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NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee: University of Notre Dame

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Written by Christian Dennie   
Thursday, 22 February 2018 22:24

On November 22, 2016, the Committee on Infractions (“COI”) issued its report in which COI found violations of NCAA legislation in the University of Notre Dame’s (“Notre Dame”) football program. On the basis of those findings, COI determined this was a major infractions case and imposed penalties accordingly.

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NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee: University of Louisville

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:41

On June 15, 2017, the Committee on Infractions (“COI”) issued its report in which COI found violations of NCAA legislation in the University of Louisville (“Louisville”) men’s basketball program. On the basis of those findings, COI determined this was a major infractions case and imposed penalties accordingly. The case centered on violations of NCAA bylaws governing recruiting and impermissible extra benefits.

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Bledsoe v. NCAA: Cleveland County, Oklahoma Court Denies Motion to Dismiss

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Written by Christian Dennie   
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 22:21

Amani Bledsoe (“Bledsoe”) is a football student-athlete at the University of Oklahoma (“OU”).  On or about October 5, 2016, Bledsoe submitted for a random drug test administrated by the NCAA.  On October 19, 2016, Bledsoe was informed that he tested positive for clomiphene (“Banned Substance”), which is a selective estrogen receptor modulator.  The Banned Substance is commonly marketed as Clomid and is used to help treat infertility in women.  Some male athletes have used Clomid to block estrogen production and, thus, achieve muscle gains.  The Banned Substance is considered a banned substance pursuant the NCAA regulations. 

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: University of Mississippi (December 2017)

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 19:24

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel” or “COI”) recently issued its findings and found that the University of Mississippi (“Institution” or “UM”) committed violations of NCAA legislation.  This case is the second part of a bifurcated case involving UM.   This case centers on NCAA recruiting violations committed by representatives of the institution's athletics interests, primarily supporters of its football program. The case also involves rules violations committed by six members of the football staff, failure to monitor by the head football coach and the institution's lack of control over football staff members and boosters of its football program.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: University of Northern Colorado

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 22:13

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel” or “COI”) recently issued its findings and found that the University of Northern Colorado (“Institution” or “UNC”) committed violations of NCAA legislation.  This case involved the men's basketball program at UNC and centered primarily on academic fraud and impermissible recruiting inducements. The violations spanned over four (4) years and involved nine (9) members of the men's basketball staff, including the former head men's basketball coach. Seven (7) of those staff members are at risk for their participation in the violations.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: University of South Carolina, Columbia 2017

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 22:30

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel” or “COI”) recently issued its findings and found that the University of South Carolina, Columbia (“Institution” or “USC”) committed violations of NCAA legislation.  COI considered this case through the cooperative summary disposition process, in which all parties agreed to the primary facts and violations as fully set forth in the summary disposition report (“SDR”).  COI proposed an additional penalty to USC. Because USC accepted the additional penalty and the panel did not propose additional penalties to the involved assistant football coaches, the parties may not appeal.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Morgan State University

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 21:46

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel” or “COI”) recently issued its findings and found that Morgan State University (“Institution” or “MSU”) committed violations of NCAA legislation.  COI considered this case through the cooperative summary disposition process, in which all parties agreed to the primary facts and violations as fully set forth in the summary disposition report (“SDR”).  COI proposed additional penalties to MSU, which agreed to some of them but contested all or parts of three (3) others. COI held an expedited penalty hearing regarding those issues and determined that, as modified, they are appropriate. MSU has an opportunity to appeal those three penalties.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Prairie View A&M University

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 20:09

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel” or “COI”) recently issued its findings and found that Prairie View A&M University (“Institution” or “PV”) committed violations of NCAA legislation.  COI considered this case through the cooperative summary disposition process, in which all parties agreed to the primary facts and violations as fully set forth in the summary disposition report (“SDR”). COI accepted PV’s suggested one-game suspension for the head coach, but included specific conditions for the suspension and additional requirements the head coach must meet. COI proposed additional penalties to PV and the former assistant coach. PV agreed to the proposed penalties, while the former assistant coach and the head coach did not respond. Pursuant to NCAA Bylaw 19.6, the parties may not appeal.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: The Ohio State University (2017)

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 23:17

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel” or “COI”) recently issued its findings and found that The Ohio State University (“Institution” or “OSU”) committed violations of NCAA legislation.  The case involved the men's swimming program at OSU and centered primarily on recruiting violations and the failure of the former head men's swimming coach to promote an atmosphere of compliance.  COI considered this case through the cooperative summary disposition process, in which all parties agreed to the primary facts and violations as fully set forth in the summary disposition report (“SDR”). COI proposed additional penalties to OSU, which the Institution accepted. COI did not propose any additional penalties for the former head coach. Pursuant to NCAA Bylaw 19.6, neither party may appeal.

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NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee: University of Alabama, Former Assistant Football Coach

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 22:46

On April 14, 2017, the Committee on Infractions (“COI”) issued its report in which COI found violations of NCAA legislation in the University of Alabama football program. On the basis of those findings, COI determined this was a major infractions case and imposed penalties accordingly. The case centered on violations of NCAA bylaws governing recruiting and unethical conduct.

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