VCU finds “no red flags” in review of former coach Will Wade


RICHMOND, VA. (WRIC) — In a statement from VCU on former head coach Will Wade, the University says they found “no red flags” regarding his time leading the basketball program.

Wade, who is now the head coach at LSU, was suspended Friday following a report from Yahoo Sports.

You can read VCU’s full statement below.

We are aware of the March 7 Yahoo Sports report on former men’s basketball Coach Will Wade, now at LSU.

We have conducted annual individual meetings with all men’s basketball student-athletes to review whether they have received any extra benefits during their recruitment or during their time at VCU. They must sign a document to confirm they understand what we were asking. Specific to our previous coach’s tenure, Athletic Compliance has reviewed all recruiting activity during his tenure to determine whether any inaccuracies or red flags existed. An independent review was also conducted. We found no red flags or causes for concern.

Additionally, we have implemented several controls to assure compliance for our men’s basketball program and all of our sport programs. We also conduct mandatory bi-monthly rules education with the full men’s basketball staff to review NCAA legislation. 

Our commitment remains to winning at the highest level with the highest ethics and integrity.

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