US Integrity to ‘protect’ student athletes with Virginia Tech deal

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US Integrity has formed a partnership with Virginia Tech to ensure the sporting integrity of its athletic department. 

With betting rising across the US and many states allowing wagering on college sports, Virginia Tech has deemed it essential to ensure its department is run with integrity. 

Virginia Tech has 22 sporting teams split evenly across male and female squads and has been in the ACC since 2004, winning four conference championships and reaching the NCAA tournament five times. 

“We are excited to partner with US Integrity, as we aim to ensure integrity within and around our athletic programs and protect our student-athletes,” explained Derek Gwinn, Virginia Tech’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. “USI’s commitment to maintaining integrity, as well as their proactive approach, will play a pivotal role in our efforts to monitor sports betting in relation to our athletic programs.”

Under the terms of the deal, US Integrity will provide monitoring services through its dashboard, conducting analysis of dozens of data sets as it seeks to identify irregular competition level, officiating and betting patterns. 

US Integrity has a broad footprint in the sports betting market across the US, partnering with sportsbooks, sports leagues and teams to ensure the highest levels of sports are protected against betting-related fraud and corruption. 

Matthew Holt, USI’s CEO & Co-Founder, added: “US Integrity is proud to partner with Virginia Tech and assist with maintaining the integrity of college athletics in the ACC. USI’s mission is to provide conflict-free, best-in-class insights & compliance solutions to our clients. 

“We are looking forward to working with the exceptional team at Virginia Tech. All our partners are committed to the highest integrity standards, and they are no exception. These types of partnerships help ensure sports betting integrity and strengthen the unique and proprietary anomaly detection tools we have developed at US Integrity.”