NCAA

Updated: UVA says Kyle Guy can re-post his wedding registry

Updated: UVA says Kyle Guy can re-post his wedding registry

UPDATE: UVA star Kyle Guy can post wedding registry online after initially being told otherwise. 

University of Virginia Athletic Director Carla Williams spoke to reporters Friday and assured that the situation that picked up steam revolving around star swingman Kyle Guy and his wedding registry being an NCAA violation was just a misunderstanding.

Guy and his fiancee Alexis Jenkins are free to proceed as they were. 

Communication is a beautiful thing, especially in the world of intercollegiate athletics. 

 

ORIGINAL STORY

 

Going on a run to the Final Four will give student athletes several perks and added benefits. But it also can come with some restrictions on gifts ... and confusing rules about restrictions on gifts. Like, for a wedding registry.

University of Virginia's Kyle Guy is the lucky (or unlucky) man in this scenario. Guy is engaged to long-time girlfriend Alexa Jenkins and the two are planning on tying the knot this summer. For their upcoming wedding, like most couples, they set up a registry for gifts to celebrate the occassion.

Oh wait. Gifts? NCAA athletes? That cannot happen. Guy told reporters he had stopped the gift registry from happening as soon as fans started buying them gifts.

In the video, the Cavaliers' guard said right now he is focusing on the Final Four and winning a national championship. Afterwards he'll re-visit the situation with the registry.

But on Thursday, after the video went viral, NCAA president Mark Emmert said the NCAA had never tried to rain on anyone's wedding day.

"Nobody in the NCAA said anything of the sort," Emmert told reporters. "We don't know what the source of that information was, whether it came from the institution or not. It's certainly not the case that that's a violation of NCAA rules. We allow people to have all the usual and accustomed gifts among families and friends at all holidays and weddings of the sort."

"We've been reaching back out already to the university to try to find out what transpired there. That's simply an inaccurate story."

According to Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, it was UVA, not the NCAA, that requested the website Busted Coverage to remove a post on its website about the wedding registry.

Guy, a junior, will have one year of eligibility remaining after this season.

He is the leading scorer for Virginia as they play the Auburn Tigers for a spot in the national championship on Saturday.

MORE NCAA NEWS:

Maryland keeps top-10 spot in latest AP poll despite loss to Ohio State

Maryland keeps top-10 spot in latest AP poll despite loss to Ohio State

For the first time since Jan. 14, the Maryland men's basketball team lost on Sunday, ending their nine-game winning streak.

But despite the loss to Ohio State in Columbus, the Terrapins did not dip much in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

The Terps (22-5, 12-4 Big Ten) fell two spots from No. 7 to No. 9 and remain the highest-ranked team in the conference. With just four regular-season conference games remaining, Maryland holds a two-game conference lead over Penn State and Iowa.

Earlier in the week, the Terps defeated Northwestern at home, 76-67.

Maryland has a tough schedule this upcoming week, as they travel to Minnesota on Wednesday before returning home to host No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday. College Gameday will be in College Park for the contest against the Spartans, the first time the show has come to Maryland since 2005.

Here's the rest of the latest AP Poll.

1. Kansas
2. Baylor
3. Gonzaga
4. Dayton
5. San Diego State
6. Florida State
7. Duke
8. Kentucky
9. Maryland
10. Creighton
11. Louisville
12. Villanova
13. Seton Hall
14. Oregon
15. Auburn
16. Penn State
17. BYU
18. Iowa
19. Michigan
20. West Virginia
21. Colorado
22. Texas Tech
23. Ohio State
24. Michigan State
25. Houston

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream Capitals and Wizards games easily from your device.

MORE NCAA NEWS:

Did Anthony Cowan deserve the technical foul that ended his night vs. Ohio State?

Did Anthony Cowan deserve the technical foul that ended his night vs. Ohio State?

Anthony Cowan was handed a technical foul late in the second half of Maryland's matchup with Ohio State that resulted in his disqualification.

Cowan, with four personal fouls at the time, was hammered on a layup attempt with 3:54 left in the contest against the Buckeyes. He had cut the Buckeyes' lead to 64-59 and thought he was headed to the free-throw line for an and-1. He was not. 

After no whistle was blown, Cowan reacted, kicking his foot in the air in disbelief. He was then given the technical. which was his fifth and final foul. Maryland didn't have its star point guard for the final 3:54 of a tight game. 

Cowan had picked up his third foul with 7:08 left in the game and then No. 4 exactly two minutes later. 

Twitter lit into the officiating that played a major factor in a very important conference game between the two squads.

Maryland ended up losing the matchup to the Buckeyes 79-72, but it didn't lose ground in the conference standings.

Penn State lost Sunday afternoon, too, so Maryland (22-5, 12-4 conference) didn't lose any ground in its quest to win the Big 10 regular-season championship for the first time. With four games to go, the Terps still hold a two-game lead over the Nittany Lions, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin in the conference standings. Those teams are all tied at 10-6. 

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports. Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream Capitals and Wizards games easily from your device.

MORE NCAA NEWS: