June 17, 2014 - by

What’s Happening at Other Institutions

This page is designed to educate and stress to you, the fan, student-athlete, booster, representative of the athletic interests, parent and prospective student-athlete on the importance of the role that compliance has on institutions.

The following represents only summarized version of NCAA violations. For full report, please visit the NCAA Homepage at www.ncaa.org

Division I Committee on infractions Imposes Two-Year Probation for Stetson University, Imposes Penalties on Men’s Basketball Program.

The Division I Committee on Infractions placed the Men’s Basketball Program at Stetson University on probation for a period of 2 years for violations involving the Men’s Basketball teams from the mid to late 1990’s. It was concluded that the “…interaction between the basketball staff and the compliance office was characterized more by attempts to circumvent prohibitive legislation rather than compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.”

The investigation revealed several violations, which included the following: Aside from eight secondary violations, the committee found that during the summers of 1998 and 1999, several prospective and currently enrolled student-athletes received complimentary admissions to a private local fitness club, where they worked out without the supervision of coaches. Violations also occurred during the coaching clinics in 1998 and 1999 in which there were an impermissible number of participating student-athletes. Further investigations revealed that the basketball coaches watched their players engage in basketball activities before the official start date of practices. Finally, the committee found a lack of institutional control in monitoring the program during the mid- to late 1990’s.

Stetson University was proactive in their corrective measures. The university self-imposed the following:

  • Enhancement of the compliance office, rules education and monitoring program
  • New policy regarding pre- and post- season conditioning and individual skill instruction monitoring
  • Creating an NCAA rules interpretations policy
  • Created and disseminated to all student hosts a student host rules education packet prior to an official visit
  • Designated a specific athletics financial aid officer
  • Created new policy for summer aid
  • Required meetings regarding student-athlete financial aid each semester
  • Monthly compliance, legislative, and operational meetings between the basketball coaches and the compliance office
  • Monthly professional development counseling between the athletics director and the university president
  • Random and annual audits of recruiting logs
  • Educational seminar for NCAA Bylaw 13, recruiting
  • Educational seminar for local merchants
  • Random merchant visits to ensure rules compliance
  • Review of Bylaw 16 with coaches’ spouses
  • Mail-outs and seminars to all Representatives of the Athletics Interest regarding rental arrangements with student-athletes
  • Preclusion of sport and exercise science professor from recruiting
  • Annual review with athletics department staff on new NCAA legislation
  • Annual audit of summer financial aid awards for all student-athletes
  • Written reprimand to the athletics director, men’s head basketball coach, and an assistant coach
  • Ceased recruitment of one prospect
  • Preclusion of 2 student-athletes from being student-hosts
  • Reduction of the number of official paid visits, regular season contests, and university practice time

    In addition, the Committee on Infractions imposed the following:

  • Public remand and censure
  • 2 years probation
  • Extension of above reduction to include the 2003-04 seasons
  • Continual effort to develop a comprehensive education program on NCAA legislation

    Baylor University was placed on probation for two years for violating NCAA bylaws governing recruiting, extra benefits, and financial aid in the men’s tennis program. The following are penalties imposed by the NCAA:

  • Public remand and censure
  • Two years of probation from December 21, 2000
  • The total number of grants-in-aid in men’s tennis will be reduced by twice the dollar amount of the total value of excess aid received by the two student-athletes involved for the 2000-2001 year.
  • The number of grants-in-aid received in the 2001-2002 year will be reduced by one.
  • The head men’s tennis coach will be required to attend one NCAA compliance seminar at his own expense and have a letter of reprimand placed in file.
  • The university must issue a letter of reprimand to the assistant director of athletics for compliance.
  • Rules education must be conducted with the men’s tennis team.
  • The two student-athletes are declared ineligible and withheld from two matches and repay monies received from rent subsidies.
  • Individual reprimands on former head coach, secretary and academic supervisor
  • The university must develop and implement a comprehensive educational program on NCAA legislation and submit periodic reports to the NCAA.

    Southern Methodist University was placed on probation for violations of NCAA legislation governing recruiting, extra benefits, academic fraud, and unethical conduct. The Division I Committee on Infractions has imposed the following on the university:

  • Public remand and censure
  • Two years probation from December 13, 2000
  • The football team is required to vacate its team and individual record of any game in which the student-athlete involved participated in
  • Self-imposed suspension and termination of the assistant football coach involved.
  • The former assistant football coach will be placed on a 7-year show-cause period should he apply for any athletically related position in an NCAA institution.
  • Self-imposed reduction of 4 football equivalencies for 2000-2001 academic year and four additional for the 2001-2002 year.
  • Self-imposed reduction of 8 expense-paid recruiting visits for the 2000-2001 year and 8 for the 2001-2002 academic year.
  • Self-imposed number of coaching staff permitted on off-campus recruiting was reduced by one for the 1999-2000 year and will utilize only 8 full-time assistant coaches for the 1999 football season.
  • The number of permissible off-campus recruiting for the 2000-2001 year will be reduced by one.
  • Only 38 official visits will be allowed for the 2001-2002 academic year.
  • The university will continue to develop and implement a comprehensive education program on NCAA legislation and submit periodic reports to the NCAA