The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, and referenced a public research university in Kentucky that fits the description of the University of Louisville, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported on its website.
The allegations include payments of $100,000 from a company to the family of an unnamed player to secure his commitment to the school, which is described as a public research university with an enrollment of 22,640 located in Kentucky. That matches the school’s enrollment figures, according to the University of Louisville, the newspaper said.
UofL Interim President Greg Postel released the following statement: “Today, the University of Louisville received notice that it is included in a federal investigation involving criminal activity related to men’s basketball recruiting.
“While we are just learning about this information, this is a serious concern that goes to the heart of our athletic department and the university. UofL is committed to ethical behavior and adherence to NCAA rules; any violations will not be tolerated.
“We will cooperate fully with any law enforcement or NCAA investigation into the matter.”
For more on this developing story, please go to the Louisville Courier-Journal website.