Fox19 has reported two members of the University of Cincinnati Baseball team were fired for an alleged gambling breach.
Fox 19 Now reported that Director of Operations Andy Nagel and Assistant Baseball Coach Kyle Sprague were fired from the University Athletics Department following an internal investigation.
The outlet was told by sources that the parent of a student gambled on fixtures, had conversations with coaches and did not inform the NCAA or the athletics department at the school.
In a statement, the athletics department said: “On 8 May University of Cincinnati Athletics started an internal review of possible NCAA infractions regarding the baseball program. Sprague, Nagel and the rest of the baseball team have been terminated based on preliminary findings. UC is working with the NCAA on this issue.
We will not comment further on this investigation as it is ongoing.
This latest scandal is part of a series of integrity issues that have plagued college baseball over the past few weeks. It began with the firing of Alabama coach Brad Bohannon after a US Integrity Alert forced the OCCC’s catalog to remove all betting for the school.
In the case of Alabama’s match against LSU, US Integrity noted a surge in suspicious betting activity, alerting BetMGM and the OCCC.
In Iowa, regulators confirmed that they are investigating suspicious activity in relation to the Iowa Hawkeyes Baseball team following four players being suspended ahead of last weekend’s game against Ohio State.