Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell says he had no knowledge of the investigation and would not comment.
University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari met the media on Friday afternoon, hoping to talk about a young basketball team that is beginning to find itself, is coming off one of its best all-around performances of the season and is looking to build more momentum against Missouri in Rupp Arena on Saturday night.
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto told the board of trustees on Friday morning that the school will conduct an internal investigation and will cooperate with authorities following a Yahoo Sports report that linked current and former United Kingdom basketball players to an FBI probe into college basketball where players allegedly received impermissible payments, violating NCAA rules. "But again, the statement I made is from me, where we stand on this and how we feel about it". "If there's something that I don't know", Calipari said.
Knox is averaging 15.4 points per game as a freshman and is one of the 30 players named to the Naismith Trophy, awarded each year to college basketball's top player.
According to SEC Country's Kyle Tucker and Alan Cutler of LEX18, Kevin Knox Sr., the father of Kevin Knox, said he never met with Christian Dawkins or Andy Miller and he wouldn't even recognize him (Dawkins). "Unless (there is) something i don't know".
The FBI had reportedly been collecting documents, spreadsheets and wiretaps over a period of time related to the case, and Yahoo Sports obtained hundreds of those documents.
Calipari went on to say that he didn't meet with Knox to discuss Yahoo's report.
In a statement released by the school Friday morning, Calipari said: "I have no relationship with Andy Miller or any of his associates. We will cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities".
NCAA president Mark Emmert says in a statement Friday the allegations "if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America".