The NCAA has accepted WVU’s self-imposed punishment for “failure to monitor.”
It was only a month on the job last summer and WVU was hit with these infractions after self-reporting them to the NCAA.
Under both Rich Rodriguez and Bill Stewart, WVU failed to monitor their non-football graduate assistant coaches for God knows what… the whole thing was confusing to follow.
But, as I had mentioned earlier, the NCAA has accepted WVU’s self-imposed penalties. The penalties are…
- Probation for 2 years (through 7 July 2013)
- Reduced the total number of football scholarships by two for 2010-11 and one for 2011-12.
- Reduced the amount of hours for football activities by 23 percent (46.25 hrs.)
- Eliminated two noncoaching graduate assistant positions. Noncoaching graduate assistants are not permitted to attend or observe any coaching or athletically related activities or meetings.
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck said the following in a statement:
“I am pleased that the Committee accepted the self-imposed penalties the University proposed, without imposing any additional ones. The University has already taken corrective action and put new systems in place to address all the issues raised.
“It is also important to note that probation does not affect our bowl eligibility or ability to compete for conference or national championships. It does, however, require annual reports over a two-year period, which we will complete.
“We have taken this case very seriously from the beginning and, as we’ve said, will move forward with a complete commitment to compliance in all that we do. We now look forward to an exciting football season and putting this process behind us.”