Committee on Infractions (COI)

South Carolina commits recruiting violations in football

Two University of South Carolina, Columbia, assistant football coaches leveraged relationships with a high school’s coaches to create a built-in recruiting advantage, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel.

Morgan State lacked institutional control

Morgan State lacked institutional control due its failure to manage the eligibility certification and financial aid processes, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. For four years, the university improperly certified the eligibility of 94 student-athletes in 10 sports. Over the same period, the university improperly provided financial aid to student-athletes in nine sports.

Northern Colorado basketball staff violated academic fraud, recruiting rules

Nine members of the Northern Colorado men’s basketball staff, including the former head coach, were directly involved in the violations, which included completing coursework for prospects, paying for classes the prospects needed to become academically eligible and arranging off-campus practice sessions with an academically ineligible student-athlete.

Ole Miss lacked institutional control in football program

The University of Mississippi lacked institutional control and fostered an unconstrained culture of booster involvement in football recruiting, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel.

Prairie View A&M men’s basketball coach failed to promote compliance

Prairie View A&M and members of its men’s basketball staff violated extra benefit, financial aid, head coach responsibility and ethical conduct rules, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel.

Fayetteville State failed to monitor its athletics program

Fayetteville State failed to monitor its women's basketball program and both the former women’s basketball head coach and her husband, the former director of intramurals, acted unethically, according to a decision by the NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions. The former head women’s basketball coach recruited two transfer student-athletes who were academically ineligible to compete, practice and receive financial aid.

Former Ohio State swimming coach failed to promote compliance

The former Ohio State head men’s swimming coach failed to promote an atmosphere of rules compliance related to recruiting violations, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. The violations stemmed from a prospect living near campus before enrollment, which the Committee on Infractions has repeatedly warned can lead to violations.

Elmhurst lacked institutional control

Elmhurst did not monitor its athletics program and its director of financial aid acted unethically when she awarded scholarships based on athletics criteria to student-athletes, resulting in a lack of institutional control, according to a decision by the Division III Committee on Infractions.

Methodist University cited for a financial aid violation

Methodist improperly administered an otherwise permissible scholarship when it awarded $110,000 in scholarships to 11 soccer student-athletes and no non-athlete students, according to a decision issued by the NCAA Division III Committee on Infractions.

Monmouth failed to monitor its men’s tennis program

Monmouth failed to monitor its men’s tennis program and the conduct of the former head coach, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel.

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