By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
LSU men’s basketball coach Will Wade has been suspended indefinitely by LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva. News broke recently that he reportedly offered money for a recruit.
The 36-year-old Nashville, Tennessee native is in his second season as the Tigers head coach. LSU is presently 10th in the country with a 25-5 record.Embed from Getty Images
The Tigers next game is against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, March 9th. That game is at home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
LSU is presently on a four-game win streak. Wade was caught on audio by FBI wiretaps regarding an offer to freshman Javonte Smart.
“Recent media reports regarding Coach Will Wade are without question concerning to all of us,” the statement read. “As such, we and university officials have taken deliberate and purposeful steps to fairly assess and adequately address this situation. As we have done since media reports first surfaced months ago, we are closely coordinating with the NCAA with every step. They have our full cooperation and we will continue to report to them all facts and information on this matter.
“All of us at LSU share the obligation to protect the integrity of this institution, as such we have suspended Head Coach Will Wade indefinitely until such time as we can ensure full compliance with the NCAA, as well as institutional policies and standards. Assistant coach Tony Benford will assume the duties of interim head coach.”