The FBI investigation that has rocked college basketball now has ties to Creighton.
The Bluejays, along with a handful of other programs, were implicated by name in a college basketball FBI investigation into corruption in the sport.
According to reported testimony in New York, the father of prospect Brian Bowen claims Creighton assistant Preston Murphy offered his son one-hundred thousand dollars to play at Creighton, plus a lucrative job.
Creighton officials released the following statement stating they have not heard from the FBI or the NCAA on the allegations, but are taking the claims very seriously.
Statement from Creighton University regarding federal court case
October 4, 2018
During testimony today in a federal court case, a claim was made that Creighton University allegedly offered money and a job in exchange for a prospective student-athlete’s commitment to attend Creighton.
In 2017, when information regarding allegations of improper recruiting practices nationwide were first announced, Creighton conducted a thorough review of its men’s basketball program. University officials take today’s claim very seriously and will continue to work with the appropriate agencies as needed. To date, the Creighton University Athletics compliance office has not been contacted by the FBI or the NCAA.
Integrity is one of the guiding principles of Coach Greg McDermott’s men’s basketball program, and the University is committed to upholding those values.