BYU announced that Nick Emery has been reinstated to the basketball program, but the NCAA says it will require him to sit out the first nine games of the 2018-2019 season, as part of the reinstatement conditions. Emery was under NCAA investigation for receiving impermissible benefits from a booster prior to last season.
BYU hasn’t released its full non-conference schedule yet, but Nick’s first or second game back will likely be Dec. 8 versus Utah at Vivint Smart Home Arena. BYU’s 10th game last season fell on Dec. 9. The 2018 season will start five days earlier than last season, so Emery will almost certainly be back in time for that Utah game. Emery will be back for the San Diego State, UNLV, and Mississippi State games as well.
NCAA informed BYU it has concluded its review of the reinstatement request for Nick Emery. As part of Emery’s reinstatement conditions, he will be required to sit out the first nine games of the 2018-19 season.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 14, 2018
Emery will miss BYU’s season opener at Nevada, who could very well be a preseason top 5 team. Other games that are confirmed but don’t have an official date yet are Utah State, Illinois State, UVU, Houston and Weber State.
BYU also confirmed that Emery has two years of eligibility left, meaning he’ll be a redshirt junior for the 2018-19 season.