The NCAA appears to be the subject of an “underground recruiting operation” that could potentially create issues for more than 20 programs, according to Pete Thamel and Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports. There is no shortage of reputable programs involved, including the Kentucky Wildcats and head basketball coach John Calipari.

As a result, Calipari, who is in the midst of his ninth season with the Wildcats, came forth to release a statement on Friday.