NCAA Penalties

Chip Kelly’s Show-Cause Makes Him a Harder Hire Than Others

Phil Sheridan writing for about potential interest by Texas in Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly: Kelly is also limited to some degree by the “show cause” order placed on him by the NCAA for recruiting violations at Oregon. That 18-month penalty likely wouldn’t deter a college team from hiring Kelly. While Kelly’s show-cause […]

Kelvin Sampson’s Show-Cause Penalty Ends

Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star: For the past five years, if an NCAA school had hired [Kelvin] Sampson, it would have had to present an explanation of why it should not be punished for hiring him, and how it planned to keep the coach from breaking rules again. It’s an onerous burden that usually […]

OU Coach Likely Gets Last Break From NCAA

Oklahoma’s Jay Norvell had one of the Sooners’ 35 secondary violations over the last year (April 2012 – April 2013). But his violation should have carried one of the stiffest penalties, a coaching suspension. Lucky for him, Oklahoma took advantage of the Committee on Infractions appeal for Norvell’s violation and the suspension was dropped from […]

“Noncommitable” Offers Show Why Written Offers Are A Big Deal

There is not as many interesting things to report from the NCAA’s Regional Rules Seminar here in Denver. A lot of it is very technical, not even immediately useful to someone who is no longer working on a campus. But one nugget was interesting. While major violation penalties have gotten the attention, the NCAA is […]

Show-Cause for Former Texas Southern Coach Upheld

Johnnie Cole, former head football coach at Texas Southern, was unsuccessful in his appeal of his three-year show-cause order that came from Texas Southern’s 2012 major infractions case. Cole appealed both the show-cause penalty and the findings that he failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance and failed to monitor the football program. Cole’s appeal […]

Penn State Meets Scholarship Reduction Early

Penn State received many penalties from the NCAA last summer. The three penalties that affect Penn State’s on-field performance each run for four years. But all three cover a different four years: Postseason Ban: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 Initial Counter Limit (15): 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 Overall Counter Limit (65): 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 Penn […]

UCF Wins Appeal of Bowl Ban

UCF Wins Appeal, Eligible for Bowl in 2013 Central Florida continued a rare winning streak for schools in front of the Committee on Infractions. The university successfully appealed the football team’s postseason ban from its 2012 major infractions case. The reasoning was that football and basketball were too mixed up: In reviewing the record before […]

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Coming Off Probation

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will finish four years of NCAA probation on Monday for a wide-ranging of violations that mostly started and ended with a failure to report violations. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times had a breakdown of the changes that the Islanders made over the last four years: “One of the huge changes we made that […]

SMC Penalties Getting Good Reviews

Generally NCAA major violation penalties are categorized one of two ways: as ineffective slaps on the wrist or corrupt overreaching not proportional to the violations. But in the case of the NCAA’s sanctions on Saint Mary’s, the Committee on Infractions seems to have found the sweet spot. Even a local writer, generally a tough audience […]

Saint Mary’s Hit With Extensive and Creative NCAA Penalties

Saint Mary’s was sanctioned by the NCAA today for a host of major violations. The violations centered around the recruitment of an international prospect in 2009 as well as training activities involving outside consultants in the summers of 2009–2010. On top of the underlying violations, a former assistant coach was charged with unethical conduct, head […]

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