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. 

 

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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.

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Michigan State ends Zion Williamson, Duke's quest for a National Championship

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Michigan State ends Zion Williamson, Duke's quest for a National Championship

WASHINGTON  -- Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four.

The do-everything point guard took over the game when his team faced its biggest deficit and led second-seeded Michigan State to a 68-67 victory over overall No. 1 seed Duke on Sunday in the East Region final.

Duke boasted the biggest stars in Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, but Winston shined brightest to put Michigan State in the Final Four for the first time since 2015. Winston had 20 points and 10 assists, made nine of his 23 shots and never shied away from shooting.

Michigan State will play Texas Tech in one national semifinal Saturday in Minneapolis. Virginia faces Auburn in the other.

Winston was the facilitator but the Spartans received a huge boost from their oldest player. Kenny Goins, a fifth-year senior who missed his first four 3-point attempts, drained the go-ahead shot with 34.3 seconds left to put Michigan State up 68-66.

Duke had the chance to tie but Barrett missed the first of two free throws with 5.2 seconds left. Duke was helpless with only four fouls, and Winston was able to get the ball away from the Duke defenders and dribble out the clock.

Michigan State is in the Final Four for the eighth time under coach Tom Izzo, who beat Duke's Mike Krzyzewski for just the second time in 13 meetings and second time in seven NCAA Tournament games. Izzo is in the Final Four for the eighth time in his career and tied Krzyzewski what would have been a record 13th appearance.

"I love you all, I appreciate you all. I'll see you in Minneapolis" Izzo, who wiped away tears, told the celebrating crowd that included Michigan State alumnus Magic Johnson.

Izzo had to navigate foul trouble to big man Xavier Tillman, who was essential in guarding Williamson and factoring in on the offensive end. Tillman played 29 minutes and scored 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting.

Duke fell one step short of the Final Four after finally coming out on the losing end of a nail-biter. The Blue Devils won their previous two NCAA Tournament games by a combined three points, and escaped in the final seconds only when their opponents missed at the buzzer.

Williamson finished with a game-high 24 points and 14 rebounds. Barrett had 21 points -- but not the one that could have sent the game into overtime.

REDDISH BACK

Cam Reddish didn't start for Duke but the freshman was the first player off the bench two minutes in after being a game-time decision. Reddish missed the Sweet 16 victory against Virginia Tech on Friday with a left knee injury.

Reddish missed his first two shots before his two free throws gave Duke its first lead at 22-21 with 7:10 left in the first half.

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While this is the Spartans' 10th Final Four, it's the first in program history for their opponent, Texas Tech, which beat Gonzaga to win the West Region.

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Even opposing college teams can agree that everyone hates the Dallas Cowboys

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Even opposing college teams can agree that everyone hates the Dallas Cowboys

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Duke Blue Devils are hated and boo'd in every arena they travel to. There are few things in the sports world easier than hating Duke.

But one of those few things easier than disliking Duke is hating the Dallas Cowboys. And on Sunday in the East Regional Final between No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Michigan State and Capital One Arena, every fan in attendance agreed with that sentiment.

Midway through the second half of play, with the teams on the sideline for a TV timeout, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper were both shown on the Jumbotron.

The fans in attendance, a mix of Duke, Michigan State and local supporters reacted with a chorus of boos.

Prescott is a known Duke fan, and was sporting a blue and white sweatshirt at the game.

The Blue Devils rank out of luck, and could not get the bounce they needed, the bounce they got in each of the previous games. Duke is no longer in the NCAA Tournament, meaning Dak Prescott took the loss too.

Redskins fans will take that.

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