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College Basketball: Hall of Fame coaches and top programs may be hit by hoops corruption case, per report

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As many 50 college basketball programs may be in trouble.

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The college basketball world is soon going to be upside down.

With the current season getting close to the March Madness portion of the year, there should be a widespread feeling of joy, excitement and hope for what’s ahead.

Yet for many schools, it’s going to be fear, uncertainty and sadness for several programs, as the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption could lead to more bombshells being dropped soon enough.

Now, a report from Yahoo Sports suggests that more shoes are about to drop, and some of those affected are among the top names and programs in college basketball.

“This goes a lot deeper in college basketball than four corrupt assistant coaches,” said a source who has been briefed on the details of the case. “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.”

As far as things go for Kentucky, I don’t think there’s any involvement, but if there ever was anyone with the program involved in this, it’s not going to end well.

And frankly, as many programs as there are under the crosshairs of this investigation, we probably shouldn’t be surprised to see any person or school who becomes part of this scandal.

The Yahoo report is indicating as much:

So how bad could be it? In terms of NCAA rules, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports that the material obtained threatens the fundamental structure and integrity of the sport, as there’s potentially as many 50 college basketball programs that could end up compromised in some way.

Yikes.

Suddenly, Kentucky’s struggles on the court feel very trivial based on what’s going on off the court for many schools. Let’s just hope Kentucky isn’t part of what’s about to be an ugly year for the sport.