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WVU GETS TWO YEARS’ PROBATION CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The NCAA said Friday it has accepted West Virginia’s self-imposed sanctions that include two years’ probation for major rules violations under former coaches Rich Rodriguez and Bill Stewart. The report by the NCAA infractions committee said three failure-to-monitor violations occurred involving out-of-season coaching and the use of non-coaching staff to work with players. Under the sanctions released Friday, the Mountaineers will lose a scholarship for the upcoming season and have recruiting restrictions and staff reductions. The probationdoesn’t include postseason play. “I am pleased that the committee accepted the self-imposed penalties the university proposed, without imposing any additional ones,” West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck said in a statement. “The university has already taken corrective action and put new systems in place to address all the issues raised.” The infractions committee didn’t decide if the Mountaineers failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance with NCAA rules, an initial allegation made by the NCAA last year. Rodriguez avoided the same finding during an earlier, separate

investigation at Michigan, which in May 2010 admitted it had committed a series of violations related to practice time and coaching activities. Michigan fired Rodriguez in January.

Rodriguez led West Virginia, his alma mater, to two Bowl Championship Series berths and a 60-26 record in seven seasons before taking over at Michigan in December 2007.

The case was resolved through the summary disposition process instead of a formal hearing.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

The NCAA said WVU exceeded coaching staff limits when it allowed staff members, graduate assistants and a student assistant coach to participate in coaching activities both on and off the field. That included five video graduate assistants who monitored or conducted skills - development drills and attended position meetings where they worked directly with coaches. “Their participation qualified them as countable coaches and the program therefore exceeded its allowable number of coaches,” the NCAA said. Rodriguez and Stewart have acknowledged failing to adequately monitor the duties and activities of the staffers involved, and WVU also acknowledged failing to properly monitor the activities of Rodriguez, Stewart and their staffs, the NCAA said. The probation involves the 2011 and 2012 season and will end in July 2013.

IMPORTANT DATES August 24 - Coaches Rules Education meeting at 10:00a.m. August 27 - First Day of Classes August 28 - Claws & Paws

RECRUITING CALENDAR CROSS COUNTRY / TRACK & FIELD August 1-13 - Quiet Period August 14-31 - Contact Period BASEBALL August 1-31 - Contact Period MEN’S BASKETBALL August 1-31 - Quiet Period WOMEN’S BASKETBALL August 1-31 - Quiet Period FOOTBALL August 1-31 - Quiet Period SOFTBALL August 1-31 - Contact Period VOLLEYBALL August 1-31 - Contact Period ALL OTHER SPORTS August 1-31 - Contact Period

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Sally Andrews

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INTERPS

PLAYING & PRACTICE

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OKLAHOMA ADMITS MAJOR VIOLATIONS

Question: Does watching game tape while traveling NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma admitted Thursday that its men’s basketball from an away-from-home contest counts as a countable program committed two major rules violations and asked the NCAA for athletically related activity? leniency despite its second serious infractions case in the last five years. Question: Can a semester that a student was dually enrolled be utilized to meet the two year college Videotape of contest shown on team bus requirements per 14.5.4.2.2? Under NCAA bylaws, a “repeat violator” can face a minimum of having

on away-from-home contest

the sport dropped for one or two seasons with no scholarships provided

Per NCAA 14.2.2.3 student-athlete would his 5 year clock which means he could DateAnswer: Published: September 13,a1991 | Item Ref: a not have started for two seasons. The NCAA infractions committee has the authority to not use the semester he was dually enrolled to meet the two transfer requirements of 14.5.4.2.2.

Interpretation: Reviewed NCAA Bylaws 17.02.1.1-(e)

override such a designation.

In a summary disposition report put together jointly with NCAA

countable athletically related activities) and 17.1.5.3.2 Question: Do fall dates of competition count in the first half of the season calculation for a hardship inqualify under the description of investigators, the school concededwaiver it does competition in regard to a situation in which a the sport ofday) tennis? repeat violator -- having two major infractions cases within five years in member institution’s team, while traveling from an the same sport -- but said previous cases show those penalties “are not away-fromhome contest,forreviews a waiver videotape of have a always Answer: Yes, calculations the hardship in tennis been basedinon thecase.” entire season appropriate this (nonchampionship championship segments), based on the previous contest toand prepare the institution’s team for fact that the selections for individual participation in “This is anwas isolated incident a single member of the coaching the championships on the fallthe and the spring. Having said that, the issue raised earlier thisinvolving year and the future competition is orbased to enhance student-athletes’ staff, who clearly knew his lack of action to prevent or report the violation NCAA agreed to do an editorial revision to clarify the application of the legislation. The ER was completed earlier athletics skills; confirmed that review of such a videotape was not acceptable,” the university said. this month (ER-2010-11) and the legislation on LSDBi will be updated soon. or film in this situation would not be permissible, inasmuch as 17.1.5.3.2 does not permit any practice following Instead, Oklahoma asked the NCAA to place the program on two more years of probation, its wins from 13-18 season in 2009-10 and take competition. Question: Can high school coaches receive the benefit of a free meal while attending avacate free admission campaor away one scholarship, two official visits and 10 in-person recruiting days during the upcoming academic year.

clinic?

Answer: Based on 13.8.2 and the August 17, 1988 interpretation, it would not be permissible for high The violations occurred while theschool Sooners were still on probation for coaches to receive the benefit of a free meal while attending a freemajor admission or clinic. rulescamp violations involving recruiting phone calls by former coach

Q&A

Proposal No. 2009-76 Playing and Practices Seasons -- Time Limits For Athletically Related Activities -- Additional Restrictions -- Countable Athletically Related Activities between Midnight and 5 A.M. (I) Date Published: January 14, 2010 | Item Ref: 40

Question: If an institution’s team is traveling and is in a time zone other than the one in which the institution is located, is the restriction on countable athletically related activities based on the institution’s time zone or the local time (e.g., site of away from home competition)? Answer: The restriction is based on the time zone in which the countable athletically related activities would occur. Question: If a coach requires student-athletes to participate in a promotional activity during the season, must it count against the countable athleticallyrelated hours?

Kelvin Sampson in a case that ended in 2006 and major infractions involving football players being paid for work they weren’t doing at a Norman car dealership in a 2007 case. There were also major rules violations by the men’s and women’s gymnastics teams considered in the football case. In the latest case, the school said former assistant coach Oronde Taliaferro broke NCAA rules by failing to report that a player had received an impermissible extra benefit and by lying to Oklahoma and NCAA enforcement staff during the investigation. The heavily redacted report does not show the player’s name, but former center Keith “Tiny” Gallon has said in interviews that he took $3,000 from a Florida financial adviser to pay for his high school transcripts and allow him to attend college. Taliaferro’s phone records link him to the adviser, Jeffrey Hausinger, and Hausinger even offered in an email to allow Taliaferro to stay with him. Taliaferro resigned last year when it became clear he’d be implicated in the NCAA investigation. The university also responded to an open records request with details of recent secondary rules violations -- two in football, softball and women’s volleyball and one apiece in men’s tennis, men’s gymnastics and women’s golf. Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

Answer: YES, per Bylaw 17.02.1.

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Sally Andrews

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ELIGIBILITY

EDUCATION

AWARDS & BENEFITS Equipment and Apparel to Enrolled Student-Athletes and Propects (I) Date Published: March 18, 2004 | Item Ref: 3 Educational Column: Division I institutions should note that a student-athlete may retain athletics apparel items (not equipment) at the end of the individual’s collegiate participation. Used equipment may be purchased by the student-athlete on the same cost basis as by any other individual interested in purchasing such equipment and may be offered to student - athletes before other interested parties are aware of the opportunity to purchase the equipment. Further, it is not permissible to sell equipment to prospective studentathletes unless the sale of equipment is made available to the general public. The sale of equipment must be publicized to the public generally and made available to all individuals on the same terms and conditions. [References: NCAA Division I Bylaws 13.2 (offers and inducements); 16.02.3 (extra benefit); 16.12.1.6 (Retention of Athletics Apparel and Equipment); an October 21, 1993 official interpretation (item reference: 1); and an October 23, 1986, official interpretation (item reference: p)]. [References: NCAA Division I Bylaws 16.5.2-(d) (meals incidental to participation) and 16.8.1.2 (competition while representing institution) and a 5/12/93 staff interpretation, item c, which has been archived.]

Playing and Practice Seasons--Skill Instruction--Division I Proposal 98-16 Date Published: November 9, 1998 Item Ref: Column 36 #2

Division I institutions should note that with the adoption of Proposal No. 98-16 (effective immediately), in sports other than football, it is permissible for four student-athletes from the same team to participate at any one time with their coaches during the two hours of individual skill-related instruction that may occur during the permissible eight hours of weekly countable athletically related activities that may occur outside the playing during the academic year. Please note that the student-athletes must request the instruction, and it is not permissible for more than four student-athletes to be involved in such instructional sessions at the same time or at different sites.

NCAA Bylaw 17.1.5 -- Divisions I and II -- time limits for athletically related activities Date Published: August 4, 1993 Item Ref: Column 29 #1

Divisions I and II institutions should note that in accordance with Bylaw 17.1.6.1, a student-athlete’s participation in countable athletically related activities during the season is limited to a maximum of four hours per day and 20 hours per week. In addition, per Bylaw 17.1.6.4, during the playing season, all countable athletically related activities are prohibited during one calendar day per week. However, in accordance with Bylaw 17.1.6.3.6, daily and weekly limitations (and the day-off requirement) do not apply to countable athletically related activities occurring during preseason practice prior to the first day of classes or the first scheduled contest, whichever is earlier. Please note that during its June 18, 1991, telephone conference, the NCAA Interpretations Committee determined that daily and weekly hour limitations do apply to countable athletically related activities that occur after the institution’s first contest, but during the institution’s summer vacation, prior to the beginning of the academic year. For example, an institution conducts its first soccer contest Saturday, September 4, 1993, and the institution’s first day of classes is Wednesday, September 22, 1993. Daily and weekly limitations (and day-off requirement) would apply to countable athletically related activities that occur during the time period from September 5 through September 21, and throughout the remainder of the playing and practice season.

COMPLIANCE STAFF Nicole Green

Sally Andrews

Ryan Crews

Director of Compliance

Assistant Compliance Coordinator

Compliance Assistant

ngreen@memphis.edu

sandrews@memphis.edu

rcccrews@memphis.edu

570 Normal Street | Memphis, TN 38125 | Office: 901.678.2088 | Fax: 901.678.1653

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