One such question- Was Missouri Southern State University Athletic Director Jared Bruggeman aware of the recruiting violation committed by former MSSU basketball standout Jaime Green when she was hired as an assistant coach for the women's basketball program?
“Did we have reservations? No. Did we talk about it? Certainly.” Bruggeman said. “We talked about all of these things with her … she’s a heck of a coach, a Missouri Southern alum … she was always interested in coming back here, it’s not like we’re recruiting coaches from other schools.”Sadly, the local newspaper that pinned Bruggeman down with that question was not the local paper of record, the Joplin Globe, but the newspaper that covers Green's employer, Newman University, the Wichita Eagle.
The details of Green's recruiting violation, her punishment for it, and the arrest of two of her players, including her top recruit, on charges of dealing cocaine can be found at this link.
(Note: I should have checked out the Southern Watch blog earlier today and it might have saved me some trouble. Southern Watch was the first area blog to note the MSSU athletic director's comments on the hiring of Jaime Green.)