West Virginia Teams Punished for Recruiting Violations

February 19, 2015

Coaches for 14 teams at West Virginia University impermissibly texted and telephoned prospective athletes in violation of National Collegiate Athletic Association rules, the association announced Wednesday. The N.C.A.A.'s Division I Committee on Infractions and the university -- working collaboratively through the association's summary disposition process -- agreed on the findings and the resulting penalties, which include restrictions on recruiting in all the sports. Most of the violations occurred in four sports: women’s gymnastics, football, women’s basketball and women’s soccer.

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