UCONN'S RESPONSE MADE PUBLIC
The school and the NCAA enforcement staff have agreed that the time period for which the institution has been charged for failing to monitor its men's basketball program be reduced from four years to two years (2007-2009). The agreement came during UConn's pre-hearing conference with the enforcement staff on Sept. 21.
The enforcement staff also removed all references to impermissible calls placed by associate head coach George Blaney.
As for self-imposed penalties, the school has put its athletics programm on a two-year period of probation and docked the men's basketball one scholarship (from 13 to 12) for the this season and next.
In addition, reductions to the permissible number of coaches allowed to make telephone contacts with prospective student-athletes and "recruiting person days" have also been self-imposed.
UConn details in its response that the available evidence does not support the enforcement staff's charge that head men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun "failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance".
The university has also provided its conclusions to the unethical conduct charges that were brought against former members of the men's basketball staff.
More to come ...
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