Cal cites success as a factor in allegations

During the introduction to his appearance on ESPN’s Outside the Lines program on Friday, Kentucky Coach John Calipari suggested that success leads to charges of wrong-doing.

“The higher you climb, the more they’re taking shots at you,” he said. “It’s the price you pay for the space you occupy.”

It became public this week that the NCAA sent a notice of allegations of major rules violations to Memphis earlier this year. The allegations involve academic fraud and the improper payment of more than $2,000 in travel expenses for someone associated with a player.