August 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Due to a recent investigation into the University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball program, the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) found that rules violations occurred within the program. The violations involved the provision of extra benefits to student-athletes by a representative of athletics interests related to outside training sessions as well as pickup games that exceeded the out-of-season countable athletically related activity weekly hour limitations due to information being reported back to the coaching staff. As a result of these infractions, the institution self-imposed several penalties and the NCAA COI added others. The penalties include a two-year probation during which a comprehensive rules education program must be implemented, a $5,000 fine, a one scholarship reduction in the sport of Men’s Basketball for the 2019-20 academic year, recruiting restrictions for the Men’s Basketball staff, public reprimand and censure, and a vacation of records. Read More.

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