By Adrian Wojnarowski and Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports
The University of Connecticut violated NCAA rules in the recruitment of former guard Nate Miles, a six-month investigation by Yahoo! Sports has found.
Miles was provided with lodging, transportation, restaurant meals and representation by Josh Nochimson – a professional sports agent and former UConn student manager – between 2006 and 2008, according to multiple sources. As a representative of UConn’s athletic interests, Nochimson was prohibited by NCAA rules from having contact with Miles and from providing him with anything of value.
A UConn assistant coach said he made Nochimson aware of the Huskies’ recruitment of Miles. Later, the assistant coach said he knew that Nochimson and Miles had talked.
The article goes on to say that Calhoun and Nochimson talked frequently during this time period, suggesting that he knew everything that was going on between Miles and Nochimson. I think Calhoun might be the scumiest person on earth, but you got to admire this guys tenacity. He has been accused of more NCAA violations than I can remember, and he just laughs right in all their faces, and keeps coming up with more brilliant ways to undercut the system. He's the coach's version of Scott Boras; absolutely no morals or character, and could care less. With that said, do you really think Calhoun could convince top recruits to come to a school where the average temperature is somewhere between -20 and an eskimos asshole? He has no choice but to give these guys cars and free meals. So, in a way I can't really blame him for trying his hardest to keep a championship caliber team, even if it means cheating. It's really just the same argument as athletes and steroids. You will see within the next couple of days the media just attack Calhoun and label him as satan. We expect these players and coaches to do everything that it takes to win and be successful, but when they bend or break the rules, we pretend like we have this 'holier-than-thou attitude, and crucify them. If any of us were put in Calhoun's situation, I can gurantee that we would do the same thing, because this man would've been canned years ago if he wasn't doing these tactics. There is no way anyone would choose to go to school in cold as fuck Conneticutt without some monetary incentives. So before you pretend you're Jesus, ask yourself if you wouldn't trade in some moral character for millions of dollars.