CCU suspends cheerleading team pending investigation

chaunceyhoopsThe next time one of Coastal Carolina University sports teams take the field or court, they will do so without the sideline support of the school’s cheerleading squad.

CCU announced in an email Thursday that the cheerleading team has been indefinitely suspended pending a conduct investigation into the program. No details explaining the reason for the move were provided.

However, according to a report by WMBF TV in Myrtle Beach, the move comes amid allegations of “prostitution, purchasing alcohol for underage team members, and paying other to complete their homework assignments.”

According to WMBF, an April 4 cheerleading showcase that was previously scheduled for the HTC Center has been canceled, and the team will not be allowed to take part in a planned trip to compete in an event in Daytona Beach, FL.

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