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Release Relating to NCAA Committee On Infractions Report

After working with NCAA staff for a number of months, we are relieved that the NCAA infractions process has concluded.  We accept the self-reported findings and we thank the NCAA for acknowledging our prompt and decisive institutional efforts to address this issue. The University is continuing to review the penalties imposed by the NCAA, although the majority of these were self-imposed by the University.

The University’s actions demonstrate that we have a culture of compliance in line with NCAA standards. Institutional checks and balances promptly detected the actions of these rogue former employees, despite their efforts to hide what they knew to be policy violations. In essence, we very quickly identified the problem, reported the violations, and took appropriate personnel action.

The penalties imposed do not affect the eligibility of any current or prospective player, nor do they affect team eligibility for post-season play in any of our 17 sports. We continue to be committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.  We look forward to providing our student-athletes with many future seasons of successful intercollegiate play.

The University will have no further comment on this matter until a formal response has been made to the NCAA.

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