The horrific nightmare for many people around the landscape of college basketball continues. The sport as a whole is essentially under fire, as major programs within the sport — which involve iconic coaches — are tied to potential NCAA violations.
The latest name to be brought up in regard to an investigation into NCAA corruption is Michigan State assistant coach Dwayne Stephens.
Stephens’ name was mentioned in one of Christian Dawkins’ emails to ASM Sports agency founder and president Andy Miller.
Michigan State associate head coach Dwayne Stephens mentioned here. Stephens has been with the Spartans for 14 years. https://t.co/m6DPzWMX4X
— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) February 24, 2018
According to Yahoo’s Pat Forde and Pete Thamel, “On the same July day, Dawkins wrote to Miller that he connected with two Big Ten assistants, Dwayne Stephens of Michigan State and Chuck Martin, formerly of Indiana. The email recounts the interactions from Dawkins’ perspective:
“Dwayne Stephens – Trying to close the deal on Brian Bowen for Michigan State. Trying to do a trade deal for (Spartans) Gary Harris, Miles Bridges, etc”
Michigan State is already under heavy scrutiny and it appears that the Stephens development may only intensify the eventual disciplinary actions that could involve the Spartans.