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Report: NC State received subpoena from federal probe

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RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 06: Head coach Kevin Keatts of the North Carolina State Wolfpack reacts during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at PNC Arena on January 6, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

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NC State is now part of the federal government’s investigation into corruption into college basketball

The school was issued a grand jury subpoena for records by the Southern District of New York, a school spokesperson confirmed to the Raleigh News & Observer.

The subpoena was only for records and not to interview current staff members, according to the report.

NC State coach Kevin Keatts previously denied the school had any relation to the probe.

“Coach Keatts was not contacted about and did not know about the subpoena when he addressed the issue in February,” the school spokesperson said.

Keatts is in his first season with the Wolfpack. He replaced Mark Gottfried, who spent six years helming the program previously.

Ten people, including four sitting assistant coaches (none from NC State), were arrested last fall as part of the investigation, which alleges the funneling of money from shoe companies, financial advisors and other third-parties to players, their families and others with influence on their future professional decisions.

What exactly the nature of the documents the government requested or what NC State’s circumstances are in relation to the investigation remain unclear.

The Wolfpack lost in their first game of the ACC tournament on Wednesday and are projected by most to make the field of the NCAA tournament with their 21-11 record.