UConn Penalized for Infractions Under Ex-Coach Ollie

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The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball program received two years of probation for violations that took place under former coach Kevin Ollie. The NCAA announced the penalties in a release on Tuesday.

The Division I Committee on Infractions found that Ollie failed to monitor his staff and did not promote an atmosphere of compliance. Citing three situations — pickup games exceeding preseason athletic activity limits, a video coordinator counting as a coach resulting in more than the allowable number of coaches, and a booster providing impermissible benefits to student-athletes — the committee hit UConn with two years of probation as well as additional penalties, including recruiting restrictions, scholarship reductions and fines that the university self-imposed. 

Ollie was hit with a three-year show-cause penalty, in part because he gave false testimony to school enforcement staff.

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