Claim: The NCAA is investigating the use of "skill enhancing drugs" by the 2014 champion UConn Huskies men's basketball team.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2014]
Origins: On 7 April 2014, the UConn (University of Connecticut) Huskies won their second NCAA men's basketball national championship in four years, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats in a
A prescription bottle filled with pills on the floor near one of the players lockers. The game official quickly piked up the bottle and went to notify league officials on what he had found. League Officials quickly took action and told the press and reporters to leave immediately. The game official who remains to be anonymous says that the prescription bottle was labeled "The Juice" but will not release the name of who that bottle belonged to. It is believed that the bottle contains steroids, given the fact that "The Juice" is street slang for steroids.
League Officials are now conducting a deep investigation by searching The Huskies lockers, duffle bags, backpacks, etc. to see if there are any other suspicious substances. If enough evidence is found, the Huskies can be stripped of they're [sic] newly acquired title and banned from NCAA basketball. We will update you on NCAA's investigation here on Huzlers.com.
Unfortunately, belief in this false claim was reinforced when Cream Bmp Daily simultaneously ran a piece based on the very same notion. But that article was also nothing more than a spoof, as Cream Bmp Daily's "About" page notes that it, too, deals strictly in satire: