New report claims as many as 50 college basketball programs involved in FBI investigation
The scope of the FBI’s investigation into college basketball appears to continue to grow. Earlier this week, ESPN reported that as many as “three dozen” programs could be named. Now, Yahoo! Sports is reporting that as many as 50 programs could be implicated in the investigation.
According to sources of Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports, nearly half of the top programs in the nation this season could be named — along with notable coaches and elite prospects.
This quote from an unnamed source in the Yahoo! Sports report provides a good perspective on just how damning the investigation could be to college basketball in the near future:
“When this all comes out, Hall of Fame coaches should be scared, lottery picks won’t be eligible to play and almost half of the 16 teams the NCAA showed on its initial NCAA tournament show this weekend should worry about their appearance being vacated.”
The report does not go into specifics regarding which programs, coaches or players could be involved, but if nearly half of the 16 teams listed by the NCAA Tournament committee are truly involved, you may be able to figure them out for yourself.
Here are the 16 teams the source refers to:
10. Texas Tech
11. Michigan State
12. North Carolina
14. Ohio State