There was an update in the ongoing federal investigation into the allegedly corrupt payments between Adidas, players, and player handlers that has hung over college basketball for months now.

The Department of Justice released new charges that served to reinforce prior allegations against Louisville and Miami, while adding Kansas and North Carolina State to the list of schools who should probably be worried about potential NCAA sanctions in the near future.

Current Dallas Maverick Dennis Smith Jr. is the likely name linking N.C. State to the case, while people are still trying to figure out exactly who at Kansas is or was involved; Dan Wetzel originally reported it was Josh Jackson, but later rescinded the report.

The entire indictment is available here to browse, but if you’re not into parsing a 36-page legal filing, here are some highlights:

Amusingly, the Miami update really serves as a nice juxtaposition to the fact the Hurricanes just extended head coach Jim Larranaga. Like, this morning.

Put another, better way:

And that was before this news even broke! College sports, everybody.

As to what all of this means, on the grander scale: who knows? This entire investigation has such an unpredictably wide array of possible outcomes. Could the NCAA just do nothing, or at least what amounts to nothing, slapping anyone involved with minor penalties while promising to do better going forward? Sure!

On the other end, could it lead to what amounts to a sea change in the landscape of the sport, with multiple schools slammed with penalties and big brand-name coaches facing show-cause penalties? (The “Bill Self coaches the Denver Nuggets” timeline.)

Maybe! Probably not, but maybe! That we’re even considering that as a possibility is astounding, all things considered. The only real thing we know for sure: everyone in college sports is going to be investing in a burner phone or two. Though that’s a lesson they should have learned a long time ago.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.