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Maine Places Women’s Hockey Coach on Leave During Investigation

The University of Maine has placed Maria Lewis, its head women’s ice hockey coach, on leave during an investigation into possible NCAA Violations:

The NCAA has been notified that the university is investigating possible compliance concerns. Among the issues being investigated are whether NCAA bylaws restricting the number of hours student-athletes spend in activities directed or supervised by coaching staff were violated.

Violations of the playing and practice rules, particularly the hour limitations, are not uncommon. So for a coach to be placed on leave while the university and NCAA looks into the allegations suggests that the overage may be significant when all is said and done.

Women and minority groups are underrepresented in top college coaching and administration positions.


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