College basketball scandal: Is the University of Kentucky involved?
The far-reaching FBI investigation into payments being funneled to the family of college basketball recruits does not appear to involve the Kentucky Wildcats.
The only Kentucky university mentioned in the indictments — revealed Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York — is described as having "approximately 22,640 students" and more than 7,000 faculty and staff members.
The University of Kentucky has roughly 29,000 students, according to its website.
The University of Louisville, which is the only other public research university in the state, lists a student headcount of 22,640 on its website. U of L Interim President Greg Postel said in a statement Tuesday that the university received notice it is involved in the federal investigation and that it is a "serious concern."
Postel also said the university will fully cooperate with law enforcement and the NCAA concerning the matter.
Reporter Phillip M. Bailey can be reached at 502-582-4475 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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