Infractions

Former Creighton assistant coach violated NCAA ethical conduct rules; athletics director failed to report potential violation

A former Creighton men’s basketball assistant coach violated NCAA ethical conduct rules, and the athletics director failed to report that potential violation.

Idaho committed financial aid violations and failed to monitor

Idaho committed multiple financial aid violations when it improperly reduced scholarships and incorrectly calculated scholarship equivalencies, resulting in a failure to monitor.

Former Alfred State coach allowed student-athletes to compete while ineligible

A former Alfred State track and field coach did not promote an atmosphere of compliance when he allowed two student-athletes to compete while ineligible.

Johns Hopkins failed to monitor lacrosse programs

Johns Hopkins athletics department failed to monitor its men’s and women’s lacrosse programs, which violated multiple financial aid rules between the 2016-17 and 2019-20 academic years.

Appeals committee remands show-cause order for UC Santa Barbara water polo coach

The Infractions Appeals Committee overturns findings for UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo head coach.

Dayton women’s volleyball program committed recruiting violations

The Dayton women’s volleyball program committed violations in recruiting when the coaching staff contacted prospects too early and held impermissible tryouts.

Youngstown State failed to monitor its football program

Youngstown State’s football program committed recruiting violations.

UTEP softball and football programs commit violations

The University of Texas El Paso committed violations in the softball and football programs

Former Southern California associate head coach violated NCAA ethical conduct rules

A former Southern California men’s basketball associate head coach violated ethical conduct rules when he accepted a bribe from a business management company to influence student-athletes.

Division I Board of Directors Infractions Process Committee

The Division I Infractions Process Committee shall support the Board of Directors in its oversight of the infractions process.  Specifically, the committee shall:  

  1. Provide the Board of Directors with periodic reports, including recommendations, analysis and data with regard to infractions processes and matters.
  2. Review the overall effectiveness of the infractions process structure and operation including the internal NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, Division I Infractions Appeals Committee and external Independent Accountability Review Process. Reviews should include internal reports and performance metrics. The chair of the Division I Board of Directors and the chair of the Independent Accountability Oversight Committee will annually provide the Infractions Process Committee recommendations for topics or areas that should be reviewed in an effort to enhance the quality of all processes.

The Infractions Process Committee, in consultation with the chairs of the Board of Directors and the Independent Oversight Accountability Committee, may recommend reviews by outside professionals/entities capable of assessments of the adjudication processes. Recommendation of outside reviews require approval of the Board of Directors.

To continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the infractions process, the following areas that are the responsibility of NCAA staff management should be considered in reviews: 

  • Education of the membership about the role and value of the infractions process;
  • Collaboration with membership constituencies and other organizations (e.g., coaches associations) to create a culture of compliance and ethical decision-making among their members; and
  • Monitor enforcement trends in key areas (e.g., recruiting, extra benefits, academic misconduct).

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