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NCAA bans 'Worldwide Wes' from Midwest Regional access

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10:00 AM ET 03.30 | A picture of William "Worldwide Wes" Wesley, one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes men in basketball, was distributed to security guards at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday at the Midwest Regional semifinal along with instructions to keep him out of credentialed areas. "We were told not to let him in," said one female security guard, who declined to give her name to USA TODAY Sports. Asked for clarification, her immediate supervisor in the area responded with "No comment." Bill Potter, NCAA media coordinator for the site, said Wesley would be allowed in the building with a ticket but not into areas that require a credential, just like the general public. Wesley, however, isn't exactly the general public. The idea that the NCAA would target the mysterious Wesley -- and distribute pictures of him to security guards near the court -- is one of the more interesting developments of the NCAA tournament. Especially because Wesley has long been seen around college players and high school prospects, even at NCAA-controlled events.

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March 30, 2013  10:13 AM ET

This is funny on so many levels! Ban him from "credential" areas but let him do as he pleases on high school and college campuses! This is just window dressing on the NCAA's part. There is no real commitment on the NCAA's part to deal with street agents.

March 30, 2013  10:25 AM ET

No mystery why WW is at the Midwest Regional. Some of college BBall's most talented players are there waiting for him to "Show Me the Money!"

March 30, 2013  10:39 AM ET

LMAO

March 30, 2013  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is funny on so many levels! Ban him from "credential" areas but let him do as he pleases on high school and college campuses! This is just window dressing on the NCAA's part. There is no real commitment on the NCAA's part to deal with street agents.

Hey, now. They are supposed to get credit for making an effort....

March 30, 2013  01:08 PM ET

And if he does get past the guards the NCAA will have no choice but to add additional fines and penalties to Penn State. (Always take the easy route)

March 30, 2013  01:21 PM ET
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And if he does get past the guards the NCAA will have no choice but to add additional fines and penalties to Penn State. (Always take the easy route)

Miami has a hearing coming up? Might just be easier to pile on them.

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March 30, 2013  04:53 PM ET

I know some of the Notre Dame guys still liked and respected Coach Mal Moore from his time he coached for them/worked in their AD. He passed away today.

March 30, 2013  08:45 PM ET
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I know some of the Notre Dame guys still liked and respected Coach Mal Moore from his time he coached for them/worked in their AD. He passed away today.

Condolences to all the Alabama fans for your loss.

 
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