Maui Ahuna was a splash addition for Tennessee in the NCAA transfer portal. The star transfer from Kansas, though, has yet to play for the Volunteers this season. Trey Wallace of OutKick reports that Ahuna’s transfer is the subject of an NCAA inquiry regarding potential tampering. Coaches in multiple sports have publicly alleged that tampering occurs with players entering and leaving the transfer portal. Alleged tampering has produced even more headlines in the NIL era.

The inquiry began in July 2022, a month after Ahuna announced his decision, per OutKick. The 2023 college baseball season had its Opening Day a week ago, and Ahuna was absent from Tennessee’s lineup. So far, without Ahuna, the Vols are 3-2 in 2023. Ahuna hit .396 with 8 home runs and 48 RBI in 53 games last season.

UT hosts Dayton for a 3-game series beginning Friday, and there’s a chance Ahuna could join the lineup.

First pitch for Friday’s game is set for 4:30 p.m. ET. The series is being streamed on SEC Network+.

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