Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DEVELOPING: No Postseason Ban For UConn--Updated 3:10pm

Jim Calhoun/Courtesy: technorati.com
**Updated at the bottom of this story**

Looks like UConn's men's basketball team won't be banned from the postseason by the NCAA. Instead, the NCAA cited coach Jim Calhoun...

That never sounds good...

The NCAA has scheduled an afternoon conference call to discuss the findings of an investigation that began almost two seasons ago. The fireworks started from a Yahoo!Sports report saying a former team manager helped get highly-sought after recruit Nate Miles to Connecticut. Miles enrolled but never played there.

The school self-imposed sanctions, including reducing scholarships from 13 to 12 for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years while also putting itself on probation for two years...

Sounded good to the folks in Indianapolis...

More when we know more...

We know more.

*We know that Coach Calhoun will be sitting out the 1st 3 games of next year.
*The team will be on probation for the next 3 seasons
*The booster involved in the recruitment of Miles will be disassociated with.
*Various other restrictions which will slow the ability for UConn to recruit.

For a full explanation, read the NCAA's Press Release RIGHT HERE

This, is kinda lame. There are some appropriate penalties here in our opinion, but Calhoun is essentially getting off with a slap on the wrist. We suspect it would've been more severe for a smaller school.

It appears, on the surface that there was a blatant flaunting or ignoring of the rules, something the NCAA should be sticklers on. They aren't.

So, we are quite sure that UConn will behave for awhile, but we wonder who will be next?

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