Despite a widespread NCAA basketball scandal that purportedly involves several of the top programs in collegiate hoops, Baylor coach Scott Drew says he’s not worried.
Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports broke the news of the scandal Friday morning. Players from schools such as North Carolina State, Duke, North Carolina and Michigan State are alleged to have received improper benefits or loans from agents.
Texas, Iowa State and Kansas are all named in the documents involved in the scandal as well. Oklahoma State has already had a former assistant coach face federal charges. But despite other schools in the conference facing unsure footing, Drew said a press conference Friday that he’s not paying much attention to the report.
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“I haven’t had a chance to go over it,” Drew said. “I’ve heard about it. But right now, with TCU, we leave today, and try to get ready for practice, I haven’t had a chance to really look at it.
“At Baylor, the one thing we’ve tried to always do is run a clean program. So at the end of the day, I know I trust our coaching staff and believe in them. And in no way shape or form would we want to put Baylor in a bad light — or ourselves.”
Drew isn’t the only Big 12 coach to speak out on the scandal today. West Virginia’s Bob Huggins made it clear that his program would never “get involved in all that nonsense.”
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