Will Wade to meet with LSU, NCAA officials Friday for first time since suspension
The standoff is nearing an end. Suspended basketball coach Will Wade is scheduled to meet with LSU and NCAA officials on Friday, agreeing to speak after more than a month of silence. The school confirmed the news Thursday when Sports Illustrated requested a comment on the impending meeting.
It ends a 34-day stalemate between the two sides and begins what could be a long-winding process to reinstatement.
The 36-year-old Wade, who in two years turned LSU from an SEC cellar-dweller to the regular-season conference champion, had reportedly refused to speak with NCAA officials after a March report by Yahoo Sports indicated Wade had been recorded on a federal wiretap making suspicious statements regarding recruiting activities.
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