The West Virginia Mountaineers baseball program was cited for an impermissible phone call on July 6th, 2011 by an assistant coach under former head coach Greg Van Zant. In addition, they had three impermissible text messages between August 1, 2010 and June 21, 2012. Current WVU head coach Randy Mazey was hired on June 6th of 2012. These violations were discovered in a much larger investigation into the West Virginia Women’s Gymnastics and Football program. Continue reading West Virginia Baseball cited for NCAA Violations
About a month ago, Wichita State was found in violation of NCAA rules in regards to how some of their student athletes were getting apparel and shoes. (Full Article) The plan was for Wichita State to appeal the decision but late last night Wichita State President changed course with the following statement: Continue reading Wichita State NOT appealing NCAA Violations
Wichita State did not monitor the activities of a former administrative assistant regarding her use of a VIP account provided by the school’s apparel provider, according to a decision issued by a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. For nearly two years, 21 baseball players purchased shoes, clothing, hunting gear and other non-athletics items for a total of $7,594.18, using the 50 percent discount. Because the discount provided by the former assistant was not generally available to the full student body, family and friends, the discount is considered an extra benefit to the players. Continue reading NCAA finds Wichita State guilty of Infractions
Oregon State left-hander Ben Wetzler’s senior season is on hold for what appear to be the weakest of reasons.
A fifth-round draft pick in 2013 by Philadelphia, Wetzler could not come to an agreement with the Phillies and opted to return to the Beavers for one more shot at a College World Series title. Reportedly, he left a mid-six-figure signing bonus in making that decision. Continue reading CBD Opinion: NCAA needs to get with the times regarding MLB draftees
Southeastern Louisiana announced on Tuesday that the baseball program will lose a scholarship for the 2014 and 2015 seasons due to NCAA violations including 137 student athletes over five years for a lack of institutional control. You can check out the full NCAA press release on the case below. Continue reading Southeastern Louisiana loses Scholarships in 2014 and 2015 Seasons
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GREENVILLE, N.C – East Carolina University Director of Athletics Terry Holland announced Tuesday that Pirate head baseball coach Billy Godwin will serve a two-week suspension without pay as a department-imposed corrective action for a self-reported National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) violation that involved impermissible housing benefits for volunteer coaches. Continue reading East Carolina suspends Billy Godwin for Two Weeks
Arizona State is appealing their one year postseason ban today in Dallas, Texas. The Sun Devils had multiple major violations under former head coach Pat Murphy. ASU must prove in their hearing that it did not break NCAA rules, there was procedural error by the infractions committee or the penalties were “excessive and an abuse of discretion.” Continue reading Arizona State makes Appeal to NCAA
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MALIBU, Calif. — Pepperdine University recently discovered that it had failed to properly administer financial aid awards to a number of its student-athletes. After discovering the error, Pepperdine contacted the NCAA and is taking immediate steps to rectify this issue and to review all of its athletics compliance processes. Continue reading Pepperdine Self-Imposes Postseason Ban on Three Spring Teams; Baseball Included
The University of Tennessee received their Notice of Allegations in Football and Basketball but the baseball program was not included. The baseball team was originally included in the Letter of Inquiry by the NCAA for two minor violations according to an earlier report in September.