Former Player Accuses West Virgina of Cheating

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Yesterday, former West Virginia guard Drew Schifino took to social media to reveal that West Virginia University cheated when he was a player for the school.

Schifino, who played for the Mountaineers from 2001-2004, is the last player to average 20 points per game for West Virginia. As a sophomore during the 2002-2003 season, Schifino averaged 20.1 points, and then went on to average 17.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a junior. However, Schifino was dismissed from the team by then-head coach John Beilein during his senior season.

Schifino had the following to say yesterday about his time at West Virginia: “I’m a real one. Back when I got dismissed from WVU and they turned their back on me without knowing the story, I could’ve snitched on them. WVU had somebody take my SAT for me. I got a lot of money from boosters but I kept quiet.”

Paying players now is obviously within the NCAA’s rules, but it would have been a very serious offense in 2004. In addition, obviously schools still cannot legally pay for another individual to take tests for players.

If true, this is a very serious accusation against West Virginia University. Stay tuned for more information from The Voice of Morgantown as it becomes available.