Ok, it is not as bad as you think. The Kentucky Wildcats did indeed commit and self report a NCAA violation last season. The Courier Journal reported their findings today of their own investigation of the violation. Let me be clear, UK is not in trouble. The punishment went to Rod Strickland and was minor if anything. Honestly, I think it is ridiculous that UK had to report this in the first place.
Men’s basketball – Level II Secondary
Rod Strickland, assistant to the head coach, “on one occasion … answered a student-athlete’s question concerning game film.” The violation came to light after the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a player said he watched film with Strickland, who is not permitted to instruct players. In compliance officer Sandy Bell’s report, the athlete said he came to meet with head coach John Calipari, but he was busy with a visitor, so he stopped by Strickland’s office. Strickland was breaking down film, which he is allowed to do, and the player asked him a question about something on the film. Strickland answered and offered some advice on how to better handle a certain play. Strickland was issued a “letter of admonishment” and was prohibited from attending practice for two days. UK compliance agreed to address the related NCAA bylaw in the March compliance meeting with coaches and to educate student-athletes and staff members on the rule