Grant saddened, disappointed by college basketball recruiting scandal

Dayton coach gives first public comments about news

On Sept. 27, the day after the news broke about a major recruiting scandal in college basketball, University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina shared a photo on Instagram of himself with the Dayton Flyers men's basketball coaching staff. Spina's caption included the hashtag: "WeDoItRight."

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Dayton coach Anthony Grant declined to comment about the scandal on that day but offered his first public comments Monday while meeting with local media before his team held its seventh preseason practice.

“Like everybody else, I was saddened and disapointed with some of the things that got reported,” Grant said. “I wouldn’t sit here and tell you I know all the ins and outs, all the particulars of how it happened. Hopefully, for individuals who make those decisions in terms of how you go about doing your job, it will maybe open some eyes. I’ve always tried to govern myself by standards that I would want everybody on our staff to govern themselves by. That’s what’s expected. I can’t sit here and judge the situations that somebody else is in, other than to say it’s sad and unfortunate to read what you hear about (a game) I’ve been involved with for 25-30 years. It’s disappointing as a profession to see the outcomes we had a couple weeks ago. We’ll have to wait and see where it goes from there.”

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