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Reports: LSU basketball coach Will Wade being investigated by NCAA

Seth Dunlap
February 25, 2018 - 8:39 pm
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LSU basketball coach Will Wade is under investigation by the NCAA for his recruiting tactics, according to a report by Yahoo Sports.

NCAA enforement staff have been looking into Wade's recruiting tactics for the past six months, but the investigation includes his time as coach at both VCU and Chattanooga.  The investigation appears to be in the informaion gathering stage, and has reached no formal conclusions yet.

LSU Athletic Director told Yahoo Sports, "“After talking to my staff we have had no contact from the NCAA regarding any irregularities."

Wade's 2018 recruiting class is currently ranked #3 in the nation by Rivals.com, and includes five star players Nazreon Reid and Emmitt Williams.

The news about this investigation comes amid the wider FBI probe into bribery and money laundering in college basketball recruiting.  A more detailed report by the FBI is expected in the coming weeks. 

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