Some news and notes from the world of NCAA rules violations and enforcement that should not go unnoticed.
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun will be suspended for the first three Big East games of the 2011-12 season and the program has been placed on three years’ probation by the NCAA, after the body’s Committee on Infractions found the school violated rules on phone calls, texts and improper benefits to a recruit.
The program also had its scholarships reduced, from 13 to 12, for the next three seasons, and will be limited to five official paid recruiting visits for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years, the committee said. The committee said it based the sanctions on its findings that Calhoun failed to monitor the program and failed to create an atmosphere promoting rules compliance.
The penalties did not include a postseason ban for the Huskies.
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We think the penalty is appropriate,” said Dennis Thomas, chairman of the Committee on Infractions. “The head coach should be aware, but, also in the same frame, the head coach obviously cannot be aware of everything that goes on within the program. However, the head coach bears that responsibility.”