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NCAA issues statement on new report about college hoops corruption scandal

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We can only begin to imagine how the NCAA will handle so many schools being involved in this scandal.

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The college basketball corruption scandal has reached a new level, and it’s affecting many of the sport’s top programs.

The latest report has a host of blue-blood programs involved in some capacity, including UK, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State among many others. Among the players involved are Miles Bridges, Collin Sexton, Josh Jackson, Bam Adebayo, Wendell Carter and P.J. Dozier.

Not long after the report came out, NCAA president Mark Emmert issued a statement on the newest revelations.

“These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules.

Following the Southern District of New York’s indictments last year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport.

With these latest allegations, it’s clear this work is more important now than ever. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity.

We also will continue to cooperate with the efforts of federal prosecutors to identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts.”

It’s untelling how the NCAA will handle punishments for the schools involving, being that so many are linked in the report.