October 3, 2012
Storrs, Conn. - In February 2011, the University of Connecticut men's basketball program was penalized for infractions of NCAA regulations. The violations in our case related to improper recruiting inducements, impermissible phone calls and text messages to prospective student-athletes, failure to monitor and promote an atmosphere for compliance by the head coach, failure to monitor by the university, unethical conduct, and some secondary violations. The University self-imposed some penalties and the NCAA Committee on Infractions added others.
The penalties currently being served by the Men's Basketball program include the suspension of the head coach for three conference games during the 2011-12 season, scholarship reductions for three academic years, recruiting restrictions, permanent disassociation of a booster and three years' probation (until February 21, 2014). The University of Connecticut values the principles of the NCAA and is fully committed to running a program of impeccable integrity and excellence in all aspects of its athletics program.