The plot, as they say, thickens. Earlier this week, there was a report that Tennessee, which has a long, storied rivalry with UConn, didn't complain to the NCAA that Geno Auriemma's two-minute phone call with 13-year-old Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis constituted a recruiting violation.
The NCAA said the phone call was an "infraction," but didn't identify the school or conference that initially notified them about what Auriemma and UConn considered an innocuous, congratulatory conversation.
Another report said that the responsible party weren't associated with the AAC or ACC either. Then later, the Big12 announced they didn't make the complaint. But on Wednesday, according to the Hartford Courant, "A spokesman for the Southeastern Conference would not comment when asked if one of its members was responsible for filing the complaint."
No comment isn't an admission of guilt, but it's interesting nonetheless that other conferences have made a point to distance themselves from the story.
Last week, Davis said Auriemma did nothing wrong when he called to congratulate her on a great season.
“I heard about [the NCAA violation] this morning, and it’s sad,” Davis told the Associated Press Friday. “There wasn’t anything about recruiting in the call, he was just congratulating me.”
In the NCAA's eyes, that's still a violation.