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NCAA hits NC State basketball with two Level I violations

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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Just last month, NCAA representative Stan Wilcox stated they were ready to hand out some big penalties for some of the schools that were involved in the FBI corruption scandal. Today, the first notice of allegations have been handed out and they hit an ACC school who got caught with their hand in the cookie jar during the Mark Gottfried era.

According to the reporting done by Pete Thamel, Dan Wetzel and Pat Forde, former head coach Mark Gottfried has been charged with “violating head coach responsibility legislation, specifically a failure to monitor his program and promote an atmosphere of compliance”. The former Murray State and Alabama head coach is now at Cal State Northridge and could soon find himself on the chopping block.

In the FBI scandal involving Adidas, it was reported that Smith’s dad received a $40,000 payment from a middleman working for the shoe company. It took us some time, but we’ve now reached the period where schools involved are going to be punished by the NCAA.

In the year Smith played for the Wolfpack, NC State went just 15-17 (4-14) and Gottfried was fired after working for six seasons in Raleigh and leading NC State to two Sweet 16 appearances. Smith was the ninth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks, but was traded to the Knicks this past season in the Kristaps Porzingis deal. Through two full seasons, he is putting up 14.5 points per game.

Expect NC State and head coach Kevin Keatts to have some rough waters to get through moving forward. There will certainly be scholarship reductions and a postseason ban is a possibility. Not great for a program that is thirsty to compete at a national level on the hardwood.

Will Louisville, Arizona, or LSU be next?


Article written by Adam Luckett

Twitter: @AdamLuckettKSR

12 Comments for NCAA hits NC State basketball with two Level I violations

  1. Cletis75
    7:34 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink

    If I was any school that the NCAA came down on, I would file suit against them for discrimination. If they let UNCheat get away with 20 years of playing ineligible players, their not punishing me for anything!

    • BlueByYou
      8:16 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink

      you beat me to it! Maybe the NCAA thinks they’re OK since they go one of the schools in North Carolina that cheat!

    • serdi
      9:50 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink

      I hope NC State tells the NCAA to stick it.

      Now is the time for the Wolfpack and ALL, yes you Mitch and Eli, to tell the NCAA, no more violations for any member school. The NCAA eliminated all authority when the IC with the help of sleazy SEC Commissioner Sankey let the biggest cheaters of all time walk.

      I hope NC State stands up.

  2. fredlexky
    8:26 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink

    Agree, Duke also.

    • 4everUKblue
      8:50 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink

      K could confess to all charges against dUKe under oath, on the record to Mark Emmert and U6’s other national title would be vacated.

  3. Smyrna_Cat
    8:49 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink

    “What, who me? LOL!!!” UNCheat. 😉

  4. RealCatsFan
    9:00 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink

    Wrong Carolina school, boys.

  5. njcat54
    11:01 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink

    NC State fans were the ones who blue the whistle on UNC’s fake classes. Guess this latest development will teach them to keep UNC’s cheating out their mouths.

    Oh, the irony of it all…

    • njcat54
      11:01 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink


  6. walden
    11:06 pm July 10, 2019 Permalink

    The NCAA so mad at North Carolina they put NC State on probation for two years!

    RIP Jerry T

  7. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    12:41 am July 11, 2019 Permalink

    I love how they left Duke out of the list of schools who should be next. If Matt wants to run for election for anything he needs to end this now and require his people to destroy Duke on this site so his opponent can’t show commercials of a Duke alumni loving his school and end his chances.

  8. mrwayne
    6:52 am July 11, 2019 Permalink

    Keats, Pinto coaching tree…