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Didn't see this posted yet:


The NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions found Friday that Oklahoma State did not adhere to its own drug testing policy and allowed the impermissible participating of a student group in hosting recruiting prospects.

The investigation came as the result of a series of Sports Illustrated articles highlighting alleged violations in the school's athletic department. The committee found that many of the allegations in the SI reports were "unfounded" and did not find that university officials failed to monitor the program.

As a result of violations that were found, the NCAA handed the Cowboys a one-year probation and $8,500 in fines, as well as requiring the suspension of the Orange Pride student program for four years and adopting university-imposed recruiting restrictions.

The self-imposed penalties:

A limit of 30 official visits per year during the 2015-16 and 2015-16 years.

A reduction of coaches participating in off-campus evaluations by one (from 10 to nine in the fall and nine to eight in the spring) during the 2015-16 and 2015-16 years.

A reduction in the number of evaluation days by 10 days in the fall and spring during the 2015-16 and 2015-16 years.


Seems like the limit to 30 officials will hurt the most. Assuming ~25 available scholarships per year, that means only being able to bring in one official recruit at some positions.

Not really sure what to make of this:

Xavier Athletic Director Greg Christopher, a member of the Committee on Infractions, said this wasn't considered a failure to monitor because the monitoring structure was in place, "but it was ineffective."
Perhaps it's just me, but wouldn't an important part of monitoring be to monitor the structure you put in place to be sure it's working? :gofig:
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Seems like they got off light. No loss of scholarships. The NCAA accepted their self imposed sanctions.

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Looks like they shut down the Orange Pride program for a while...might affect recruiting a bit not to have all these cute co-eds around when the prospects arrive on campus. :)


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