Virginia guard Kyle Guy’s wedding planning had gone full steam ahead since he was engaged last year to Alexa Jenkins, including recently posting a gift registry online.
But the couple said this week that they were told that simple act is an NCAA no-no.
Jenkins posted a tweet Wednesday, since deleted, that read in part: “Hope you weren’t planning on buying anything off there bc ncaa compliance said it was a violation so i had to make it to where only i can see it.”
Guy confirmed as much during the Cavaliers’ open locker room session Thursday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium, where top-seeded Virginia is set to face No. 5 Auburn in the Final Four on Saturday night.
“Yeah, that was crazy to me that that’s illegal because that’s what a registry’s for,” Guy said, somewhat incredulous. “Yeah, NCAA said it was illegal, so I’m not going to argue with it right now. I’m going to try to win a national championship, and we’ll open that book.”
Joe Kinsey, founder of the irreverent sports blog Busted Coverage, initially shared the link to Guy and Jenkins’s gift registry in a post published Monday. Then he received a cease and desist letter from Kelly Korras, Virginia’s associate director of compliance.