schedule. They cheated, and still could only beat Cal once, and that was when the stars aligned perfectly. At least Crown Royal came out with an apple flavored version this year, that should hold them over for awhile.

  11. Catsrus
    9:15 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

    I’d rather UL kept a wounded RP than go out and hire some innocent new guy.

  12. Rise
    10:12 am October 8, 2015 Permalink

    Why would they admit to it? They will deny everything. It would look bad on them if they admitted to it.

  13. Wildcatgeorge
    12:04 pm October 8, 2015 Permalink

    A sad state of affairs for the cards. But could a more fitting bomb be dropped on such a snotty and self righteous fan base?

    • Dude
      1:27 pm October 8, 2015 Permalink

      Nope. This is perfect.