UCONN involved in a Women's Basketball recruiting violation??

Connecticut has responded to NCAA concerns that its women's basketball office helped arrange a private tour of Bristol-based ESPN for then-top recruit Maya Moore.

The tour might have violated NCAA rules because it may be considered a benefit not available to all UConn students. It took place in October 2005 and included Moore and her mother, Kathryn.

Citing unidentified sources, ESPN reported Wednesday the NCAA began looking into the tour after fielding a complaint from the Southeastern Conference over concerns raised by Tennessee. SEC spokeswoman Tammy Wilson and Lady Vols spokeswoman Debby Jennings declined to comment Wednesday.

UConn refused to say whether the school self-reported the incident or whether the NCAA considered it a violation.

Story Courtesy: AP Wire Reports

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  • by Pat Location: Fairfax, VA on Apr 19, 2008 at 04:12 PM
    Cathy, it's always interesting when people from TN have nothing good to say about CT. Here's why. TN is ranked the 30th smartest state and the 5th most obese. CT is the 3rd smartest and ranks 47th in obesity. I say let those overweight TN folk eat their BBQ and bask in their mediocrity. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20461564/ http://www.morganquitno.com/edrank.htm
  • by T Harvey Location: Lenoir City, Tn on Apr 1, 2008 at 05:05 PM
    ESPN would not be allowed on Tennessee Campus if i were AD. They woulld flown M Moore aroud the world to get her to UConn. M. moore is the best in womens basketball. Shame she went to UConn, with a coach and staff who have bad mouthed Tn for years. I wish her all the luck in the world, just sorry GA and UConn get to benefit from that violation.
  • by Joel Location: Charleston, SC on Mar 14, 2008 at 04:28 PM
    Be careful of a woman's scorn. Pat was unable to get what she wanted. She has not helped her cause with the false accusation previously that former UCONN players drove Miss Moore to an event. Hard to do when the event is in the USA and the players in questions were in Russia at the time. Sour Grapes? Let’s face it - this is a farce. It is the same as if when Miss Moore visited TN. They ordered out for some BBQ from Corky’s Ribs & BBQ. Come on, you can watch ESPN from anywhere but you can’t get BBQ like this in CT. When will the investigation into BBQ-gate start?
  • by Robin Location: Stratford, Connecticut on Mar 13, 2008 at 01:30 PM
    Why on earth would you say if this was Tennessee they would of said the player was ineligible to play. Any one could of taken a tour of ESPN up until yesterday when they suspended all tours. No money or favors were exchange. Also I am very sorry to continually hear the hate that the Tennessee fans have over a group of fine young talented women and their coach, especially when you are only taking into account the on air persona and not the true people. The Connecticut team nor are the people of our fine state rotten. It is sad to see vicious attacks agianst my home state. Shame on cathy for her uneducated remarks about Connecticut. I just like to wish the very talented Lady Vols a wonderful and successful tourney.
  • by Cathy Location: Lafayette,TN on Mar 13, 2008 at 12:04 PM
    If this had been Tenn, they would have said the player was ineligible to play. The NCAA and ESPN would have been all over it like flies on a DOG TURD. You can't make believe that Geno the Wimp did not know about all that. He's the head coach, he should know what his coaching staff does. If the NCAA does not do something about that they are just as rotten as Connecticut is.


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