Enforcement

Structure focuses on conduct that threatens integrity of college sports

The four-level violation structure ranges from severe breaches of conduct to incidental infractions. The structure, which replaces the current two-tier approach (major and secondary violations), is designed to focus most on conduct...

Accountability and Penalties

The new structure enhances head coach responsibility/accountability and potential consequences for head coaches who fail to promote compliance within their programs. “We heard loud and clear from members across Division I that we need...

Meaningful penalties align with significance of wrongdoing

The new structure enhances head coach responsibility/accountability and potential consequences for head coaches who fail to promote compliance within their programs. “We heard loud and clear from members across Division I that we need...

Committee on Infractions

As of August 1, 2013 the new infractions structure increased the Division I Committee on Infractions from 10 to as many as 24 voting members to improve diversity of experiences and backgrounds of its members. Smaller panels will be...

Montana failed to monitor football program

The University of Montana and its former head football coach failed to monitor its football program, according to findings by the Division I Committee on Infractions. University boosters provided extra benefits to football players,...

Former Northeastern coach failed to promote atmosphere for compliance

Northeastern State University’s former head women’s tennis coach provided cash, academic fees, meals and other benefits to his student-athletes, according to findings by the NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions. The former head coach’...

Oregon, former head coach failed to monitor football program

The University of Oregon used a recruiting service provider, who became a representative of the university’s athletics interests, to assist the school with the recruitment of multiple prospective student-athletes, according to findings by...

Duncan ready to begin enforcement role

Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA’s interim vice president of enforcement, has spent a decade and a half immersed in sports and education law, often working closely with the NCAA itself. Duncan, who begins his new position March 11, will work full...

Report details missteps, insufficient oversight; NCAA commits to improvements

Select NCAA enforcement staff acted contrary to internal protocols, legal counsel and the membership’s understanding about the limits of its investigative powers in the University of Miami case, according to the external Enforcement Review...

Update on External Enforcement Review

The NCAA on Wednesday provided an update regarding the external review of its enforcement program. “NCAA President Mark Emmert announced on January 23, an external review of the NCAA enforcement staff’s actions related to the University of...

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