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September 10, 1988
The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. placed Texas A&M on probation for two years and declared it ineligible for bowl competition this season, and the Southwest Conference said that the Aggies could not compete for the league football championship because of major recruiting violations. According to the NCAA Friday, Texas A&M committed 16 violations and failed to "exercise appropriate institutional control" over its athletic department.
December 30, 2013 | By Gary Klein
New Washington football Coach Chris Petersen announced his coaching staff Monday and Tosh Lupoi wasn't on it. Lupoi, Washington's defensive line coach under Steve Sarkisian the last two seasons, "has been reassigned to other duties within the athletic department," the school said in a news release The NCAA is investigating allegations, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, that Lupoi paid for tutoring and online classes for Andrew Basham, a...
December 20, 1988 | Associated Press
The University of Oklahoma football program, which has won six national championships, was handed a 3-year probation Monday for repeated recruiting violations that National Collegiate Athletic Assn. officials said the school should have controlled.
September 10, 2010 | From staff and wire reports
Tennessee men's basketball Coach Bruce Pearl acknowledged providing misleading and incorrect information to the NCAA during a 17-month investigation into possible recruiting violations. And Tennessee is making him pay for his actions. Volunteers Athletic Director Mike Hamilton is reducing Pearl's pay by $1.5 million over five years and prohibiting him from participating in off-campus recruiting for a year beginning Sept. 24. "I've made some serious mistakes, and for that I'm truly sorry," a tearful Pearl said during a Friday news conference.
April 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The NCAA is investigating allegations of possible recruiting violations by Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn., the university said. Six allegations have been lodged about a former assistant basketball coach's recruitment of a prospective player.
January 27, 1989 | Associated Press
The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. has sent a letter to Sam Houston State officials saying its basketball program is under investigation for recruiting violations, the Amarillo Globe-Times reported today. The newspaper said the basketball program at the Huntsville school is being investigated for alleged violations under fired Coach Gary Moss.
June 13, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Transparency and openness are virtues that parents and students expect from their high school sports programs, but Santa Margarita and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange apparently haven't gotten the message. They are seeking to block the CIF Southern Section from releasing information regarding the punishment imposed on football Coach Harry Welch for a recruiting violation. The violation stemmed from an open house Santa Margarita held at its new athletic facility on March 31. The section ruled that Welch and Santa Margarita were in violation of Blue Book rule 510 — undue influence — because Welch used the occasion to meet with a group of parents from a local youth football program.
December 6, 2008 | Richard Winton, Winton is a Times staff writer
When Sheriff Lee Baca agreed to let Fox showcase the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy in a reality TV show, he won praise for generating more revenue for the county and raising the department's profile. But after two seasons, the department's Office of Independent Review is calling on Baca to cancel "The Academy," saying it subjects young recruits to on-air humiliation, invasion of their personal privacy, harassment and threats to their safety.
August 18, 2008 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
The Villa Park High boys' basketball program hadn't had a winning season in 20 years when Kevin Reynolds took over as coach more than a decade ago. "Basketball was not a priority here," said Reynolds, a husky, independent auditor who is paid an annual stipend by the school. "Our mentality was that if we build up the program, kids will want to play for us." Reynolds' vision has been realized with 10 Century League championships in the last 12 years, two Southern Section championship-game appearances since 1997, and an impressive list of graduates who have played for major colleges.
March 16, 2006 | From the Associated Press
At least six college basketball programs are reportedly involved in controversial recruiting and scheduling agreements that have steered more than $100,000 to a business run by Los Angeles City College Coach Mike Miller. A story Wednesday alleged that D1 Scheduling, a company founded by Miller, might have delivered L.A. City players to programs that paid the company to arrange nonconference games.
June 24, 2004 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
The NCAA put the Oregon football program on probation for two years Wednesday for violations involving the recruitment of College of the Canyons running back J.J. Arrington in January 2003. Oregon reported the violations and agreed with the sanctions. The Ducks do not lose any scholarships and remain eligible for bowl games, the NCAA said. "We're trying to win the right way, and we're not going to cheat," Coach Mike Bellotti said. "I feel very bad about this because it happened under my watch."
June 9, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ohio State fired basketball coach Jim O'Brien on Tuesday after he admitted giving a recruit $6,000 five years ago. Athletic Director Andy Geiger said that he offered O'Brien the opportunity to resign but the coach refused to step down. In a statement released through his attorney, O'Brien did not dispute that he helped potential recruit Aleksandar Radojevic.
February 12, 1991 | Associated Press
An NCAA investigation of Texas El Paso's basketball program turned up 13 violations, including allegations of a lack of institutional control of the program, according to a televised report Monday. Television station KVIA reported it had contacted people who have read the NCAA report that administration officials plan to reveal this afternoon at a news conference.
September 17, 1985 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
A mother of a prospective USC football player said Monday night that she and her son supplied information regarding the school's NCAA recruiting violations. But Joan Quinn, mother of Dan Quinn, a linebacker from San Dieguito High in Encinitas, said she wouldn't have cooperated with a Pacific 10 representative if she had known that USC assistant coach Russ Purnell would lose his job.
November 2, 2002 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
It's a tried and true means of coping with misery -- finding those more despondent than you and taking a malicious satisfaction in their misfortune. Germans call this feeling Schadenfreude. Although there is no word to describe it in English, the closest translation at the moment is believed to be, "The way Bob Toledo feels about Rick Neuheisel."
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