OSU students worry corruption scandal could tarnish reputation
STILLWATER, Okla. (KTUL) —
Rain wasn't the only thing students at the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater wished they could avoid Tuesday.
They also would love to see a certain scandal with a certain assistant basketball coach just go away.
On Tuesday, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced charges against 10 people, including Cowboys assistant Lamont Evans, for "fraud and corruption in college basketball."
With all the talk of corruption charges and jail time, students we spoke with fear all this could end up hurting the schools reputation.
OSU senior Garrison Glass is one of those students.
"I honestly can't believe it happened," said Glass. "We just lost a game to TCU, so it's been a rough couple of days to be a Poke. Last thing we need is a scandal like this."
Other students, like sophomore Nathan Wood, couldn't agree more.
"There's a saying that all publicity is good publicity, but I don't think in this case it really helps us," said Wood.
Junior Braden Foster said it's bad.
All he can do is hope it doesn't get any worse.
"I'm just hoping that nobody else was involved or knew anything about it, because that could really hurt us," said Foster.
Students on campus said they'll be watching this case closely.