The entire sport of college basketball
was rattled on Friday when Yahoo!
Sports published documents that linked at least 20 Division I programs to an FBI probe into corruption within the game.
When things wrapped up between Baylor and TCU at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday —
both teams clean of any implications in the probe — Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon didn’t appear to be fazed about
concerns for the future of the sport.
According to TCU360.com’s Garrett Podell, Dixon said that “the game is good” amid the alarming allegations
across college basketball.
I asked TCU head coach Jamie Dixon about his thoughts on the recent FBI probe into college basketball.
Here’s what he had to say pic.twitter.com/xI7TGVweMx
TCU had been at the bottom of the Big 12 on consistent basis prior to Dixon’s arrival to his alma mater. The Horned
Frogs went winless in conference play during the 2014 season. That all changed during the 2016-17 season, as TCU won the NIT
Dixon said that he preaches to his players that “if you cant tell somewhat what you did, then it’s probably
not the right thing to be doing.”
While neither the Horned Frogs or Bears have been linked to the probe, other Big 12 teams have been less fortunate.
Three Big 12 schools — Kansas, Texas and Iowa State — were implicated, with documents alleging that players
were tied to expense reports from an agency run by former NBA agent Andy Miller. Oklahoma State was also linked to the probe
as of last September, when former assistant Lamont Evans faced federal corruption charges.
With the regular season quickly approaching its conclusion, the news has cast a cloud of uncertainty in college basketball
heading into the conference tournaments and March Madness. The Big 12 Championship Tournament begins on March 7 in Kansas
City, Mo. The NCAA Tournament begins the following week, with the “First Four” starting on March 15 in Dayton,