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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Georgia Southern University

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Written by Christian Dennie   
Friday, 08 July 2016 17:04

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel”) recently issued its findings and found that Georgia Southern University (“GSU” or “Institution”) committed violations of NCAA legislation. This case involved two academic violations at GSU. Both violations involved former institutional staff members who were expected to fulfill a role, at least in part, in ensuring academic integrity surrounding student-athletes. This case originated as a Summary Disposition Report (“SDR”). After consideration, however, the Panel rejected the SDR to further consider application of NCAA Bylaw 10 to the agreed-upon conduct. In this case, the Panel encountered the narrow interpretation in which the NCAA's legislative and charging bodies have taken with respect to analyzing academic misconduct violations. The Panel was also presented with a limited record in this case. Based on those factors, the Panel concluded that the institutional staff members provided impermissible academic assistance rather than having committed academic misconduct. All participating parties agreed violations were Level I, and the Panel concludes the same.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Jackson State University

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Thursday, 07 July 2016 20:28

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel”) recently issued its findings and found that Jackson State University (“JSU” or “Institution”) committed violations of NCAA legislation. This case involved Jackson State University and its former head men's tennis coach. The Panel 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).  The panel proposed further penalties to the institution and the former head men's tennis coach. Because they both agreed to the violations and penalties, there is no opportunity to appeal.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Norfolk State University

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Thursday, 07 July 2016 20:10

The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Norfolk State University

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel”) recently issued its findings and found that Norfolk State University (“NSU” or “Institution”) committed violations of NCAA legislation. The institution failed to correctly apply NCAA progress-toward-degree legislation over four academic years. As a result, the institution allowed 48 student-athletes in multiple sports to compete and receive travel expenses related to competition while ineligible. The Panel 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).

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Arkansas State University (2016)

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 20:01

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel”) recently issued its findings and found that the Arkansas State University (“ASU” or “Institution”) committed violations of NCAA legislation. The Panel 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).

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Samford University (2016)

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Monday, 16 May 2016 17:24

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel”) recently issued its findings and found that the Samford University (“SU” or “Institution”) committed violations of NCAA legislation. The Panel 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).  The Committee found that SU committed the following violations of NCAA legislation:

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Gannon University (Division II)

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Monday, 09 May 2016 21:10

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee,” “Panel,” or “COI”) recently issued its findings and found that the Gannon University (“GU” or “Institution”) committed major violations of NCAA legislation. The Committee considered this case through the cooperative summary disposition process in which all parties agree to the primary facts and violations as fully set forth in the Summary Disposition Report (“SDR”). The case involved the men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach arranging for a men's swimming and diving student-athlete to receive $3,000 in impermissible financial aid. He did so by increasing the aid of a women's swimming and diving student-athlete on the condition that she funnel a portion of the aid to the men's swimming and diving student-athlete. The head coach's actions violated NCAA legislation pertaining to impermissible benefits, financial aid, ethical conduct and head coach responsibility. The committee concludes that the head coach committed major violations of NCAA legislation when he arranged for the impermissible financial aid.

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NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee: Southern Methodist University

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Friday, 22 April 2016 17:56

On September 29, 2015, the Committee on Infractions (“COI”) issued its decision involving infractions committed by Southern Methodist University (“SMU” or “Institution”), in which the COI found violations of NCAA legislation in the men’s basketball and men’s golf programs. The case centered on violations of NCAA bylaws governing recruiting, academic fraud, unethical conduct, and head coach responsibility. In its written appeal, SMU asserted that the imposition of a postseason ban for the 2015-16 academic year in men’s golf, specifically as it applies to individual student-athletes, the imposition of scholarship reductions in men’s golf and men’s basketball, the imposition of recruiting restrictions in men’s basketball and men’s golf, and the vacation of wins during the 2013-14 academic year in men’s basketball was an abuse of discretion.

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NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee: Southern Methodist University (Former Head Golf Coach Appeal)

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Friday, 22 April 2016 17:42

On September 29, 2015, the Committee on Infractions (“COI”) issued its decision involving infractions committed by Southern Methodist University (“SMU” or “Institution”), in which the COI found violations of NCAA legislation in the men’s golf program. The former head golf coach (“Head Coach”) appealed COI’s findings and penalties as they related to him.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: University of Southern Mississippi (2016)

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Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:57

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee” or “Panel” or “COI”) recently issued its findings and found that the University of Southern Mississippi (“USM” or “Institution”) committed violations of NCAA legislation. It centers on the head coach and members of his coaching staff engaging in a plan of academic fraud designed to assist two-year college prospective student-athletes in attaining admission to the institution and eligibility to compete. Within six weeks of becoming employed at the institution, the head coach directed one of his assistant coaches and two graduate assistant managers to complete online academic coursework for the prospects. Other members of the staff were aware of the fraud and the associate head coach helped facilitate it. The staff members eventually completed online coursework for seven prospects over two academic years. Once the staff members completed the work, either they or the prospects submitted it for credit. A majority of the prospects used the credits to attain immediate eligibility for competition upon their transfer to the institution. The head coach violated NCAA ethical conduct, cooperation and head coach responsibility legislation when he planned and directed the academic fraud. One of the institutional coaches and one of the graduate assistant managers involved in the academic fraud declined to submit to interviews or otherwise cooperate in the investigation.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions Has Spoken: Central State University (Division II)

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Friday, 08 April 2016 17:45

The NCAA Committee on Infractions (“Committee,” “Panel,” or “COI”) recently issued its findings and found that Central State University (“CSU” or “Institution”) committed major violations of NCAA legislation. The Committee considered this case through the cooperative summary disposition process in which all parties agree to the primary facts and violations as fully set forth in the Summary Disposition Report (“SDR”). The case involved amateurism, eligibility, financial aid and playing and practice season violations stemming from the institution's lack of control.  The institution agreed that from the 2010-11 through the 2014-15 academic years, it failed to exercise appropriate control over the administration of its athletics program. Because of its overall failure, the institution agreed that it permitted additional major and secondary violations to occur. Those violations further demonstrate the institution's overall lack of control, a major violation.

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