A source told Jeff Goodman of ESPN that the University of South Florida men’s basketball program is undergoing investigation for academic fraud. The school released a statement regarding the incident, but didn’t give any further details:
“The University of South Florida and the NCAA enforcement staff are working together to investigate and resolve an inquiry into potential violations of NCAA bylaws and university standards by one of our intercollegiate athletic programs. Because the University of South Florida is committed to protecting the integrity of the investigation and ensuring those involved receive fair treatment, we cannot provide any details about the investigation at this time.”
Another source told Goodman that assistant coach Oliver Antigua hasn’t been able to go out and recruit during the month of July.
Oliver and his brother, Orlando Antigua, joined the coaching staff in 2014-15 and the team has managed to go just 17-48 (.262) during those seasons. Their most recent season finished with them going 8-25 overall and 4-14 in AAC play. Before joining the Bulls, Orlando was an assistant to John Calipari in Memphis, and with the Unversity of Kentucky from 2008-14.