November 2nd, 2018 | by Cody Junot

Arizona Board of Regents chairman Ron Shoopman said Thursday the board will continue to aggressively monitor the facts around the Arizona men’s basketball program. New allegations about UA basketball were raised during a federal trial last month that involved three peripheral college basketball figures. The board met Thursday in a closed-door meeting for 90 minutes along with UA President Robert Robbins and athletic director Dave Heeke. Shoopman said the meeting was part of ongoing communication with UA administrators to stay up to date on the basketball situation, and that Robbins will ultimately make any decisions, if necessary. The regents held a similar closed-door meeting on March 1 after ESPN reported that UA coach Sean Miller discussed a pay-for-play scheme involving former Wildcats star Deandre Ayton. But several new allegations came out of last month’s trial, including testimony from the father of five-star recruit Brian Bowen that aspiring agent Christian Dawkins told him that then-UA associate head coach Joe Pasternack offered $50,000 for his son to play for the Wildcats. Miller has not been directly implicated in any of the allegations in the federal complaint or trial, though two of his former assistant coaches have been. Shoopman said regents have not scheduled an additional update yet, though they will add them to future agendas as needed. -Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star, Read More

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About Cody Junot
Cody Junot joined College AD in November, 2014 as a contributing writer and was shortly promoted to Associate Editor in July, 2015. Cody graduated from UL Lafayette in 2011 with a degree in Sports Management.

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