NCAA is investigating Connecticut men's basketball program
The NCAA is investigating the Connecticut men's basketball program, the school confirmed.
The news was first reported by the New Haven Register.
According to the report, the NCAA has already notified the school that it is looking its storied basketball program in the area of possible recruiting violations.
The school's president, Susan Herbst, said in a statement that UConn is committed to "a culture of compliance" and that they intend to cooperate with the investigation.
But the case is not related to the FBI investigation which lead to the arrest of 10 people last year on corruption and bribery charges, including four college basketball assistant coaches and an executive from a shoe company.
“We are working closely with the NCAA enforcement division,” the school said in a statement. "We will appropriately address and respond to this inquiry and continue cooperating fully with the NCAA as this process moves forward. Until that time, we will have no further comment."
This season, the Huskies have struggled are currently 11–9 and 4–3 in the American Athletic Conference after Thursday's 63–52 win over SMU.