At Least Six College Basketball Programs to Be Notified of Major NCAA Violations

By Kevin Harrish on June 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm
Sanctions are coming!
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The hammer could be coming down on a few NCAA hoops programs.

At least six NCAA basketball programs – including at least two-high profile teams – are expected to be notified of major NCAA violations as soon as early July, according to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports.

NCAA vice president for regulatory affairs Stan Wilcox told Dodd that the two high-profile programs would receive notices by early July with the other four coming later in the summer.

From Dodd of CBS Sports:

"There's even another group of cases that we're still working on," Wilcox said. "The main thing is that we're up and ready. We're moving forward and you'll see consequences."

Level I violations are considered the most serious by the NCAA. They carry the strongest punishments that can include scholarship reductions, postseason bans and show-cause orders against coaches. According to the NCAA, a Notice of Allegations is sent after an investigation has closed. 

It has previously been reported that at least Kansas, Arizona and Louisville had been under NCAA investigation.

At least 20 schools were mentioned during the course of the FBI's investigation. Among others were Oklahoma State, Southern Cal and Auburn. Wilcox said only those schools involved in eligibility issues would be impacted.

From the sound of it, six is a minimum based on current information and the investigations are very much still ongoing. So things could be getting pretty wild in the coming weeks.

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