Wednesday, May 13, 2009
USI to submit violations concerning men's basketball program to NCAA
Three of the violations are related to extra benefits concerning transportation, one concerning academics, and the last concerning improper communication with a prospective student athlete.
As a result, the USI Department of Athletics will self-impose the following penalties:
1. Two players are deemed ineligible from the beginning of the 2008-09 season. Reinstatement of the student athletes by the NCAA remains a possibility.
2. Forfeiture of all men's basketball games from the 2008-09 season.
3. Return of $9,362 in funds provided by the NCAA Division II for the men’s basketball team’s participation in the 2009 NCAA II Tournament.
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