Wichita State is investigating members of the school’s baseball team for receiving improper clothing and apparel benefits.
According to a story in the Wichita Eagle Wichita State baseball players purchased Under Armour apparel, not related to baseball, at a discount. As many as 16 current players could be involved. The purchases included items such as hunting clothes and gifts, at as much as a 50-percent discount. NCAA rules allow athletes to purchase items related to their sport. Under Armour supplies WSU’s baseball uniforms and other apparel.
The purchases go back two or three years and, the sources stressed, appear to have taken place without the knowledge of former coach Gene Stephenson and his assistant coaches. Members of the current coaching staff discovered the issue and brought it to the attention of the administration.