Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 10:15 am  |  12 responses

Coach K Being Internally Investigated For Recruiting Violation

After reportedly making a scholarship offer to Class of 2012 forward Alex Poythress, Coach K is being investigated by Duke University for possibly breaking some recruiting rules. Via CBS: “Duke is investigating whether an NCAA recruiting rule was violated when coach Mike Krzyzewski reportedly offered a scholarship to a recruit during a summer tournament. Forward Alex Poythress told CBSSports.com that Krzyzewski spoke to him earlier this week while he was in Orlando, Fla., for a tournament with his AAU team, the Georgia Stars, and offered him a scholarship. NCAA rules prevent coaches from contacting recruits before they are finished playing in tournaments. Duke spokesman Jon Jackson said in a statement Saturday that the school is gathering facts and that ‘proper adherence to NCAA bylaws has always been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of Duke Athletics.’ Poythress is a 6-foot-7 forward from Clarksville, Tenn. He is considered one of the nation’s top high school seniors.”

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  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    The NCAA’s crazy. Me typing this comment is probably a recruiting violation somehow…


    I really hope this isn’t true. As much as I dispise Duke, I really like and respect coach K. It would be a gr8 dissapointment.

  • http://Slameonline Hoosier

    Hope its true and they burn him!!! They all end the rules…coach K included

  • irondan21

    Hammer captured my thoughts exactly

  • duke4005

    You really think, after all these years, that K would break the rules by offering a scholarship during a dead time? Trust me, IF he ever gets caught for something, this ain’t it. And if it is, is the violation that big of a deal? So he offered a scholarship in a dead period. No money, cars, jewelry, or promises of such were exchanged. Not even a big deal. At all.

  • http://Slameonline Hoosier

    @duke yeah i know you right yo!! Yea or nay its no biggie.


    It would b a dissapointment if this were just the “tip of the iceberg”. This is how many programs get major sanctions if there is more 2 this, therefore the investigation. I just hope that isn’t the case here.

  • T-Money

    Get real people. You dont win year in year out without playing dirty pool. Corey Maggette was driving a 50k+ car on campus as a frosh.

  • http://www.slamonline.com blackvictory23

    Coach K hides behind some unwritten moral standard at Duke when in reality he’s as crooked as they come. The media praises him like a god so he gets away with murder. This scandal is just one of many infractions by Krzyzewski

  • http://www.yomamajokes.com LilKDub503

    I…find it a bit surprising. But for real, I really think the NCAA recruiting rules are a bunch of BS. Some are good, like changing SAT scores (cough Cal cough) but others are stupid (like the limiting of phone calls to a recruit per month). That being said, you would think Coach K would know the rules front and back.

  • LA Huey

    NCAA coaches are like politicians, the dirt on their hands are proportional to their time in the game.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Ixy8Uttq0 nbk

    This isn’t murder. If he did do this, it will cost them maybe a scholarship next season, that’s about it. — I hate Duke, but there is no reason to think Coach K is breaking any rules, definitely not a regular basis. His recruiting is easy, he doesn’t need to cheat to compete like the Tennessee’s & Indiana’s, kids want to go to Duke.