TCU Basketball is the fifth NCAA program to receive notice of allegations stemming from the FBI probe into college hoops over the last several years. The Horned Frogs join North Carolina State, Kansas, Oklahoma State and USC in receiving NOAs, with more schools expected to follow suit this year.
In a statement released to multiple news outlets, TCU said “TCU has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA enforcement staff specific to former assistant mens basketball coach Corey Barker. There were no other individuals involved or additional allegations against the university. Per NCAA rules, because there is a pending case, TCU is not permitted to comment further.”
All of the allegations against the basketball program were linked to Corey Barker, a TCU assistant under Jamie Dixon in Fort Worth from 2016 until he was fired on March 11th of last year for refusing to cooperate with an internal investigation. He has since moved on to New Mexico State, where he is serving as an assistant. Neither Dixon nor any other member of his current staff were implicated or are expected to be charged or punished for Barker’s actions.
Last year, Barker was accused of accepting a bribe to steer TCU Basketball players towards a sports agent. Court testimony from former agent Christian Dawkins seemed to indicate that the bribe had been quickly returned, something that may keep Barker from being slapped with the almost unrecoverable Level I violation. Former Oklahoma State assistant Lamont Evans was issued one in November, but the Cowboys avoided NCAA trouble as a program, and it’s unlikely the Frogs will face anything further.