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2013-14 Montana Basketball Newspapers

• Missoulian Missoula, Montana Bob Meseroll, Sports Editor Phone: (406) 523-5265 www.missoulian. com • Billings Gazette Billings, Montana Mike Zimmer, Sports Editor Phone: (406) 657-1291 • Daily Interlake Kalispell, Montana Dave Lesnick, Sports Editor Phone: (406) 755-7000 • Great Falls Tribune Great Falls, Montana Sports Editor Phone: (406) 791-1470 Independent Record • Helena, Montana Sports Editor Phone: (406) 447-4065 • Montana Kaimin The University of Montana Phone: (406) 243-4020

Griz Media / Sports Information • Ravalli Republic Hamilton, Montana Sports Editor Phone: (406) 363-3300

Sports Information Office Dave Guffey

Associate A.D., for Communications 36th year


(406) 243-5402 - O • 370-9435 - C BB Press row phone - 406-243-4281

• KECI-TV (NBC) Missoula, Montana Vince Bagby, Sports Director Phone: (406) 721-5642 • KPAX-TV (CBS) Missoula, Montana Derek Buerkle, Sports Director Phone: (406) 542-4455 • KTMF (ABC/Fox) Missoula, Montana Dominic Shelden, Sports Director Phone: (406) 251-1360

Wire Service

• Associated Press Helena, Montana Amy Hanson Phone: (800) 221-0094

Mailing address: The University of Montana Sports Information 32 Campus Drive/Hoyt Athletic Complex Missoula, MT 59812

Sports Information/Basketball Support Staff

Joel Carlson

Assistant Sports Information Dir.

Julie Tonkin

Basketball Program Coordinator

Renee Valley Media Editor

Justin Hunt

Asst. Certified Athletic Trainer

Radio • KBGA-FM The University of Montana Phone: (406) 243-6426

• KGVO-AM Missoula, Montana Sports Director Phone: (406) 523-9809

On July 26, 2013, the NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) issued its findings regarding a NCAA investigation into the UM football program that began in February 2012. In its findings, the COI found that The University of Montana and a former head football coach failed to monitor its football program. Specifically, violations occurred as a result of the following: (A) boosters providing extra benefits to student-athletes, some of which resulted in two student-athletes competing while ineligible, (B) during one season, an undergraduate student assistant participated in coaching activities resulting in the football program exceeding the permissible limit of football coaches and (C) the institution and football coach failed to monitor these activities. As a result of the findings, UM is subject to the following penalties: (1) public reprimand and censure, (2) three years of probation from July 26, 2013, through July 25, 2016, (3) a limit of 59 football equivalency scholarships during the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, (4) with regard to the 2011 football season and games in which the student-athletes competed while ineligible, the vacation of wins and participation in the FCS Championship Playoffs, as well as vacation of the individual statistics for the involved student-athletes, (5) forfeiture of $3,000 which will be donated to local charities, (6) reduction of undergraduate student assistant positions by two during the 2013-14 academic year and (7) external review of the compliance program. During the three-year probationary period, the institution will submit annual progress reports to the COI regarding compliance with all penalties and self-corrective actions.



2013 14 Montana Basketball Yearbook  

2013 14 Montana Basketball Yearbook