The president of the University of Miami (Fla.) acknowledged Wednesday evening that his men's basketball program is subject to an ongoing FBI investigation. Miami joins Auburn, Arizona, Louisville, Oklahoma State and USC as schools publicly connected to the unprecedented probe that has rocked college basketball. The FBI's case does not specifically mention Miami nor any of its coaches, but the same is true of Louisville which, like Miami, publicly acknowledged it is subject to a federal investigation. On Tuesday, Louisville administrators put their Hall of Fame coach (Rick Pitino) and 20-year athletic director (Tom Jurich) on administrative leave with an apparent intent to fire once school laws allow for it. In court documents, Miami reasonably appears to be so-called "University-7" with specific connections to an unidentified coach "Coach-3" and recruit "Player-12." University-7 is identified as a private university in Florida with approximately 16,000 students and one of the state's largest universities, among other details that match Miami's profile. There are accusations from the FBI that Jim Gatto, a prominent Adidas employee, was working with an assistant coach from University-7 in an effort to move $150,000 to the family of a high-profile 2018 prospect.
Miami men's basketball program under FBI investigation, president acknowledges
CBS Sports | Sep 28