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Response of the President of the University of Kentucky to the Official Inquiries from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1985-1989

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Processed by Matthew Jones in July 2008 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Janice Childers

Title

Response of the President of the University of Kentucky to the Official Inquiries from the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Date

1985-1989

Repository

University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Arrangement

The original order of the collection has been retained; materials are arranged in folder by topic.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2008ua023: [identification of item], Response of the President of the University of Kentucky to the Official Inquiries from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, University of Kentucky Archives.

Extent

6 cubic feet (9 binders; 6 boxes)

Abstract

The official response of the UK President regarding the National Collegiate Athletic Association allegations that members of the UK basketball coaching staff offered payment which was accepted by prospective athlete Chris Mills, a violation of NCAA rules.

Biography/History

According to the Allegations and Inquiries Case Summary, it was alleged that on March 30, 1988, while recruiting prospective student-athlete Chris Mills (Los Angeles, California), men's assistant basketball coach Dwane Casey sent a package via Emery Worldwide Overnight Service that contained a videotape and 20 $50 bills to Claud Mills, the prospect's father at their home. It further alleges that a receipt for delivery of the package was signed by the prospect.

This allegation can be divided into five questions which the case set out to answer: (1) did Casey place money in the overnight package; (2) was money in the package when it left the university; (3) did Emery Overnight representatives find money in the package; (4) did Emery place the money back in the package and deliver it, and (5) did Claud Mills receive the money?

At the conclusion of the 1988-1989 basketball season, the University determined that new leadership was needed to conduct the basketball program. Consequently, Head Coach Eddie Sutton submitted his resignation to President David Roselle on March 19, and it was accepted effective April 2. Subsequently, assistant coaches Dwane Casey, James Dickey, and Jimmy Dykes submitted their resignations to the Athletics Director, and they were accepted.

Scope and Content

The Response of the President of the University of Kentucky to the Official Inquiries from the National Collegiate Athletic Association contains documents of allegations and inquiries regarding the case. There are two document notebooks in the collection, each with an index in the front. Depositions, transcribed statements, and memoranda of persons interviewed during this investigation are in five notebooks designated as evidence notebooks. An index is located in the front of each evidence notebook. Also included is a supplemental response. The user copy is available in 9 binders.

Subjects

  • Lexington (Ky.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Mills, Chris.
  • Casey, Dwayne.
  • Roselle, David P.
  • Sutton, Eddie.
  • Dickey, James.
  • Dykes, Jimmy.
  • Emery Air, Inc.
  • University of Kentucky.
  • University of Kentucky - Basketball.
  • University of Kentucky - Presidents.
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Basketball - Kentucky - Lexington.
  • Basketball coaches - Kentucky - Lexington.
  • Depositions.
  • Interrogatories.
  • Memorandums.
  • Actions and defenses.
  • Bribery.

Related Material

Board of Trustees Minutes, University of Kentucky Archives.

200ua069: Otis Singletary Presidential papers, University of Kentucky Archives.

David P. Roselle Presidential papers, University of Kentucky Archives.

Athletics Ready Reference, University of Kentucky Archives. (Ask at reference desk in Breckinridge Room, M.I. King Library.)

2004ua014: UK Audio Collection, University of Kentucky Archives.