This past May, the Foo Fighters, in town for a show at Rupp Arena, played soccer with members of Kentucky’s coaching staff.
In a subsequent game, members of the Wildcats’ soccer teams joined in as well during a time period when players and coaches are not allowed to participate in games or scrimmages together.
Kentucky self-reported the infraction, the Courier Journal (Louisville) reported.
Several UK soccer players will have to sit out two supervised team activities, such as a practice or meetings, after joining in a pickup soccer game with the Foo Fighters and UK coaches before a May 1 concert at Rupp Arena, the NCAA ruled.
The pickup game took place the week before final exams, when the NCAA prohibits coaches from being involved with players in an event like a pickup game.The UK players were originally playing in their own pickup game at the other end of the field until a member of the Foo Fighters invited them to play “as they were getting tired and wanted the energy level to be raised.
”Three current UK men’s soccer players, one former men’s soccer player and one current women’s soccer player participated in the pickup game after being invited to join.
Kentucky self-reported the violation, according to a Courier Journal open-records request. Way to go, ratting on yourself. More proof the NCAA hates fun