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NCAA ‘extremely concerned’ about Hawaii point-shaving allegations

Last night, a report surfaced from KITV that the University of Hawaii was the subject of a point-shaving inquiry by Honolulu police after they received an anonymous letter of allegations earlier this month. Just a short time later, however, the Honolulu PD released a statement that they did not have enough evidence to begin a criminal investigation.

Nevertheless, the NCAA released a statement today letting us all know just how concerned they really were about the allegations:

We are extremely concerned by the point-shaving allegations involving University of Hawaii football student-athletes and have been in contact with the school since early November. We take any allegation of point shaving very seriously as it is a crime that threatens two core NCAA principles – the well-being of student-athletes and the very integrity of intercollegiate sport.

The threat of sports wagering is real and no campus is immune. For this reason, the NCAA and its members conduct forward-leaning national and targeted educational outreach, as well as strong enforcement efforts for all divisions and sports. In addition, the NCAA is regularly in contact with local, state and federal law enforcement and Nevada gaming officials to identify and rout out sports wagering and point shaving wherever it may occur.

Glad we got that settled.