AD says, ‘We’re going forward’

One day after explosive allegations that Arizona State University’s football program may have committed recruiting violations by bringing in high school athletes during the time when recruiting was banned because of COVID-19, the man in charge of athletics said he doesn’t believe the NCAA investigation will bog down the season. 

ASU Vice President for Athletics Ray Anderson, in a wide-ranging interview with The Arizona Republic on Thursday, declined to discuss specifics because of NCAA protocol. But when pressed whether the investigation would overwhelm the season, he firmly said “no.”

“We’re going forward. That’s something that we can’t control. It can’t be something that bogs us down. We’re heading forward with our off-season. And now we’re going to get ready to bring them in,” he said of the players.