November 9th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Duke University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn’t normally do media on game days, but he made an exception to attend a College Basketball Symposium organized by the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI on Tuesday. The panel discussed the state of college basketball and the issues surrounding the game. During the discussion, Coach K elaborated on his comments about the corruption scandal engulfing college basketball. Krzyzewski had called the scandal a “blip” on the radar of the sport in late October. The comment seemingly downplayed the FBI probes and alleged millions of dollars changing hands among college basketball coaches, shoe companies and high-profile recruits. “I should’ve given it more time and I apologized for that,” he said. “I should’ve said, ‘For me, I went to West Point. I was an army officer for five years. I call it a blip on the radar screen of college basketball and that doesn’t mean that that blip is not a serious thing. We should look at it real close.’ “For me, the college basketball scene has been pretty clean. I haven’t encountered those things. … We haven’t lost a kid because I feel someone cheated for him. That’s my explanation on it. Again, I apologize for shortchanging the answer.” He questioned whether universities are doing enough to help players and their families, while commending the NCAA for improvements in that area. He added that paying players isn’t likely to happen, but the NCAA can find other ways for players to earn money while in school. -Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, Read More

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