With an FBI investigation casting a long shadow as college basketball approaches what is supposed to be its most glorious time of year, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski demanded radical change on Saturday in the run up to a matchup against Syracuse later in the night.
Duke quickly put any issue to bed when a Yahoo! Sports report tying Wendell Carter’s mother to ASM runner Christian Dawkins. A balance sheet alleges that Carter’s mother had an impermissible meal with Dawkins as he tried to recruit her son to sign with ASM upon turning professional.
The Blue Devils looked into the matter and contacted the NCAA and determined that there were no eligibility issues and Carter is currently expected to play out his freshman season barring additional information. However, with Duke’s name being thrust into the corruption scandal, Krzyzewski spoke out to ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams during prep for their home tilt against Syracuse.
Krzyzewski demanded radical change and called the current environment toxic and claiming that the current nature of the investigation makes it look like everyone is toxic, according to a tweet from Williams. She didn’t offer up any additional insight on what in particular Krzyzewski might change, but perhaps that will be expanded upon during ESPN’s coverage on Saturday night.
Duke tips off against Syracuse at 6:15 p.m. ET and the game will be shown live on ESPN.
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