Tim noted in the liveblog that UM is accused of violating NCAA Rule 126.96.36.199 and the punishments are found in 188.8.131.52 and .3
This rule covers major violations.
So while it may seem like the violations are trivial, it at least looks like UM is being accused of Major violations.
184.108.40.206 Presumptive Penalty. The presumptive penalty for a major violation, subject to exceptions authorized
by the Committee on Infractions on the basis of specifically stated reasons, shall include all of the following:
(a) A two-year probationary period (including a periodic in-person monitoring system and written institutional
(b) The reduction in the number of expense-paid recruiting visits to the institution in the involved sport for
one recruiting year; (Revised: 1/11/94)
(c) A requirement that all coaching staff members in the sport be prohibited from engaging in any offcampus
recruiting activities for up to one recruiting year; (Revised: 1/11/94)
(d) A requirement that all institutional staff members determined by the committee knowingly to have engaged
in or condoned a major violation be subject to: (Adopted: 1/11/94)
(1) Termination of employment;
(2) Suspension without pay for at least one year;
(3) Reassignment of duties within the institution to a position that does not include contact with prospective
or enrolled student-athletes or representatives of the institution’s athletics interests for at
least one year; or
(4) Other disciplinary action approved by the committee.
(e) A reduction in the number of financial aid awards; (Adopted: 1/11/94)
(f ) Sanctions precluding postseason competition in the sport, particularly in those cases in which: (Revised:
(1) Involved individuals remain active in the program; (Adopted: 1/11/94)
(2) A significant competitive advantage results from the violation(s); or (Adopted: 1/11/94)
(3) The violation(s) reflect a lack of institutional control. (Adopted: 1/11/94)
(g) Institutional recertification that the current athletics policies and practices conform to all requirements of