Two UConn basketball coaches resign as school prepares to announce "update" on recruiting allegations

UPDATES: Go here firstthen here and finally here.

Two UConn basketball assistants, Patrick Sellers and Beau Archibald, are resigning in connection with recruiting allegations against the UConn men's basketball program, according to a report by the Courant.

UConn sent out a press release earlier today to announce that they will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning at Gampel Pavilion to announce an "update" to the NCAA's investigation into allegations that members of the UConn staff acted improperly in the recruitment of Nate Miles, who was dismissed from the team before ever playing a game. The resignation of the two coaches was not mentioned in the release.

Over at the Connecticut Post, Neil Ostrout is reporting that UConn has received a letter of allegations from the NCAA, which will "likely" be made public tomorrow.

Jeff Goodman over at Fox Sports tweeted that, "the official terminology for Pat Sellars [sic] and Beau Archibald's departure will be "resignation". However, it wasn't by choice."

In addition, Goodman tweeted that two of the names being mentioned to replace Sellers and Archibald are former Huskies Donyell Marshall and Kevin Ollie.

I'm going to hold off from saying too much until the press conference tomorrow, but the two resignations certainly do not bode well for UConn. Check back tomorrow morning for more information.

UPDATE: Goodman is doing some fine work tonight. Here are his tweets on former UConn assistant Tom Moore, whose name has often come up when this situation is discussed:

According to his lawyer, Scott Tompsett, ex-UConn asst. and Quinnipiac head coach Tom Moore has "not been charged in the investigation."


Tompsett also told that Tom Moore is "no longer involved in the investigation."

Hit the jump for UConn's press release.


The University of Connecticut is holding a press conference at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010 for the purpose of announcing an update to the NCAA investigation of its men’s basketball program.

The press conference will take place in the brick foyer area at the Division of Athletics entrance to the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.

Materials related to the press conference subject matter will be available to the media in attendance at approximately 9:45 a.m. and will also be posted at

In attendance at the press conference will be Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun, Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway and Rick Evrard, the University’s outside counsel for NCAA-related matters.

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