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University of Connecticut Releases NCAA Notice of Allegations

May 28, 2010

STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut announced Friday that it has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA pertaining to the men's basketball program.

This notice is the result of 15 months of review by the NCAA and the University in response to published reports in March of 2009 which alleged NCAA violations by current and former members of the UConn men's basketball staff.

This notice of allegations concludes the initial fact-finding portion of the NCAA review. The University has until August 20, 2010 to provide its response to the notice of allegations to the NCAA Committee on Infractions. During this period, the University will continue to review and collect information in regard to this case. University representatives are scheduled to appear before the committee in Indianapolis on October 15-16, 2010.

The notice contains eight allegations of violation of NCAA Bylaws including:
-Impermissible phone calls and text messages to prospective student-athletes;
-Impermissible benefits provided to a prospective student-athlete by a representative of the institution's athletic interests;
-Impermissible benefit to a prospective student-athlete by a member of the basketball staff;
-Allegations against two (2) members of the basketball staff for providing false and misleading information to the NCAA Enforcement staff and to the institution;
-Providing impermissible complimentary admissions or discretionary tickets;
-A failure by the head men's basketball coach to promote an atmosphere of compliance in the men's basketball program and a failure to adequately monitor the program to ensure compliance with NCAA legislation regarding telephone calls, text messages and benefits provided by a representative of the institution's athletic interests;
-A failure by the institution to adequately monitor the conduct and administration of the men's basketball staff in the areas of: telephone records, representatives of the institution's athletics interests; and, complimentary admissions or discretionary tickets.

The University and Athletic Department will not be making any further comments as this is an ongoing process with the NCAA.