April 24, 1992 |
Two University of Virginia athletic department employees were fired and a third was forced to retire because of NCAA rules violations involving no-interest loans to athletes. Many of the loans were made while NCAA Executive Director Dick Schultz was Virginia's athletic director. Although the report said there was no proof that Schultz knew about the loans, it said he should have known. The report said that, from 1982 to 1990, 30 student-athletes received 45 loans totaling $14,948.
March 9, 1991
It seems that the NCAA has an obsession with Jerry Tarkanian. The relentless pursuit of the man is mind-boggling. After all the time and energy spent, the NCAA has come up with the lastest infractions--an unpaid telephone bill by a potential recruit. I hope under the leadership of Dick Schultz, the NCAA improves itself and applies its investigative measures fairly across the board, focuses on major issues such as cocaine abuse among athletes and removes prejudiced people from its ranks.
June 12, 1991 |
NCAA Executive Director Dick Schultz, who could come under investigation by his own organization, said he was "embarrassed" that rules violations may have occurred while he was athletic director at the University of Virginia. Virginia is investigating whether its athletic fund-raising arm illegally made loans to student-athletes from 1982-90. Schultz was athletic director there from 1981-87.
October 12, 1991 |
A personal loan by the Virginia Student Aid Foundation to Dick Schultz, at the time University of Virginia athletic director, was a normal and legitimate transaction, an NCAA official said. Schultz is executive director of the NCAA. He was Virginia's athletic director from 1981 through 1987, when he took the NCAA post. David Cawood said the loan was requested by Frank Hereford, then the university's president, to help Schultz buy a house.
June 7, 1987
The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. has picked Dick Schultz, University of Virginia's athletic director, as executive director, the Atlanta Journal reported in today's editions. Walter Byers is retiring after holding the NCAA post since it was created in 1951. Schultz, 58, has been the athletic director at Virginia since 1981. A native of Kellogg, Iowa, he attended Central (Iowa) College, where he played football, basketball and baseball.