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Report: 6 men’s basketball programs to face NCAA allegations

Texas Tech players celebrate on the court at the end of a semifinal round game against Michigan State in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (Morry Gash / AP)
Texas Tech players celebrate on the court at the end of a semifinal round game against Michigan State in the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (Morry Gash / AP)
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. – A key NCAA official says six schools are going to be facing allegations of Level I violations as early as next month, the next turn of the screw in the college basketball corruption scandal.

Stan Wilcox, vice president for regulatory affairs for the NCAA, tells CBS Sports two high-profile programs will be notified in early July, the others at a later date.

The NCAA did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.

In the investigation by the FBI, at least 20 schools were mentioned, including Oklahoma State, USC, Auburn and LSU.

Level I violations can include such punishments as scholarship reductions, postseason bans and show-cause orders against coaches.

Last week, a former assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State and the University of South Carolina was sentenced to three months in prison for accepting bribes to link top players with bribe-paying managers and financial advisers.

Lamont Evans was charged in a case that revealed the role of corrupt coaches in a scheme to steer NBA-bound youngsters to schools or managers.

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