CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Harvard basketball co-captain Kyle Casey plans to withdraw from school amid a cheating scandal that also may involve other athletes, according to several reports.
Sports Illustrated and the Harvard Crimson are reporting that Casey, a senior, would take a leave of absence from school in an attempt to preserve a year of eligibility once the issue is resolved.
Co-captain Brandyn Curry also has been implicated. The Boston Herald reported Curry also is expected to withdraw from classes.
The school is looking into whether at least 125 undergraduates in what has been reported to be an Introduction to Congress class of about 280 students cheated by working together on a take-home final exam in the spring.
Harvard is coming off Ivy League championships in both football and basketball, where the Crimson made their first trip to the NCAA tournament since 1946 last season, going 26-4 under Tommy Amaker.