Category Archives: NCAA Violations


Arizona State Violations Outlined and Reaction

On Wednesday afternoon, the Arizona State Baseball program learned of their punishment from the NCAA after seven major violations and two secondary violations from 2004 through 2009. This was Arizona State’s ninth major NCAA violation in school history, with previous cases taking place in 2005 (football), 1997 (men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track), 1988 (men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track), 1986 (men’s basketball), 1985 (baseball, men’s gymnastics, wrestling), 1980 (football, men’s track (indoor and outdoor), 1959 (football) and 1954 (football). Continue reading


Arizona State University Issues Statement on NCAA Infractions Decision


NCAA Report available by clicking here.

The findings of the NCAA concerning the ASU baseball program fall principally into four categories:

1) Violations stemming from poor record keeping
2) Making more than the permissible one phone call a week to recruits
3) The improper recruitment of one player
4) Use of student managers during practices

The essence of the NCAA’s findings, as stated in the NCAA news release, is, “The violations were the result of poor record keeping, failure to monitor and a cavalier attitude on the part of the former head baseball coach to NCAA regulations.”

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CBB Column: Are Agents Ruining College Baseball?

JoshLuchsSports Illustrated recently wrote an outstanding article on former NFL agent Josh Luchs who on multiple occasions paid potential clients with cash, concert tickets, and/or meals throughout his career in the industry. In light of these allegations it begs the question.  Is this type of activity also going on in college baseball and if so to what extent?

In the past couple of years there have been several players suspended for having improper relationships with agents including a pair of high profile cases involving former Kentucky pitcher James Paxton and former Oklahoma State pitcher Andrew Oliver.

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Tennessee Baseball part of NCAA Probe

ToddRaliegh Tennessee Athletic Director Mike Hamilton confirmed that the baseball program is part of the NCAA ongoing investigation of the university. According to sources with GoVolsXtra, the probe involves two issues which are not major violations. The Vols went 30-26 last season while going 12-18 in the SEC missing the postseason tournament for the second straight season under Todd Raleigh.

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ASU Announces Sanctions And Corrective Actions On Baseball Program


TEMPE, AZ – ASU announced that it has self-imposed sanctions and corrective actions on its baseball program for violating NCAA rules. These actions result from an investigation initiated by ASU in association with the Pacific-10 Conference in January 2008 and a subsequent investigation by the NCAA.

“Arizona State University remains committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in its athletics programs,” said Lisa Love, vice president for University Athletics. “ASU baseball, in particular, based on a remarkable, competitive heritage has the unique potential to be exemplary on and off the field.”  

The ASU investigation found that from January 2004 to June 2009 the baseball coaching staff made approximately 500 impermissible telephone contacts with prospective student-athletes in violation of the one-call-per-week rule.

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