Wake Forest University is among a number of colleges and universities named in a nationwide bribery scheme, according to the US Department of Justice (USDOJ).
The USDOJ says the admissions scam involved parents bribing coaches to admit their children as athletes, regardless of athletic ability.
During a news conference Tuesday, DOJ announced actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among nearly 50 people indicted Tuesday in the college admission bribery scandal. The racketeering conspiracy case includes the parents of applicants, ACT and SAT administrators, a test proctor, and coaches at universities including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.
What's Wake Forest's Alleged Involvement?
WFMY News 2 has confirmed that the allegations includes the Volleyball coach at the school.
The university released this statement: "Wake Forest is aware of the allegations regarding head volleyball coach Bill Ferguson. The University has retained outside legal counsel to look into this matter. Wake Forest has placed Ferguson on administrative leave and named Randi Smart interim coach, effective immediately. We will have no further comment at this time".