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Fayetteville State University NCAA Report

11/14/2017

Fayetteville State University NCAA Report

On November 14, 2017, Fayetteville State University received the NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions decision resulting from the University's self-reporting, to the NCAA, allegations pertaining to its women's basketball program and former women's basketball coach.

The Committee on Infractions found that the former head women's basketball coach recruited 2 transfer student-athletes who were academically ineligible to compete, practice and receive financial aid. She was also found to have knowingly arranged impermissible tuition payments by a booster for both student-athletes and to have acted unethically when she provided false or misleading information to the University when questioned about these payments.

The former intramurals director, who was the husband of the former women's basketball coach, was found to have engaged in unethical conduct when he permitted a booster to pay University expenses incurred by the 2-ineligible student-athletes.

The University was found to have failed to monitor its women's basketball program when it did not provide adequate rules education for boosters, and when it did not monitor aspects of the women's basketball program.

The Committee on Infractions imposed the following penalties:

• Public reprimand and censure for the university.
• Two years of probation from Nov. 14, 2017, through Nov. 13, 2019.
• A $2,500 fine.
• Disassociation of the booster during the probationary period.
• A three-year show cause period for the former women's basketball head coach, from Nov. 14, 2017, through Nov. 13, 2020. During that period, any NCAA member school employing her must show cause why she should not have restrictions on athletically related activity.
•A two-year show cause period for the former director of intramural athletics from Nov. 14, 2017, through Nov. 13, 2019. During that period, any NCAA member school employing him must show cause why he should not have restrictions on athletically related activity.
• A vacation of all records in which ineligible student-athletes competed.

The NCAA released a Public Infractions Report on November 14, 2017. The report is available at NCAA.org.

The University accepts the findings and the penalties issued by the NCAA and plans to move forward and work to provide an atmosphere of compliance with all NCAA regulations and bylaws.

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