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August 23, 1993| Compiled by Wendy Witherspoon

A look at other penalties imposed against conference football programs since 1980: ARIZONA

* VIOLATIONS: Between 1971 and 1980, athletes were paid for work not performed and received financial assistance beyond commonly accepted educational expenses; members of the football coaching staff and university boosters gave extra benefits and improper financial aid to student-athletes.

* SANCTIONS: Two years NCAA probationary status, 1983-1985, including no postseason bowl games and no television appearances.


* VIOLATIONS: In the summer of 1979, eight athletes received unearned academic credit through an extension program offered by another college without attending classes. In 1977, an athletic representative offered to give a recruit a parcel of land and financial backing to develop it after his graduation. From 1975-1978, Arizona State athletes were permitted to charge the cost of gasoline in transporting recruits for entertainment during their recruiting visits. In 1978, a former assistant equipment manager consigned a promissory note for an athlete to finance the cost of a car.

* SANCTIONS: The Pac-10 barred Arizona State from a postseason bowl game during the 1980-81 academic year and required forfeitures of certain games during the 1979 season. The NCAA further penalized the Sun Devils by barring it from a bowl game during the 1981-82 academic year and from television appearances during the 1981 or 1982 regular football seasons and by restricting one representative from helping recruit athletes during the probationary period.


* VIOLATIONS: Some players on the 1977 football team had illegal junior college transcripts.

* SANCTIONS: The Pac-10 barred the school from a postseason bowl game after the 1980 season and required UCLA to forfeit six games from the 1977 season. The NCAA upheld the penalty and no further sanctions were imposed.


* VIOLATIONS: Before the 1985 season, former tight end coach Russ Purnell made an illegal number of contacts with Dan Quinn, a linebacker from San Dieguito High in Encinitas who went to Notre Dame. Also, athletes were given more than the allowed four complimentary tickets per game.

* SANCTIONS: The Pac-10 took away seven football scholarships between 1986 and 1988. Also, USC could not replace Purnell, who had been fired, until 1986.

* VIOLATION: Former USC assistant coach Marv Goux was involved in cash sales of player tickets.

* SANCTIONS: USC was placed on probation from 1982 to 1985, and was not allowed television appearances or participation in postseason bowl games for two years.


* VIOLATIONS: Creation of a "secret" fund at a Eugene travel agency, misuse of university telephone services, and for operations of several other individuals, one of whom the NCAA ruled to be a paid talent scout. Athletes also received unearned academic credit.

* SANCTIONS: Oregon was placed on probation by the NCAA from 1981 to 1983, including no postseason bowl game or television appearances during the 1982 season. In addition, the school lost five scholarships for the 1982-83 academic year and two in 1983-84. For academic violations the Pac-10 also imposed sanctions, including no postseason bowl game after the 1980 season and the forfeiture of 10 games from previous seasons.


* VIOLATIONS: Ineligible athletes participated during the 1977 and 1979 football seasons.

* SANCTIONS: The Pac-10 issued a public reprimand and barred Oregon State from a postseason bowl game or Pac-10 championship during 1980 season. Oregon State also had to forfeit victories for the 1977 and 1979 seasons. The Beavers were placed on one year of probation by the NCAA in 1981.

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