Calhoun, Hathaway Reactions
Statement from President Philip E. Austin:
This is deeply disappointing to the UConn community. Let me be very clear, we will comply fully with the NCAA’s sanctions and work with great resolve to restore the luster to our men’s basketball program.
Statement from Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway:
We have worked closely with the NCAA from the time we learned of the allegations.
When we submitted our response to the NCAA Committee on Infractions acknowledging violations in the men’s basketball program, we immediately self-imposed a series of penalties and corrective measures that are included as part of the NCAA Committee on Infractions report. We are disappointed that the Committee determined that additional penalties needed to be imposed.
We value the principles of the NCAA and fully recommit ourselves to running a program of impeccable integrity.
Statement from Head Basketball Coach Jim Calhoun:
I am very disappointed with the NCAA’s decision in this case. My lawyer and I are evaluating my options and will make a decision which way to proceed.
In the meantime, I will not make any further statements about the case as our program prepares for what I hope will be an exciting and successful postseason.